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This is a large hall that houses the living room with a small miniature zen garden in the middle right where the sunlight shines down. This garden provides a nice contrast to the elegant furniture and larger than life decors like the massive wooden abstract artwork above the fireplace.
This is an Asian-style living room right next to the indoor swimming pool separated by a large glass wall. This living room has beige cushioned sofas matched with a small round coffee table and augmented with a couple of concrete planters bearing simple plants.
This simple and bright living room has various Oriental elements that stand out like the tall ceramic vase as well as the various patterned hoods of the pendant lights hanging from the wooden ceiling onto the white sofa set paired with a glass-top coffee table.
The hardwood flooring of this living room is mostly covered by a colorful patterned area rug that complements the dark brown leather recliner couch paired with a wooden coffee table by the fireplace that is adorned with a large painting of Buddha’s face.
The highlight of this Asian-style living room is the brilliant blue classic painting that is framed with large wooden panels that dominate the white wall. There are also wooden drawers underneath that stand out against the distressed patterned area rug.
This is a charming Asian-style living room that is adorned with a pendant light hanging in the middle. This has a spherical hood of rustic materials that complement the wooden ceiling. This pairs well with the wooden coffee table in the middle of a large white furry area rug blending with the curved sofa.
The white wooden shed ceiling has large exposed wooden beams that support a light gray wall panel housing the modern fireplace. This is paired with an off-white sofa set with a cushioned coffee table above an area rug with depictions of leaves and branches. This matches with the painting of bamboos.
This is a simple living room that has an L-shaped dark gray sectional sofa paired with a glass-top end table matching with the coffee table with the same Oriental-style design. This setup is augmented by a white modern fireplace embedded into the white wall.
The tray ceiling, as well as its pendant lights all, have a distinctly Chinese flair to its designs. These are paired with matching beige walls adorned with classical Chinese painting. This works well with the bright red sofas that stand out against the yellow area rug with bamboo designs.
The white ceiling and white walls as well as the white stairs are all simultaneously complimented and contrasted by the dark wooden elements of the upper walls as well as the exposed wooden beams. These have a consistent red hue that sets a unique Asian-style aesthetic.
This spacious and airy Asian-style living room is part of a large room that also houses the kitchen underneath its massive wooden cathedral ceiling that has exposed wooden beams. This is paired with white walls adorned with an Oriental painting near the window that brings in natural lights to the gray sofa set.
The white modern sofa set matches the white panels of the walls and arched ceiling that is held together by exposed wooden beams that match the hardwood flooring. This is topped with a gray patterned area rug and a glass-top coffee table.
The wooden cathedral ceiling matches the hardwood flooring as well as the wooden coffee table facing the black fireplace. This is topped with a marble mantle that is adorned with eastern decors that match those on the China cabinet across the room on the other wall.
The white ceiling of this living room is lit with warm yellow lights that also give warmth to the elegant elements of the sofa set and the two oval-back armchairs facing the dark coffee table. This is given a nice colorful background of a poolside view filled with trees.
This charming high-ceiling Asian-style living room is dominated by the wooden element of the hardwood flooring that matches the frames of the glass sliding doors, windows, and ceiling that is illuminated by transom windows. This is complemented by the gray sofas and the matching brown cushioned coffee table.
This is a traditional Japanese-style living room with beige walls and a hardwood flooring covered by a light green tatami mat matching with the green pillows that people sit on. These are paired with small wooden stools that act as tables.
The gray ceiling matches the gray L-shaped sofa that is complemented by the gray concrete flooring. These are then augmented by the colorful patterned area rug and the pillows on the sofa. The elements that bring them all together are the wooden walls.
This is an elegant living room that combines the Asian-style with the traditional elements. There is a white tray ceiling that matches with the white wall of panels that complement the two light gray sofas facing a white coffee table.
The chestnut hardwood flooring is augmented by the intricate patterns of the area rug underneath the dark wood coffee table that is flanked by the two beige couches. One of these is adorned with a framed artwork above that is filled with Asian characters.
The low wooden platform under the mounted TV acts as a shelf for the sound system. This low platform matches with the light hardwood flooring that is illuminated by the natural lights coming in from the curtained windows.
The simple wooden elements of this Asian-style living room has a distinct Japanese sensibility to it. The dark hardwood flooring complements the wooden walls and the wooden structure across from the L-shaped sofa that houses the TV.
This simple and cozy Asian-style living room has an L-shaped sectional sofa with two different materials. The right side is made of beige leather while the left one is dark gray cloth. This is facing a low wooden platform that serves as an entertainment table.
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.
The white sofa follows the lay of the white walls and complements it with beige cushions and pillows augmented by a wooden coffee table that has a small Buddha figurine as a centerpiece contrasted by the red leather ottomans with oriental patterns.
The wide beige carpeted flooring of this luxurious living room has floral patterns that are augmented by the three orange decorative panels with floral patterns behind the comfortable sofa flanked with wooden side tables and table lamps.
The wooden cathedral ceiling has exposed wooden beams that support a unique oriental lantern-like pendant light that complements the glass doors that have oriental patterns on its dark frames that contrast the light gray walls and sofa cushions.
This large and airy living room has an aura of a temple with its high cathedral ceiling, large dark pillars and a large white marble Buddha statue at the far end of the hall-like living room that has white leather sofas and wooden coffee tables.
This Japanese-Style living room has comfortable cushioned wooden seats low on the light hardwood flooring surrounding a low wooden coffee or tea table in the middle. This is given a serene background of bamboo trees featured by glass walls.
This small living room has two armchairs with woven wicker backs and orange-cushioned seats flanking a modern glass-top side table that stands out against the elegant black folding panel with classic oriental patterns.
The bright yellow walls of this simple living room have subtle floral patterns that are augmented by the floral patterns of the large decorative vase as well as the white pillows of the leather sofa set and decorative flowers on the glass-top modern coffee table.
The white tray ceiling has a square flush light that illuminates the beige floor tiles and patterned wall augmented by the curtained tall windows behind the wooden benches that has white cushions and colorful patterned pillows.
The dark cushioned sofa has oriental patterns on its brown pillows that match with the patterns of the white table lamp on a round side table. The wooden coffee table matches with the wooden elements of the walls and door contrasting the white tray ceiling.
The dark wooden low table is flanked by a couple of leg-less wooden armchairs that have white cushions matching the white patterned area rug over the white marble flooring contrasted by the dark wooden shelving filled with oriental decors.
The modern oriental elliptical coffee table in the middle of the white area rug matches with the side table beside the comfortable gray sofa that complements the dark green wall accented with a green framed artwork.
The brilliant golden chandelier in the middle of the white tray ceiling casts off a warm yellow light over the colorful oriental-patterned area rug that contrasts the beige leather sofa set and its black modern coffee table that matches the side table.
The wall behind the white cushioned sofa is dominated by decorative panels with light blue floral patterns that provide a nice contrast to the dark brown columns with wall-mounted oriental lanterns matching the chandelier of the white tray ceiling.
The light gray walls serve as a nice background for the elegant golden artwork over the gray velvet sofa. This decor is augmented by the brilliant chandelier of the yellow cove ceiling. The gray area rug under the white marble coffee table has red sports that match the pillows of the couch.
The brilliant crystal cube pendant light of the white tray ceiling is contrasted by the redwood elements of the glass-top coffee table and the wooden structure of the TV that has oriental-style shelves matching the wooden molding.
The large potted plant in the corner of the light gray walls is a nice accent for the brown wooden armchairs and cushioned benches surrounding the large wooden coffee table paired with a couple of green floral decorative ottomans.
The light gray walls are adorned with wall-mounted frames and a standing oriental modern lamp that matches with the large pendant light hanging over the large wooden coffee table matching with the wooden frames of the cushioned chairs.
The white tray ceiling has a ceiling-mounted fan on it that has a flower petal design fitting in with the floral patterns of the black pillows on the black cushioned benches. The stand-out elements here are the redwood elements of the large coffee table and benches.
The two redwood armchairs by the white cushioned wooden bench matches with the wooden coffee table. These chairs are given a nice gray wall dominated by a large circular window that opens to the next section of the house.
The white ceiling and walls are further brightened by the curtained windows that complement the light hardwood flooring. This matches with the wooden armchair, standing lamp as well as the frame of the glass-top elliptical coffee table.
The bright patterned pillows and chair cushions are paired with a colorful area rug and a blue wall for that unique Arabian quality that is augmented by wooden elements as well as a framed artwork of a camel.
The herringbone patterns of the hardwood flooring are paired with oriental patterns on the coffee table and the brilliant coffered ceiling that has mirrors illuminated by the large glass windows and complemented by a white marble fireplace on the far end.
The colorful patterned fabrics and area rug are a nice contrast for the white walls and light hardwood flooring that matches with the pendant lights, the wooden frame of the cushioned bench as well as the wood-topped modern coffee table.
The large golden framed panels of frosted glass serve as a nice background for the modern sofa and pair of cushioned armchairs that have an avocado green hue contrasted by the white floor tiles and modern sleek black coffee table.
The beige marble flooring of this elegant living room is dominated by a gray area rug with oriental patterns that match well with the cushions of the armchairs that stands out against the green sofa and its beige wall with edge lighting.
The white tray ceiling features a brilliant crystal flush mount lighting that raises the aura of the elegance of the living room that has two beige cushioned sofas flanking a modern coffee table facing a wall flanked with oriental green panels.
The matching dark wooden armchairs and benches of this simple living room are contrasted by the large white china cabinet the is dominating two adjacent walls. This china cabinet features multiple oriental decors in its glass cabinets.
Asian living room design ideas are always a crowd favorite. In this article, we’ll share a bunch of ideas about Asian living room designs so that you can implement them at home and create your special place of relaxation—or your elated place of entertainment.
Zen, Or Not?
The largest question that you need to ask yourself before undertaking an Asian living room design is whether the living room will be intended for entertaining other people or personal relaxation. If the living room is intended for entertaining others, it’ll be drastically different.
For one, Asian style living rooms intended for entertainment are centered around a single large table, with comfortable chairs that surround it. The other pieces of furniture in the room are adjuncts to the central table and the conversations that go on there. Thematically, the Asian living room for entertainment can be nearly monochrome, or perhaps contain only the colors of the wood and the white walls.
Art also tends to be featured in the Asian living room designed for entertainment. Each wall is an opportunity to display a large piece of art—not necessarily Asian art, so long as it is art that dominates the view of the entire wall. The art displayed on the walls of the Asian living room designed for entertainment require a direct artificial light cast on them from above to maximize their impact.
The rest of the entertainment-centric living room should have both lamps and artificial light from above to provide the right spectrum of lighting for the right crowd, at the right hour of the evening. The emphasis is on subtlety.
Gathering Spot, Or Place Of Peace?
For relaxation, the concept is entirely different. Asian living rooms designed for personal relaxation are very sparse, perhaps sporting a single chair or couch, mat, floor height table, and carpeting rather than hardwood. The walls will be bare, and the emphasis will be on natural light filtering in, or artificial light falling directly and evenly from above.
The relaxing nature of the peaceful Asian living room design means that it’s incompatible with entertaining others unless they’re willing to sit at the floor height table with cushions—which some people will find charming. Even if entertaining others in the Asian living room designed for peacefulness, remember that bright colored objects like dishes and cushions break the setting, and shouldn’t be used.
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