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Japanese homes are the epitome of simplicity, elegance and minimalist design. Muji-designed houses have always been inspired by Zen-styled themes and bare minimal décor. Minimalist design is gaining universal acceptance among real estate aficionados and property enthusiasts alike all over the world. The scarcity of free land and living space has led to the proliferation of minimalism-inspired houses and apartment buildings throughout Japan. Pre-fabricated homes are fast becoming a fad or a trend within Japanese residential communities. The space-saving concept espoused by the minimalism philosophy creates a refined, stress-free and a minimal-clutter home environment. The minimalist concept also optimizes space usage and eradicates unnecessary junk or waste that occupies precious living space. In this article, we look at a classic prefab home from Muji.
The cool and airy ambience that surrounds Muji homes is truly unmistakable. The house itself is a typical box-like design with oversized windows and glazed doors which allows for generous amounts of sunlight flooding the interior of the home. Evidently, this is a basic green feature or characteristic which reduces the overall household energy footprint, as well as substantial cost savings in total electricity expenditure and consumption. Within the living room, the furniture setting or configuration employs a classic décor and maximizes the usage of neutral colour schemes that blend in seamlessly with its surrounding, resulting in a sleek look or feel. The stylish appearance of a modern, fresh and clean home certainly appeals to anyone taking up residence in such homes. Also, limited spaces in modern apartments would undoubtedly result in a crowded or congested home feeling.
An initial impression of a prefab home is the use of white as a core colour scheme which dominates the interior as well as the exterior. White is often regarded as a universal non-invasive palette that accentuates and complements the other colours used throughout the building. Furniture as well as other objects residing in the home stands out boldly in stark contrast to the passive background. Mild-shade and light-wood material are generously used in conjunction with window sills, door frames and floor tiles. Contemporary wall art incorporating nature’s motifs is also displayed to adorn and liven up the rooms. In comparison, kitchens are generally spiced up with rich palettes or colourful tones – hard woods and lush greenery often serve as an irresistible invitation to the dining room itself.
Wallpaper and other wall art are also essential in promoting an ideal home living environment. Illumination-wise, the optimal conditions created by the natural flood of sunlight minimize the need to install elaborate or sophisticated lighting accessories. Incorporating lava lamps on table tops, pendant spotlights in kitchens and overhead floodlights in the garden lawn are some excellent examples. With brightly-lit spaces and vivid wall décor, the presence of other home appliances and tech gadgets are instantly elevated to play a more prominent role in uplifting the entire home. Occasionally, putting indoor plants such as the timeless bonsai trees within home spaces may actually do wonders to the interior atmosphere as they tend to emit a positive vibe or aura throughout the house itself. Such exotic plants act as natural air filters to absorb toxic gases and harmful pollutants released by paints and varnishes from the kitchen, floor tiles as well as furniture. The presence of green plants definitely set the mood for contemporary home living. Kitchen storage shelves also come in handy when stashing away utensils and appliances when not in use or once cooking is done. Bedroom schemes should be simple but evoke an overall sense of cool, calm and relaxation. – HFM