The interior created according to the laws of the Japanese style can be described as a kind of designer ode dedicated to the perfection of simplicity and functionality. In the Japanese home, absolutely everything is aimed at ensuring the harmony of the human body and spirit.
It is almost impossible to recreate the impeccable interior in the Japanese style in our realities, because our climate is not the same, and our views on home improvement are different. But to introduce into it some elements reflecting the Japanese spirit and meeting the basic design concepts, the task is quite solvable.
To make the room that you design match the Japanese style You should follow a few basic rules:
Japanese Style Interior Design
B indoors, stylized Japanese style, is unacceptable is the use of variegated and bright catchy colors. The color scale is accepted to choose in pleasant to the eye quiet, not striking, natural tones. Especially in demand are delicate beige, cream, white and light gray shades. As an additional contrast and shading color for combination with the main tone, black is often used.
Rich chocolate tones and mahogany color are considered highly undesirable.
Ikebana in the interior
Paul. It is advisable that the floor be wooden. In order to save money, bamboo laminate can be used as a floor covering. A mat (tatami) must be laid on the floor, which should be updated every six months.
Walls. They are sliding screens (wooden frames covered with rice paper). We can replace rice paper with wallpaper, stylized as bamboo or Japanese ornament or with a picturesque oriental pattern. The walls of the room can be draped with a natural monochromatic fabric. They should be kept in the same color with the floor, only for the walls the color is used a couple of colors lighter.
Ceiling. Optimal is a matte stretch ceiling, preferably monophonic. But as an option, the suspended ceiling with illumination from special plates made of frosted glass will do.
Multiplicity of lighting points
Lighting. Lighting in the room should be enough. The light should not be bright, especially in the bedroom. The muted light of the Japanese since ancient times is called the lunar. Floor lamps or sconces with lampshades on which traditional Japanese drawing is applied are well suited as lighting devices. The colors of the lamps should match the color of the room.
Curtains. Japanese curtains are rather narrow sheets that move horizontally like a screen. The analogue of Japanese curtains are Roman blinds.
Furniture. It is characteristic of Japanese furniture: clear geometry, simplicity of lines, lack of artistic decorative details. As a rule, the furniture has a smooth surface and must certainly be low. The ideal solution for a small room is a built-in wardrobe with sliding door-screens and a low table for tea ceremonies.
Accessories. Despite minimalism, typical of Japanese homes, rooms are decorated with a large number of objects and traditional decorative elements, such as bonsai, exotic ikebana, figurines of Japanese gods, floor vases with landscape drawings or images of a pagoda, cranes or sakura blossoms . The most spectacular wall decorations are large Japanese fans, as well as samurai swords and daggers. Images of hieroglyphs on bedspreads, paintings and lamp shades look harmoniously. The most striking decoration of the room is a Japanese sliding screen, with which you can zone the space.
Creating the atmosphere of a Japanese dwelling at home, it should be remembered that everything in it should be aimed at creating an atmosphere of peace, rest, relaxation and meditation.
Japanese Interior Functionality
Japanese interior with an unusual ceiling
Table for tea ceremony
Bedroom in Japan
Japanese Style Curtains
Minimalism of Japanese interior
Kitchen Japanese style