Asian style has been a design constant for centuries. The underline statement in Asian decorating is luxurious, serene, and worldly. Give your beach condominium Asian culture with the tried and tested Oriental designs. You will be following the footsteps of legendary designers such as Elsie de Wolfe and Thomas Chippendale. The best part is that all the objects of desire for your beach condominium decoration are readily available right here in Thailand. Take advantage of the kingdom’s amazingly rich selections of treasures and antiquity-furniture, decorations, garden statuary, and architectural finds and fragments. Decorating is simple and effective if you follow the interior design guidelines. Steps for a well-planned and decorated space begin with the 3 principles of interior designs: they are function; mood; personality. Here are tips to help you easily achieve a combination of ease and elegant, a comfort living in a beach condominium surrounded by exquisite Asian glamour.
Start with Function: Look for style that are both elegant and comfort, suitable for carefree beach living. Choose wood furniture. For seaside, wood remain popular as the material of choice because of its easy maintenance and its warm appearance. Consider slipcovers on upholstery pieces for comfort and practicality. Cotton duck cloth is a durable option for upholstery, especially if you rent out your beach condominium or have many young house guests. Arrange furniture directed toward the focal point of the room (place where your eyes move to when you enter the room). You can create an additional focal point for your beach condominium with a dynamic piece of Asian art or an intricate woven area rug. In design, lots of light and air equal luxury. Be generous with your lighting in your beach condominium. Purchase matching ceramic vases and have them transformed into lamps and spend even more money to get the best silk shades for them-people notice lamp shades. Use accent lightings to enhance texture, color and room accessories to maximum advantage.
Create a Mood: This portion of your decorating project is very exciting: the feeling of the room is made by your choice of colors, styles of furnishings, texture, pattern, and accessories. Color cues should always support the theme. It is best to choose 3 colors in a room- a dominant color for walls, floor, and fabric background; secondary color chosen throughout the room in fabrics and accessories; and an accent color, just a touch to add energy and passion to the room. There is a whole world of texture and pattern out there for your selection. Asian arts are produced using various mediums and come in variety of textures and pattern such as smooth jade objects, shiny and textured Jim Thompson silk fabrics, carved wood pieces, delicate green-tone celadon porcelain, Mudmee silk (the best are produced in provinces in Northeast region of the kingdom), and fine embroidery made by hill-tribe people in boldly colored geometric designs. Choose the things you really love.
Design Personality: Here is a great opportunity to go shopping for exotic finds that Thailand is so famous for to give your beach condominium its personality and put your signature on a well-planned room. Accessorizing is the secret to create a fabulous living space. Lucky you, the kingdom of Thailand is the treasure trove. Lacquer screens, vintage ceramics, bowls, vases, Burmese wood carvings, silk pillows, and ivory tea chest are example of all the integral parts of enchanted Asian decorating plan. Place accessories on walls, furniture, table tops, and floors. Add whimsy and unexpected touches to your decorating project as you see fit. After all, good design is about having the things you love around you. Trust yourself and you will never go wrong on that.