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.
Asian Style Homes (Exteriors)
Check out these spectacular homes showcasing the Asian style architecture.
1. 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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. Architectural Primarypiece 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.
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.
7. 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.
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.
8. 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.
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.
9. 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.
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.
10. 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.
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.
11. The Elemental House by Modo Designs
This is a side view of the house that has large concrete structures complemented by the wooden elements that are warmed by the yellow lighting and landscape.
12. Studio Retreat by Modo Designs
This front view of the house showcases the large concrete exterior walls and structures of the house complemented by the large wooden slat panels on the second level above the entrance.
13. The House by the Trees by Modo Designs
This is the front of the house with tall walls that are complemented by creeping vines and a central wooden main door in the middle leading into an inner courtyard.
14. The Open House by Modo Designs
This is a look at the back of the house that has large glass walls that slide to lead to the backyard landscaped outdoor area.
15. The Aranya House by Modo Designs
This is the back view of the house with a large swimming pool a few steps from the sets of bamboo sliding doors that stand out against the bright beige walls.
16. Courtyard Xiaoya by Da Xiang Design Studio
This is an aerial view of the Asian-style house that has flat roofs, covered walkways, and swimming pools.
17. Villa Renovation in Saigon by T3 Architects
This is an exterior view of the house with bright beige exterior walls and multiple windows. These are then complemented by the large wooden structures and panels attached to it as well as the trees and shrubs of the landscaping.
18. House of Voids by BetweenSpaces
This is a front exterior view of the house with bright white exterior walls on the lower levels adorned by the tall tree and windows. On the upper levels are balconies and wooden folding panels that open to glass walls.
19. Cuckoo’s Nest by BetweenSpaces
This is a front exterior view of the house with a large carport on one side topped with glass walls and large balconies. These are then complemented by the patterned red brick walls and tropical trees.
20. Umah Hati by Studio Jencquel
This is a back exterior view of the house with an L-shaped structure that has multiple doors and windows that open to the backyard landscape of grass lawns and a pool. These are all then complemented by the tall tropical trees in the background.
21. J House by y0 Design Architect
This is a front view of the house exterior that has dark modern matte exterior walls complemented by the warm yellow lights escaping from the interiors. These are further enhanced by the Zen garden in front of the house with outdoor lighting.
22. Hartland Estate by Studio Jencquel
This is a view of the house exterior showcasing the rustic earthy tone of the large roof made of dried leaves supported by wooden pillars at the wrap-around porch with a wooden walkway leading to the landscaping with grass lawns and tall trees.
23. Shanti Sadan by BetweenSpaces
This is the front view of the seminary with multiple concrete and colorful structures as well as concrete walkways and driveways complemented by the patterned red brick walls.
24. Architects Home by BetweenSpaces
This is a front view of the house exterior that has multiple levels, red brick walls, and dark folding panels on the upper two levels that open up the interior with glass walls and warm lighting.
25. Rumah Fajar by Studio Jencquel
This is a front view of the house with a wooden platform walkway deck that runs through the tall trees of the landscape leading to the main entrance of the house with red tile roofs and dark wooden exterior walls.
26. Bellary House by Gaurav Roy Choudhury Architects GRCA
This is an aerial view of the front exterior of the house with white exterior walls complemented by the warm lighting as well as the creeping vines of the landscape that also has tall trees.
27. IN-SIGHT House by TOUCH Architect
This is a nighttime view of the house exterior showcasing the opaque gate of the ground level and the glass wall of the upper level that gives a glimpse of the indoor complemented by the row of bamboo plants on the rooftop level.
28. Rumah Hujan by Studio Jencquel
This is a close look at the house exterior with a concrete base that supports the bamboo structures that extend to the dome ceiling that has earthy materials adorned by the tall tropical trees.
29. Inside Out House by Gaurav Roy Choudhury Architects GRCA
This is an exterior view of the house with large red brick walls that stand out against the white exterior walls and structures complemented by the surrounding lush landscaping of thick shrubs and walkways.
30. Stack-cube House by TOUCH Architect
This is a front view of the house with white exterior walls with blocks and glass walls that make the wooden slatted panels of the upper level stand out.
31. Ghose House by Gaurav Roy Choudhury Architects GRCA
This is a front exterior view of the house from the vantage of the street showcasing the landscaping of shrubs that pair well with the red brick wall of the lower level of the house.
32. Rumah Purnama by Studio Jencquel
This is a close look at the house exterior showcasing one side of the house that has wooden exterior walls and rustic roofs made of dried palm leaves. These are all complemented by the Zen garden on the side with potted plants.
33. 81 Trans-(parent) House by TOUCH Architect
This is a front exterior of the house that has consistent dark wooden tones on the garage doors at the ground level and the slatted panels of the upper levels that has a few panels that can swivel to open the interiors.
34. Toolbox House by YYAA
This is a close look at the front of the house with a concrete driveway leading to a small garage entryway with sliding doors leading to the main entrance of the house with gray tin exterior walls and roof.
35. IHA RESIDENCE by Wallmakers
This is a nighttime view of the house exterior with slatted panels and structures in front of the house that lets through the warm glow of the interior lights fiving the house a unique and rustic look.
36. PIROUETTE HOUSE by Wallmakers
This exterior view of the back of the house showcases the unique design of the house that has metal beams supported by curved red brick walls with various patterns.
37. R House by y0 Design Architect
This is a front view of the house exterior that has a black outer gate and concrete outer walls that go well with the landscaping of trees and shrubs that complement the modern neutral tones of the house exteriors.
38. Shikhara Residence by Wallmakers
This is an exterior view of the house that is surrounded by lush landscaping of trees and shrubs that pair well with the earthy textured exterior walls supported by unique concrete structures that have a pattern to them.
39. Voila House by Fabian Tan Architect
This is a street view of the house’s exterior with a large black wrought iron outer gate that leads to the carport and walkway leading to the main entrance that has white exterior walls.
40. House Tokyo by Unemori Architects
This is a front view of the small house with corrugated tin exterior walls complemented by the large glass walls complemented by the warm lighting of the interiors and the potted plant,
41. Bewboc House by Fabian Tan Architect
This is a close look at the back of the house that has tall concrete structures and arches with a large dark barn door on one side and glass sliding doors on the other side that opens to the lush landscaping of grass lawns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Asian-style primary 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.
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.
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.
What is Asian Home Decor Style?
The Far East has been a hub of design since ancient times when merchants carried silk and spices along The Silk Road that connected China to Rome. Asian home design styles are as diverse as the regions and peoples of Asia.
Whether you prefer the simple and subdued design associated with Japanese temples or a bolder and more ornate style from the Ming Dynasty of China, Asian design offers a multitude of beautiful styles that are sure to inspire the designer in you.
Drawing on centuries of tradition and culture, Asian style homes are beautiful, functional, and exist harmoniously within their environment. Every element, from the interior to the exterior, blends together to create a room that is balanced and free of clutter.
Interior Asian home-style features
A flawlessly smooth and hard lacquer finish is polished to a gleaming shine to achieve a glamourous and flawless look.
This finish is as durable as it is attractive, the smooth surface makes it a cinch to wipe away dirt and dust. This style looks stunning on large pieces like this Asian style dresser, and smaller decorative pieces like this lacquered vase.
What better way to express your unique style than by displaying calligraphy that reflects your personality and values? Word art takes on a sophisticated air when written in the intricate symbols of Asian languages.
Love, strength, faith, luck… no matter what words you choose, they look great framed or on tapestries. This Chinese poem on gold leaf makes an interesting conversation piece for your dinner guests!
Giving off a soft and ambient light, paper lanterns come in a variety of shapes and colors. These iconic Asian style lanterns aren’t just for backyard parties. They are an easy and inexpensive way to bring a bit of the Orient into any room of the home.
Here is a neutral-colored nature-inspired paper lantern that will suit any space. And if you crave a little color, these red party lanterns add flair inside or outside your home.
Break up large spaces and create privacy with traditional Asian folding screens. Choose from delicate silk screens, painted paper screens, or panels made from natural materials (like this jute and rosewood screen). With so many colors, styles, and sizes, there is a screen to fit every room and budget.
Asian color schemes
A bold combination of black and red looks striking and pays homage to Chinese culture. Hand-painted patterns finish off this classic Asian design choice. Consider using brightly colored dishes, this Chinese dragon tea mug brings bold Asian colors to your kitchen
If subdued colors are more your style, soft blues, greens, and neutrals found in Japanese designs are perfect for you. This set of softly colored teacups bring a bit of Japan to your morning.
Throw in a few gold or silver accents, and your space will feel restful, but still have a bit of dazzle. If dazzle is your thing, these delicate pink and gold teacups may be right for you.
Exterior Asian home-style features
At the root of all exterior Asian home design is the element of harmony. That is the balance of the structure and its surrounding environment. Natural materials, native plants, and a peaceful outdoor area are key to recreating the feel of an Asian home.
Simple and versatile, the stone is an excellent choice for walkways, patios, retaining walls, and privacy walls in Asian inspired home exterior design. Consider creating a rock garden to bring an air of simplicity to your landscaping and add a classic stone pagoda.
Stone comes in many beautiful shades, stays cool in the sun, is strong enough to weather any climate, and is virtually maintenance-free.
Native to Asia, bamboo is notorious for its rapid growth rate and incredible strength. It isn’t just Panda food! Bamboo is ideal for outdoor uses like furniture, privacy walls, and shade screens. Bamboo stands up to water, wind, and sun.
It is easy to grow and is a more sustainable, eco-friendly choice than wood or synthetic materials. It blends right into an outdoor space and can be left its natural color or painted with Asian inspired designs. This bamboo privacy fence is practical and beautiful.
But remember, unless you live in Asia, bamboo is NOT appropriate for your garden and you should NEVER plant it in the ground. Outside of its native land, bamboo is an invasive species that is nearly impossible to contain once it has taken up residence. If you want to enjoy bamboo, a potted bamboo plant is a good way to bring nature indoors.
The relaxing sound and flowing nature of water make fountains a staple in Asian landscaping plans. A water feature creates a calming and purifying vibe for your garden or patio.
As a bonus, the movement of the water will drown out the distracting noises of an urban neighborhood and the water will bring lovely birds and butterflies to your yard. Choose a fountain made of bamboo or stone to keep with the Asian theme.
Asian décor furniture style
If you prefer the ornate version of Asian décor, then carved wooden furniture may catch your eye. Made from dark hardwoods, and intricately carved with patterns influenced by Hindu tradition, these elegant and grandiose pieces make any room look fabulous.
Chairs, chests, and tables are commonly found in this style, usually with a hard, shiny finish. This lacquered regency chair will make your space feel regal.
Another popular furniture style trades ornate patterns for geometric ones, creating a simpler, more minimalist look. Benches and shelves look particularly good in this Asian style. This bamboo garden bench provides extra seating for your garden or patio. For a smaller space, these Beijing-inspired ceramic stools are a pretty place to rest.
Looking for a more playful, colorful take on Asian style furniture? Check out tables and chests with hand-painted details like metallic knobs, or animal motifs. If you need something smaller, look for pottery, like this hand-painted Satsuma vase.
In some Asian cultures, people sat on the floor and dined at low tables. While you may not want to recreate this tradition in your dining room, it is a great choice for a yoga room, sunroom, or garden room.
Sitting on the ground connects you to the earth and benefits mediation. A low table like this Korean patterned portable desk makes a perfect place for a light lunch, a game of mahjong, or a great display for your potted plants.
Materials used in Asian style home décor
Rosewood refers to a group of hardwoods, native to regions in Asia, that are used in traditional Asian furniture. Rosewood has a reddish hue and distinctive black veining.
The humble silkworm has shaped the history of Japan and made Asia famous for its iconic silk fabric. Used in everything from clothes to screens to rugs, silk was desired by ancient peoples and remains one of the most sought-after textiles in the world.
Woven with intricate patterns and stunning colors, silk is the perfect choice for Asian décor. Whether used as upholstery, wall hangings, window treatments, screen panels, or framed art, silk brings an elegance and class that is the quintessential Asian style.
Asian style is all about harmony and balance. No artificial materials here! Stone, bamboo, jute, organic inks, and live plants are the cornerstone of harmonious design. Asian design style uses nature to bring a sense of peace to your home. Natural elements blend well with each other and their environment, for truly Zen energy.
This style is perfect for eco-friendly and green-design lovers who value the use of sustainable, non-toxic materials in their homes. These bamboo floor mats look great and are easy to clean.
Asian style décor accessories
What is more iconic in Asian décor than an Oriental rug? These beautiful and durable floor coverings have been prized by people around the world for thousands of years. Though gold tones are found in most traditional rugs, an oriental rug is divine no matter what hues you choose.
While some oriental rugs can cost thousands of dollars, there are plenty of more affordable options available. This lovely blue rug, made from hand-knotted silk, is just right for any room. If you want a bolder look, this black and white painted rug, featuring a hand-drawn temple is simple and artistic.
No Asian-inspired design is complete without a traditional wall hanging. Classic designs include people dressed in traditional garb, landscape scenes featuring Asian architecture, native trees and flowers, and quirky birds. These colorful motifs are often flanked by calligraphy and symbols.
Tapestries provide a beautiful alternative to framed prints, offering a traditional and tactile approach to art. And they aren’t just for your walls! Use these beautiful pieces to create division between rooms with a doorway tapestry like this one.
Odds & ends
You can find an Asian theme on many smaller items that are easy to get and inexpensive to buy. These accessory items are perfect for bringing a touch of Asian style into your room. These cherry blossom throw pillows are a lovely addition to a couch or chair.
Styles that mix well with Asian décor
You don’t have to use Asian design for every room in your home, or for every piece in a room. The simple and sophisticated look of Asian décor pairs well with modern designs.
The clean lines of an Asian rosewood bench with a geometric pattern fits right into most contemporary entrance halls. Dark wood and metallic accents found on many Asian furniture pieces look great with any shade of white or a more saturated hue, like eggplant or red.
Minimalist designs are also a great match for Asian design. Natural materials and subdued colors are exactly right for those seeking a streamlined and subdued look. Asian wall art offers just the right touch of creative expression to an otherwise simple space.
Asian design style throughout history
Asian home décor is as diverse as its peoples. Since ancient times, the Eastern style has been revered by Western cultures. Prized for its unique materials, like rosewood and silk, and known for the skill needed to achieve perfectly formed hand-carved details, Asian home décor brings a touch of elegance and exotic flair to any space.
From China to Japan to Taiwan, across the vast empire that makes up Asia, the rich history and culture can be seen in every design element. The principles of harmony and flow in Buddhism and Hinduism are evident in the natural materials and emphasis on balance.
The magnificent achievements of the ruling dynasties and empires can be felt in the lavish fabrics and sparkle in the metallic accents. Flora and fauna native to the beautiful lands are featured in the artistic details of each piece.
The long and diverse history of the peoples of Asia is seen and experienced through their unique design style. Because Asia is so large and has flourished for so long, it is impossible to narrow down the style to just one type.
To outline how Asian décor was shaped and changed throughout the ages is much too vast to summarize. And yet, despite this diversity, all Asian home design shares a certain unique style that is undeniably Asian.
Why Asian style home design looks great
Sophisticated, elegant, harmonious, artistic. These are the words that come to mind when one thinks of Asian-inspired design. With a focus on balance and flow, along with its reliance on natural materials, it is easy to see why Asian home design styles have lasted through centuries of design trends.
Design a whole room or just bring in a few Asian-inspired pieces to bring a touch of the Orient to your home. Use water features and rock gardens to create an outdoor space that is the perfect spot for mediation or yoga.
Use natural materials and art featuring life to invite harmony and good energy to your house. The Asian style of home design has stood the test of time. Because of its enduring popularity, it is easy to find Asian-inspired pieces of all types.
Whether you love the vintage appeal of antiques or are happier with a brand-new item, you will have plenty of beautiful pieces to choose from.