Worldly Inspiration: Jubilant Japan

Japanese design is beautiful and minimalist, calming and clean. Just entering a room with traditional Japanese elements can provide a sense of relaxation and comfort. Bring that spa-like zen to your home with these pieces of Japan. 

Shoji Screens

Shoji Screen Japanese design

The beauty and simplicity of shoji screens make gorgeous room dividers, but they can be used for much more. Try customizing them to make unique sliding doors, window shades, and even buffet cabinet doors.
Climbing Branches Screen Divider, HayNeedle.com

Bonsai Trees

Bonsai Tree

They'll bring that bit of peace that every space needs.
Fukien Tea Bonsai, Home Depot

Low Furniture

Platform Bed

We love the look and experience of sitting on cushions and eating at a tatami dining table, but it is an acquired taste. If you're not ready to take the plunge, other low furniture can give a similar Japanese flair. Try a low coffee table or a platform bed to ease yourself in.
South Shore Full Platform Bed, Sears


Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossom Wallpaper

Cherry blossoms only bloom for a two week period in Japan, spurring on a series of hanami parties and viewings to celebrate the lovely flower. Lucky for us, you can revel in the rare buds year round with patterned wallpaper. If this red version reads too bold, try Graham Brown's all white textured version.
Cherry Blossom Wallpaper, Graham Brown

Enjoy your new Osaka-inspired oasis!

This post was created by Lauren.

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