Raised Tatami-floored Seating Area – Interra USA, Inc.

February 16, 2021

Add Raised Tatami-floored Seating Area to Make the Room Stylish and Comfortable

For those who want to create a Japanese-style room at home, we recommend the raised tatami-floored seating area. By introducing the tatami space, you can make your room stylish and comfortable. However, some people would think, “I want to know what is attractive about the raised tatami-floored seating area and what are the concerns.”

Therefore, this time I will introduce the advantages and disadvantages of the raised tatami-floored seating area.

What is raised tatami-floored seating area?

At first, raised tatami-floor seating area is a space such as a living room with a step to lay tatami mats. Incorporating Japanese and Western-styles into the same space creates a modern Japanese atmosphere and creates a fashionable space.

Advantages and disadvantages of the raised tatami-floored seating area

Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of the raised tatami-floored seating area.


1. Can make a stored place under the tatami area.
You can create storage space in the stepped part of the raised tatami-floored seating area.
It is difficult to create storage space without making the room smaller, but if you can secure the height of the tatami area, you can increase the storage space.

2. Sit down and relax on the step
One of the advantages is that you can sit on the steps of raised area and relax. When you relax in a Japanese-style room, you have the image of sitting firmly on the floor, but if you have a raised tatami area, you can easily sit down and relax. Instead of a sofa, you can sit on a tatami mat and watch TV.

3. The room will become sharp and three-dimensional
By introducing the raised tatami-floor seating area, the room will become sharpened and become a three-dimensional space.

4. Can be used as a bed
The tatami space is one step higher than the flooring, so you can use the space as a bed if you lay a futon.

5. It can be made into a semi-private room by adding a partition
It is possible to make a semi-private room by partitioning it with curtains or shoji (障子) screens. It can be used as a nap space for children, as a reception room for customers, or as a bedroom.


1. Steps can also be a risk
For families who have children, small steps can be useful but also risky. There is a risk that the child may step off and get injured while playing in the step space.

2. The introduction of raised tatami-floor seating area may make you feel the room smaller
When introducing raised tatami-floor seating area, a low ceiling can put pressure on the entire room and make it feel small. It is necessary to consider the balance between the height of the ceiling and the height of the tatami area in advance.

3. Limiting the space for furniture
If you introduce a raised tatami space, the area for the furniture will be limited accordingly.

4. Not suitable for barrier-free
Barrier-free is to create a comfortable environment for the elderly and people with disabilities as much as possible by eliminating steps and adding handrails.


This time, I have introduced the advantages and disadvantages of and the raised tatami-floored seating area.

Certainly, there are disadvantages, but there are many advantages such as more storage, a modern Japanese atmosphere in the room, and a sofa that can be used instead.

Why don’t you consider introducing a raised tatami-floored seating area to your home?

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