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Japanese Style in Interior Design

Thursday, 08 October 2009

japanese style interior designThe design of interior is the aspect that everyone can choose subject on their preferences, emotions and budget. Some designers occasionally attach eastern accessories into the western design of the interior and the whole picture looks ideal. Currently there is a tendency to add some Japanese style accessories into the European style interior. It is sometimes done due to sincere concern in the Japanese culture, and in other cases - just because of illogical sentiment when the things are perceived but unfeasible to be explained.

The Japanese style interior is light and easy and functional at the same time, it is like a shield that absorbs the fussy life elements from the outdoor preventing from going inside.

The Japanese style is similar to minimalism. The same as above, its concept is that unnecessary things and accessories look ugly and do not work. It offers built-in furniture that conceals clothes and books, instead. Quite modern wardrobes are complemented with special niches in the walls that serve to order the things sited, and achieve the natural look of the accommodation. By the Japanese policy, the place for relaxation should be in the center of the room. As a rule, it is the Japanese mattress futon from cotton. This is a perfect bed that is very comfortable and «easy to disassemble». Light wooden compartments «sedzi» with the matte glass built-in the frame door are widely practiced in the European design of interior. This is very easy way to separate the banquette hall into dozens of cozy places, or equip the large conference-hall with separate rooms.

Mobility is the first and major benefit of the Japanese furniture, traveling portable trunks and light cupboards. However, the Japanese antique furniture may appear luxury and imperial as well as the other furniture. When it is made from the fine wood, polished, decorated with smithery work, and early affordable by the nobles only, it is worth thinking and acquiring, even if you are not collectors but middle-class people who appreciate this stuff.

Eastern colors look and appear more immediate than western colors, like creamy, red, golden and some black color. Warm shades and natural materials perfectly match each other and the interior, particularly golden shreds, terra-cotta clay bricks, bamboo, carpet covering on the jute base.

Fir wood hinoki and cedar sugi are widely practiced to manufacture furniture in Japan.

The adjacency of the Japanese interior to the nature is uttered not only in natural colors and materials used, but also in the capacity to change.

The Japanese designers set the rule to juggle with several «must have» decorative items that are shifted or replaced involving the House as the member of the family in celebration of events or holidays. Such a serious activity as the design of interior for housing is deemed as the game when light and elegant shields are used. Japanese people do not tend to separate room for everuse. Instead, they zone the space with multi-level floors, shields and screens. Shaded light, covering the home from inside is the member of the family with all rights as well. The light disperses due to the Japanese lampshades from rice paper, that slightly highlighting the significant pieces. Yet, all the things are significant in the Japanese housing to some extent since the Japanese do not prefer things of mass manufacture. The ideal thing in the Japanese concept is when it is unique and does not have copies and analogues in the world.

The concept of the nature appeared in the housing design owing to tsunami and typhoons that the Land of the Rising Sun is prone to. The «live» housing that acts in harmony with the nature brings the feeling and perception of the outer world free from disasters and it is believed a good solution to please the nature in such a sincere way.

The interior accessories used by Japanese designers come as vases, paper fans with the Japanese cherry tree branches prints, statues of netsuke, wooden dolls, magnificent china ware, and dwarf bonsai saplings. Bonsai saplings in China were grown by the Buddhist monks considering this hobby as the spiritual practice to achieve perfection, while in Japan this hobby was adopted by the emperors in the 12th century. The philosophy and esthetics of the bonsai is quite complicated since every bonsai sapling or the homemade «on the tray» bonkeyi landscape symbolizes some virtues or exemplifies the wise principles aphorism.

Just bear in mind that Japanese pieces of furniture are fairly decorative though you should not abuse with it. You may also acquire the perfect linen with hieroglyphs or the table ware for tea ceremony or the set for roll cooking, though you'd better remember that the best is the enemy to the good.

The Japanese style of interior is not just accessories and decoration as such; this concept includes light, air, and space, warm and kind concern in the world and to you.

Japan is also the country of high technologies, thus, the geographic inconsistency of the Japanese minimalism does not conflict with the shining chrome pieces made in high-tech style. The Japanese who afford and widely use the western approach to various aspects of life (remember Murakami) still have the interior design in the traditional style called «vasitsu». This is the room that does homage to the roots and national traditions. On the top of it, the space is perfect for tea ceremonies or meditation lessons.

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