How to Incorporate Minimalistic Japanese Interior Design Into Your Home

Create a zen-like atmosphere.

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How to Incorporate Minimalistic Japanese Interior Design Into Your Home

Traditional Japanese interior designs function on the Zen Buddhist philosophy of minimalism and simplicity. It incorporates plenty of straight lines, which can be seen in the designs of their sliding doors and tatami mats. 

You don't have to renovate your entire home in order to live a zen inspired life. There are several elements of Japanese lifestyle you can incorporate into your home as it is, and at very little costs.

1. Wood, Bamboo and other Natural Materials

When picking furniture, flooring or wall coverings, go with materials that come from nature.

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2. Space is Essential

Clear away the clutter and get rid of belongings you don't need. Keep your things to a minimal, and avoid large or cumbersome furniture.

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3. Sliding Doors or Panels With Rectangular Motifs

It can be part of wardrobes, cupboards or a divider.

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4. Let in Natural Light

Japanese traditional homes have large sliding doors which are open during the day to let the light in.

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5. Add Hints of Green

A fresh plant of flower will add a hint of freshness to the room

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