Decorating with Chinoiserie

Decorating with Chinoiserie
Jaima Emmert

Chinoiserie is a Western style of decorative art that drew upon Chinese motifs and techniques. The style became very popular during the 17th and 18th centuries and was widely used in European art, furniture and architecture.

Today, Chinoiserie is still a very popular design trend. Due to its whimsical scenery and playful elements, it provides a charming and delightful aesthetic and, when incorporated into a modern-day home décor design, can add something really special and timeless.

In this blog, we provide you with five important design elements to incorporate into your Chinoiserie-themed design:

1. Color:

Chinoiserie is known for its bold and bright colors, such as red, gold, blue, and green. These colors can be incorporated into the design through the use of wallpaper, fabrics, and accessories.

The Daisy Bennett Blossom Chinoiserie Mural wallpaper in Emerald green

2. Floral and Fauna Motifs:

Chinoiserie is characterized by fantastical oriental scenes and stylized flower and bird motifs. Be sure to look out for these motifs when working with a Chinoiserie-themed design.

Below are some beautiful examples of the different Daisy Bennett Chinoiserie Murals that are available through Wallquest, our wallpaper supplier. The murals have an array of Color, Floral and Fauna motifs and add a touch of whimsy.

3. Porcelain and Ceramics:

Porcelain and ceramics are an integral part of any Chinoiserie-themed design. They can be incorporated into the design through vases, jars, and other decorative objects.

4. Asian-Inspired Furniture:

Asian-inspired furniture, such as lacquered cabinets and bamboo chairs, can add a touch of Chinoiserie to a room

5. Mixing and Matching:

Chinoiserie is all about mixing and matching different patterns and textures and can create a unique and eclectic look.

We love color and pattern! Mixing the Chinoiserie with different fabrics and textures help to create depth and will transform your design into something uniquely eclectic and stylish

In conclusion, decorating with Chinoiserie will add a timeless element to your design and can add a unique charm like no other.

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