How To Add Japanese Style To Your Home
Adding a Japanese interior design setting to your home can help you achieve an amazing orientation for your home. The Incorporation of unique aesthetics borrowed from Taoism makes Japanese interior design simple and modest. If you take the time to understand the Japanese culture, you will definitely fall in love with their interior design style. There are several ways that you can incorporate these styles in your home to achieve their level of harmony brought by them.
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Saturating some of the unique aspect of nature into the interior design of your home is one of the main pillars of the Japanese culture. To them, it is actually a way of showing respect to the world they live in. If you wish to adopt this this type of interior design, you can try adding traditional Japanese plants such as bamboo and bonsai. You can also use other plants as long as you keep them light and lovely. The presence of life and the green environment will give your home Japanese feel. In addition to having plants around your home; another aspect of Japanese interior design involves the use of large and expansive windows to bring out the beauty of nature inside the house.
Image: Japanese wisteria bonsai – stunning example of bringing the outside in. GANREF
Japanese interior design also appreciates the serene sound of bubbling water. You can incorporate such this type of setting in your house by having soaking tabs installed. To give it a more Japanese look, try having the tabs small, deep and made with a side bench. This is actually how the traditional Japanese soaking tabs were made. Hearing the sound of bubbling water can greatly help with your meditation process; you should therefore consider having this design in your home.
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Japanese interior designs use wood elements and bamboo as a way of trying to harmonize nature into their homes. By using wooden flooring, doors and frames can, you will get that Japanese feel. You may not be able to access the exact type of woods used by the Japanese, but bamboo is not that hard to find. It can also be used to provide very decorative designs in your home.
In the entry of your house, you can have a Japanese style entryway where it will serve as a place to receive visitors. You can have the entry way made with a shelf where your guests can store their shoes after removing them. Also ensure there are indoor slippers they can put on. To enhance the Japanese style, you can have a stone tile flooring in the entry way. There are so many things you can borrow from Japanese interior designs which will give you home a whole new look.
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