In Japan the main purpose of taking a bath, besides cleaning your body, is relaxation at the end of the day. The key to a Japanese bathroom is to use natural elements, such as stone and wood, with earth tone colors to create a soothing and relaxing space. Much like a Japanese garden, a Japanese bathroom must be built with nature in mind. Utilizing greenery such as bamboo plants or mossy potted plants is a key element to creating the feeling that the peaceful natural world can exist within your walls. Placement of these plants is just as essential. Make sure that bamboo plants or potted moss is lined up in pleasing, lines that don’t overwhelm the senses. Color schemes in Japanese bathrooms should also be kept on the neutral or natural side depending upon your preferences. Clean lines matched up with light tones or natural hues are going to create a Zen atmosphere where you can experience peace and tranquility.
Lighting is another essential element in your Japanese bathroom. In order to create a space where your mind is free to relax, harsh lights and bold fixtures should be avoided. Keeping interior lines simple and accent pieces minimal is important in allowing for a calm and clear experience. Don’t forget to bring bamboo into your decor wherever possible, but with a clear purpose. When you have the opportunity to create a Japanese bathroom make sure you take full advantage. Bathrooms tend to be easily overlooked spaces in the house that in fact, have incredible design potential.