Modern Japanese interior design is a popular style that combines traditional and contemporary elements. It is characterized by minimalism, simplicity, and functionality. This design style is perfect for small spaces because it makes use of every square inch.

Tips to achieve the modern Japanese interior look

Before you start planning your Japanese interior, there are a few key elements you should keep in mind. Use this checklist to make sure you create the perfect Japanese-inspired space:

1. Keep it minimal

Japanese design is all about simplicity and minimalism. When planning your Japanese interior, less is definitely more. Keep furniture and decor to a minimum and focus on creating a clean, clutter-free space.

2. Use natural materials

Another key element of Japanese design is the use of natural materials. Wood, stone, and paper are all popular choices in Japanese homes. Use these materials throughout your Japanese interior to create a warm and inviting space.

3. Focus on functionality

Japanese design is all about function over form. When planning your Japanese interior, make sure to choose furniture and decor that is both stylish and practical. Choose pieces that will help you stay organized and make the most of your space.

4. Add Japanese details

To really capture the Japanese aesthetic, add some Japanese-inspired details to your space. Consider adding shoji screens, tatami mats, or paper lanterns. These small touches will make a big impact in your Japanese interior.

5. Create a sense of balance

The Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi is all about finding beauty in imperfection. When creating your Japanese interior, strive for a sense of balance and harmony. Embrace imperfections and create a space that is both tranquil and inviting.

By following these simple tips, you can easily create a Japanese-inspired space in your own home. Just remember to keep it minimal, use natural materials, and focus on functionality. With a little bit of planning, you can easily achieve the perfect Japanese interior style!


Japanese-inspired wallpapers to achieve the modern Japanese interior style

With a little creativity and some careful planning, you can achieve a modern Japanese interior look without breaking the bank. Wallpapers are definitely a great way to incorporate texture and patterns at an affordable price. Here are some wallpaper designs which we think will complement the modern luxury interior style!

Japanese wallpaper #1: Kasumisou

Inspired by Kasumisou (which means gypsophila or commonly known as baby’s breath in japanese), we’ve designed a wallpaper which features a warm, organic arrangement of Gypsophila twigs and flower buds that instantly brings softness and serenity to a space. 

Adding iconic elements such as lightings that are inspired by paper lanterns or bonsai will help you easily achieve the perfect Japanese interior!

Kasumisou Japanese Wallpaper in Living Room
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Japanese wallpaper #2: Kintsuguroi

Inspired by the Kintsugi philosophy, this design uses our metallic gold substrate, exposing joint lines that shimmers in the light.

These beautiful gold lines show themselves differently according to the intensity and direction of light that changes naturally throughout the day.

Kintsukuroi Japanese WallpaperFeatured: Kintsuguroi Wallpaper 

Japanese wallpaper #3: Shoji

A modern take on the traditional shoji screen, this borderless design set brings calmness and quietude to a space. Pair it with wood materials 

Shoji Japanese WallpaperFeatured: Shoji Japanese Wallpaper

Japanese wallpaper #4: Moon Zen

This Japanese-inspired Moon Zen wallpaper creates a beautifully calm atmosphere and focal point in your home. Cherry branches drape beautifully against a full moon, bringing about a stillness and zen that instantly relaxes and soothes.

Moon Zen Japanese Wallpaper

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Japanese wallpaper #5: Zen

This Japanese inspired wallpaper brings about a wondrously calm atmosphere and focal point in your home with its soft draping cherry branches. An oasis, a place of zen- it's not hard to achieve that right in your very own home.

Adding traditional Japanese elements like tatami mats and low-level coffee tables will instantly make a big impact in your Japanese interior.

Zen Japanese Wallpaper

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Japanese wallpaper #6: Sashi

Sashi is a geometric wallpaper with a small pattern inspired by the Japanese sashiko embroidery technique. This craft form was initially used to patch and repair worn work clothes.

Sashi Japanese Wallpaper

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Japanese wallpaper #7: Cherry Tree

Featuring an array of beautiful floral and tree branch designs of the traditional Japanese cherry blossoms, our Cherry Tree Wallpaper mural is a statement wallpaper and makes an excellent backdrop.

Japanese Cherry Blossom Wallpaper

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Japanese wallpaper #8: Jon Watercolor Bamboo

There's something about bamboo wallpaper that instantly makes a room feel more calming and serene. Maybe it's the gentle green hues, or the soft, misty effect of the watercolor. Either way, this wallpaper is perfect for anyone who wants to bring a bit of the outdoors inside. And what could be more relaxing than a walk in a bamboo forest?

With its Japanese-inspired design, this wallpaper is sure to bring a touch of zen and tranquility to any space. You might just find yourself feeling more calm and centered in no time.

Jon Watercolor Bamboo Japanese Wallpaper in Dining Room

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Japanese wallpaper #9: Illustrated Clouds

Looking for a spin to the usual cloud design? This Illustrated Clouds wallpaper does just that. Depending on how you look at it, it could very well look like Japanese waves too which makes it a perfect choice for a Japanese-inspired space! Available in 3 colorways - Grey, Blue and Nude. 

Illustrated Clouds Wallpaper in Kid's Bedroom

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Japanese wallpaper #10: Ara's Trees

Wallpaper featuring soaring birch tree can bring the dreamy and tranquil ambience of a Japanese garden easily into any interior design. Style it with Japanese-inspired details such as tatami mat and low wooden table to make your space feel as cosy and inviting as a traditional tea garden.

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Japanese wallpaper #11: Bamboo Garden

If you're looking for a way to give your Japanese interior design an elegant flair, wallpapers featuring bamboo gardens are an ideal choice. With its iconic image of tall stalks swaying gently in the breeze, bamboo is a timeless symbol of nature's beauty and serenity. Using it as a background will help to create a peaceful, calming atmosphere that will soothe the soul and invigorate the senses.

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Japanese wallpaper #12: Misty Morning

For those who love to bring nature indoors, wallpapers featuring misty mountains will help create a tranquil oasis. With the delicate lines of a mountain range and its soft shades of blues and whites, these wallpapers will provide a calming backdrop for Japanese interior design. Imagine lingering in your home surrounded by this serene misty atmosphere - it is an ideal way to relax and refresh after a long day.

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Japanese wallpaper #13: Breeze

Inspired by the Japandi style and Asian design, the Breeze wallpaper embodies experimental craftsmanship and creativity. Thanks to modern digital printing techniques, every detail is impeccably rendered, bringing a touch of contemporary elegance to your home. Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of the Breeze Wallpaper and transform your space into a serene sanctuary.

Breeze Japanese Wallpaper in Living Room

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Japanese wallpaper #14: Pine

In Japanese culture, the pine tree symbolises longevity, honour, and youth. Just like the resilient pine, this wallpaper adds a touch of timeless elegance to your space. The intricate pattern dances across the wall, creating a vivid yet serene atmosphere. Experience the harmony of nature and the captivating allure of the Pine Wallpaper, as it transforms your home into a sanctuary of tranquility and grace.

Pine Wallpaper


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Japanese wallpaper #15: Crane Birds Mural

Our Crane Birds Animal Mural Wallpaper is a stunning homage to Japanese folklore and the beauty of nature. Immerse yourself in the grace and playfulness of these majestic birds. In this captivating mural, the vibrant flock of crane birds dances in harmonious unison, symbolising honour, good fortune, loyalty, and longevity. Their elegant postures and vibrant plumage add a touch of majesty to your walls, while their playful interactions evoke joy and vitality. Let this mesmerizing wallpaper transport you to a world where nature's wonders unfold, as the cranes create a captivating display of energy and grace in your living space.


Crane Birds, Animal Mural Wallpaper


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Japanese interior design is all about creating a calm and relaxing environment. By using light colours, natural materials, and minimalist furniture, you can create a space that feels like an oasis in the middle of your busy life. With so many options to choose from, we hope that you’ll find the perfect Japanese wallpaper to bring your Japanese-inspired room to life!

Why choose Hello Circus’ wallpapers?

We understand your wall comes in different shapes and sizes. Each wallpaper is therefore customised to the dimensions of your wall, making each wallpaper unique to your home. We also sell by per meter square (Height x Width x Unit Price) and not by rolls so that you only pay for what you need for your wall.

Check out our guide on how to measure your wall for wallpaper!

Benefits of our wallpapers:

    • High Quality: Our wallpapers are printed on high quality non-woven paper in factories with the highest standards from Europe. They are reinforced with nylon fibres to make the wallpaper stable and resilient.
    • Matte and non-reflective: Our non woven wallpapers are coated with soft and non-reflective matte finishing.
    • Safe and non-toxic: Our products are printed using stain resistant, VOC-free (Volatile Organic Compounds) inks on breathable, PVC (Polymerizing Vinyl Chloride) free paper. This ensures that your family and more importantly, your kids are not exposed to toxic chemicals which are usually present in traditional paint and wallpapers, all of which may have harmful health effects. 
    • Antimicrobial Protection
    • Wallpaper washability: All our wallpapers are washable, meaning that their surface is resistant to damage, and any domestic dirt or water stains can be wiped with a damp cloth or sponge.
    • Resistant to colour fading: Our production technology is designed to ensure optimum resistance to colour fading.
    • Fire resilient: Our wallpapers are fire rated in accordance with EN ISO 11925-2.

Read more about our wallpaper materials and check out the ultimate guide to wallpaper for answers to commonly asked questions!

Interested in getting our wallpaper?

Check out our bestsellers wallpaper collection! For wallpaper quotation: Please click on “Get Quote/Buy” of the product page that you like and submit enquiry with wall dimensions. Installation is available as an add-on service for selected countries.

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August 22, 2022 — Daphnie Teo

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