The right mix of fabrics and textures will help you turn the plainest bedroom into a meditative Eastern retreat. Keep the backdrop of this look relatively simple - you can add a splash of colour later with pictures and accessories.
So avoid heavy soft furnishings like carpets and thick drapes and opt instead for an mix of natural coir, sisal or rush matting on the floor and plain bamboo or paper roller blinds at the windows. Pure white walls work best with this theme, but if that is too stark for your liking, pick out one wall in a cool jade green paint or a chic bamboo-effect wallpaper.
Less is more when it comes to furniture too. In the bedroom, opt for bamboo where possible or dark lacquered pieces decorated with pretty hand-painted Oriental flowers. Eastern floral prints add a touch of zen-like sophistication and understated glamour to your home. Hang traditional Chinese paintings for a touch of authenticity.
Add some incense to the mix and you will achieve complete harmony. So get some Eastern promise with our stunning roundup of Oriental buys.