Are you considering changing up your living room for 2017 but are stuck for the style to go for? How about designing a Japanese-inspired space? If life is pretty hectic and you want to create a living area that’s calm, tranquil, and stylish, Japanese design could be perfect for you. If you have ever been to Japan, you will know that everything about Japanese interior design is very zen – it’s clean, uncluttered, and wonderfully smart and stylish.
If you would like a home (or living room) that’s more peaceful and harmonious, then opting to mimic Japanese home design could be the perfect option. Especially as creating a Japanese-inspired living room is much easier than you would think. To create a home that’s steeped in Japanese style, here are some design ideas to take note of.
Have a clear out, declutter and become a minimalist
The first thing that you should know about Japanese interior design is that it’s wonderfully minimalist and uncluttered. If you want to create a living room that is inspired by Japanese design, it needs to be free of mess and clutter. So the first step is to have a clear out and declutter, then once you have done this, you should try to become a minimalist. Being a minimalist means only keeping what you need, in order to avoid clutter. Take your time clearing stuff out and be ruthless – if you are going to keep an item, ensure that it has a purpose.
Bring nature indoors
When it comes to Japanese design styles, a common trait is to include nature in your home in some way. You see, in Japan, it’s customary to add nature to each and every room in the house, to create a calmer and more harmonious space. To add a Japanese touch to your living room, add Japanese plants such as bamboo and bonsai trees to the space. This will add a Japanese vibe and will help to give the room a calmer feel. As well as adding plants to your living room, you could also consider accessories that link to nature, such as wall art that depicts nature or ceramic ornaments – you can shop for ceramic bowls online and look for styles that incorporate nature.
Get the furniture right
Most Japanese furniture is low to the ground, so pick out pieces that are designed in the same style. The good news is that there are plenty of places that you can get this style of furniture for an affordable price, so there’s no need to stress about your budget. A lot of Japanese homes incorporate floor cushions into their design, so instead of bean bags for the kids why not invest in floor cushions?
Create an open space
Last but not least, to create a space that looks and feel Japanese, it’s important to ensure it’s open and filled with light. For this reason, a lot of Japanese homes replace walls and regular doors with sliding doors or screens, allowing them to create spaces that are larger, more open, and lighter.
To create a living room that is Japanese-inspired, take note of the tips and ideas above and implement them in your home.