For modern people, Japanese interior design offers peaceful atmosphere, balance to nature and living in simplicity way. Asymmetric construction combined with simple line architecture style offer calm oasis for rest. No modern furniture here. All are replaced with simple and simple size furniture. Japanese interior design is influenced by Eastern culture which propose balancing concept through all elements. It represents living in balance way. Recognize cultural behind that concept before adopting this stunning interior design style.
Close to nature. Japanese interior design propose balance in everything both indoor and outdoor aspects.Design, color, furniture and accessories are arranged to show balancing concept. To give impression environment friendly, Japanese interior is designed with open space, where from inside room, eyes can enjoy outdoor view. Not stopping here, pictures of popular Japan trees like bamboo and bonsai trees look also adorning room interior. If you plant real bamboo at your yard and put bonsai trees outside your room, it would be better bringing real traditional Japanese atmosphere.
Materials selection. Bamboo floor or wooden floor look prominent in Japanese interior design. It makes room interior inside felt shady and cold. Right way to relax, release stress and blood tension. Bamboo floor existing combined with rice paper as screen and solid wood for furniture. Both black and light color are used at Japanese furniture. To grab attention, border statement is added through red and white colors.
Clutter free. You will not find clutter view at Japanese interior design. Here amount of furniture and items are limited to display open space decoration. If people want to enjoy hot tea, they sit on the floor above tatami mats and tea is served on low table. Japan people have brilliant concept to function interior elements as a art work. Wall are made from ornamented screen, we call it shoji screen. Other art work elements: painting of Fujiyama mountain, sakura flower and Japan traditional umbrella. They don’t need too many items like sculpture and collectible stuff to attract people attention.
Color scheme. At colors selection, Japanese interior decorating is influenced by Zen concept by applying grass green, combined with neutral colors like tan and beige. If you see now some Japanese interior is designed with red, black and white, these are not real traditional Japanese interior style. They have adopted modern touch to make it more commercial and receivable by modern people.
Shoji screen. Existing of shoji screen and sliding door are a must at Japanese interior design. This shoji screen is made from rice paper. It’s more for decorating purpose rather than real wall. Shoji screen is used to border between indoor and outdoor and also between each room. Using of sliding door can save space. Just push and pull to open and close. No need to swing like ordinary door.
Tatami mats. Beige tatami mats are used for covering bamboo or wooden flooring. These tatami mats are made from straw and rice then bordered with darker color to improve appearance. For modern Japanese interior design, these tatami mats can be replaced with rug in the same texture and pattern.
Versatile room. Traditional Japanese room is used for receiving guests and for rest. At original Japanese interior design, this room is completed with roller mattress. When night come or no guests come, mattress is opened as bed for sleeping.
Ranma. Ranma is light and air channel to brighten and fresh room inside. Ranma is part of Japanese interior from carved wood which installed between shoji screen and ceiling. Built in long and rectangle shape. As above mentioned, all elements are also as art work, ranma is pretty element as wall decoration.