This week, 10-12 July, sees the Hyper Japan festival return to the O2 in London. A celebration of Japanese culture, it’s a must-attend event if you love the Land of the Rising Sun and all things related to it. From food to manga, and everything in between, the festival offers the chance to indulge in the best the country has to offer. To get you in the mood before then, though, we’ve put together some gorgeous examples of Japanese interior design, which we hope will inspire you!
This is a wonderfully meditative space – a relaxed and calming place to be, it is the essence of Japanese zen.
Even the smallest of Japanese design touches can transform your home into something out of the ordinary.
Japanese interior design starts from a minimalist perspective. And it doesn’t get much more minimalistic than this office space. It’s all about simplicity, and the paring back of a room to its essential elements – clutter should be removed and decoration kept to a minimum.
A Japanese string garden, or ‘kokedama’ (which literally translates to ‘moss ball’), is another quick and easy way to bring a touch of Japan to your home.
Traditionally, Japanese furniture tends to be simple in its design, lacking unnecessary features or adornments. This bed, consisting of little more than a mattress and wooden platform, is a perfect example of this.
Shoji Screens are both attractive and functional. They make a great alternative to traditional doors, but can also be used to divide or section off a room.
With its clean, uncomplicated design, this modern kitchen is the definition of Japanese minimalism.
The key to successfully introducing the Japanese interior design style into your home is through the use of natural materials, such as wood, bamboo, silks, paper, and rice straw.
Japanese-inspired art can have a huge impact on an otherwise uninspired space. Something dramatic, like in the example above, is all you need to completely turn around a room.
Subdued colours are all-important in Japanese interior design, something that can be effectively achieved through the use of a neutral colour palette as well as natural materials. Diffuse the light coming into a space with shoji screens to complete the look.