Have you ever been fascinated by the feel of the Japanese decor? If you have ever went on a journey to Japan, you know that this look is very popular over there and it make a big impression too. There is a way that you can get the Japanese decor in your home with minimal effort. In fact, you probably don't need to spend a lot of money at all.
The Japanese home decor feel is about finding balance, space, and the simple decor. There is nothing extravagant about the furniture or the appliances that go into a home this is not the way that they want to look to be like. Now, don't go cleaning out your home and throwing away the appliances and decorations you already have. Just save them for another room in the home instead.
Start with the basics in furniture. The first thing to consider is the kotastsu. This is a large table that sits very low to the floor and it has a small heater placed underneath. This is a place that everyone meets in the home to eat and to talk as well as being the focal point in the room.
Don't fill the room with furniture that you cannot use; you want enough furniture to sit in but you do not want to take up a lot of space and create the cluttered look.
It's normal for a Japanese home to have a Tatami, or mat that you place on the floor. You can have one large Tatami or you can have several of them in one room. If you don't have a Tatami or you can purchase several bamboo area rugs. Bamboo rugs are the perfect addition to this look if you don't have access to a Japanese rug. Bamboo blinds are also used as part of the decor. These bamboo blinds were also called sudare and they would actually provide a petition between rooms so you could not see through them.
One of the most versatile beds was invented in Japan. The futon was a part of the complete decor. It not only saved on space but it was a bed when someone needed a place to sleep and a sofa when someone needed to sit. The futon was originally on a wooden frame but today there are metal frames to choose from too. The mattress on the original futon was much thicker than the ones we see today. There was not frame to the bed either.
One of the most popular looks in Japanese decor is the Shoji screens. These screens were decorated with special art prints on them. They were used to divide a section of the room. A Noren was a curtain used to make a separation between two rooms. These curtains were made from cotton and they have screen images on them to highlight and accent the decor.
Using Japanese decor in your home will help you to relax and unwind after a hard day. If you don't want to do your entire home in it, simply do one or two rooms; bedroom and living room.