There is a growing popularity of the ‘minimalistic’ Japanese style that has found its way into the world of bedroom design. And for good reason too! Japanese themes always find a balance between simplicity and sophistication.
By incorporating the principle of ‘less is more’ for your sleeping space, you can strike a balance between harmony and luxury. That said, if you are thinking about experimenting with a Japanese theme for your bedroom, then the following tips should prove helpful.
Start From The Bottom And Move Up
There is a prominent bottom-up characteristic to any Japanese themed interior decoration. Hence, it is best you begin your bedroom transformation from the floor and slowly move upwards. Choosing the type of tatami mats is a good starting point.
Tatami mats in their original avatar were made from rice straws but today you can find a lot of variations to their make. Choose something that will comfortable to the sole of your feet. You could either choose to place a big spread in front of your bed or smaller ones around it.
Earthy Walls vs Colourful Accents
The common theme in Japanese decor is the neutrality and earthiness in their tone. Colors such as beige, brown and black are ever prominent in Japanese color schemes and are therefore good choices for dressing up your bedroom walls.
Next is the choice of accent pieces such as your sheets, bed cover, curtains and decoration pieces like statues, calligraphy prints. Choose bright effervescent shades of green, red, orange or blue to bring balance to the overall color composition of the room through accent pieces.
Choose The Right Furniture
Last but not the least is the choice of furniture. Keep in mind that authentic Japanese interiors feel spacious and centered. The latter aspect is derived from choosing furniture like the bed which is as low to the ground as possible. In fact, some interior decors have just mattress sitting on a mat.
You can achieve the spaciousness bit by carefully choosing the type and size of secondary furniture. To put it bluntly, do not clutter the bedroom space with furniture.