Best of … Eastern accents for your home
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
Contributed by Denise McGill, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
The Far East is full of mystique and architectural wonders.
Emperors, dynasties and Buddhism all play a part in the rich history of Eastern culture. When you walk into a room with an Eastern theme, you are likely to find a statue of a meditating Buddha on a shelf or an elaborate tapestry covering a wall.
From intricate architecture to fine silks and fabrics, these online stores have the Eastern accents for your home that you are looking for. Use the list to spark your own ideas for turning your home into an Asian oasis. Your serenity may only be a few accents away.
Museum Company Store
Soothing and spiritual
Get your Eastern décor groove on with the Museum Store Company’s Asian art and decor collection. Select from a wide variety of Buddha figures from Indian and Asia, plus wall hangings, dragons and other elements of classic Aisan art work. Each piece is a replica of a museum piece, so you’ll be able to experience history while you enjoy the serenity these accents and focal points provide.
Touch of Class
Add subtle Asian accents to your bathroom, kitchen, mantle place or bookshelf with decorating accessories from Touch of Class. Even a toothbrush holder can introduce color and eastern architectural flair to your home! Look for figurines, linens and pillows to complete the look.
Lifelike flowers and plants without the fuss
If you have a room decorated with accessories from the Far East then Silkflowers.com can bring a little low-maintainence greenery into the picture. Brighten a corner, decorate the end of a staircase, or add a delicate floral arrangement to a table or shelf to bring in the feel of the Far East. A Japanese bamboo provides the perfect mix of graciousness and strength, while a spray of cherry blossoms instantly brings in the feel of springtime. Pair a simple arrangement with a delicate bowl, an antique bell and a framed work of Asian art to create a spot of serenity and balance.
Loaded with color
Browse through the Tapestry Catalogue selection of wall hangings and you will definitely find beautiful woven scenes depicting both East and South Asia. Magnificent elephants carrying royalty through the jungle is just one of the tapestries you will find to display on that bare wall in your home. Tapestries are colorful, loaded with detailing and often tell a story. What Orient-themed room would be complete without wall art that is a woven-fabric masterpiece?
Design Toscano is the online store for the exotic! Who can do without a sumo wrestler holding cold beverages out on the patio? Design Toscano has furniture for indoor living spaces as well as outdoor patio and garden areas. So if you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary to decorate your home or plan a meditation garden, Design Toscano has the accessories to create the tranquil space you are looking for. Not only do they carry Eastern accents for your home, they have a large selection of African, Egyptian and Tuscan décor.
The serenity of water
Water is an essential element in Asian design, adding . Whether it’s a koi pond in a courtyard, a gently flowing stream in a garden or the soothing sound of water splashing in an indoor fountain. Bellacor has a wonderful selection of indoor and outdoor choices, like this elegant Zen-style indoor fountain.
Simple to install, this would be a perfect Eastern accent to your foyer, bedroom or dining room, especially when placed on a simple arrangement of river rocks or raw slate.