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18 Asian Style Homes – Exterior and Interior Examples & Ideas (Photos)


Your ultimate design style guide for Asian home decor and architecture. Includes an expansive array of Asian home interior design photo gallery.

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Welcome to the Asian interior design style guide where you can see photos of all interiors in the Asian style including kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, foyers and more.

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Asian Style Homes (Exteriors)

Check out these spectacular homes showcasing the Asian style architecture.

1. Asian Inspired Home with High-End Finishes

Asian Inspired Home with High-End Finishes

This Asian-style home look like they are three interconnected homes with their own unique red roofing that complements the light gray exterior walls and the wooden frames of the large windows that match the wooden garage door.

Asian Inspired Home with High-End Finishes

See the rest of this home here. Designed by Metropole Architects

This backyard view of this Asian-style home features a brilliant blue pool that sets a nice contrast against the red tones of the home. This is matched well with the wooden earthy elements like the intricate wooden balcony railings and the wooden furniture.

2. Japanese-Styled Open Plan Modern Home

Japanese-Styled Open Plan Modern Home

This charming and serene Asian-style home has red clay roofing tiles that works well with the wooden elements that accent the sides of the home as well as the exposed wooden beams and the outdoor patio flooring and steps leading to large glass sliding doors.

Japanese-Styled Open Plan Modern Home

See the rest of this home here. Designed by Metropole Architects

This is a backyard view of this Asian-style home that showcases the brilliant and warm yellow lights that the home casts like an aura. This gives an additional glow to the blue pool that leads to a few stone steps leading to the glass sliding doors.

3. Asian-Inspired Designed Home with Stainless Steel Kitchen by egue & seta

Asian-Inspired Designed Home with Stainless Steel Kitchen by egue & seta

The beautiful blue pool of this Asian-style home is complemented by its small beige tiles that surround the pool along with white concrete walls of the fence and the textured exterior walls of the home that is contrasted by its dark roofs.

Asian-Inspired Designed Home with Stainless Steel Kitchen by egue & seta

See the rest of this home here. Designed by egue & seta

The view of the Asian-style home showcases the charm of the landscape that puts emphasis on the natural lines and hues of untouched nature the same way you appreciate the beauty of a bonsai tree. This complements the simple white walls and glass sliding doors of the home.

4. The Azumi, A Japanese Zen-Style Home By Webb & Brown-Neaves

The Azumi, A Japanese Zen-Style Home By Webb & Brown-Neaves

See the rest of this home here. Designed by Webb & Brown-Neaves

This view of the modern Asian-style home offers snippets of the lush interior through its wide glass walls on the front. These have black frames that match the roofs and contrasts the wimple white walls. These are all given a nice foreground of a front lawn with simple and charming landscaping.

5. Fashionable Mansfield Residence by Ceramiche Refin

Fashionable Mansfield Residence by Ceramiche Refin

See the rest of this home here. Designed by Ceramiche Refin

This view of the Asian-style home’s backyard showcases its modern structure with glass walls and matching glass railings for its second level balcony that also serves as ceiling for the outdoor patio beneath with a sitting area to enjoy the backyard that has a pool on the side of the grass lawn.

6. Traditional Japanese Estate Tucked in Beachwood Canyon

 

Traditional Japanese Estate Tucked in Beachwood Canyon

See the rest of this home here. Source: Home Bay

This side of the Asian-style home shows the beautiful clay tiles of the roofing as it is silhouetted against the wonderful twilight sky. This side also shows an outdoor patio with a sitting area that has an outdoor sofa set to enjoy the over looking view.

7. Zen-Inspired Architectural Home in La Jolla

Zen-Inspired Architectural Home in La Jolla

This front yard of the Asian-style home boats a large zen garden complete with a stream that serves like a moat for the home that you can cross through a lovely wooden bridge to the main door that has glass panels and flanked with bright wall-mounted lamps.

Zen-Inspired Architectural Home in La Jolla

See the rest of this home here. Source: Home Bay

This is the backyard that is mostly dominated by a large two-tier pool inlaid with brilliant blue tiles that makes it stand out against the light gray concrete floor and exterior walls filled with large glass doors and windows topped with wide light blue roofs.

8. Architectural Masterpiece Showcases Cutting-Edge Green Living

Architectural Masterpiece Showcases Cutting-Edge Green Living

This Asian-style home has a gray concrete driveway that leads to a wide glass garage door wide enough for two vehicles. This driveway is flanked with tall shrubs and plants in plant boxes with the same hue as the beige wall of the exteriors.

Architectural Masterpiece Showcases Cutting-Edge Green Living

See the rest of this home here. Source: Redfin

This closer view will show you that there is a small entrance beside the garage door. This entrance leads to a stone stairway leading up to the home that has beige walls and a unique design that combines the modern elements with the Asian-style sensibility.

9. The Maslon/Engelman Residence in Bel Air

The Maslon/Engelman Residence in Bel Air

The concrete front yard of this Asian-style home leads to the wooden home with a charming finish on its wooden exterior walls that is complemented by the shrubs and trees planted close to the walls adorned with decorative rocks that blend with the concrete.

The Maslon/Engelman Residence in Bel Air

See the rest of this home here. Source: Redfin

This Asian-style home has a brilliant blue pool at the backyard that surrounded by concrete walkways leading to the glass walls and glass doors of the home that showcases a simple and charming interior paired with a small zen garden on the side.

10. Japanese/Mid-Century Home with Warm Minimalist Aesthetic Located in Brentwood Heights

Japanese/Mid-Century Home with Warm Minimalist Aesthetic Located in Brentwood Heights

This is a beautiful Asian-style home with an aura of warmth due to its yellow glow coming from wall-mounted lamps and the interiors lights that go well with its textured stone exterior walls and wooden elements adorned with simple plants and decorative rocks close to the walls.

Japanese/Mid-Century Home with Warm Minimalist Aesthetic Located in Brentwood Heights

See the rest of this home here. Source: Redfin

This aerial shot of the home showcases its beautiful dark gable roofs paired with dark blue exterior walls and glass walls that make this Asian-style home stand out against its lush landscape that is dominated by tall trees that tower over the home.

11. Contemporary Zen Home Showcases Soaring Ceilings, Beautiful Stone, Sleek Metalwork, & Natural Wood Flooring

Contemporary Zen Home Showcases Soaring Ceilings, Beautiful Stone, Sleek Metalwork, & Natural Wood Flooring

This Asian-style home has a charming zen garden that seem to encroach on the ground level of the home and incorporating it into the fantastical aesthetic of the garden that has trees, decorative rocks and a pond that can be viewed from the wooden steps leading up to the home.

Contemporary Zen Home Showcases Soaring Ceilings, Beautiful Stone, Sleek Metalwork, & Natural Wood Flooring

See the rest of this home here. Source: Home Bay

This view from outside the home showcases the transition from the concrete gray sidewalks to the beautiful lush green landscape of the Asian-style home. Most of the gray roofs and beige walls of the home are covered by the tall trees.

12. Unique Japanese Farmhouse with Custom Tile Roof

Unique Japanese Farmhouse with Custom Tile Roof

This charming swimming pool at the backyard of the Asian-style home is surrounded by the gray concrete walkway that is adorned with several cushioned lawn chairs shaded by the surrounding tall tropical trees and tall shrubs that provide a nice green complement to the brown exterior walls of the home.

Unique Japanese Farmhouse with Custom Tile Roof

See the rest of this home here. Source: Home Bay

This aerial shot of the Asian-style home showcases just how big the property is. The light gray roof of the large home is adorned with a skylight and a chimney with the same brown hue as the exterior walls. You can also see here that there are wide wooden steps toward the home from an outdoor dining area.

13. Luxury Home Features a Great Room with a 25′ Ceiling, An Indoor Pool, and a Professional Kitchen with Garden Atrium

Luxury Home Features a Great Room with a 25′ Ceiling, An Indoor Pool, and a Professional Kitchen with Garden Atrium

The brilliant green carpets of grass that flank the winding asphalt driveway are adorned with decorative rocks and pebbles on the side these are then paired with colorful flowering trees and shrubs as well as a pond on the side providing a wonderful foreground for the Asian-style home.

Luxury Home Features a Great Room with a 25′ Ceiling, An Indoor Pool, and a Professional Kitchen with Garden Atrium

See the rest of this home here. Source: Home Bay

The asphalt driveway diverges to two large garages with glass garage doors. There is a large circular garden in the middle of this divergence that sets a nice foreground for the modern Asian-style home with a large glass door in the middle and a round glass window above it complemented by beige exterior walls.

14. Fusion of California Craftsman & Fundamental Japanese Elements Built with Master Artistry

This close-up view of the main entrance of this Asian-style home showcases a charming redwood main door flanked with matching side lights with glass panels tinted for privacy. This is topped with a wooden archway of the same tone on its exposed wooden beams that support the roof.

See the rest of this home here. Source: Home Bay

There is a charming stone walkway leading up to the wooden main entrance. This walkway is embedded into the soil and flanked with beautiful shrubs and small plants and decorative rocks. It also diverges to the right side leading to the heart of the small garden.

15. The Penny and Stanley Haptor Residence

The Penny and Stanley Haptor Residence

This stunning white Asian-style home has a modern feel mixed into its Asian-style sensibilities. There are flat roofs columns and blocks that support the whole structure with large glass walls featuring a few snippets of the interiors that are lit with welcoming lights.

The Penny and Stanley Haptor Residence

See the rest of this home here. Source: Redfin

This farther view of the Asian-style home shows more of its block-like shape that seem to shine with its white exterior walls that are bathed in sunlight. This pull the focus to its large glass windows on both floors of the home that stands out against its green surroundings.

16. Crocker Highlands Modern Home with an Asian-Inspired Aesthetic

Crocker Highlands Modern Home with an Asian-Inspired Aesthetic

The simple front yard of this home leans towards a more practical use of the space. There is a simple concrete gray walkway leading to an orange main door adorned with a hanging chair on the side by the large glass window. The concrete driveway leads to a gray garage door that blends with the gray exterior walls.

Crocker Highlands Modern Home with an Asian-Inspired Aesthetic

See the rest of this home here. Source: Home Bay

The gray exterior walls of this Asian-style home is complemented by its large glass windows and glass doors leading to an outdoor porch and wooden steps down to a simple lawn of well-manicured grass that has a sitting area for those who want to enjoy the sun.

17. Unique Home in Mar Vista Hill Influenced by Sri Lankan Architect Geoffrey Bawa

Unique Home in Mar Vista Hill Influenced by Sri Lankan Architect Geoffrey Bawa

The lush green front yard of this Asian-style home is bordered with low wrought iron fences that is more for aesthetics than security. On the side is a gray concrete driveway leading to a wooden garage gate that complements the exterior walls of the home.

Unique Home in Mar Vista Hill Influenced by Sri Lankan Architect Geoffrey Bawa

See the rest of this home here. Source: Redfin

This backyard view of the home shows that it is surrounded by a wooden walkway flooring leading to a glass sliding door in the back shaded by a large tropical plant that reaches up to the second floor balcony that has the same railings as the fencing of the front yard.

18. Luxury Home Combines Indonesian Flair with Contemporary Highlights

Luxury Home Combines Indonesian Flair with Contemporary Highlights

See the rest of this home here. Source: Home Bay

This charming Asian-style home has two levels filled with tinted glass windows and walls that dominate the light gray exterior walls and flat gray roofs. The main entrance is reached through a few concrete steps flanked with a rich landscaping of shrubs and small trees.

Asian Style Interior Examples (by Room)

The following are photo examples of Asian-style interiors (room-by-room).  Below each photo are links that take you to extensive Asian-style photo galleries for each room.

The following examples are from this house (Design by Webb & Brown-Neaves).

Living Rooms

This simple Asian-style living room has a large black velvet L-shaped sectional sofa paired with a modern glass-top coffee table with black support that makes it stand out against the beige carpeted flooring. These are all surrounded by light gray walls adorned by simple artworks and a wooden sliding door.

See more Asian-style living rooms here.

This simple Asian-style living room has a large black velvet L-shaped sectional sofa paired with a modern glass-top coffee table with black support that makes it stand out against the beige carpeted flooring. These are all surrounded by light gray walls adorned by simple artworks and a wooden sliding door.

Kitchens

This is an Asian-style kitchen combines with a few modern elements like the stark white ceiling with recessed lights and the stainless steel appliances as well as the vent hood. These are matched with gray countertops for the kitchen island and white peninsula.

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This is an Asian-style kitchen combines with a few modern elements like the stark white ceiling with recessed lights and the stainless steel appliances as well as the vent hood. These are matched with gray countertops for the kitchen island and white peninsula.

Dining Rooms

This is a wide and spacious dining room augmented by its open walls that lead to the beautiful zen garden of the backyard. Only one wall remains and it is made of textured stones of gray that complement the wooden ceiling that shines recessed lights on the wooden dining table and its black chairs.

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This is a wide and spacious dining room augmented by its open walls that lead to the beautiful zen garden of the backyard. Only one wall remains and it is made of textured stones of gray that complement the wooden ceiling that shines recessed lights on the wooden dining table and its black chairs.

Bedrooms

This Asian-style master bedroom has a wooden four-poster bed with an off-white sheet that matches the carpeted flooring. The wooden hue of the bed matches with the wooden cove ceiling with recessed lights. By the foot of the bed is a large wall opening to the bathroom through sliding wooden doors.

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This Asian-style master bedroom has a wooden four-poster bed with an off-white sheet that matches the carpeted flooring. The wooden hue of the bed matches with the wooden cove ceiling with recessed lights. By the foot of the bed is a large wall opening to the bathroom through sliding wooden doors.

Bathrooms

This charming and relaxing bathroom oozes with a zen aura. It has a white freestanding bathtub on the side topped with a black hanging pendant light matching with the black wall of the wooden floating vanity that is adorned with a mural of flowering branches. Beside this is the glass-enclosed shower area with the same black walls as the vanity.

See more Asian-style bathrooms here.

This charming and relaxing bathroom oozes with a zen aura. It has a white freestanding bathtub on the side topped with a black hanging pendant light matching with the black wall of the wooden floating vanity that is adorned with a mural of flowering branches. Beside this is the glass-enclosed shower area with the same black walls as the vanity.

Entry Halls

This Asian-style foyer has a warm welcome of hardwood flooring complemented by the dark cabinet that also serves as a console table on the far wall topped with a brilliant colorful old Japanese painting that colorfully contrasts the light gray walls and white ceiling.

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This Asian-style foyer has a warm welcome of hardwood flooring complemented by the dark cabinet that also serves as a console table on the far wall topped with a brilliant colorful old Japanese painting that colorfully contrasts the light gray walls and white ceiling.

Asian Style House Landscaping

The exterior of this Asian-style home is complemented by the simple landscaping. The small lot of the front yard is divided in two with the half closest to the home covered with a carpet of grass while the other half has dark soil planted with herbs arranged with intervals.

See more Asian-style house landscaping ideas here.

The exterior of this Asian-style home is complemented by the simple landscaping. The small lot of the front yard is divided in two with the half closest to the home covered with a carpet of grass while the other half has dark soil planted with herbs arranged with intervals.

What is Asian Home Decor Style?

If you’re the type of person who thinks like an interior designer who wants asymmetrical pieces that really feel like they come together and create balance, then an Asian-inspired interior design is going to be for you. This modern interior design style is characterized by different things coming together to make a balance and to create symbolism and uniqueness. This culture and this style of Asian décor are going to emphasize display and styled artwork as well as oriental aspects that are going to show through in just about everything. But that’s not all you’re going to see in an oriental interior home.

Distinguishing Design Features

When it comes to Asian-inspired décor ideas you’ll find a whole lot of natural materials used throughout the contemporary design. That means you’ll see stone tiles, planks, river rocks, and more usually in lighter tones and colors. You’ll also see aspects of the elements and the earth in things like waterfall-style showers and plants throughout the space. The main characteristic, however, is the circle motif that you’ll find just about everywhere. It’s extremely important in Japanese culture, where the sun rising is considered an extremely important aspect. It’s also related to enlightenment and Zen aspects of life, which means that you’ll find it just about everywhere.

Materials

The materials you’ll find here are very much based in nature. Those natural style stones are going to be emphasized throughout the design as is water. You’ll find things like rice paper, bamboo, and jute throughout the design structure with things like mats and even accent pieces made out of them. When it comes to the fabrics that you find there will be neutral colors that seem to come from the elements themselves as well as metallic and bright colors. Primarily you’ll find things that seem to emphasize the elements in a positive way with light and bright colors from tan and beige to light oranges and yellows. And all of this can be accented with gold or just a little bit of red or black.

Furniture

The furniture is going to be somewhat basic and simplistic but still strong at the same time. This is where you’ll find things like platform beds or large bean bag style chairs. You’ll notice that the tables, chairs and other seating is closer to the ground than in a lot of other styles and you’ll find that a good share of furniture is made entirely out of wood. It’s considered one of the primary aspects of furniture in this design style, though you may find accents in things like the mother of pearl or lacquer. You’re going to find that most everything has wood elements to it, however, as this doubles as one of the accent materials.

Décor Accessories

Decorative pieces in the oriental interior design style are going to be filled with natural elements including the bamboo and rice paper we talked about earlier. You’ll also find a whole lot of water element ideas including koi ponds and fountains. Water is an essential aspect of the Asian home and that means you could have water elements within the home or even in some of the gardens and outdoor elements. You’ll notice things like lighting in softer tones using screens and open space to make sure that the light that comes in is primarily a natural light rather than an artificial one.

Pottery is another popular décor aspect for any room as it’s considered earthenware and, therefore, very natural and organic as well. Basically, anything that is related to the elements is going to be a good option when it comes to décor including plants, which are considered nearly a staple for accent pieces in the design. Choosing pieces that are also made with wood, including driftwood or petrified wood, is going to improve the look and feel of your space while maintaining the overall design ideals of Asian inspired. It’s all about looking at the traditional pieces of each part of the culture and using that to help create a cohesive unit that will be comfortable and the right mix of natural and more modern (with a few accent colors that are).

Why it Looks Great

Overall, this design inspiration is great because it provides a balance with nature. If you’re looking to really become one with nature you’re going to want to look at this style. It’s going to help you get a very contemporary and modern feel to the room without sacrificing some of the more cultural aspects that are included. Anyone who really likes the outdoors and really loves the materials that can be found there like rattan, jute and bamboo are going to love the way that those materials come together to create something unique in the way of an Asian style. It’s all about knowing what you’re looking at and what you’re looking for.

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