Interiors in Japanese style occur to be at the peak of popularity today. This design idea is just perfect for tiny spaces.
Try to accomplish your small kitchen in Japanese style. And you will feel, as if the area has doubled. The Land of the Rising Sun is known for little houses, and the typical Japanese apartment is usually less than 40 square meters. But thanks to designers’ tricks the room looks more spacious than it actually is.
It is not easy to create a corresponding interior. Therefore, we try to explain how to give some Japanese mood to your kitchen using simple methods. Enjoy watching topical photos and images.
The basic features of Japanese style are natural light, natural materials and a minimal set of furniture. The main point is simplicity and functionality, because the kitchen is a place for cooking, eating and living.
There should be as few things as possible. Thus, the interior scene is sure to contain all the necessary facilities, including modern equipment. They may be hidden in capacious cabinets with opaque doors.
The Japanese stick to the idea: if you want to have something, you need a space to store it. If it isn’t possible to find a place, they see a sign in it, underlining that this thing is not necessary.
Nothing makes a small kitchen looks even smaller, than a lot of different utensils, tableware and accessories, that threaten to capture the entire space.
Natural colors are most typical of this interior: brown, sand, beige, white, milk and pearl. For Japanese rooms use different shades of red and green to create some bright accents. It is very important to avoid too bright palettes here.
Japanese style in the interior requires maximal quantity of natural light. As for artificial illumination, give preference to kitchen lamps with spherical or rectangular shades giving soft, diffused and subtle light. The perfect variant is to get the lamp-shade made of wood and rice paper.
Use laconic and expressive decorative elements. The space in Japanese style is usually complemented with engravings, calligraphy scrolls with wise sayings, ikebanas, porcelain and figurines of gods.
Take into account that traditional ceramics and green plants (a true exotic bonsai tree or any house plants in pots) will perfectly fit your kitchen design in Japanese style. A nice addition for the interior may be a niche in the wall. You can decorate it with an empty vase, flowers, statuette or ikebana.
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