We make out a drawing room in the Japanese style
The interior design in Japanese style attracts with its unchanged simplicity and elegance. Natural materials, strict geometry of forms, an abundance of light and perfect color combinations - all this is a living room in the Japanese style. Harmony and intimacy with nature will not leave anyone indifferent.
Of course, it is quite difficult to recreate an authentic interior, as in traditional houses of Japan, because of the differences in the daily life of different cultures. However, designers offer many beautiful stylized options that can be seen in numerous photos.
Color and finishing materials
Japanese style involves the use of restrained colors from two or three colors that are close to natural: all sorts of beige, sand, brown, muted green. To create a contrast, it is allowed to introduce some bright color, but in general the design is based on nuances.
Finishing materials must be natural, because the basic principle of the Japanese style is life in harmony with nature. The floor is best made of light wood, for the ceiling also should not use dark colors. If you allow the dimensions of the living room, you can sheathe the walls with wood panels or just plaster, glue with neutral wallpaper calm. To diversify the interior, one of the walls can be made contrast.
Tip: A classic item for zoning in a Japanese home is a screen made of translucent rice paper on a frame. In the adapted interior of the living room, it can also be used simply as a decor. Without loading space, the easy screen will perfectly emphasize the image of Eastern exoticism.
Examples of design living rooms in a minimalist Japanese style can be viewed in the photo, which are in large quantities posted on the Internet.
Photo: wooden plate blinds
Photo: a soft carpet in the living room will add warmth and comfort to the interior.
Furniture and accessories
In traditional Japanese homes, furniture practically does not appear: the bed in the bedroom replaces the mattress, and the usual sofa for the European in the living room - the mat. In the stylized interiors, furniture, of course, is present, but only the most necessary, endowed with authentic features.
The lines of the form should be concise, the Japanese style does not welcome wood carving, curved legs, pretentiousness. Sofa, chairs, poufs are low and strictly geometric. Upholstery should be made of solid monochromatic, preferably natural material, excluding leather and suede. If the whole room is decorated with light materials, dark wood furniture will look spectacular.
Photo: calligraphic elements on the walls
You can decorate the sofa with decorative pillows. Also on the floor will be appropriate soft carpet, which will give the living room warmth and comfort. Minimalism does not involve the use of various decorative elements. However, if the Japanese-style living room without decorations looks empty, aromatic lamps and incense on a stand, traditional fans, calligraphic panels or Japanese painting will fit beautifully into the interior.
A Japanese-style living room will look more vibrant when there are flowers in simple but elegant vases made of glass or ceramics, ikebana, and bonsai. An important point is the use of not only shelves and racks for various trifles, but also niches in the walls in order to maximize the saving of free space.
Photo: decorative bonsai tree in the interior of the Japanese-style living room
Photo: living room lighting option
It is preferable to hang light silk curtains or roller cotton curtains on the windows. Blinds from wooden plates will also do. The main thing is to abandon the thick curtains that prevent sun rays from entering the living room.
In the Japanese style inappropriate sharp, too bright artificial light. To create a soft diffused lighting is good to use classic shades of rice paper, white, colored or with a characteristic pattern.