The word ‘orient’ defines the east region of Asia where the European
countries go to trade, especially with China. As the name suggests it, this
collection is curated specially for wallpapers that denote East Asian cultures,
such as Japan, China and India. Nowadays, Oriental wallpapers do not only refer
to East Asian designs, but also apply to Middle Eastern designs. These designs
refer to cultures from Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran. Moreover, there are
specific icons that each culture uses as they are commonly used in the country
Traditional Flora Fauna
The East Asian countries have a custom of using animals and flowers on their textiles. This can be seen in wallpapers with Japanese and Indian designs.Wallpapers with Japanese designs usually uses flora and fauna as icons. They appear as the repeat pattern on the wallpapers. The flora and fauna used are usually crane, koi fish, chrysanthemum flower, Sakura flower and lotus flower. These animals and flowers represent different significant ideas in Japan. For instance, crane represents long life and good fortune, while chrysanthemum flower is the national symbol that the Japanese Empire uses as the Imperial Seal. In India, symbols that always appear in their textiles are elephant, mango or paisley pattern and lotus flower.
East Asian Atmosphere
Oriental wallpaper is a great asset for your future wall.
The richness in colour and texture of the oriental designs will stand out from
the rest of the walls in your house. Additionally, people usually use fabric
texture wallpaper to match East Asian designs. This will bring back a
traditional look to the walls as the fabric was quite commonly used in the past as
wallcoverings. In Japan, this fabric wall is called fusuma, a sliding door that
is commonly used in traditional Japanese homes.
A Special Rendition
As part of our oriental collection, MINDTHEGAP offers a unique touch to traditionally inspired designs that can be a great addition to
your home decorations. While designs with traditional symbols persist in
many of their designs, there are unique designs that make use of Hindu deities and
many other unique designs. These designs are also great for a future wall. The
unique touch of having revered figures on the repeat pattern is a fresh new way
to create a wallpaper design, thus, also blending a mix of traditional and
modern ambience to the room when used.
Tribal Rugs for The Bohemian Look
On the other hand, Middle Eastern designs usually rely on carpet-textured
designs which can be a great addition toa nomadic tribal look to your home.
These woven rug designs are pretty unique because you can now use the design on
your wall instead of laying it flat on the floor. The patterns on the woven
rugs are dominated with geometrical symbols that represent different values for
Middle Eastern designs go well with a bohemian look that incorporates a rustic atmosphere as well as a vintage feeling, creating organised chaos in your home. This bohemian look uses wood designs and furniture, while the colours that usually appear in a bohemian home are earthy natural colours, such as brown, green, orange and grey. While plants and terracotta tiles also work in this case, it is always possible to match the bohemian design with a plain white colour wallpaper.