Welcome to our curated site of the best Asian-inspired living room ideas. Be sure to scroll through our hand-picked photos so you can read all about the interior design of each home decor example. You can also click on any links to view additional designs and read about further architectural details and resources. We hope to inspire and ignite creativity for your own decorating ideas.
1. Spacious Minimalistic Living Room with Japanese-Style Overtones
The stunning wood-beamed ceiling draws your eye upwards as you view the vast space of this Asian-Style living room. This beautiful room is cloaked in Japanese influences while maintaining a minimalist approach. I love the wood furniture paired with textured fabrics; it adds depth and warmth to a large space. The large, functional kitchen is open to the rest of the room, which allows for easy entertaining. You can see they designed built-in wood cabinets for ample storage across the window wall, which also creates top shelving to display vases and collectibles.
2. Grand Views in a Picturesque Japanese-Inspired Living Room
You will notice that this sitting room has white paneled walls and ceiling, but also still shows Asian touches of natural wood beams throughout. Who can miss the gorgeous picture windows lining the back wall? A curved boucle sofa has the most coveted spot where you can gaze out onto the lush green landscape, enjoying a perfect cup of coffee. Keeping with the minimal vibe of Japanese style, all of the furniture serves a purpose, including the iconic Eames lounge chair.
3. Traditional Meets Asian in this Indoor-Outdoor Living Room
There is nothing better than indoor-outdoor living, and this room is no exception. It boasts gorgeous views of the calming pool and soothing greenery outside. Inside perhaps is a little too cluttered with furniture for my taste; however, if you entertain frequently, there is no shortage of comfortable seating. The Asian exterior of the house influences the dark wood folding doors, and I love the recessed ceilings, which add dimension to the space.
4. Traditional Japanese Dining-Tea Room
The delicate partition separates the rest of the house from this traditional dining/tea tasting room. Complete with traditional Japanese floor pillows and stools with minimal art, which keeps the interiors simple but elegant and effortless. The ceiling boasts architectural details, which adds dimension, and although there are wood floors, the rug offers insulation for a quieter experience.
5. Clean Lines and Modern Asian-influenced Living Room
The light palette in this room is a calming retreat for the homeowner to relax and watch TV or pull out a guitar and start strumming. It feels light and airy with minimal furniture that is only there to serve a function. Low-profile furniture is often efficiently used in Asian home decor, and the platform shelf under the TV is used to house items and TV equipment. The track lighting and light wood throughout give the space a very modern feel.
6. Form Meets Function in this Space Saving Living Room
This space-saving living room is full of architectural details that blend seamlessly throughout with the use of wood. For a smaller space, there seems to be plenty of storage. You’ll notice the low-profile floating TV cabinet and the custom bookcases in wood, reflecting a very modern Asian-style feel. A sectional sofa provides enough seating without any additional furniture obstructing the flow.
7. Wood and Textures Create an Asian-Inspired Living Room
So many beautiful details in this seating room make it feel like a really sophisticated example of an Asian interior design style. The mix of natural materials and fabric, along with textured walls, creates a warm and inviting space with Japanese influences. The pitched-roof ceiling with a mix of wood and textured walls , along with the intricate details of the doors, create an elegant, cozy vibe. I love the black Ming armchair and custom sofa, paired with the simple but beautiful light fixture and wall art.
8. Classic Ming Chairs in Multi-Textured Asian-Inspired Den
This multi-textured den boasts classic Ming chairs paired with a low-profile sofa and chaise, which is traditional for Asian-inspired decor. I like the use of the open paneled wood wall to divide the room but still give it an open and airy feel. Classic Asian stools in turquoise add a pop of color, along with the vases and blue-painted walls. The wall decor is minimal and unassuming, probably so you can focus more on the other details in the room. The ceiling lighting represents Asian paper lanterns you sometimes see hanging in downtown Chinatown; however, I wish they would have kept all the cords black instead of mixing silver & black finishes together.
9. Asian Meets Scandinavian Relaxed Living Room
Chinese Ming armchairs in a black modern-style pair well in this Scandinavian and Asian-influenced living room. The wood armoire is used as traditional storage in many Chinese homes, and the light wood bench seat, along with all the wood details, gives it a very Scandi-inspired vibe. The baseboards are interesting, and I believe maybe they are concrete. Possibly adding in a light plush rug and some overhead lighting would really warm up the space and complete the room.
10. Low-Profile Furniture in Japanese Living Room
Low-profile furniture is synonymous with the Japanese way of life. You see two yellow floor cushions flanking a wood coffee table that appears to be set for tea. The colors are calming, and the rugs, along with minimal art and touches of accessories, add texture to the space. Traditional matchstick blinds on the windows are often used instead of curtains because they don’t trap heat and allow light to filter in. The most interesting piece in this space has to be the flat, almost corrugated like bed/chaise that is placed against the wall.
11. Traditional Chinese Living Room with Iconic Red Walls
So many carved details in the wall panels and the wood furniture of this bold red Chinese living room. My eye is drawn to the height of the side tables between the Ming armchairs, which seems rather unusual. Tall pedestal tables flank the sides of the wood sofa, where I envision placing potted plants to bring in some greenery. You can see the panels behind the sofa, in Chinese script, and traditional lanterns that hang from the red ceiling.
12. Modern Eclectic Stone Living Room with Asian-Accents
I love all the stone detail in this grand eclectic living room, from the fireplace to the walls and ceiling. You’ll notice touches of Asian influence mixed with modern and traditional pieces, such as the wall sconces and gray pendant light. The fireplace wall has beautiful detail, and you can see they added the low-profile bench underneath the TV. It’s really an interesting mix of styles, and the white pieces seem a bit cold and out of place against the stone and Asian accents.
13. Indonesian and Bali Inspired Cozy Living Room
I love the color combination in this living room, it feels very cozy, and I get Bali and Indonesian vibes throughout. The corner sectional is epic and deserves a moment, and you could have your entire family and friends gather in this space without it feeling too crowded. You can also curl up in the daybed off to the left of the room, which is carved in beautiful dark wood detail. There are so many layers and textures in this room, and you can see the homeowner clearly had a vision to showcase Asian styles that creates harmony.
14. Palm Springs Meets the Far East in this Bright Living Room
There is an abundance of bright light streaming into this Palm Springs-inspired living space. The curved green sofa is a showstopper and deserves a moment. All the shades of green in the chair, sofa, and accessories complement the gray tones in the flooring and cabinet. The subtle detail of the Asian screens on the large cabinet doors meshes the two designs together. I can imagine myself lounging on the sofa, sipping a martini, and enjoying the indoor-outdoor feeling you get in this living room.
15. Mid-Century Living Room with Airy Japanese Minimalism
The marriage of Mid-Century and Japanese styles work well in this soothing space. The wood-paneled partition walls, as seen in many Japanese and Mid-Century-styled homes, has a dual purpose as a divider and book holder. The mix of wood and fabric creates an inviting space with clever storage solutions. The iconic Mid-Century arc floor lamp is a space-saving way to inject light, along with what appear to be wall lights attached to the wood-paneled TV wall. The buttery yellow upholstery works as a neutral color paired with the whites and wood throughout.
16. Zen Living Room Retreat
The teak wood details in this zen living space are incredible, starting with the gorgeous wood beam ceiling. The paneled walls are like art, and the built-in cabinets create great storage for clients. You can’t miss the giant Buddha giving namaste vibes while you lounge on a comfy white sofa in this Japanese interior. The classic Eames lounge chair in black is a great place to curl up when the fireplace roars as you read a book.
17. Tranquil and Modern Asian-Inspired Living Room
There is a very calming and serene feeling in this living room that comes from so much natural light bursting through the tall windows. The carved wood sofas and stool are very Bali-inspired. The floor pillows represent Japanese culture, along with the lantern pendant light. There are some touches of modern style as well with the white walls and straight lines of the fireplace.
18. Upper East Side Living Room with Luxury Asian Decor
I’m picturing this living room in a walk-up on the Upper East Side of NYC with exquisite details throughout. There are so many layers in this room with all the architectural details, such as the carved screen, paneled walls, and the tray ceiling, and the furniture is layered in pillows, and Asian accessories adorn the tables. Lots of light streaming through, and the mirror on the wall creates the illusion that the space is larger. I especially love the small benches next to the window, and they can be moved around as needed for guests.
19. Vertical Living Room with Asian Inspiration
Your eyes are automatically drawn upwards to this stunning modern ring pendant that hangs about 8ft. long from the ceiling. The vertical height in this living room creates an open feel, and the built-in wood sofa appears to be a part of the house itself. All the wood details, like the small paneled ceiling and wall screen on the second floor, really lend themselves to the Asian culture. It feels like a cozy space, even though it is very modern. Coming from a designer’s viewpoint, the only thing I would change is the coffee table, and I really believe a round table would work better in this space.
20. Indonesian-Inspired Indoor-Outdoor Living Room
You feel like you’re living an exotic life in this nature-inspired relaxing Indonesian-style living room. There are so many natural elements in the Asian design, starting with the woven ceiling and wood beams paired with the stone wall. The furniture is more low-profile, from the long coffee table and wishbone-style chairs to the extra-long custom sofa. This is every entertainer’s dream space, and you can start off in the living room and wander outside to the lush greenery that surrounds you.
21. Minimalism Meets Japanese-Influenced Living Room
This minimalistic living room in Thailand really represents a simple life. You only have what you need, starting with the chaise sectional for seating and a simple wood coffee table to place your drink or book. Lots of glass to let in the natural light, and adding wood adds some warmth to an otherwise stark space. I appreciate the touch of greenery in here with the Fiddle leaf tree placed next to the sofa.
22. Nature-Inspired Bali Living Room
You feel like you are on vacation every day in this nature-inspired Bali living room. Indoor/outdoor living is essential in this climate, and the interior decor of the home flows directly into the outside. You can’t help but stare at the gorgeous wood-pitched roof and wonder about all the details that went into creating this art. I love the soothing color palette for all the furniture and accessories, allowing everything to flow seamlessly together. Imagine the parties you could have here, with drinks flowing and music playing all day.
23. Thailand Living Room with Japanese-Style Influences
You can’t help but notice the incredibly vast open space in this Thai living room. So much ample light flowing throughout, and the outdoor tree feels like it is inside of the space. I love the long custom leather sofa propped up against a solid wood console where you can set your drinks or remote. There is also a bench that looks like it runs the length of the wood TV wall. Not much else is needed in this space other than the seating, lighting, and of course, the TV.
24. Traditional Bali Living Room with Loads of Wood Detail
This cozy living room in Bali evokes the feeling that nature is among us. The room is completely wrapped in solid wood from the floor to the ceiling and blends in completely with the color tones of the furniture. I love the little details like the arrow-shaped oars that hang on the wall and the carved wood art on the floor. The sheer curtains add just the right amount of softness to this room’s needs.
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