Styling your home with Chinese antiques

After 3,000 years of civilisation, China is rich in antique treasures. 

Chinese antiques have stood the test of time to tell their country’s history through fiercely precise craftsmanship and beautiful details. 

Looking to decorate with Chinese antiques? Find inspiration in these tips for styling your home with priceless pieces from one of the world’s most iconic design inspirations. 

Styling a kitchen with Chinese antiques

When styling a kitchen with Chinese antiques, adopt a straightforward approach.

Incorporate subtle accents like handmade wine jars and round woven baskets or antique rattan baskets as countertop accessories and style with fresh fruit, herbs or dried flowers. 

For a more prominent feature, place a collection of rustic Chinese Round Terracotta Tofu Pots underneath an open counter table for a traditional countryside feel.

Collection of antique Chinese pots positioned in front of concrete wall.

Styling a living room with Chinese corner cabinets

As the centrepiece for the living room, integrate a Chinese antique buffet cabinet, and style with complimenting homewares or floral arrangements.

For more subtle styling, pair an antique Chinese corner cabinet with a few Chinese jade calligraphy brushes on display.


Styling a bedroom with Chinese antiques

Style your bedroom with a practical, yet bold antique Chinese elm sideboard.

Introduce a collection of suitable homeware accessories, floral arrangements or elegant wrought-iron candlestick to create a vintage feel in the bedroom.


Styling a courtyard with Chinese antiques

Bring a small courtyard or patio space to life with a statement bamboo daybed, antique Chinese stools and an abundance of tall standing greenery.

Complete the space with subtle accents like Chinese wheel axels, bamboo baskets and lidded tofu pots.

Chinese antique pot filled with prickly, green plant.

Start integrating Chinese antiques into your home

Before styling your home with Chinese antique-style furniture, you might want to enlist the help of a professional stylist.

Need help picking the perfect Chinese vintage pieces for your home? Contact the team at Water tiger.

 Learn about how our founder Kathy sources all our beautiful vintage pieces.