Chinese Interior Design Elements

Chinese interior design elements lean toward the ornate and incorporate bold colors and intricate tapestries. But this ornate style can translate into fussy, overly accessorized rooms. By limiting design elements to a few basic pieces and accessories to two or three high-quality items, interiors remain simple and tranquil, in spite of the ornate pieces used.


 Chinese home decor

Large furniture pieces made of lacquered wood, with hand-carved detail, are identified with Chinese interior design. Recognizable features include wall murals depicting animals such as fish, dragons, birds or monkeys or mythological figures.


 Chinese home decor

Red is a signature color in Chinese decorating style and is a symbol of good luck. Other frequently used colors include green, blue and yellow.


 Chinese home decor

While accessories in Chinese interior design are few and select, screens, ivory, Chinese pottery, bamboo, pillows and ornate rugs are frequently featured. Popular materials include wood with metal inlays and bamboo.


Chinese interior design elements should not be confused with Japanese style. Japanese style tends to be simpler and draws on natural elements such as plants, silks and water features.


 Chinese home decor

In addition to ornate furnishings, many classic Chinese pieces will offer clean lines and a simplistic style. Chinese elm finishes, as well as red or black lacquered pieces, are popular.


The art of feng shui is another prominent practice in Chinese interior design. Feng shui philosophy is a belief that the objects in a home and the way that they are arranged will affect the health, prosperity and well-being of the person living there.

by Xiao Xiao

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