Bathroom: Japanese aspect of oriental style
Construction of new homes, repair of old always start with visualizing the desired result. On the option chosen depends not only on estimates for future costs (which is known jokingly formula still 2 times higher than the initial calculation), but also a psychological comfort, or as they say, the quality of life that is much more important of status and prestige (do not argue, it is So!).
"I want an interior in oriental style!" - a statement that makes it clear that little rather confusing, so I should be a clarifying question: "What do you mean? (Not the same image of the dragon in the wall, in fact ...). "
The first who divided the world into East and West, were Phoenician sailors, then ancient Greece and Rome arrogantly opposed their states of Eastern barbarians. The modern term refers to a vast area - from North Africa to the Far East. The population in each of the countries located here has a distinctive and fascinating culture and specific traditions, so the "East" - a loose concept geographically and with regard to the interior will denote the special characteristics such as
- organization of space,
- building and finishing materials,
- color spectrum,
- the number of necessary fitments their appearance,
- methods of decoration.
Oriental style is divided into the "Moroccan", "the Egyptian," a collective "Arab", "Persian", "Indian", "Chinese" eclectic "Asian". Among all this variety it stands out remarkably concise and refined Japanese style. To follow it, it is not necessary to acquire all of the «madeinJapan», pick up enough (and the market in terms of the diversity of proposals simply inexhaustible!) Similar in appearance and texture elements are harmoniously combined with each other.
Bathroom, created in the Japanese style is to be ergonomic, ie, maximum comfort for the physical and mental state of a person, to promote relaxation and first maximum pacification, and then filling a powerful charge of energy. The bathroom is not just a money-dirt, and a purification ritual, which deals with both body and soul. In the Japanese version of it can be compared with the performance of a musical work in which there is an overture, exposure, development, and the culmination of a happy ending. Each part consists of the division to target areas:
Changing rooms, there are also placed washbasins.
Shower compartment or cabinet (preliminary cleansing shampoo, soap and sponge).
Private bath (ofuro), which recruited very hot (by the standards of European water - 40 degrees or more) with flavors and spices (for complete relaxation). In order not to cool down the water used by the furnace heating from the bottom and the cover of rubber or wood top.
Bath singular rectangular construction for purification dry steam (using sawdust, usually cedar).
A separate area for the toilet.
Surrounding Area tea ceremony (VIP-variant).
The zones are separated by sliding partitions (shoji), wooden or glass panels, transparent oilcloth, raising the floor level (placement areas on the podium) or serial arrangement of the individual parts.
For interior design in classic Japanese style chosen only natural materials - wood, stone, glass, modern versions - innovative materials, but the stylized nature. Widely used tiles (wall, floor), bamboo (wallpaper, partitions, screens, ceiling coverings), rice paper (partitions), wicker twigs (screens, partitions). Galvanized metal and acrylic - tribute today, mainly used for the production of baths or ceiling structures in a stylized interiors.
The central subject of the composition of bath - Bath (types -ofuro, Furo, furako), which is usually taken in a sitting or reclining position (the hot water did not reach the heart), so the font has a traditional barrel-shaped. Previously, it is manufactured using a special tree hard rock (hinoki), resistant to moisture, has antibacterial properties that prevent the effects of mold. Now, this rule is not mandatory, you can use the plumbing of the usual materials for the Europeans.
Shelves with open facades are used for placing bath accessories or decoration.
The high level of Japanese technology and touched such a conservative area like the bathroom, here bringing electric heaters (meeting all operating safety standards in wet areas), the dryer for towels and clothes of bath. Fit harmoniously into the interior devaysa helps shape and color.
Palette in the design corresponds to the natural, earth-like colors, stones, rocks, sand, therefore it is all shades of brown, beige, camel, milky-white, pearl. Required the presence of contrasting color gamut core - red or green, which destroy the monotony and form a focus energy.
Decorating a Japanese-style bath, it should be remembered that its main asset is the space, elegant simplicity, the lack of spare parts. You can confine color combinations, with patterned tile plant designs in pastel colors using pebbles, texture tile. Choosing sculptural figure or wall panel, preferably to stay on any one embodiment. Element of decor can become mats, rugs and live plants. Landscape outside the window can be a wonderful decoration of the interior, and in the absence of the beautiful view, you can use the film with landscape design.
The illumination used as the natural light, and electrical equipment with energy-saving light bulbs. Used wall sconces or ceiling lamp. Spot LED lighting element is a light design and serves for selection of special decoration. Diffusers are styled antique - paper lanterns, candles or kerosene lamps.
For seasoned Japanese style priority simple geometric shapes - rectangular, at least - oval. Important to observe a symmetrical arrangement of the components.
Plenty of room, clean air and gentle heat - the necessary design components that allow long to enjoy the result of this work - the creation of a bath in the Japanese style.