top of page

5 tips to Design the Most Stunning Japanese Modern Decor with Actual Examples.


Japanese Modern Decor



Japanese Modern Decor


What is Japanese Modern Decor?


"Japanese Modern Decor" is a style that combines traditional Japanese-style decor with stylish contemporary design. It is characterized by a simple but warm atmosphere, and a cozy space is realized. Why don't you incorporate a modern Japanese-style taste into the interior of your room so that you can enjoy the comfortable relaxing space that you can enjoy at Japanese inns in your daily life? From the elegant and calm atmosphere of the room, it will make your daily life even more comfortable and rich. Some people may have a rough idea of what to do but don't know how to finish it in a modern Japanese interior. We will introduce tips for those who are interested in Japanese modern decor using actual examples.


Introduced with actual examples! 5 tips for a modern Japanese interior

To create a modern Japanese interior, it is not necessary to incorporate "tatami". Here are five tips.



5 tips to keep in mind for a modern Japanese interior

  • Make the flooring full of wood texture

  • Finish the ceiling with planking

  • Stick to the natural material

  • Emphasize straight lines with Shoji or lattice

  • Create a digging hole in a Japanese-style room


Make the flooring full of wood texture


Japanese Modern Interior Design



In Japanese Modern Decor, a calm atmosphere will be created if the space is full of wood. In particular, it is more effective to use items full of wood texture for flooring, which is a large area. Solid wood flooring can create a variety of expressions because the color, grain, and texture vary greatly depending on the tree species. Solid wood flooring is a single-piece flooring material that is cut directly from raw wood. Since it is unprocessed, the texture of natural wood is used as it is on the floor. Solid wood has the characteristic of changing over time, and the grain and luster of the wood stand out, and the expression becomes more tasteful. In addition, if you adopt a linear design for the fittings and interior, you can enhance the impression of Japanese modernity, so it is recommended to use a lattice or skeleton staircase. The lattice partition, unlike the wall, is a moderate blindfold while allowing light and wind to pass through. The Japanese modern design goes well with the skeleton staircase, and when combined with the lattice, the straight lines are further emphasized.


Finish the ceiling with planking


Japanese Modern Decor


Modern Japanese Interior design


In the same way that you can use solid wood flooring, finishing the ceiling with planks will emphasize the presence of wood. It will create a more expressive expression than a general cloth finish, and you will be able to create a unique and cool space.

However, it depends on the type of wood, but it should be noted that in many cases the color is darker than wallpaper when it is boarded up. If the ceiling is low, the planking will give the whole room a heavy image. In some cases, you may feel cramped or overwhelmed.

In the case of a room with low ceilings, it is important to pay attention to the shade of wood when choosing materials. If the floor is a gentle color such as tatami mats, choose a lighter one instead of a dark one for the plank, which will make the space feel larger.

It is recommended → lighten the colors in the order of floor, walls, → ceiling to make the ceiling feel taller and more spacious. If you pay attention to the lighting, it will give a more sophisticated impression. In particular, indirect lighting tends to give a soft impression, and installing lighting behind shoji or under shelves will strengthen the atmosphere of Japanese modernity.


Stick to natural materials


Modern Japanese Interior Design


Japanese Modern Decor

In order to make it Japanese-modern, it is also important to consider incorporating natural materials. For example, woods that have been in Japan for a long time, such as cedar and cypress, rattan and bamboo, grass, Japanese paper, and plaster go well with modern Japanese spaces.

If you use it too much overall, the "Japanese" taste will become too strong, so it is important to use it as a point of the interior. For example, if you incorporate items made of bamboo material with a clean vertical shape for lighting, you will have a stylish atmosphere.

However, some items such as bamboo have a strong Asian taste, so it is safe to choose items that are as simple as possible. As shown in the photo above, the chairs are made of natural materials, and the ceiling part is partially covered with solid wood planks to enhance the atmosphere of Japanese modernity.


Emphasize straight lines with shoji or lattices


Japanese Modern Decor

Modern Japanese lattice divider

Modern Japanese room design

Many people have an image of shoji when they think of "Japanese". The soft texture of Japanese paper and the delicate lattice make it a neat window area. As shown in the photo above, in addition to shoji and latticework, textile floors create a dignified Japanese style with impressive horizontal and vertical lines. Textile flooring is a flooring material with a soft texture that is neither tatami nor carpet. Each piece is 500 mm square in size, and it has the advantage of being partially replaced when it gets dirty.

While using a bright color overall, you can add navy blue as an assortment to the accent cloth for a modern feel. If you combine brown, yellow, and orange as accent colors, it will stand out more fashionably. If you choose a sofa with a Japanese taste, it will be easier to blend in with the space.


Create a digging hole in a Japanese-style room


Modern Japanese room design

This is an example of setting up a Japanese-style room with a modern Japanese style connected to the living room and creating a dugout. The dugout looks good not only in Japanese-style rooms but also in Western-style rooms and is especially suitable for Japanese modern. The color of the Japanese-style room is lightened to match the gentle color of the tatami mats. On the other hand, the frame of the glass door leading to the living room was deliberately blackened to give a tighter impression.

The windows are not shoji, but pleated screens. A pleated screen made of transparent Japanese paper is recommended because it will give you a neat interior. In addition, if you use a large opening window, it is easier to create a connection with the outside, and it will be a more open space. To emphasize the Japanese atmosphere, you can create a small alcove and place single flower cuttings or pottery.



2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page