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06/27/2010

Japanese interior features

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    Do you often want to bring in your daily life a piece of something new, interesting and unusual? I suggest paying attention to the exotic, sometimes confusing cultures of the faraway lands. These cultures are often a source of great ideas which can be applied for different interior styles creation. The Japanese interior is the most popular today.
    Many modern cafes, offices, houses or rooms are designed in the Japanese style. But sometimes it is enough to use some Japanese interior characteristic to update your familiar environment without major changes. Such an interior will not disturb your lifestyle but enrich it with fresh colors and shapes.

    The typical characteristics of the Japanese style are:
      1. Unlimited free space. Therefore, all unnecessary objects and furniture are simply irrelevant.
      2. In the Japanese interior there is such a phenomenon as Space Modeling. This means that the free room area can be organized in separate sections with partitions. Such sliding partitions are called fusuma. Their frames are made of wood and covered with paper, cardboard, cloth (eg, silk). Very often fusuma can be a real piece of art as partitions are painted with all kinds of beautiful ornaments and pictures.
      3. Furniture in the Japanese interior design is very simple, functional, low and comfortable. A mattress (futon) is often used instead of a bed and can be hidden during the day in a special niche. Wardrobes are not functional as they occupy much space. They are replaced with built-in wardrobes.
      4. Japanese style means cleanness, light and peace. Therefore, natural, soft colors, smooth, flat surfaces and the lack of decor dominate. The style is ideal for the offices design.
      5. Fans, kimonos, figurines, paintings, pictures of Mount Fuji and sakura, bonsai trees are all extra symbols the Japanese style.
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