When it comes to home design, it is not often that modern contemporary and traditional styles can come together in a room and look right. However, the entrance of Asian-inspired furniture and accents for today’s modern homes have redefined this altogether. Built on hundreds of years of culture and tradition, the modern Asian pieces used today marry both function and aesthetics that goes well with any home decor.
One of the more popular styles is Japanese design. Japanese style is most often associated with Zen, and brings to mind minimalistic spaces in white and muted notes. Though this is true, the Japanese also have a legacy of functional Japanese furniture that find new purpose in these times. Proof that good ideas cross time and borders in order to part of everyone’s world.
Made in a variety of wooden materials and finishes, Japanese cabinets are great to use in any room in the house. They can be used as storage space in the kitchen, as entertainment centers in the living room, office equipment storage or closets in the bedroom. Their unique design can be used as a room centerpiece for building a concept for the space, but it can also be a standout piece to serve as an accent.
You don’t have to redo your whole house in order to have a Japanese-inspired home. The key is to pick points to accent; it could be your kitchen cabinets or your kitchen island, the dresser in your bedroom, your coffee table. If you’re looking for a way to make your old design look new, a few thoughtfully placed pieces in a room can give new life to your home. Whether they be antique or new pieces, look for those that have excellent craftsmanship and an adherence to Japanese design. With these in mind, having a Japanese-inspired modern home is well within your reach.