The oriental style is gaining more and more space in homes, be it inside or some characteristic for the facade of your home. For an oriental decoration it is interesting to transmit the feeling of tranquility in the space, so harmony must be present in the composition of the furniture and colors.
Japanese decoration seeks balance and minimalism, values space, and maintains only the essentials without exaggeration in architecture. Opt for pieces that are really necessary for the furniture, even better if the furniture is multifunctional. We must avoid overloading the environment, use the minimum accessories, and the walls as free as possible. The environment is kept simple and organized.
If you identify with this style, here are some tips to help decorate:
- Soft colors are very welcome, focusing on beige, brown, and gray. Gold and red are used for decorative details. Black highlights the division’s geometric shapes.
- Japanese style furniture is low due to the Japanese eating and sleeping at ground level. Also, forget the carpets or marble floors, invest on the mat (traditional Japanese floor) and cushions to sit on the floor.
- Use wooden furniture like natural fibers: bamboo, straw, linen, and rattan. Mystical objects and furniture are great for setting, such as porcelain tableware and vases.
- Floral prints or traditional elements such as birds, fans, and cherry trees are great themes.
- In the bedroom, the beds are low and arranged at floor level. The main object is the futon, a mattress with layers of cotton and placed on a wooden mat.
- The round dome lamp is classic in this decor style.
- Include nature in the space so add a small fountain, bonsai, or a bamboo plant to create an authentic Japanese interior.
- The traditional Japanese doors, known as shoji or fusuma, are sliding doors made of wood and paper. They are great to complete the decoration and separate rooms or use as a cabinet door.
- It is very common to have a hot tub in the bathroom, it is known for being a traditional Japanese bathtub that allows you to bathe. Very similar to a western bathtub, but with a different and deeper shape.
Sobriety, simplicity, and naturalness are the three characteristics of oriental decoration.
See our selection of 10 images of oriental architecture and decoration.