26 Serene Japanese Living Room Décor Ideas

serene japanese living room designs cover

Japanese style is very special and differs from all the rest Asian styles. The simplicity is coming from the regular shapes of the furniture, the good organization of elements in the room and the free space around. Japanese homes also bring nature inside through large, expansive windows that allow a view of nature from every angle.

Japanese style living rooms possess these simplicity, comfort, serene and modern, sometimes ultra-minimalist elements, and the word Zen sums it all up. Clean and uncluttered living, holding tightly to balance, order, ancient customs and a love for natural beauty – this is what a Japanese living room is about. So, how to add a Japanese feel to your living room?

Color Palette

Japanese homes are usually decorated in natural colors, which are derived from the browns of wooden elements, and the greens of plants. Grey and neutrals are widely used everywhere in the rooms, so the result is a calming, soothing modern space. Don’t forget of houseplants to bring more nature inside. Adding traditional Japanese plants, such as bonsai and bamboo, into your home will give it a small Japanese cultural touch. Fill the home with natural light – make large windows and ceiling openings with skylights. Try keeping your windows clear of any obstruction, but if this is not possible, then opt for a simple bamboo shade or sheer, gauzy curtain panels.

this modern Japanese living room is done in cream and light green with light woods

this modern Japanese living room is done in cream and light green with light woods

Japanese folk interior in shades of brown and beige

Japanese folk interior in shades of brown and beige

modern small living room with an extensive use of light wood and cream walls

modern small living room with an extensive use of light wood and cream walls

modern Japanese interior in cream, grey and with brown accents

modern Japanese interior in cream, grey and with brown accents

potted greenery is essential to bring more natural touches to the interior

potted greenery is essential to bring more natural touches to the interior

light living room in cream with blue accents

light living room in cream with blue accents

Japanese-inspired space in dark grey and cream with lots of wood used

Japanese-inspired space in dark grey and cream with lots of wood used

minimalist Japanese interior and a window covered with bamboo shades

minimalist Japanese interior and a window covered with bamboo shades

Japanese-Styled Furniture

Japanese-styled living rooms aren’t cluttered or filled with furniture too much. Most of furniture is usually low, modern, laconic and there are floor cushions. You can buy a traditional Japanese heater table called kokatsu, which is used for everything from having tea to studying. Place your furniture on a tatami, a traditional Japanese mat. Another way to go is to use modern, clean-lined and made of natural wood furniture, and lighting should be angular and modern.

tatami with floor chairs and a low tea table

tatami with floor chairs and a low tea table

minimalist Zen furniture of dark wood and grey cushions

minimalist Zen furniture of dark wood and grey cushions

tea ceremony area with a low wooden table and floor cushions

tea ceremony area with a low wooden table and floor cushions

tea ceremony zone with a low rough wood table and floor cushions

tea ceremony zone with a low rough wood table and floor cushions

minimalist floor table in matte black and a floor carpet

minimalist floor table in matte black and a floor carpet

Japanese-style chairs with cushions and a table

Japanese-style chairs with cushions and a table

kokatsu is a traditional heater table that can be used in your decor

kokatsu is a traditional heater table that can be used in your decor

low Japanese-styled couch in light colors

low Japanese-styled couch in light colors

Wood And Bamboo Décor

Natural wood elements is one of the best ways to harmonize the space, and it’s characteristic of any Asian interior. Bamboo is very popular for Eastern homes, and it’s a great type of wood to use; bamboo will add a cool Japanese flavor to your room. Any clean and serene space will be accentuated with bamboo and will get an Asian-inspired look.

modern Japanese living and dining space with large windows and mabmboo shades

modern Japanese living and dining space with large windows and mabmboo shades

bamboo curtains are a nice way to incorporate this material into decor

bamboo curtains are a nice way to incorporate this material into decor

wooden floors, furniture and accessories are right what you need for a Japanese living room

wooden floors, furniture and accessories are right what you need for a Japanese living room

furniture is the easiest way to incorporate wood into a Japanese living room

furniture is the easiest way to incorporate wood into a Japanese living room

bamboo screens for hiding a TV unit

bamboo screens for hiding a TV unit

Japanese Style Sliding Doors Or Screens

Screens are an indispensable part of Japanese homes because they are often small and saving every inch of space is essential. An authentic Japanese screen is called a Shoji, and it is an essential design element in Japanese homes. Modern versions of such screens can be found in stores and they are sure to bring a cool Asian flavor to your home, even if they aren’t dividers but just wall decor.

Japanese-styled screens instead of doors give this space a stylized look

Japanese-styled screens instead of doors give this space a stylized look

Zen interior with a black bamboo screen for separating zones

Zen interior with a black bamboo screen for separating zones

25 panel curtains that remind of Japanese screens

25 panel curtains that remind of Japanese screens

Shoji screens and Japanese wall art give the serene interiors an oriental touch

Shoji screens and Japanese wall art give the serene interiors an oriental touch

shoji-style screens for living room decor

shoji-style screens for living room decor