Create an Oriental-style bedroom
Taste of the Orient
Add a flavour of the Orient to your bedroom with our tips for creating an Eastern flavour to your resting space. As we all lead increasingly busy lives, juggling friends, family and work can become a real struggle. Rest easy in the knowledge that you can return to a tranquil bolthole with our Oriental-inspired bedroom design ideas, knowing you can de-stress and relax in comfort and style. Take a look at our ideas and transform your sleep space from dull to daring.
The colour palette of the Orient is rich and exotic — think deep purple, plum, and vibrant turquoise, complemented by burnished silver and copper. For a dramatic and affordable transformation of your bedroom paint walls a rich shade of plum, or add a feature wall to the room in purple hues patterned with Oriental blooms and insect designs.
Stripped wood floorboards with an aged appearance will look like they have been around for centuries and act as a simple backdrop to a room design — overlay flooring with a textured rug in a deep purple. An Oriental style bed is characterised by its super-sleek style with a low frame and slanted headboard and is a sleek and chic furnishing choice. Bird-print bedlinen marries this style together to great effect, echoing the colours of the Orient.
Echo these rich colours throughout the room. Vibrant turquoise bounces off purple tones, choose a turquoise vase or a lampshade with an Oriental print, complemented by a plum or purple lacquered bedside table. Add simple clutter-free options with storage boxes adorned with a butterfly print. Continue the nature theme with walls adorned with wall stickers of birds or a floral design, echoing the flavour of the Orient.
Accessorise the room with faux-Oriental blossom in bright pinks and purples positioned in a turquoise vase with a glazed ceramic finish. Add a simple metal birdcage to the room, housing a plant or candle.
Take your bedroom from dull to dainty with blossomy buys and delicate decorating that won't bust the budget.
Photograph by Simon Whitmore