"If I think Japanese, I immediately think minimalism."
|Simple rooms with hardly anything in them at all.
"I think rice paper screens and sleeping and eating on futons and
cushions on the floor."
"I love it actually. I think simple clean lines like this are conducive
to meditation and contemplation and not only that, but keeping them
clean must be a dawdle compared to all the dusting and hovering you
have with clutter."
|Storage would be crucial for this style as really only one object of
beauty should be seen at a time, to be fully appreciated.
Very neutral colours so interest should be created by texture. Rough
plaster walls and wood or matting on the floors. Baskets for storage maybe
if you canít get it all in cupboards out of sight. Futons for seating
and sleeping, loads of cushions and a low table or two and you are probably
just about there.
Japan by Thefutonshop and Casamance
North African |
Southern African |
South East Asian