How to Achieve Japanese Interior Decorating Style

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If you are looking for a new decorating style for your home, one great look to consider is that of Japanese decorating. Adopting an Eastern mindset when decorating allows you to use interesting colors, textures and furnishings to create an uncluttered, peaceful space.

  • Redo your flooring. If your budget allows for this major of a cost, you can replace carpet or tile with highly polished bamboo flooring to form the basis for your new Japanese interior.

  • Paint. Choosing off whites or neutral colors for your walls creates a harmonic background and a sense of order in your Japanese decorating. This orderliness is a key element of Japanese design, allowing you to achieve your design goals.

  • Clear out the clutter. Throw away, give away or put away all the little bits and pieces that fill your space. Balance and peacefulness are two of the pillars of Japanese decorating and cannot be present in a room full of stuff.

  • Invite nature into your space. You can add an orchid, a small fountain or a bamboo plant to create an authentic Japanese interior. Including nature in your Japanese decorating adds an element of serenity that is vital to Japanese design.

  • Add one major focal point. Whether you choose to paint one pillar with red lacquer or hang a tatami mat on the wall, allow yourself only one accent piece to maintain the Japanese feel of your room. Placing the focal point in the center of the room will draw visitors in and invite them to share the Japanese feeling of your space.

Tips & Warnings

  • Remember that in Japanese interior decorating, less is more. Use one accent piece, one plant or one floor mat, not two or more.
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