Another important aspect of Asian decor is texture. When most people think of Asian decor, they think of highly polished woods (almost to a mirror-like shine). They also may envision luminous papers that are highlighted with golds in bold relief, natural stone textures such as stones. However, it doesn't just stop there. There are several different textures that are common-place with Asian decor. Textures such as bamboo, grass, plant-life, zen gardens, textural pleasing furniture, frames, shades, and even massive plant containers or storage can add layers of texture. As you might know, texture is important to the survival of a room. Allowing your eye to take in the many different elements in one cohesive look.
Remember that plants don't just offer an interesting texture. They also help you to envision the artistic expression of Asian decor. Whether you choose to decorate your home with bold bamboo plants in either large or small pots throughout. Or you may even choose to add in a few manicured bonsai plants. All of which will offer you the ability to bring the outdoors inside, and give you the ability to focus on something more soothing than work. Plant life is always important in a room's decorating integrity. Without it, the room will seem cold no matter the colors you use. They add a spark of life that many Asian inspired rooms take advantage of.
For the full-impact of Asian decor, you should look for multi-purpose furniture pieces. While they are vital for smaller Asian homes. They will also help to maintain a more simple life and home. Items such as a futon which provide both a seating area and bed, is an example of multi-purpose furniture that can be found in Asian decor. However, these aren't your traditional futons. Instead, Asian inspired futons feature crisp and clean lines, with highly polished wood. Another example of multi-purpose furniture is a trunk with drawers. Which will help you to keep your home organized, and beautiful.
If you're looking for flooring that is strong and durable without compromising its natural beauty, a stone floor is the perfect option. Stone floors are often seen in commercial businesses because of their resilience and attractiveness, but they also make an excellent choice in homes. Stone has gained in recent popularity because it is Eco-friendly and comes from natural products mined from Earth. And since the stone comes from our planet, no two floors look the same. Enjoy a blend of colors, grooves and imperfections that each stone captures for flooring that is also a work of art.
Stone floors offer a classy look and are fairly easy to maintain, as regular vacuuming and sweeping does the trick. They don't harbor molds and dust mites, making them practical choices for those with allergies or asthma. And, they are stain resistant and allow plenty of time to clean up spills from kids and pets. Stone is a popular choice in warm climates as well, because it keeps the floor cool. When sealed properly, this type of floor can last a lifetime.
Choosing Stone Flooring
One of the biggest drawbacks to stone is that it is expensive. The cost of the material alone exceeds the budgets of many homeowners, which is why people migrate away from it. Yet there are wonderful ways to enjoy the look of stone in your home without it costing an arm and a leg.