Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Home Decore

His name is Siddhartha Gautama and all though his face is well-known, his true name is rarely known. He is better known as the founder of Buddhism, Buddha himself. Since a majority of Asia are Buddhists, it is no surprise that his figure, often his face or a bust, is a common home decor item, especially in the Western world. It is easily recognized and readily available, making Buddha statues and other Buddha home accessories a perfect choice for creating an Asian inspired home.
Medallions are another great choice when it comes to Asian influence in home decor. You can find medallions that are on stands or medallions that can be used as wall decor. Look for patterns that resemble those seen in Asia, but remember that it does not have to be Chinese or Japanese figures; Asian influence can also come from India, Thailand, Mongolia and several other countries.

When it comes to furniture, look for pieces that mimic the curves often seen in Asian countries. Think about the different types of architecture in the different areas, especially in Japan and China, as these are most often replicated in various furniture, such as side tables, coffee tables or media stands.
Zen gardens are another great option for Asian inspired home accessories. Plus, you can design your own or purchase a store-bought variety. Pair it with small pebbles, sand and a tiny rake so you can use it for its intended purpose.

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