Japanese Interior / August 9, 2018 / Amaris Bustos.
Furnishing a traditional Japanese home requires a sharp eye for color contrast and style. A recurring element, as seen in the photo below. It is the emphasis on rectangular shapes and stark differences between light and dark colors to create a serene yet solemn ambiance in each room.
Color combinations of black, white, red, and tan are typically seen with simple features such as thick, intersecting lines and are commonly used on windows, sliding doors, drawers, and cabinets.
Wooden tables can be crafted to have sleek black finish – and are then adorned with paintings of flowers or animals – or with a natural look that retains the color and the texture of the wood from which it made, be it coffee-colored, dark brown, or a vibrant red.
These tables featured above are made low to keep within the Japanese tradition of sharing meals with family and friends while seated on floor cushions, instead of in high chairs at a high table.
An essential characteristic of these chests includes the placement of sturdy iron fittings and handles. Some breasts are crafted in a traditional rectangle shape, whereas others take on the image of stairs.
To bring the room together, let’s not forget the tatami mats, the classic floor adornments woven from a straw that use as rugs. Soft to the touch and comfortable to walk on, tatami mats are placed all around the traditional Japanese home, just underneath the furniture and in bedrooms underneath the drawers and traditional futons.