Over the last few years, the phrase ‘less is more’ influenced a lot of homeowners and designers. We yearn for homes with clean and serene interior design. We want to come home and instantly feel relaxed. If this is what you want in your home, then you need to check out the trending interior style today called Japanese minimalism.
To get a glimpse of this style, take a look at this bedroom:
Japanese minimalism can give you a very peaceful and tranquil ambience at home. It can turn your home into a personal hideout, and give you a break from the busy and fast-paced modern life.
Do you feel the need to redesign your home and embrace Japanese minimalism? If so, here are the things you need to know:
Live a simple life
Japanese minimalism looks like this because it embraces the major principles and philosophy of Zen Buddhism.
In that case, the secret to achieving serene and uncluttered interiors is sticking to the essential furniture pieces and reducing the number of decorations.
When you live simply and with less stuff, you can be truly happy at home.
Keep the colours basic and Earthy
Sticking to a very simple material and colour palette is a key aspect of this interior design style.
It is highly recommended to use neutral colours. Choose from varying shades of beige, ivory, taupe, brown, black, grey, and white. These colours work harmoniously with Earthy elements such as natural stone, timber, wicker, and indoor plants.
A material and colour palette like this gives a home that reflects nature and makes you feel warm.
Opt for basic shapes and patterns
Apart from using a humble material and colour palette, it is also highly-recommended to furnish your rooms with items with basic shapes.
Think of rectangular and rounded furniture pieces and decorations.
When you use basic shapes, the interiors look sleek and clean.
If you like patterns, steer clear of designs that are too busy and complicated. These make the room look overwhelming and tedious.
Keep it uncluttered
As mentioned above, this interior styling is all about having fewer furniture pieces and decorations. Stick with the essential furniture pieces in every room. Discard the things that are less or not useful at all. When you do, you get to live in a home with open and spacious rooms that feels light and airy.
Of course, you need to learn how to live with fewer furniture. You need to learn how to declutter so stuff doesn’t accumulate over the years. You need to practice this lifestyle every single day for the years to come.
Work with a designer who has experience in modern minimalist spaces inspired by Japanese interiors
Working with design and construction professionals who have a long list of experience in these types of projects would be a great help to you.
When you tap Superdraft for your next project, we will tap the right building designer, interior designer, builder, and consultant for your project. If you’re ready to start your home project, book a FREE in-home consultation with us today.
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