A fireplace in the bedroom obviously offers advantages that go beyond the aesthetic and a simple stone fireplace brings the allure of stone to the room without committing to it fully.
Instead of a host of Asian decorating elements just add one or two like the Shoji screen Buddha statue lantern-style lighting or any other decorative piece you feel is appropriate. But the rest of the room can remain modern contemporary or minimal depending on your taste and the ambiance you wish to create. Small touches such as a potted plant or some bamboo shoots on the bedside table can also make a huge difference.
Your bedroom is meant to be a place of relaxation. If it doesn’t offer you that at least to some extent then you’re going to have a hard time getting to sleep. Despite the fact that there are so many different ways you can create a calming atmosphere with your bedroom furniture and decor an incredibly unique way to do it is by taking inspiration from cloud gazing over a blue or gray sky. How much more relaxing can you get?
Clouds can be perfect for nurseries too. The nursery featured below again from Mad About the House is entirely painted in an airy shade of blue with wispy clouds flowing across the ceilings and into the walls. Now that’s some serious art!
Coupled with exposed wooden ceiling beams reclaimed timber walls a plush rug and cozy bedding one can bring home the magic of that exotic cabin retreat in the mountains. Maybe this Christmas it is time for a staycation!
The traditional choices such as Shoji screens bamboo décor small water features indoor ponds and that minimal platform bed which seems like a perfect fit in the Asian bedroom are options you can turn to. Lantern-style lighting also gives the room a more transcendental and calming appeal which modern lighting fixtures simply cannot deliver.