Top 5 Chinoiserie Home Decor Ideas
Make It Timeless
Chinoiserie is a timeless style and an amazing way to bring a feel of luxury, art, and wonder into the home.
A perfect mix of the East and West, this design style is growing increasingly popular (looking at you, grandmillennial!), and with so many ways to decorate with this style, giving your home a chinoiserie makeover has never been easier.
If you've ever wanted to explore this home decor trend, then these five ideas are perfect for you!
1. Hand Painted Wall Murals
Hand-painted wall murals are a unique and uber-luxurious way to bring Chinoiserie decor into the home! They create an eye-grabbing statement or feature wall, and as most chinoiserie murals are bespoke, they can be incredibly personal and one-of-a-kind! (plus they are really fun to paint!)
This is a great way to show a bit of your personality through your home; choosing colours, landscapes, and elements that you love and that represent the feelings you want to evoke in a space.
Diane Hill's hand-painted chinoiserie blossom flower mural
If you're looking for something a little more affordable, easy, and quick to achieve, but still want to bring the 'wow factor' into your space, then chinoiserie wallpaper is the perfect solution!
Available in a huge variety of colours, designs, and styles, they can really bring a deluxe and worldly feel into the room. I love matching the rest of my interior styling to my wallpaper - it helps to bring the room together and can also help guide you if you get stuck with your redecorating!
Florence Wallpaper - Fig Blossom/Apple/Peony
3. Wall Panels
Sometimes wallpaper and murals can be a bit too much of a commitment, but getting that same look with a little less permanence is easy! Chinoiserie wall panels come in a variety of sizes and can really fill the wall space, just like wallpaper.
'Euphoria' set of two chinoiserie wall panels
You can add even more of a personal touch by choosing (or even making!) a frame that fits the design and the rest of your home. This is a great way to elevate the look and feel of the room!
'Euphoria' framed wall panel print in Diane Hill's dining room
4. Prints & Paintings
Another way to bring some chinoiserie style into your home is by decorating your walls with chinoiserie paintings and art prints. There are so many beautiful design elements to choose from, making it super easy to find a print or painting that matches your decor.
'Okyo' framed chinoiserie art print
If you wanted to add a little bit more opulence to your walls, pick a painting or print that has a gold leaf background, or pair it with a beautiful gold frame!
5. Soft Furnishings
If you prefer something a little more subtle, try experimenting with some chinoiserie curtains or cushions. This is a great way to add that touch of chinoiserie chic and elegance to the room, plus, they can be moved around the house to freshen things up again, and again.
Where To Begin?
Decorating can be a bit of a tricky process, especially when working with bold colours and mixed prints!
When I was decorating my daughter Bonnie's bedroom, I found it much easier to visualise the final result after creating a digital rendering.
Digital rendering of Bonnie's green chinoiserie bedroom
I've used this method when decorating some of the other rooms in my house as it's much clearer to put things together when you have a clear view in front of you. Plus, you can have a bit of fun moving things around without the heavy lifting!
Before and after digital renderings of my chinoiserie decor in my living room
Before and after digital renderings of my chinoiserie wallpaper in my bedroom
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