What is Japanese Furniture Style?
Japanese Furniture Style is a challenge to define but is easier to describe. The first thing to know is how it combines both traditional Japanese design and modern design principles. However, Japanese interior design also incorporates many other styles and factors that make it difficult to fit in a simple definition.
However, this blog will arrange the principles that are common features of Japanese interior design:
Choose bright, white, and yellow colors
No, I’m not talking about Scandi interiors – the minimalistic décor, light wood and white patches that cover the room are also common in many Japanese interiors these days.
Achieving luxury in the interior is the desire of many Japanese homeowners, so such a combination contributes to that. Yellow wood, such as maple or hinoki (a type of cypress), helps to enhance interior lighting.
Combine this with a clean, white paint, a dust-free surface and like in this kitchen chairs you can see through to enhance the flow of light, etc. – you have your own peace.
Happy empty space
If you really want to try the Japanese feel of your home, you’ll have to learn to love space – and that means empty space too.
Space is said to trigger our imagination and the beauty of empty space is that it gives us space to breathe and let our mind wander, rather than just staring at what’s there.
Another reason why emptiness is seen as positive is that it offers an appreciation of detail and craftsmanship.
Japanese culture today is still heavily influenced by shokunin kishitsu (‘craftsman spirit’), which focuses on details and ‘clean’ aesthetic beauty. Even their lunch box, called a bento box, was completely symmetrical and beautiful.
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Indoor / outdoor flow generation
The main principle of Japanese design is to create circulation between nature indoors and outdoors, in order to appreciate both factors.
The Japanese value the seasons, so their ability to cope with change is often a part of any home.
Nurturing a plant
As you may have noticed, Japanese people invest a lot in personal space and space to breathe.
As mentioned, they also love to encourage nature to enter their home.
A myth about Japanese cities is that they are all neon blocks and towers, but remember that Japanese people respect the incorporation of nature into everyday life?
That means one thing: plants are everywhere!
Whether it is a hanging plant, a small pot, a larger pot or simply a tree grown on a decorative shelf, a hanging tree decorated with green leaves is chosen by many people.