10 Easy Touches of Japan for a Peaceful Home

Created By Chetna Verma

Nature:  Bring the outdoors in! Decorate with houseplants, natural wood furniture, and bamboo accents. Consider calming green or blue paint colors for a serene vibe.

Declutter:  Keep things simple! Clear surfaces and avoid clutter for a clean and relaxing space, inspired by Japanese minimalism. Less truly is more.

Multitasking:  Invest in furniture that does double duty! Ottomans with storage or futons that fold up are space-saving and practical choices.

Light & Airy:  Let the sunshine flood in! Open curtains and blinds to create a bright and airy space, a key feature in Japanese design that emphasizes connection with nature.

Paper:  Shoji screens, traditional Japanese paper screens on wooden frames, can be used as room dividers or decorative elements. They add a touch of Japanese culture and allow for flexible space arrangements.

Comfy Floor Seating:  Ditch the bulky chairs! Opt for floor cushions or tatami mats for a relaxed and intimate feel, perfect for gatherings or simply hanging out.

Embrace Imperfections:  Don't stress about small flaws! Wabi-sabi, a Japanese aesthetic, celebrates the natural beauty of aging and minor imperfections. 

Inspiration:  Hang artwork depicting natural scenes – landscapes, flowers, anything outdoorsy. This strengthens the connection to nature, a core aspect of Japanese design.

Clean Lines for Peace:  Choose furniture with simple shapes and clean lines. This creates a sense of order and tranquility in your living space.

Minimalist Blooms:  Flowers can be simple too! Embrace the Ikebana style – using just a few well-placed stems to create a touch of elegance with a minimalist approach.