The Japanese kitchen is all about functionality, so much so that even ordinarily boring counter appliances can become part of the decor. Designated areas for supplies and decorative storage containers keep things looking neat.
Bathrooms can be the most difficult room to keep clean. Create an attractive space for everything you need and you’ll have it looking tidy in no time.
The great room is where the majority of Japanese families spend their time while at home. In smaller Japanese homes, the living room can double as a dining room and be decked out with just a simple table and chairs. A low table and floor cushions are more comfortable for movie nights, while a comfy couch is great if you have space for a kitchen table elsewhere.
Bedrooms are the most personal spaces in your home. In Japan, calming and simple designs or kitschy yet functional zakka – items that are both self-expressive and attractive, but otherwise ordinary – are trending.