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Japanese Minimalism Inspiration for Your Home

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Japanese designers and architects are well known for their minimalism principles. They apply the philosophy of Zen, especially on the point of emptiness of existence, which is also a trend in Western countries today. The simplicity of Japanese-style design that provides peaceful ambience can be a good option for those needing a place for respite amid a busy and crowded city.

Using fewer colours

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Using fewer colours frees you from the hassle of thinking about how to match furniture with other interior elements. These basic colours like grey, black, white, or brown can be combined with natural elements such as stone or wood patterns.

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Basic colours like bright white and beige can also make a narrow room seem wider and more spacious.

Being uncluttered

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The Japanese live by the principle of prioritizing the essentials and discarding the less useful things. Most of them only use a few pieces of furniture. They sleep on futons or folding mattresses, use low tables, and sit on the floor.

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Although this might be unusual, we can apply the idea of simplicity by putting away unused furniture. Decluttered rooms feel more spacious and you will find it easier to find things when you need them.

Using basic shapes

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Too many shapes and patterns make a building or a room look overwhelming and tedious, especially for buildings that are neither big and nor wide. We can be inspired by Japanese designs and apply basic shapes for our house interior.

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The basic rectangles without many ornaments will appear cleaner, sleeker, and also easier to build.

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