We have talked about decor and space for Japanese style interiors, but this time around, we will take the basic things into consideration. Here is everything that you wanted to know for each part of the Japanese style home.
The basic ideas: When you want a home in Japanese style, minimalism is the key for everything. Emotions and details are very controlled with only things that are fundamentally essential, and there is a sense of calmness in each room that makes way for a meditative mood. Designers don’t use all the space that is available, but the entire house has ample free space available for air to flow around naturally.
Most of the rooms are large enough and serve more than a few purposes, so the living room may include the dining and the kitchen area. As for the materials, nature rules the key, so look for paper, stone, wood, and bamboo for construction and design. Among the colors, yellow, gray, beige is most prominent, and there can be accented use of red.
Ideas for walls, ceilings and lighting: Walls in Japanese homes are more like screens rather than walls, so voluminous walls are not desired. Using beige, gray along with white, the designs are more about smoothness of textures and surfaces. The Japanese panels of windows have glass and wood blended together, with small blocks for more light and design. Designing the windows for your home in this style would require good graphic patterns for roll approach curtains that come in natural fabrics like cotton.
Ideas for lighting and furniture: Japanese homes have a very unique game of light and shadow happening all the time, so the lighting is very subtle and muted. You can find unique styles of Japanese lanterns, often known traditionally as futons, which can be added apart from soft LED lights. In line with theme are the needs for furniture, which is again very simple and easy to the eyes. You can find a lot of closets and podiums with drawers that are used to store unwanted things in the house. Simple lines and geometrical shapes without any twists, the furniture is more about low height. From the ottomans to the sofas, everything is close to the ground.
What not to have: Certain things are totally unwanted and unacceptable in Japanese homes, which include all kinds of bright colors. You can be using a little of color, but that should be in small quantities and meant for accenting, rather than in bold shades. Complicated modern style furniture that have unique shapes can ruin the looks, so stick to the basics. Unlike modern homes in the west, there are no unwanted shining designs for surfaces here. Things that are not needed are not kept in open, and avoid using too much of decorative items and artifacts.
Japanese love natural things and objects for decoration, but that should be again minimal!