Japan has one of the richest histories in the world. Along with this is its abundance in culture as well as the tradition that has been carried out across centuries; generation to generation. There is a proliferation in the interest of the world in Japanese culture. From food to living style, Japan has been at the forefront in the list of countries to provide great inspiration. The widespread of this interest in the Japanese culture has led to more people adapting to the Japanese lifestyle and incorporating it in their everyday living such as in homes.
Japan’s living style has gathered its own reputation for being one of the more relaxed and calm living styles. You could thank the peaceful nature attributed to Japanese culture. If you’ve taken a certain interest on how to incorporate calmness and “zen-ness” in your lifestyle, we have a few tips to help you achieve the perfect living atmosphere, the perfect Japanese-style home.
We can think of these tips on how to jazz up your home; or if you’re just planning of how to decorate your new home, these tips may be able to help you.
1. Pare down.
Cut down on space and only make room for essentials. Go for the minimalist look. Cut down on clutter, keep your walls plain and make room for space. Embrace it. Live it. This way, you get more space and doesn’t look cluttered. You want clean, plain, and simple perfect for inviting over serenity and peace.
2. Go for natural colors.
Since you want to achieve a Japan-like atmosphere in your home, go for natural colors. This will induce calmness and peace. By doing this, you’re basically putting yourself closer to the Earth, grounding yourself. Having striking colors here and there is okay, but too much can cause disruption in the “flow”. That’s why a good choice would be going for neutrals and earth and nature tones.
3. Incorporate nature.
Like the last tip, try adding in some greens and some plants in your interior to bring life into your home. By doing this, you’re connecting yourself with nature, which in essence, is a calming factor in any and every home. No matter if it’s an Eastern or Western style home. It may be the fact that there is life in your home that gives it the calming effect. If you’re not much of a green thumb, you can start with cacti and succulents which don’t need watering every day.
The next time you’re thinking of redecorating your interior, even if it’s not Japanese-themed, try to strike a balance and align your zen.
Japan is a highly developed country, one of the most developed in the world. Its fast-paced nature seems unforgiving but, just like any country, Japan has another side of its coin. It also has its fair share of grace and serenity, aiming to achieve calmness and peacefulness in spite of its dynamic progress. As of today, Japan remains to be an embodiment of balance.