Nothing is prettier or more whimsical than the fusion of East and West in a chinoiserie bedroom — western pieces injected with oriental aesthetics.
Adopting this trend in your personal space can transport you to ancient exoticism and secret gardens.
Chinoiserie, which is French for “Chinese-esque,” first appeared in the 17th century.
The trend is often compared to the Rococo style because of its exuberant embellishments, stylized depiction of nature, and painstaking focus on details and materials.
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Chinoiserie blends eastern and western elements by featuring unique and delicate-looking Asian designs, mostly from Japan and China.
This is fused with the bolder and classical European vibe.
It’s in stark contrast to the minimalist trend that has become popular in the last few years.
If you’re interested in making this style work for you, here are some chinoiserie bedroom ideas.
Chinoiserie Bedroom Ideas
Want to have your very own English chinoiserie bedroom suite?
Whether you want to embrace traditional elements or wish to have a more modern chinoiserie bedroom, there are plenty of ways to channel the chinoiserie vibe in your room.
Before checking out our bedroom ideas below, you may want to watch this video to learn more about the aesthetic:
#1. Work Chinoiserie’s Wonder on Wallpaper
Add some relaxing zen to your room with chinoiserie wallpaper like this beautiful black and white oriental background.
Quickly transform your personal space with a contemporary chinoiserie-inspired wallpaper bedroom.
You can use chinoiserie wallpaper bedroom ideas to inject your room with the ambiance you want.
For a light and happy feel, choose wallpaper with pastel blues and sunny yellows as base colors.
To add a touch of chinoiserie, opt for natural designs like bamboos and hummingbirds.
#2. Love the Lacquered Fixtures
Subtle chinoiserie chair with relaxing wall background.
Want to try this style without committing to the trend big time?
You can make subtle changes by adding chinoiserie bedroom furniture like this Asian-inspired rattan chair.
This kind of furniture has a timeless elegance and mystery, and each piece has a unique story to tell.
For a modern chinoiserie bedroom, go for furniture in black, cream, and gold motifs.
You can also incorporate lacquered wood with detailed and nature-inspired upholstery.
#3. Let Oriental Fabrics Fly
Caption: These chinoiserie-inspired pillowcases have an elegant yet indulgent feel.
Love blue and white? You can easily achieve a blue and white chinoiserie bedroom with pillowcases like these. Notice the intricate details that is a trademark of the trend.
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Stylized oriental elements like bamboo, lotus flowers, and cherry blossoms in curtains, linens, pillows, and comforters will complement and enhance your space.
You can also use throw pillows that employ frog fastening at the back.
Silk may be too much so use modern fabrics with traditional designs.
#4. Commit to a Mural
You can’t go wrong with a Japanese sakura mural scene. Really.
Nothing says chinoiserie better than a bold and intricately designed wall covering.
With this one change, you can instantly transform the look of your bedroom.
This style is associated with almost anything – from birds to flowers, Asian bridges to rickshaws as well as real and mystical beings.
You can have anything you desire on your mural.
#5. Accessorize with Chinoiserie Art
Chinoiserie doesn’t have to be loud. Notice the neutral colors in this subtle oriental bedroom.
You can style your bedroom with simple pieces of chinoiserie art.
Chinoiseri art from Wayfair
Think vases, lamps, and other statement pieces that feature eastern designs with western decorative art styles.
Some examples are the blue-and-white designs on Chinese porcelain, Chinese calligraphy, asymmetrical designs, and detailed scenery.
These are one of my favorite lamps in this style. See them here!
#6. Maximize (Almost) Everything
You can make layers and textures work for you with this design trend.
Minimalism is not part of the chinoiserie style so you need to play with layers and textures.
A bright white bed cover with matching accessories around the room bring everything together! See more photos here.
How to do it?
Overlap patterns and use loud yet cohesive colors for a vibrant visual pop.
Part of the chionoiserie vibe is, after all, abundance and exuberance.
#7. Light It Right
Light up the room with Asian inspired light fixtured like this.
Chinoiserie isn’t just reserved for fabrics, ceramics, and walls.
You can also incorporate beautiful lighting fixtures that have an Asian feel.
Install eastern-inspired dropped lighting near your reading nook.
Get a lamp for your nighttable with a ceramic or porcelain base.
Don’t forget to use a warm orange-yellow bulb for that soothing glow that’s reminiscent of sunsets.
#8. Dragon Power
Chinese dragon art is a common theme in East Asian art.
Also called the eastern or oriental dragon, this mythical creature is the subject of countless designs and can be part of your chinoiserie bedroom theme.
Interestingly, the oriental dragon is associated with good luck and strength.
Many emperors incorporated this motif in their rooms, palaces, clothes and decorations because of it.
#9. Red and Black
Want to go bold and modern? Red and black is an undeniably striking color scheme for your room.
The good thing about chinoiserie is you have the freedom to choose the colors you like.
If you want a powerful and modern look, go for a red and black color scheme.
These colors depict power and wealth in Asian countries which is why you’ll find many Asian-inspired interiors carrying these shades.
However, going full blast with this bold combination can be a little overpowering so use carefully selected pieces in black and red hues.
A more subtle way of harnessing this combination is by using them as accent colors.
#10. Intricate Headboards
Headboards are all the rage these days so why not add a chinoiserie-inspired one for your room?
To give it that east meets west looks, get one in wood with intricate carvings and a lacquer finish.
Your headboard can set the mood for your entire bedroom.
Match it with cream-colored linens and red pillows and voila — you have your own majestic resting chambers with that Chinoiserie flair.
Are You Ready for Your Chinoiserie Bedroom?
Now that you’ve gone through our 10 chinoiserie chic bedroom ideas, which are you most likely to incorporate in your room?
Chinoiserie is experiencing a revival in interior design with its eastern elements and western art styles.
Adopting this aesthetic in your personal space allows you to infuse it with detailed art that is whimsical, exotic, and beautiful.