Japanese Living Room – The Japanese culture may be one of the most interesting Asian cultures there are especially their art and Architecture.
There are a couple of renowned Japanese Architects that marked the history. One of my favorites is Tadao Ando, he designed the popular Church of the Light. Find it in the internet and you’ll surely be amazed.
Of course, that is just one of the popular Architects in Japan that I actually “met” when I was in college. Haha! Japan has beautiful creations to be proud of too so, today we will be showing you a couple of pictures where you can see a bit of the culture, art and Architecture of the Japanese people in the modern times, check it out!
1. 5126 Fairglen Japanese Living Room
Arts and Crafts style is as far from frothy Victorian sofas and ornately carved case goods as it’s possible to go. Instead, it embraces sturdy, unadorned, comfortable furnishings that are built to last and are as much about function as form.
2. Use A Cool Accent Piece
We dig the retro velvet couch, which acts as the focal point of the room. Also note the small aquarium in the corner! This looks like a space you can really relax in with not even a TV to distract you.
3. Arcadia Contemporary Japanese Remodel
Elle Interiors approach was to create a sophisticated, serene, yet interesting home that would stand up to time. Our clients love their new home, and get constant compliments on the design.
4. Keep it Low Japanese Living Room
Keep everything low to the ground. A low bed, sofa, center table and TV stand will make the ceiling look higher and make the room look more spacious.
5. Asian Inspiration Japanese Living Room
A bonsai is right at home in this Japanese-style interior, and in fact a room like this one could feel incomplete without a bonsai.
6. Home Theater in Your Studio Apartment
We couldn’t pass this one up. This particularly determined person did not let the confines of their studio apartment stand in the way of having a home theater, complete with surround sound. The bed is on the right edge of the photo.
7. Capitol Hill Row House
This row house is only 18 feet across, so the homeowners have adopted the Japanese solution of sliding screens to keep the rooms feeling open and airy but separate when needed.
8. Use Laughing Buddha And Decorative Fans
For an Oriental style Japanese decoration, you can place laughing Buddha statues in the living room. For this, choose statue of a small size. Also, you can use Jade statues and decorative fans as showpieces in the room.
9. Cheng Soon Lane
This is one modern Asian living room which is super stunning and inviting too!
10. Use Wooden Walls, Doors, And Screens
For decorating the living room with a Japanese theme, use natural materials in the interiors. You can use wooden walls and doors made with maple and cypress. Besides this, use wood for making parts of the screens. Use wood like red pine for the interiors.
11. Christensen Remodeling Japanese Living Room
“This cantilevered end of the living room was an odd area; the client liked the idea of transforming it into a Zen tea area,” Dahlin says.
12. Elements of Nature in Japanese Style Interiors
Japanese culture is saturated in a love and respect for nature. The best way to maintain a strong connection with the natural world, is to bring nature indoors.
Adding traditional Japanese plants, such as bonsai and bamboo, into your home will give it a small Japanese cultural touch. Really though, you can add any sort of deep greenery and still achieve a similar style.
Consider adding sleek plants such as palm or orchid to your home. It is not typical to see a lot of colorful floral arrangements in a Japanese home, so whatever plant you choose, keep it simple, natural and green.
Japanese homes also bring nature inside through large, expansive windows that allow a view of nature from every angle. Like this bedroom, featured below, the large sliding glass door brings serene, natural views indoors. Open up your home to the wonders of nature today.
13. Germany-made Japanese Living Room Furniture
Although the space is an authentic Japanese space and the seating is Japanese-inspired, they do not actually go well together, what do you think?
14. Japanese Style Sliding Doors Or Screens
An authentic Japanese screen is called a Shoji, and it is an essential design element in Japanese homes.
Due to the high cost of housing, Japanese homes tend to be small and a lot of residents rent apartments, so conserving every square inch of space is essential. Unlike doors, these Shoji’s slide back and forth, saving space that a swinging door would take up.
An authentic Japanese screen is usually made of fine translucent paper held inside a wooden frame. However, modern versions of these screens can be found online and are usually made of glass panels inside a wooden grid.
Another key element of these screens is that, unlike doors, they do not block the natural light and views of nature. Replacing a large expanse of wall with a glass-panelled sliding door could be a great way to incorporate this style into your own home.
15. Living Room with a Japanese Style
When I saw this picture, I told myself that this is possibly how one modern Japanese living room would look like. This is the best japanese living room inspiring.
16. Elements of Wood and Bamboo in Japanese Interior Design
One of the best ways to harmonize with nature is to add natural wooden elements into your home. Japanese culture is known for using wooden elements throughout their homes.
Walls, doors, screen grids and frames are all made of natural wood. The most common woods being western versions of maple, cypress, hemlock and red pine. Bamboo is also a popular wood used for decorative purposes, as can be seen in the image below.
Essentially, the texture of wood can be seen everywhere in a Japanese home. Try bringing these natural wooden elements into your home by adding a bamboo floor, or wooden screen. You will love the serene calming effect that clean-lined wood elements can add to your home.
17. San Diego Japanese Farmhouse
This living room feels serene; it has a nice rug, darker wood plank floors, soffit lighting and stunning beams.
18. Japanese Style Entryway
The Japanese entry is called a genkan. This is the area that greets visitors and also the place where shoes are immediately taken off and usually replaced with indoor slippers.
As you notice in the image below, the entryway has a shelf or cabinet called a getabako that is used for storing shoes (tips of the shoes are usually placed pointing outwards, unlike the image below). As you will also notice, the entry is simple in design with wooden elements and a lot of natural lighting.
Stone tile flooring is also popular in these homes, especially the entryways. In order to mimic this design, we suggest copying the clean, simple lines of Japanese design. Keeping your entryway uncluttered may be the biggest challenge (especially for North American homeowners who tend to house some clutter in their entry’s such as mail, shoes etc..).
19. San Francisco Japanese Living Room
In Japan, where energy costs are some of the highest in the world, homeowners use window treatments as both decorative and functional. These Japanese rice paper shades (called “shoji”) provide protection from drafts, while allowing in natural light during the day.
20. Open Space and Natural Lighting Are Key In Japanese Design
As mentioned above, open space and minimalist design principles reign in Japanese design. So let’s look at another way this design aesthetic is achieved — Natural Lighting.
Natural light abundantly fills these homes, bringing with it serene views and colors of nature. What could be a better way to light up your home? Large, expansive windows and ceiling openings such as skylights, are the perfect way to add this bright design into your own home.
Heavy draperies are also a big no, no. All they do is block this natural light. Try keeping your windows clear of any obstruction, but if this is not possible, then opt for a simple bamboo shade or sheer, gauzy curtain panels. Natural light — what a bright way to light up your home!
21. Traditional Japanese Living Room
I love the details on the screen door to the right and the cute balls hanging from the ceiling.
22. Popular Colors in Japanese Design
In keeping with the natural beauty of the outside world, Japanese homes typically contain simple colors from nature. Predominant colors are derived from the browns of wooden elements, and the greens of plants. Flooring is either wood or grey stone tile, and most walls are replaced with screens that are covered in opaque paper.
This design results in a simple color palette that is very neutral. How can we mimic this in our own interiors? Try incorporating these natural wooden elements through wood shelving, wall panels and flooring, or add the grey-tones of stone in your floors or even your furniture (see image below).
Also, don’t forget to add plenty of green through natural houseplants. Simplicity is key when choosing your color palette. Look outside your windows to see what natural color elements you can incorporate in your home today.
23. Traditional Tea Room in Japan
We see how a tea room looks like in a Japanese home setting – screens are common and plants too.
24. Create a Zen Meditating Space
Try diving deep into the peaceful Japanese culture by creating a truly serene space in your home that is meant for mediating, having tea, or doing yoga.
Look at the room featured below. It is an amazing nod to Japanese culture and would make a perfect place to have Japanese tea. Find a quiet place in your own home to lay out a floor cushion for meditating or just sitting and relaxing. Don’t forget to add a water feature, so its trickle will drown away all distracting noises.
Paint the room in calming greens or browns, add some live greenery, play some calming music and Voila! You have your very own, very Zen Japanese hideaway.
25. Deluxe Contemporary Traditional Living Room
This living room is an example of how one contemporary Japanese living room looks like. It is beautiful right?
26. Home-Style Japanese Living Room
Screened walls, an umbrella, a potted plant and a few pillows with a tea set – what more can you ask for?
27. Modern Japanese Living Room Style
I like the details on the accent wall behind the television; the roman shades is stunning too!
28. Small Japanese Living Room Space
Here is one look at a traditional Japanese living space in modern day Japan.
29. Japanese Living Room Decoration
Traditional materials and decor only with a more contemporary twist to a Japanese living space. This is the most awesome japanese living room design.
30. Japanese Living Room Tatami
It is common for a Japanese living room to have one table for the purpose of having tea – but from time to time, they use collapsible tables since their living rooms are usually empty. This is a beautiful japanese living room ideas.