It has long been observed that a person, arriving home after an eventful working day, is trying to find and fill in what he lacked all day. In our fast-paced life, filled with dozens of large and small cases, sometimes you want to stop in this race in circles and think about who we are and why we live. That is, coming home, come to his senses. Home furnishings should have this. Is it because of so much in recent years the desire of many people to furnish their home, and above all the bedroom, in the tradition of minimalism? After all, it is precisely with a minimal number of different objects in the room that the thoughts calm down and gradually recede into the background all the worries of the past day. If you are constantly visited by such a desire, decorate the bedroom in the Japanese style with your own hands - the standard of calm, brevity and balance.
Features of Japanese style in the interior: remember the story
The nature of any national interior is made up of the peculiarities of the life of the indigenous population. Climate, geographical location, relations with neighboring countries have their influence. Japan, away from the busy trade routes, has been distinctive for a long time. This affected the interior of the Japanese dwelling, which has not changed much over the past few centuries. Until now, the Japanese use natural materials such as solid wood, rice paper, reeds and natural fabrics (linen, silk, cotton) in the construction and decoration of the house.
Five whales of Japanese style in the interior
A small insight into the history helped us to see the basic principles of the formation of the Japanese interior:
- minimum of items and furniture;
- use of natural materials;
- mobile partitions instead of walls;
- natural motifs in a few ornaments.
Understanding these principles will help create an authentic atmosphere in your bedroom and fill it with the spirit of this ancient distinctive culture. Although in some moments it will have to do with its imitation, since the layout and size of the room in an apartment building may differ significantly from the traditional Japanese house.
Design a bedroom in Japanese style should start with finishing the room. Let's start from the very top - from the ceiling.
Ceiling for bedroom
The best solution for the design of the ceiling in the Japanese style is matte stretch fabric. A good alternative to it is a suspended ceiling - regular or combined. Guides can be chosen in a contrasting color imitating the overlap of wood, and some of the hanging plates can be replaced with frosted glass, giving diffused soft light. The rest of the plates let them be white or resemble the color of light wood.
In Japanese tradition, the walls are often wooden frames, tied with rice paper.
In our conditions, to maintain the color of sufficiently suitable for the style of wallpaper. Maximum imitation can be obtained by wrapping the walls with a suitable fabric and upholstering with wooden slats.
The best material for the floor - natural wood. Laminate can be an inexpensive replacement for it. Sex in color should not be much different from the walls. National floor mats - tatami are necessarily located on the floor. Real tatami made from rice straw, but for the bedroom it is quite suitable for any style materials. It is advisable to choose natural, it will look good imitation woven rug.
Color and light in the Japanese interior
For the design of the bedroom in the Japanese style choose all shades of wood, white, beige, gray, gray-green. Popular rich pink, reminiscent of blossoming Sakura. It should literally be denoted in the interior. The most radical colors are black and red. They are used as a contrast.
Japanese furniture is characterized by simple lines, squat and lack of decorative details on the surface. Upholstery of its soft parts should be durable and natural. Suitable leather, suede, thick cotton or linen fabric. The very furniture in the bedroom should be as small as possible. This requires a tradition of minimalism. In order not to suffer functionality and convenience, the choice of pieces of furniture must be carefully considered. Ideally, in the Japanese bedroom there is only a mattress, but what was good for the Japanese in the 19th century will not always suit the Europeans. We used to sleep in a stationary bed and put things somewhere.
Before choosing furniture, you need to calculate how many things you have to clean up in storage and decide whether you need a full wardrobe or you can do with drawers that are built into the bed. If things are few, it is better to pick up a bed-podium. Almost all of these models are equipped with drawers for storing bedding. If you can not do without a separate cabinet, closet or built-in wardrobe. If desired, you can put small chests. They are widely distributed in the country of the rising sun.
A low wooden table for tea ceremonies will successfully fit into a spacious bedroom. Since we don’t drink tea in the bedroom, it is possible to put a couple of decorations on the table: a photo in a wooden frame, an ikebana in a stylized vase or a living bonsai tree.
They should be quite a bit, so as not to transform the imitation of style in the absence of taste. Appropriate will be:
- dwarf bonsai trees;
- hieroglyphic images;
- floor vases;
- Netsuke figures.
If all the walls in the bedroom are plain, one of them can be decorated with photo printing with traditional Japanese scenes - bamboo branches, flying cranes, blossoming cherry blossoms. The same motifs are usually decorated with screens. Mirrors in such a bedroom should not be present, like any smooth shiny surfaces. Textures resembling natural fabrics and paper are appropriate.
Windows, in our understanding, are absent in the Japanese home, they are replaced by external partitions. Since the curtains will still be needed to decorate the windows in the bedroom, it is better to stop the choice on rolls of a suitable color. For curtain material, you can use a thick fabric or woven mat. Also suitable for Japanese curtains - straight sliding cloth sheets.
A bedroom decorated in this way will surely give you a feeling of peace and tranquility, sleep will be sound and calm, and awakening will be vigorous and joyful.