How to Make Your Own Japanese Bedroom?

The minimalistic Japanese theme is now gaining popularity and moving into the world of the bedroom. You must be wondering – why? Well, Japanese style is highly sophisticated and simple. It focuses on “less is more” and thus allows one to transform his bedroom into a luxurious retreat.

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The right way to design the bedroom is to start with the floors and slowly work upwards. For covering the floor, consider tatami mats.  Tatami mat is a traditional material used in Japanese homes to cover the floor. The traditional tatami mats are made of rice straw, and is highly comfortable for bare feet. In addition, if you find covering the entire floor a cumbersome task then place a tatami mat on the floor.Place a big mat in front of the bed or in the seating area.

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Secondly, decide a color scheme for the room. Traditionally, Japanese décor features neutral earthy tones. Colors you may consider are cream, brown, beige and black. Select any of these colors to dress the walls of your bedroom. Bring in splashes of colors by using bright nature colors through accent pieces.  Orange, blue, green and red are common accent colors that can be incorporated through paintings, linens and decorative accessories.

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Thirdly, you need to furnish the room. The furniture pieces that are used in Japanese Culture are close to the floor and thus impart a centered feel. The bed you choose for your Japanese themed room must be as low as possible. You may also place the futon mattress directly on the floor. Complement the bed with a bamboo or a basic lacquered dresser. Keep in mind that furniture pieces that cater to the functional need are only introduced to the bedroom. So, please do not clutter the room and destroy the theme.

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Lastly, you need to accessorize or decorate the room. Try to select the decorative elements in natural materials such as bamboo, rice paper, or wood. Enhance the bed or the benches or chairs of the room with silk pillows and cushions. You may hang silk curtains on the windows. Rice paper lanterns hanged from the ceiling also look good. For the walls, hang one or two Japanese art painting such as a cherry blossom or any other nature inspired sober art work.

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There are things you can borrow from Asian interior design when decorating every room of your home. In the case of the bedroom, these elements take the form of some specific pieces of furniture, accessories, materials and finishes and we’ve going to explore some of the most popular and straight-forward options.

A low bed.

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Japanese furniture is usually low to the ground. In the case of the bedroom, this would best translate into a Japanese bed or one that has a suitable design. Platform beds often used in contemporary interior designs are excellent.{found on formaonline}.

Textural balance.

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Balance is very important in Asian interior décor. Everything must be chosen carefully. The textures should work well together and they can be highlighted with accent lighting or using the right colors and color combinations.{found on icustomdesigns}.

Nature inside the room.

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Another defining characteristic of Asian interior design is the beautiful connection between the interior spaces and the exterior and nature in particular. Bring some of that natural freshness and beauty inside the bedroom. Perhaps a bonsai tree would be just what the room needs.

Open space and natural light.

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keep the bedroom open and airy. It would definitely help if the room had large windows or glass walls. Natural light should inundate the room, making it look fresh, vibrant and welcoming. To emphasize the openness of the space, simplify all the furniture as much as possible.

Natural colors.

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Extremely bold or neon colors are not something you see in Asian-inspired interiors or in bedrooms in general. So focus on natural colors, inspired by organic materials or by other elements found in nature such as stone, wood or vegetation.{found on imidesignstudio}.

Sliding doors or screens.

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Shoji screens are popular in Japanese interiors but they’re not the only option you have when designing an Asian-inspired bedroom. There are also other types of sliding doors or screens you can use. These window coverings give the bedroom a rich and authentic look.

Handcrafted wall art.

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There are several options when decorating the walls of an Asian-inspired bedroom. One of them is to use something similar to this hand painted silk screen. It’s simple but really lovely, with a theme that highlights the style chosen for the room.