Japanese style suggests minimalism, modesty and clarity. A Japanese-style apartment always looks clean and tidy: you can relax and be alone with yourself in it, so that nothing distracts from meditation. You will have to get rid of decorative elements and leave only the most necessary for life.
FEATURES OF USING JAPANESE STYLE IN AN APARTMENT
- contrast of cold beige with dark brown in decoration (walls – moldings) and furniture (frame – upholstery);
- mats on the table or on the floor (rough woven rugs are sometimes used instead);
- furniture of small size, consists of clear geometric shapes with right angles;
- rice paper lampshades;
- framed hieroglyphs;
- availability of free space in the room;
- high windows, bamboo blinds;
- shelves on the walls;
- retractable partitions;
- built-in furniture;
- sakura images.
The Japanese style is very restrained, excess is alien to it, because of its conservatism, it is not suitable for all modern families. But for those who love order and conciseness, this style will become a real outlet, turning the interior into a place of rest, mental relaxation and renunciation of the outside world. Apartment design in Japanese style is not so easy to implement, because its most important element is the finish, which allows only beige and milky colors with contrasting black skirting cornices. The furniture is chosen miniature, it may have no backs, the legs are usually hidden, it should be white or cream. The only contrasting color accent in a Japanese-style apartment is red – it can be pillows, bedspreads, towels. Designers advise using the Japanese style not for the whole apartment, but for one of its rooms, although this oriental interior is ideal for a studio apartment.