Creating a Thai-Inspired Living Room
If you wish to bring the beauty and mystery of Thailand into your home, one great way to do it is through your living room. Detailed below are some guidelines on how you can proceed with the home improvement process.
First off, find a reliable source of Thai furniture and accessories. You can search the Internet and the yellow pages. If you have the money, visit the kingdom and ship back to your residence some furnishings that are handcrafted by the locals. With this, you will achieve a more authentic feel. If you have no idea yet what Thai-inspired fixtures and accents look like, they are generally made of wood, particularly teak. They can be elaborate or simple, but often you will see the incorporation of elephants, Buddhism symbols, and other Thai antiques as design elements.
If you do not want to make your living room look and feel heavy with all that teak furniture, add some chairs and screens made of bamboo and rattan, which are lighter. To add some colour into your space, make use of cushions and throw pillows enshrouded in exotic Thai silks. Use wooden lamps artfully or in a Zen manner as well to exude the mysticism of this Asian kingdom at nighttime.
Finally, it is important to remember that when creating a Thai-inspired living room, it would be easy to end up with a cluttered-looking space. Therefore, be careful to balance your decorations and do not hesitate to contact a reliable and expert interior designer if the need arises.