In case you have just gone off to Japan for your honeymoon, have you considered yet the question of how to decorate your traditional dining room decor Japanese style? Japanese decor is certainly not a new style at all. However, its traditional yet refined and sophisticated appeal has made it a very popular option with expatriates. There are several ways of putting traditional Japanese decor to good use and here are some tips on traditional dining room decorating in Japanese style.
When planning on traditional dinner decoration in traditional Japanese style, the first thing you need to decide is what kind of traditional dinner setting you want. Would it be more of a traditional Japanese garden setting or would it be more along the lines of a traditional Japanese restaurant? Or would you prefer to have a traditional Japanese courtyard sitting room? Regardless of which way you go with a traditional dining room decor, you can always choose the focal point to set the atmosphere right.
With traditional dining room decor, we start by deciding on what kind of table and what kind of material to use for it. First of all, most tables end up using one of three materials: rice paper, wood, or lacquered bamboo. Rice’s paper is the cheapest but also the weakest. Wood is the best but also the heaviest and the most expensive. Lacquered bamboo is the weakest, but also the lightest and most inexpensive. In fact, most traditional dining tables actually use bamboo to create the legs of the table!
The next step is choosing the appropriate decor for your traditional dinner table decor. You can choose from a number of beautiful traditional designs such as cherry, maple, walnut, or ankylose. The type of wood that is used is also a very important factor. Cherry, maple, walnut, and ankylose are the most popular choices; however, if money is no object, you may want to try bamboo, mahogany, or terracotta for a traditional Japanese look that is perfect for traditional dinner parties!
For a traditional Japanese dining room, the most important decorative item is the chopsticks. Chopsticks are traditionally long, thin sticks just below the level of the table itself. They are held between the fingers of each hand with a pair of rubber bands (kimono). Today, plastic chopsticks are more convenient but feel very impersonal compared to real chopsticks! If you do decide to use plastic chopsticks, make sure they are washable or at least easily removed for cleaning – this will save you a lot of time and energy!
Another important decorative, traditional Japanese item is the tea pot. A teapot is a bowl-shaped container used for serving tea or coffee. There are many different types of tea pots, from round, square, rectangular, and more. Depending on your theme, you can choose a pot that matches the table or even stands on its own! I chose a tea pot that matched my traditional Japanese room decor and its table perfectly!
One of the nicest things about traditional Japanese decor is the paper lanterns. These beautifully lanterns are hung from the ceiling and resemble hanging lanterns from your roof! There are many different sizes and shapes to choose from, and they make great centerpieces on the tables at the dinner table! You can even have them specially made to fit your traditional dining room decor!
If you are decorating a Japanese themed home, I would highly suggest going with traditional Japanese furnishings and accessories. You will be amazed at how much this style can add to a room. Go crazy and get the most traditional Japanese look possible! You will not be disappointed in your decision to decorate traditional Japanese style! !