The oriental style is gaining more and more space in homes, be it inside or some characteristic for the facade of your home. For oriental decoration it is interesting to convey the feeling of tranquility in the space, so harmony must be present in the composition of the furniture and colors.
Japanese decoration seeks balance and minimalism, values space, and maintains only the essentials without exaggeration in architecture. Opt for pieces that are really necessary for the furniture, even better if the furniture is multifunctional. We must avoid overloading the environment, use the minimum accessories, and the walls as free as possible. The environment is kept simple and organized.
If you identify with this style here are some tips to help with the decoration:
- Soft colors are very welcome, focusing on beige, brown, and gray. Gold and red are used for decorative details. Black highlights the division’s geometric shapes.
- Japanese style furniture is low due to the Japanese eating and sleeping at ground level. Also, forget the carpets or marble floors, invest in the tatami (traditional Japanese floor), and cushions to sit on the floor.
- Use wooden furniture like natural fibers: bamboo, straw, linen, and rattan. Mystical objects and furniture are great for setting, such as porcelain tableware and vases.
- Floral prints or traditional elements such as birds, fans, and cherry trees are great themes.
- In the bedroom, the beds are low and arranged at floor level. The main object is the futon, a mattress with layers of cotton and placed on a wooden mat.
- The round dome lamp is classic in this decor style.
- Include nature in the space so put a small fountain, bonsai, or a bamboo plant to create an authentic Japanese interior.
- The traditional Japanese doors, known as shoji or fusuma, are sliding doors made of wood and paper. They are great to complete the decoration and separate rooms or use it as a cabinet door.
- It is very common to have a hot tub in the bathroom, it is known for being a traditional Japanese bathtub that allows you to bathe. Very similar to a western bathtub, but with a different and deeper shape.
Sobriety, simplicity, and naturalness are the three characteristics of oriental decoration. See our selection of 75 images of oriental architecture and decoration.
Picture 1 – Bathroom with sliding doors
Picture 2 – Bathroom overlooking external garden decorated in bamboo
Picture 3 – Bathroom with sliding door with wooden structure
Picture 4 – Bathroom with walls lined in wood
Picture 5 – Bathroom with bamboo decoration
Picture 6 – Wooden hot tub
Picture 7 – Bathroom with light and black wood decoration
Picture 8 – Bathtub overlooking Zen garden
Picture 9 – Bathroom with hot tub and shower
Picture 10 – Bathtub with stone decoration
Picture 11 – Bathroom with wooden furniture and white bathtub
Picture 12 – Room with sliding doors
Picture 13 – Room with round opening composing with the wood of the structure and the panel
Picture 14 – Double room with Japanese style door
Picture 15 – Double room with oriental decorative objects
Picture 16 – Double room with low bed and futon
Picture 17 – Japanese style dining room
Picture 18 – Room with tatami mats
Picture 19 – Dining room with tatami mats and low table
Picture 20 – Flexible dining table with floor modulated by tatami mat
Image 21 – Entrance to the residence with pergola