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Combining modern and traditional Japanese interior design

The Japanese design has evolved from a clean, tidy and simple lifestyle, and the persistence of balance, order, and traditional culture.

Let's take a look at some Japanese Unique design elements.


Speaking of Japanese style, the first thing that comes to mind is tatami. Traditional Japanese-style bedrooms are laid out with tatami mats, while Japanese-style houses are more likely to place a few tatami mats in the open space currently, which also fills the room with the subtle fragrance of natural grass. The new use of traditional interior building materials has become one of the typical representatives of Japanese style.

MUJI Style - elegant and minimalist aesthetic

Japanese furniture adheres to the spirit of simplicity, incorporates ergonomic design concepts, fresh and natural wood color matching, with neutral color such as white, cream, gray, khaki, or olive green. Allowing the small family to return to its natural origins. Creating and interpreting a space of greenery called Zen lifestyle.


Shoji is a door, window or room divider used in traditional Japanese architecture, consisting of translucent (or transparent) sheets on a lattice frame. It is one of the indispensable elements of Japanese style. With the advancement of the times, the material has changed a lot, from the paper paste screen gradually evolved into glass material. Shoji can replace some walls and increases the natural lighting of the interior. The transparent design can make the home combine with the natural beauty, and the space areas can be better planned and utilized.

Personal Opinions

A a foreigner, I have lived in Japan for more than 10 years, and I really like Japanese interior architecture. Especially the contemporary traditional Japanese houses combinate to Western elements. I can enjoy the freshness brought by different cultures and the visual impact. Whenever I book a hotel while traveling in Japan, I always choose the Japanese-style rooms. Western and tatami style bedroom with wood color furniture. Let me think that this is the future of my dream house design.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or concerns.

Zoey Zhu

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