Updating your home, whether it’s a little touch-up or full remodel, can be an exciting experience that makes your home more enjoyable to live in. Not only does it provide you with the opportunity to step back and really think about how you want your home to express those things you love, but it is also a chance to learn something new. One of the most unique routes to creating a space in your home that has purpose in its design is to incorporate culture. Here we will consider incorporating a very tranquil and Zen culture to your home through the Japanese art of bathing. The bathroom is a space in the home that is used daily and the Japanese have redefined this room’s purpose over time from an efficiency-based space to an area where peace and tranquility reign.
Color schemes in Japanese style bathrooms should also be kept on the neutral or natural side depending upon your preferences. Clean lines matched up with light tones or natural hues are going to create a Zen atmosphere where you can experience peace and tranquility. Bright colors are too distracting in this type of environment and take away from your mind and body’s opportunity to find true calm. Don’t forget to bring bamboo into your décor wherever possible, but with a clear purpose. Whether it’s bamboo floors, trim or plants, it is a feature worth investing in. Bamboo is going to seamlessly incorporate a natural feel with the moisture resistance a bathroom requires to stand up under general use. Similarly, it is one of the world’s most renewable resources, which means your Japanese-style bathroom not only provides Zen, but works side by side with nature.