5 Tips to Create Authentic Tatami Room in Western Style House and Apartment
Easy Ways to Perform Japanese Tatami Inspired Interior Design in Your Room
1. Choose a room where sunlight streamed through a window
Using nature is a key to use Tatami to the fullest extent. Nature brings clean air, warmth, and a relaxing atmosphere. When it comes to selecting a room, it is important to have natural light to effectively utilize the beauty of Tatami. Tatami is known for being well-ventilated and creating a comfortable and relaxing space. By adding natural light, your Tatami room will look more beautiful and natural.
2. Choose light or muted colors for the color theme of the room
3. Do not place a lot of furniture and keep the room simple
Having a Tatami room is a great idea for people who are minimalist and are interested in keeping the living space simple with fewer items.
4. Put center/coffee table and zabuton sitting mat in the room
If you can’t find a zabuton sitting mat, the alternative items can be a sitting cushion or a floor chair.
5. Decorate the room with Ikebana flower arrangement or plant
Ikebana is a traditional Japanese artwork where you add flowers and tree branches in a vase. Adding not too many flowers and tree branches and using space efficiently is considered the beauty of Ikebana. Both Tatami and Ikebana share the same concepts of keeping it simple, which create the perfect combination in the space. Just placing Ikebana or plant makes a difference in the Tatami room. Additionally, it is not that difficult to create Ikebana from your house.
Having a natural style and the atmosphere is very important to fulfill authentic Japanese style into your house. You don’t need to put a lot of them, you just need one or two Ikebana or something that preform nature.
Just keep in mind to use 5 tips, sunlight, color theme, less furniture, center table & zabuton sitting mat, and Ikebana flower arrangement! Visit our online shop to explore Tatami mats! It is time for you to take action now and have your own Tatami room in your house!
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