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HOW TO ACHIEVE CHINESE CABINET CHIC

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Chinese cabinetry is the furniture item that currently has the Interior world swooning head over heels. Not only are gorgeous Chinese cabinets perfect for adding a touch of opulence and grandeur to your home but they are also steeped deep with tradition and more than a touch of Oriental history. Not sure how to incorporate one of these chic statement pieces into your interior? We’ve got all you need to know covered with these beautiful “How to” tips.

 

1. MAKE IT MODERN

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Whilst many Chinese cabinets are ornate, colourful and lend themselves more to an Oriental aesthetic there are some beautiful monochromatic, sleek and contemporary versions that are ideal for incorporating into a more modern home interior. Think minimal, less detailing and a preferably neutral colour palette when selecting a Chinese cabinet for a modern home. Style using restraint, colour blocking and a less is more attitude for a look that says contemporary with a touch of Chinese chic.

 

2. ADD A TOUCH OF THE ORIENT

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It is not hard to fall in love with the whimsical magic of a heavily lacquered chinoiserie printed Chinese cabinet especially when it contains beautiful gold detailing and intricate patterns. This bespoke touch of Oriental style is captivating and can add much glamour, beauty and enchantment into a home interior. When styling a heavily detailed Chinese inspired cabinet it is always a fabulous idea to carry through some of the patterns predominant colour tones into your display items or florals to create a cohesive and clean look.

 

3. MAKE AN ENTRANCE

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Chinese cabinets make for the perfect addition to any entry or hallway. Providing a splash of character and plenty of functionality they are an ideal way to inject personality into your home. Think uncluttered, simple styling with a statement lamp for gentle illumination and either a decorative item or touch of indoor greenery to finish off the job. What a fabulous way to make a stellar first impression in your home!

 

4. DISPLAY YOUR WARES

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There are many different shapes, sizes and styles of Chinese cabinetry so selecting the right one for your interior needs is crucial. If you adore displaying your collected treasures then it is best to look for a Chinese cabinet that has ample shelving to display your most favourite pieces. It is vital to remember not to mix styles when placing your trinkets, tribal touches may not sit so well on an antique Chinese shelf, and to keep the display visually cohesive in terms of either colour tone or subject matter with a variety of object height. Birdcages, Ming vases and other quirky Oriental inspired decor can provide a striking and ever so chic touch.

 

5. COLOUR POP

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The Chinese are not afraid of vivid, bold colours and a beautifully hued cabinet is the ideal piece of furniture to provide this pop of colour into the home interior. Whether its a cherry redcitrus yellow or statement-making orange tone, you can be sure your coloured Chinese cabinet will contribute serious style impact. Do
ensure that you compliment your cabinets hue with several other decor
touches in similar tones to tie the look together.

 

 

 

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