You’re tired of your old bedroom style, and you’re looking for ways to spice up the look and feel of your sanctuary. One of the more popular design themes today is Chinese antiques. The look and feel of the old wood, intricate carvings, lush colors, and rich gems can make for a luxurious bedroom décor.
Depending upon your budget, you can go for reproduction antiques (newly made items that are created with the look and feel of antiques) or the real deal. Actual Chinese antiques are going to increase your budget, but if you have the money, at least spring for a few real antiques. Pick one or two major focal items and go from there. For example, you could buy an antique armoire or dressing cabinet, and based on its style and coloring, you could add reproduction pieces to the room to finish off the look.
An antique chest could sit at the foot of your bed. An antique vanity or a reproduction vanity would be a good addition to a corner of your bedroom. A small Tibetan square table or two could act as bedside tables or night stands. Add some Buddhist statues and artwork to put some finishing touches on the antique look of your bedroom.
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics in order to align Heaven and Earth to receive positive qi or energy in your home. Feng shui decoration in your bedroom is an extremely good idea because it is believed to provide the proper type of energy needed in all realms of your life, and in the bedroom it can be aligned to provide healing and calming energy. Feng shui can easily be incorporated into your antique style bedroom. Feng shui suggests that the best color to paint bedroom walls are the “skin colors” – varying from a pale pink to a chocolate brown. Place your bed in such a way that it is accessible from either side, and be sure to have twin antique bedside tables on either side. In feng shui, it is best if you don’t align your bed directly with the door.
Whether you decide to go with a Feng Shui themed bedroom or simply a Chinese antique style bedroom, using the above tips will have you headed in the right direction for the style that you are looking for, and before you know it, you will have a fantastic new style in your sleeping quarters!