Oriental aesthetics combines strict minimalism with softness and elegance. The Japanese style submits the interior to strict rules, but this is precisely its advantage. Knowing all the ingredients and following the recipe exactly, you can easily embody the eastern beauty and symbolism in your home. This style requires space, so it is well suited for an apartment with a free layout or studio. Here are the basic rules for interior decoration in the spirit of Japan:
Eastern philosophy tends to order and does not welcome the riot of colors and mid-tones. The design should be based on no more than three basic colors. Natural pastel colors as beige, sand, cream, and white are preferred. Dark colors are needed to create contrast and harmony. To emphasize light walls in Japanese interiors, dark wood furniture is often used.
The basis of the eastern interior in nature and contemplation. Natural materials or artificial ones with imitation of wood, stone or bamboo must be used in the decoration of the premises. For walls, decoration with natural textures as rattan, gunny, embossed wallpaper, and bamboo are good. You can combine all these materials or use their inserts on light walls.
Regard to furniture the Japanese interior also has several strict rules. The main one is the earthliness. A table, chairs, sofas should be on low massive legs and best of all without them. Historically, this is due to the danger of an earthquake in this region.
The Japanese atmosphere reflects the principles of minimalism well and the room should have only the most necessary furniture. At the same time, do not forget about functionality. In the eastern interior, there is no large number of chests of drawers, stands, dressers. It is better to use transformer items that can serve as a table or as a chest for things.
The furniture visually should look concise, simple form and without unnecessary decor. Cabinets in the Japanese interior are built into the walls or located in a separate room. To delimit the space using lightweight sliding partitions. This is an excellent solution for dividing into zones in a studio apartment as such structures are easy to move, collapse or remove.
The choice of decor for the Japanese interior should be approached very carefully and there should be few accessories so that each of them will attract attention. Engravings depicting sakura blossoms, birds, bamboo, textiles with traditional Japanese ornaments enliven and soften the austere asceticism of the Japanese interior.
The choice of items for decoration is large and it can be Japanese lanterns, paper lamps, ikebana, delicate elegant vases, and caskets. The most difficult thing is to resist all this splendor and not turn your apartment into a low-grade sushi bar. It is better to periodically replace accessories, updating the interior, than to exhibit everything at once.
A Japanese house is a continuation of the garden, only part of it and not the most important one. The frameless glass walls should face a picturesque courtyard with a fountain or pond, surrounded by greenery. This option is not for the average apartment but natural elements in the Japanese interior are mandatory and not only in the form of decoration materials. Remember that a sense of proportion in Eastern philosophy is the most important, so an aquarium and a bonsai will be enough.
Bonsai is an exact copy of a real tree in miniature. It can be deciduous, coniferous or flowering plants, indoor or intended for growing in the fresh air. You can find bonsai in specialized stores, some of which deliver plants to your home. If you can find bonsai then even the usual pine, ficus, and juniper in miniature will look original. Another plant traditional for Japanese culture which can be used in the creation of the oriental design is bamboo.
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