Bathrooms are arguably one of the most function-driven spaces in a home. Your bathroom is a space where you get ready to face your day, and where you clean up before bed when it’s all done. The best bathrooms help you relax, and serve as a mini spa or oasis. Japanese design lends itself well to the bathroom, because it has an evident focus on tranquility and a sense of peace. If you like the idea of a space that washes the dirt and the day away, and leaves you feeling rested, consider these tactics to add some Japanese elements to your bathroom – and get ready to say ahhhhhhhh.
A space for soaking
There’s something about a pool of hot water that melts stress away – perhaps this is why taking onsen (soaking in hot springs) is so popular in Japan. A beautiful soaking tub can be one of the best places in your home to relax. If you have the space, consider a show-stopping tub. Whether it’s a spa variety with jets to help you get rid of those sore spots and aching muscles, or you prefer your water to be still, a tub can easily become the focal point of a bathroom. Since Japanese style is all about simplicity, ditch the ornate claw-foot tubs in favor of something understated, yet stunning. A tub with a natural look, or a round soaking tub can add both a beautiful touch of Japanese flair and a tranquil vibe to your bathroom.
Think clean and organized
One key to emulating Japanese design is to ditch the clutter. Think about sleek, simple ways to store your grooming products, and pare down your decór. Less is more, and there’s a place for everything with this style.
If you’ve ever closed your eyes on a picnic blanket and enjoyed the rays of the sun on a summer day, you know about the tie between nature and tranquility. Japanese design celebrates nature, and shows it in many of the materials used. Incorporate wood, bamboo, greenery, and rock into your bathroom design, and bask in the sense of peace that comes with bringing the outdoors into your home. Rock walls in showers, wood “furo” style bathtubs, and the like help bring a distinctly natural, Japanese vibe to your bathroom.