Before Christmas many who want to rearrange the bedroom, the various concepts may have you planned. But before doing so it helps you consider a few things, such as the draft and the budget. Here I show some concept of the bedroom, please choose to suit your concept.
Is one concept fits with your idea? please apply.
* Wood: even today, the material of the structure, ceilings and floors in adjacent rooms (kitchen, hallway …). Pine, cedar and cypress are widely available in the forests of Japan, wood is a logical choice. It has an ephemeral and transitory, which is consistent with the philosophy of Zen. It is also the preferred material in the building because of its lightness, an important factor in a country shaken by earthquakes. Finally, with its irregularities and its textures, wood has an important aesthetic role, and contributes to the harmony and the warmth of the Japanese house.
* Bamboo: Bamboo is so pervasive in the home, and more generally in the art of living in Japan, it is subject to a specific page … Bamboo in Japanese homes
* Straw: This is rice straw tatami mats, central to the living rooms of a Japanese house. If the use of straw to insulate the cold ground is very old, it’s “only” in the 15th century that led to the first straw mats that are moving into the house as needed. Well suited to the Japanese climate, insulation from the cold of winter, however, to allow air to flow in summer, the mats then gradually thickened slightly to give the appearance that it still , typically 7 layers of rice straw stacked, interlocking, compressed, and lined with a fabric braid plain or patterned. Its size has become a standard (about 1.80 x 90 cm, which corresponds to the space for a man elongated), which relate the size of the house: a room is measured in number of tatami mats (which are nested by 3, 4 1 / 2, 6, 8 …: see some examples of provisions below), and by extension, the area houses are given to this day as “tsubo” (1 tsubo = 2 tatami ). This is to protect these fragile tatami mats, we have become used to remove shoes when entering a Japanese house, a custom still in use in Japan today
“The paper is, we are told, an invention of Chinese still is it that we experience in relation to the paper of the West, on the other impression of dealing with a strictly utilitarian terms, however we need only look at the texture of a paper from China, or Japan, to feel a kind of warmth that puts us at ease the heart. ”
Japanese paper called “Washi” is a highly developed craft in Japan and there are many varieties, depending on the composition, texture, color … In the Japanese house is first the material of “shoji” sliding doors such a tight white paper that filters the outside light. Opaque colored paper is also used to cover sliding walls that separate parts or hide a Closet. Finally, a thinner paper is used for lamps which are placed at night on the tatami.
* Peter material used primarily outdoors for foundations, roads and as part of the garden, the stone in Japan, a particular value. Arranged in a rock garden is a work of nature, a beautiful object that you appreciate all the more weathered it is, perhaps covered with foam, always full of history …
In addition to their visual appearance which is sort of the “decoration” of a base inside the Japanese and obviously contributes to the harmony of the house, these materials also appreciate the touch (the tatami mats, a beam wood, or the patina of a stone and bamboo). And the Japanese house with a very characteristic smell (the “smell of Japan!”), Which is that the wood used, the tatami