Japanese-style bathroom: between purity and cherry blossoms
Pauline, Self-taught handyman, Leeds80 guides
- Light fixtures
- Japanese calligraphy
- Choice of colors
- Japanese accessories
Bathroom lighting: dare to go paper shade
Let's focus on the lights. The distinctive paper lamp shade, well known all over the world, is a ball shape. With its discreet frame, it yields a clear, bright light, expressing the very idea that one generally seeks in this Japanese style. For even more originality you can choose an origami paper shade (named after the Japanese art of folding paper).
Japanese panel partition
Often the centerpiece of Japanese-style decor, whether it's in the living room or the bathroom. Japanese panels can be used to create a divider within the master bedroom, to separate the sleeping area from the bathroom. It can also be installed as a privacy screen, ideal as a discreet changing room.
Installing an ofuru: a traditional Japanese individual bathtub
Decorative accessories for a Japanese bathroom
A Japanese-style bathroom decor is characterized by the use of a limited number of colors. In general, the following associations are most common:
Choosing your colors
- Burgundy and beige;
- Black and white;
- White and bamboo hue;
- White and gray.
It is of course possible to add polychrome materials like pebbles to reflect the wall and the floor's color.
When we invoke Japan, different patterns and objects come to mind:
- Cherry blossom branches;
- Japanese calligraphy in ink;
- Bonzaï trees;
- Immacutely organized flowery gardens;
- Pebbles arranged in pyramid (referred to as a cairn or a montjoie), Zen symbols on the wall or the floor.
For more ideas on different bathroom designs, follow our editors' advice and check out their other guides:
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- How to choose your Zen bathroom: the ultimate relaxation
- How to design a beautiful bathroom?
- How to choose your interior floor tiles?
- How to choose your bathroom lighting?
- How to choose your bathroom ventilation?
- How to choose your bathtub?
- How to choose your bathroom accessories?
- How to choose your bathroom units?
- How to furnish your bathroom?
- How to choose your kitchen and bathroom paint?
- How to install floating floors in your bathroom?
- How to choose your bathroom shelves and shower baskets?
- How to choose your bathroom radio and speakers?
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