Geisha’s, kimono’s, botanical gardens, floral patterns and silk fabrics…Japan is our great source for creating unique and unusual interiors. It’s a culture of ancient rituals, which is amazingly strong interwoven with design and interior. Their interior is set up in a mind full way and all about creating balance and harmony. Time to learn something about Japanese home interiors.
Because our love for Japan, we have some interesting facts about the Japanese interior style to share with you and selected our top picks of Japanese inspiration that we use in our projects!
Fresh and clean is very important in Japanese homes. Houses are made from wood, supported by wooden pillars. When entering, shoes are taken off in the ‘genkan’, or entrance. On the wooden flooring they placed ‘Tatami’ mats since 600 years ago. Which remains fresher than carpet during Japan’s humid months. So when you decorate in Japanese style, keep in mind that you don’t use carpet or rugs.
Japanese interior and architecture is based on the ‘Feng Shui’ concept. Literally this means ‘wind and water’. They believe that design and the way of decorating design will influence the luck and wealthy being of the human. How? Focussing on the harmony of natural and created forms. The philosophy is creating harmony and balance between opposites.
There are many beautiful fabrics in floral design. In what amount do we use fabrics in a Japanese interior style? Well, don’t be disappointed..only for cushions. For window covering and dividing rooms they use the typical screens of wood and paper; ’shoji’.
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We love ancient rituals: Japanese home interiors. Posted by Ethnic Chic