Chinoiserie inspired fabric designs featuring the much-loved pagoda, tropical birds, dragons and other Asian motifs have been fashionable since the 17th century and are currently some of our most wanted fabric patterns for the home!

Traditional “Chinoiserie” is rooted in the Aristocratic European interpretation of Chinese decorative arts. Think delicate lines, stylized adornment, soft colors and exotic pattern. Modern Chinoiserie, however, runs the gamut; bold, saturated color and playful design to refined, literal and worldly pattern. 

Photo of a Chinoiserie themed painting by Harrison Howard.

East of The Moon original artwork by Harrison Howard.

 

Pagoda themed fabric – the perfect way to accent your ginger jar collection!

 

Speaking of Ginger jars, give traditional ‘blue and white’ a boost with splashes of navy, pink or chartreuse found in many of our ornamental pagoda patterned fabrics.

 

For those who want to bridge the gap between modern and traditional Oriental fabric patterns, Neo Toile from Robert Allen is easily suitable for any interior and is available in several colorways. This versatile fabric features soaring birds, willow trees, undulating, foreign landscapes and naturally, Pagodas!

 

Neo Toile’s color palette appeals to both genders and pairs nicely with coordinating graphic prints such as geometric or faux bamboo designs. One such is Decowaves fabric from designer, Sarah Richardson, who has created a line of designer fabrics for Kravet,  flaunting an Oriental flair and modern color palette.

 

Photo of a gray printed fabric.

Decowaves Pumice from Sarah Richardson for Kravet

 

New from Regal Fabrics is a pagoda themed pattern called Zen.

 

Zen embodies a softer, organic aesthetic featuring refined pagodas and bonsai trees. Although the fabric is polyester, the hand provides texture and has the look of weighty linen. Zen drapes beautifully in window treatments and is durable enough for upholstery applications. For added pizzazz, try a complementary tape trim down the edge of drapery panels or in boxed cushions.

 

Photo of a neutral Oriental fabric with pagodas and bonsai trees.

Zen in color Pearl

 

Pagodas have not only been an influential home decor trend and favorite shape, they are synonymous with timeless, classic design. Shop a variety of whimsical, Chinoiserie fabrics from trusted manufacturers like Waverly, Covington, Lacefield Design and more!