Chinoiserie is a decorating style that I can totally get behind. For those who may not be familiar with the term, Apartment Therapy defines it as “a French term meaning "Chinese-esque," the name for a style that emerged alongside Rococo in the 17th and 18th centuries.” Chinoiserie style includes the use of nature motifs, lacquer finishes, and porcelain decorative objects, just to name a few. Here are some beautiful inspiration pictures.
Chinoiserie can be beautiful but a bit overwhelming for some if used as the predominate style throughout the whole space. In my opinion it’s better to mix in a few Chinese-style furniture pieces or decorative elements within a more contemporary or traditional space. You can go new or vintage with this route. Etsy, Ebay, and Craigslist are all great sources for used pieces, and new pieces can be found inexpensively at stores like Pier1 or World Market, or you can find beautiful, more high-end styles at stores like Horchow.