Living in Asia - Best Tips
Those who want to live in Asia have a lot of options between Japanese elegance and colonial style. Consequence and details matter.
Cultivate Japanese simplicity
The traditional Japanese style is simple, elegant and perfectly formed. Superfluous furnishings and decoration land in the store room. Setting up Asian in the Japanese style means monochrome bright walls, straightforward furniture and little and purposefully selected decoration such as a large stand vase, a single Asian picture or a large piece of art per room.
Acacia wood and wedding cabinets in colonial style
The Asian colonial style allows more Room for living and furnishing. Rustic, iron-studded tables, bamboo shelves or antique Chinese wedding cabinets are an eye-catcher in the room. Patterned seat cushions, Asian lamps, bamboo blinds and Indonesian artifacts are a perfect match. Such furnishings can be found in Fischer's Warehouse.
Avoid Breaking and Stylish Setup
An Asian style of furnishing requires consistency and is incompatible with colorful deco items, Grandma's old couch, or a Persian rug. Simple dishes, houseplants and utility items can be combined with it. Simple modern wooden furniture and Japanese colonial style, dark upholstered furniture.
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Decorate with Asian art objects
Chinese vases, East Asian ink paintings and calligraphy, Indonesian statues or a bronze Buddha are examples of stylish Asian art objects. They are to be used sparingly: one image or one larger item per room in the Japanese style, few in the colonial style. Ornate weapons such as swords or long knives look interesting on the wall, but only when there are no children in the house.
Asian art objects will either bring you out of the holiday (pay attention to customs regulations!) Or buy them in countries like Fischers Lagerhaus or Japanwelt.
Setting up Asian furniture
Japanese furniture is characterized by its close proximity to the ground. Tatami tables are flat because they sit in the knee seat. Seat cushions or the more back-friendly version of the tatami chairs are perfect for this. This type of dining area is not suitable for people with physical ailments and many older people.
The bed is made up of a futon, a mattress without a bed frame. The colonial style allows European sitting and sleeping habits with dark wood furniture made of acacia wood or light bamboo furniture.
Tatami Mats and Shoji Sliding Doors
Expensive, but very Asian, Asia fans live with tatami mats and shoji walls or sliding doors , Tatami are the traditional thick mats that serve as indoor flooring. They look very noble. Cheaper are tatami rolling mats. Tatami mats can be used to set up a traditional tatami room. A meditation room, a yoga room, or the bedroom is suitable for this.
Shoji is the name for the traditional wall bars covered with rice paper. They serve as room dividers or sliding doors in cabinet panels, partitions and shutters. The customization is expensive, but a visual highlight in the apartment. Tatami mats and shoji walls are available from Japanwelt.