20 Ideas to Decorate a Japanese Bedroom (1)

Do you dream of a zen bedroom? Why not take inspiration from the Japanese decorating style? Discover in this post some tips and ideas for decorating a Japanese bedroom.

1. Neutral colored walls

Neutral colored walls (1)

According to your memory, the color of the rooms in the Japanese films that you saw were what color? Weren’t the earthy tones the most imposing? For your bedroom, try to limit your color scheme to beige, brown, black, and cream. The walls in particular should be neutral.

2. Specific furniture

Specific furniture (1)

In Japanese culture, furniture is as close to the ground as possible. They are usually arranged in the center of the room. Therefore, you will need a low enough bed, or even a futon mattress almost placed directly on the floor. The bedside table, dresser and chairs should also be low.

3. The contrast

The contrast (1)

To achieve the right atmosphere, it is important to create some contrast in a Japanese bedroom. For example, you can paint the walls a neutral, light color and invest in dark colored furniture.

4. The layout

The layout (1)

Europeans tend to place their bed in a corner while the Japanese prefer the center. Nothing is randomly placed in a Japanese decoration.

5. Natural lighting

Natural lighting (1)

A bedroom cannot be “Japanese” if it does not benefit from natural light. Zen interiors shine thanks to the sunlight. The windows are generally large and the curtains are kept open. Ideally, the curtains are not even present.

6. Organic tissues

Organic tissues (1)

Organic materials such as cotton, linen and silk are to be favored in a Japanese decoration. For a perfectly zen bedroom, bet on light (or faded) colors.

7. A minimum of accessories

A minimum of accessories (1)

A Japanese-inspired bedroom is definitely not the room you’ll have a ton of knickknacks, figurines, and artwork in; even if these come directly from Japan. Keep in mind the minimalist style.

8. Sliding doors

Sliding doors (1)

Few, if any, Japanese houses do not have sliding doors. Why? Because they make rooms more open, more airy and more spacious. The ideal choice would be doors with wooden frames and glazed or transparent paper panels.

9. Textures

Textures (1)

As you can see from these many images, Asian interior design places great importance on balance. To create a certain balance in the decoration, it may be that the integration of some textures is essential.

10. An Ikigai room

An Ikigai room (1)

Coming from Japan, this philosophy suggests finding the meaning of one’s life. This method thus gave birth to a decorative trend. Obviously, the Ikigai trend is inspired by Japan. For furniture, it gives priority to natural materials. The style is rather clean, evoking minimalism, but with a more comforting side. You will benefit from an interior conducive to inner peace, a space where you can relax. You can bet on a palette of blues that can be declined in different shapes and in different shades, which is reminiscent of water or the sky. Why not choose wallpapers with plant motifs such as lotus flowers, among others? It is possible to associate the blues with white or beigeto create a peaceful space. For textiles, lighting, furniture, we can favor natural materials that will give warmth to the room.

11. The clean style

The clean style (1)

To succeed in your Japanese bedroom, it is important to bet on a refined style. For this, choose furniture with simple shapes. The space should not appear cluttered to allow the feeling of being able to breathe easily. It may therefore be necessary to start with a big cleaning to clear the room and keep only the essentials.

12. Bet on wood

Bet on wood (1)

The Japanese style often uses wood. In this way, the interior is warm and natural. Among the frequently used materials, we also find bamboo and sugar cane. It can be for the walls or for the furniture. We will favor, moreover, low furniture to be closer to the ground.

13. Colors

Colors (1)

For a Japanese bedroom, opt instead on dark or sober colors. For the walls, you can opt for white, off-white, etc. The different shades of beige and brown also easily find their place in a Japanese bedroom. They bring a natural and comforting side to the room. The black can also be used for keys or for furniture. As we mentioned, blue is also welcome in a Japanese-inspired bedroom. Finally, red also evokes Japan, whose flag features a red circle in reference to the rising sun.

14. Floor

Floor (1)

For the floor of your Japanese bedroom and for an authentic style, you can bet on tatami mats. However, they are fragile and you should not walk on them with shoes and you will need to ventilate your room well to prevent humidity from damaging them. To get around this problem of fragility, it is possible to fall back on the ground ring. Admittedly, it is less delicate than tatami mats, but it is also quite messy. You can also opt for a dark or wooden floor. It is then possible to make a small platform which can act as a support for your bed.

15. The bed

The bed (1)

The bed close to the ground is a staple of Japanese decoration. If that suits you as a sleeping type, you can bet on a futon. It is important to choose it well to enjoy a quality bed. It requires a very specific maintenance. You can put it on the floor, on a platform or on tatami mats. Atypical objects are also characteristic of Japanese decoration. We can therefore bet on an original headboard . For bed linen, bet on natural textiles of a rather sober color that will be comfortable.

16. The light

The light (1)

For a Japanese-style bedroom, use as much natural light as possible. It is possible to equip a bay window with Japanese panels or, if you have a window, you can dress it with colored curtains and natural material. If you have the possibility, have a dimmer installed, which, in the evening, will allow you to light your room in a softer way. Otherwise, opt for accent lights in the form of small lamps. If you have chandeliers, opt for lamp caps made of paper or natural materials.

17. Japanese prints

Japanese prints (1)

For your bedroom, you can also take inspiration from Japanese prints. There are, moreover, wallpapers with patterns such as cherry blossoms, birds, etc. These will be the most beautiful effect in the room. They can be installed, for example, as a headboard. However, avoid using them on several walls as this may overload the room. They can be used on a wall, or even just part of the wall. It will then be important to choose a sober color for the other walls.

18. Japanese decoration

Japanese decoration (1)

For the decoration of your room, avoid overloading it too much. It is important to maintain a refined atmosphere. You can choose to integrate a screen which will then be the most beautiful effect in your room. For your walls, you can also find decorations evoking Japan, a fan, for example. If you want to add other decorative items characteristic of Japan, such as lotus, statues, etc., be careful not to overdo it. You can install zafus, meditation cushions which, by their shape, allow you to settle in a posture with your back straight.

19. Sober and chic materials

Sober and chic materials (1)

The Japanese decoration in a room shines with its simplicity. Natural and raw materials are in the spotlight. Wood is particularly appreciated. However, to be sure you don’t overdo rustic decor, choose furniture that is elegant and uncluttered. To complement your furniture, you can opt for linen bed linen and a bamboo rug.

20. Objects and accessories evoking the Japanese universe

Objects and accessories evoking the Japanese universe (1)

The Japanese décor in a room does not bother frills. However, in terms of decorative objects, you can indulge in more fantasy. And for that, certain prints or accessories are characteristic of this style.