Tell the interior design team you’re working with on your Singapore home that you’d like to execute a Japanese-inspired project in your apartment. Professionals will know exactly how to implement the idea in every single room.
The living room, for example, will feature simple yet comfortable décor. While furniture is ergonomic and thrill-free, you can still have a beautiful focal piece. A Japanese calligraphy piece for the wall or an intricate furoshiki cloth will give you that authentic feel without burdening the interior design.
A Japanese-style ceiling is the finishing element. It’s usually square or rectangle-shaped and crafted from wood. In terms of flooring, tatami mats will be ideal. Not only do they give you an authentic feel, they also ensure noise reduction and create surfaces that aren’t slippery.
In the bedroom, you should once again feature traditional elements like tatami mats. Since they’re made of natural fibres, these mats are an ideal choice for barefoot walking.
Traditional Japanese furniture is low, which applies to the bed. Some bamboo and wooden details like a headboard or a slightly raised platform will complete the authentic implementation of the bedroom concept.
Some designers will go even more minimal than that. The placement of a quality mattress directly on the floor or on a raised platform will serve as an excellent substitute for the bed.
Moving to the kitchen and dining area, make sure that you’re using space in the best possible way. You don’t need a ton of knick-knacks, opt for the items and the appliances you’re really going to use.
A couple of the decorative and the finishing touches you may want to feature in the kitchen and the dining area include vases made of glass or stone, bamboo mats, Japanese-style dishes, a traditional lantern and rice paper shades or curtains.
As you can see, there’s a lot you can do with Japanese interior design elements.
If you don’t want to adopt a full-on Japanese interior design, you can always play with a hybrid concept.
Taking the best of the Japanese style and combining it with other décor elements you like will give you an eclectic and fun home décor.
To execute such a project, however, you may want to employ professional interior designers. Otherwise, you risk doing too much and ending up with a cluttered or kitschy execution.
Home Guide will be glad to guide you through the realisation of a Japanese or a hybrid project. We have the experience to make your East or West-inspired interior design shine and stand out.
Check out our residential portfolio to acquaint yourself with the work that we do or contact the Home Guide team today to begin your apartment’s transformation.