Bring the Eastern Design Influence Into Your Home
Can’t go to The Beijing Olympics? Why Not Settle For a Chinese Inspired Bathroom Instead! While you may not be able to travel to the Beijing 2008 Olympics, you can still get a flavor of the Chinese culture by bringing some Chinese furniture into your bathroom remodeling project.
Bathrooms are what people remember when they travel to other countries especially if the experience differs from what they are use to.
While traditionally Chinese bathrooms used the squat toilet, the Chinese government in an effort to modernize and appease requests of the visiting countries has recently spent over 57 million US$ to build or renovate 5,333 public toilets in Beijing alone.
In essence modernization is great, traditional Chinese design still holds an alluring charm for those who relish the classical.
Traditionally styled Chinese furniture antiques can be used as a focal point to a room but can also be mixed with other stylistic trends and eras to add contrast and punch. Zhang Wei Classic Chinese furniture archaistic of the Ming and Qing dynasties are often the most popular blast from the past.
Classical Chinese furniture featured unique mortise and well balanced structure. When westerners think of Chinese design we usually think of delicate exquisite wooden carvings, elegant structures, fluid lines, bold colors and wash paintings.
The “Silk Road Collection” offers some traditional as well as modern inspired home décor pieces from China to wet your appetite.
Here are some perfect furniture pieces to harmonize with your overall Chinese design theme in your bathroom:
Pulling Your Oriental Theme Together
A Chinese Boat-Shaped Show Case or Book Shelf can be used as a decorational piece or the bottom cabinets can be functional as a place to store your linen and accessories. The open top book case is the perfect place for nick knacks or oriental figurines.
The Chinese designed an elaborate array of wooden and woven baskets to carry and store things. Some were styled around specific uses such as carrying things like fish, rice or water. The Round Red Lacquer High Leg Basin can be used to hold potted plants, magazines or hand towels.
An antique Chinese Low Buffet Cabinet, next to the bathtub can be used for easy accessible bath salts or aromatherapy products and the cabinets can just as easily store bath towels and other bathroom accessories.
The oriental style hall table is a contemporary version of a Chinese altar table. Its cabinets, with red and black lacquer and gold latches are indicative of the bold and exotic style of Chinese décor and can be used as a vanity or storage for your bathroom amenities.
These are but a few of the many available antique Chinese furniture additions you can add to your bathroom décor to get that “back to China” feel in your bathroom. So put the Olympics on hold, pick up the torch and get to designing that exotic bathroom enclave you’ve been thinking about.
Don’t forget to add lighting to show off your Chinese decor