Do you need a harmonized and serene living room? Why don’t you think about the Japanese design with its minimal, simple, and elegant elements? All of what you need to create this atmosphere is a warm lighting, an uncluttered space, and minimal furniture.
Your Japanese living room should be warm and relaxing in an elegant way. Try to paint the room bold colors such as white and black or white and red. You can opt for the earth tones or neutral colors with natural plants to get a comforting natural look. This look will be enhanced by an elegant black and white oriental looking mat or tatami rug in the center of the room.
The living room window is one of the Japanese rooms’ outstanding features. The widely opened window, or even the wall window, can achieve the natural theme in the room without additional accessories. Such a window can be covered with a rectangular or square window treatment according to the shape of your window. Your window treatments can be made of rice paper because it is a popular material in Japan. If you need to block more light, try to find the suitable rectangular shaped paned of unfinished bamboo. You have the opportunity to install a light diffusing screen if you want to filter the daylight.
The seating area should be elegant, minimal, and low to keep the room as simple as you can. The sofa and two chairs are recommended to be placed along the wall with a small and low tablewith an elegant vase and Asian inspired plants in the middle of the room above the central rug. The Japanese living room should have a low lighting shaded on a white surface or frosted glass. If you want to increase the light, you can add wall scones or a simple paper lamp. The most modern way of lighting your living room is to create spheres of white light without wire forms or bamboo frames. You can complete the look using a bamboo basket to store your small items and paper sliding door to give the room its Japanese feel.