8 modern oriental decorating ideas for your home

 
Modern Oriental decorating ideas - style inspiration
Styling by Marisa Daley. Styling Assistant: Amy Neason. Photography: Carolyn Barber

 
 

1Relaxed approach

Modern Oriental decorating ideas - style inspiration
Styling by Marisa Daley. Styling Assistant: Amy Neason. Photography: Carolyn Barber.

 
 

Cushions in golden hues and sky blue shades look stunning piled on a grey sofa. Furniture with clean lines allows light to circulate around the room.

2Quiet spot

Modern Oriental decorating ideas - style inspiration
Styling by Marisa Daley. Styling Assistant: Amy Neason. Photography: Carolyn Barber.

 
 

Striking black wire furniture balances beautifully with soft seating and light oak pieces.

3Wood pile

Modern Oriental decorating ideas - style inspiration
Styling by Marisa Daley. Styling Assistant: Amy Neason. Photography: Carolyn Barber.

 
 

Soften white walls with artworks featuring gentle patterns and ceramics in a variety of shapes. Add wood for natural colour.

 

4Tea ceremony

Modern Oriental decorating ideas - style inspiration
Styling by Marisa Daley. Styling Assistant: Amy Neason. Photography: Carolyn Barber.

 
 

Take inspiration from traditional Japanese rituals, and add modern touches with this season’s new colours – ochre and indigo.

 

5Soft light

Modern Oriental decorating ideas - style inspiration
Styling by Marisa Daley. Styling Assistant: Amy Neason. Photography: Carolyn Barber.

 
 

Create a sense of calm with a striking textured pendant lantern in a natural colour, surrounded by soft tones and textiles.

6Casual eating

Modern Oriental decorating ideas - style inspiration
Styling by Marisa Daley. Styling Assistant: Amy Neason. Photography: Carolyn Barber.

 
 

Dark wood and glossy cabinets get a lift with a serene teal hue above the work surface and on the rattan bar stools.

 

7Captivating layers

Modern Oriental decorating ideas - style inspiration
Styling by Marisa Daley. Styling Assistant: Amy Neason. Photography: Carolyn Barber.

 
 

Contrasting patterns in muted tones create a restful bedroom, while wall-mounted lights keep the bedside clear.

 

8Cosy corner

Modern Oriental decorating ideas - style inspiration
Styling by Marisa Daley. Styling Assistant: Amy Neason. Photography: Carolyn Barber.

 
 

Turn a small space into a quiet reading area with a simple bench. Install your own dark panelling or use wood-effect wallpaper. 

 
 

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