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Adding a Little Spring Décor

With the long harsh winter nearly over, I am excited about the wonders of spring. I can’t wait to unpack my spring wardrobe from storage. I’m also looking forward to spending some time outdoors in my flower garden. However, before I venture outdoors, I need to give the inside of my home some attention by adding a little spring décor. During this time of year, I decorate my home with pastel, bright hues. For instance, I like to fill white dainty teacups with beautiful artificial flowers. I also like to display whimsical items such as a multicolored Easter bunny. On this blog, you will learn how to transform the interior of your home this spring.

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Adding a Little Spring Décor

Make Over Your Living Room With Japanese Modern Style

by Melinda Collins

The Japanese modern décor style is a serene look for your living room. The style is characterized by natural materials and simplicity. Floor plans in traditional Japanese homes are open and show an obvious connection to nature. If you're planning a makeover in your living room, consider adding elements of the Zen Japanese style.

Color Palette

The color palette in the Japanese style home is contemporary and reflects the culture's reverence for nature. For instance, Home and Garden TV describes a living room with shades of beige and sage green as the palette. Blues and yellows can also be fundamental colors as long as they're muted. Natural wood hues as well as those inspired by stone can be used as accent colors.

Window Treatments

The window treatments are one space you definitely want to use natural materials. You have several options, including bamboo, matchstick, wood, and linen. Bamboo or matchstick blinds make for an attractive window treatment that looks organic and a little casual. Naturally stained wooden blinds offer a more formal effect. Crisp, un-dyed linen panels can be combined with either to soften the look of your window treatments. For more information, talk to a professional like Sav-Mor Upholstery.


Wood is an almost essential natural material in Japanese décor. Any cabinetry, tables and shelving should be in naturally-stained wood. However, you don't want a rustic effect but rather the clean lines typical of the modern style. It's possible to choose wood-based chairs and sofas. However, the key is to select items that feature those clean lines, so avoid ornamentation. Likewise, choose seating with cushions in your neutral colors.


Because Japanese homes feature an open floor plan, screens are an integral element of their décor. If you also have an open floor, utilize screens as the Japanese do, to delineate spaces while offering a measure of privacy. Even if you have a more closed floor plan, you can use screens as décor. For example, consider setting up an ornamental screen against a blank wall. Here is a place where you want to choose wood, though bamboo is another nature-inspired option. Japanese screens can be beautifully painted, or you can select a plain one.


On the subject of Japanese décor, the ideal is definitely "less is more." That said, the key is to utilize décor pieces as focal points. For example, place a single vase with a cherry blossom branch in the center of your coffee table. Alternatively, set a serene Buddha statue on an accent table in the corner with subtle track lighting trained on it. Because of the minimalist nature of the style, you want to decorate with a restrained hand.

Add a touch of Zen to your living room with Japanese modern décor.