Interior Design in Architecture plays a crucial role in enhancing the quality of living within the civil work of the space. A colour or a texture adds to the psychological experience a person feels. A room designed with specific furniture defines the function. One can visualize the interior design of a space that has an architectural rhythm flowing through. Architects practice different styles of interior work for different places; a residential space might have subtle interiors while a commercial space might have more play of interiors. 

An interior designer works with an existing structure and makes changes through deliberate design changes. These changes can range from minor updates such as repositioning doors or walls to gutting the interior down to a base room to redesign it completely.

Minimalism in Interiors

Modern minimalist furniture is comfortable in function and simple in appearance; one can say that it is geometric. The concept of furniture design first appeared in the German Bauhaus Design Institute, its development today is the most typical, and the formation of culture takes place in Japan. Its idea is similar to zazen in Buddhism. It combines the intoxication of culture with modern form and makes people feel simple but extraordinary. They use types of materials such as fibre, cloth, metal, plastic, wood, etc. In the form, the designers pick up basic geometry and linework.

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Concept of IKIGAI 

It is a Japanese concept that refers to having a direction or purpose in life that provides a sense of fulfilment and that the person can act on to give them satisfaction and meaning. Ikigai can describe both: purposes in life and motivation. 

According to a study, the feeling of Ikigai, as it is described in Japanese, generally means the feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction that arises when people pursue their passions. Ikigai does not impose on any individual; they are perceived as spontaneous and are undertaken voluntarily, so they are personal and depend on the person’s inner self.

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Toronto Star @Dreamstime

IKIGAI in Interior Design

The Idea to incorporate Ikigai in interior design is to craft a way of living—a generic sense of minimality that is useful and aesthetic at the same time. A philosophy derived from the key to a well-designed space with Ikigai is to incorporate elements of your passion into space. 

Of course, if you enjoy cooking, the focus is on making your kitchen user-friendly and inviting. If your job requires you to be from home, from your home office, or wherever your work is, it should encourage you to be productive. With less emphasis on escaping the rigours of everyday life, Ikigai is more focused on merging work and personal life.

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Contemporary Great room @ Allison caccoma

Elements of design 

Interior Design has a lot of elements embracing the architecture of the built structure. For example, an empty room with the morning sun coming in from the east acts as a canvas for the interiors to enhance the natural lighting. A palette of materials that reflects and absorbs plays an important part in the natural lighting. Designs that merge with the harmony of nature Interior design is a great way to get into the sensory world. 

With design elements of light, texture, and colour, it is impossible not to explore the full range of the human senses and at the same time create a space in which one would like to be. Hygge (Pronounced hoo-gah) refers to celebrating cosiness, warmth and family, plus practising mindfulness, and translates well to home decor that can include:

  1. Choosing a neutral Palette with white and pastel walls to highlight the feature and creating a sense of peace and calm
  2. Using warm woods is a perfect way to add a Scandinavian touch to your home. Wood tones not only warm your home but also help you get closer to nature.
  3. Keeping things simple and indulge the sweet joys of the house with books and plants and maybe a few baskets for small organizations. This simplicity not only adds to that Scandinavian, minimal aesthetic, it also promotes relaxation by keeping your space tidy.
  4. The detail is in simplicity; to create a homely feel, Unique antique heirloom, handcrafted pieces can be added.
  5. Wooden furniture can also warm up the life in your home by making you feel closer to nature. Live-edge coffee tables, chairs made from reclaimed wood, and classy walnut cabinets like the ones in this kitchen are all ways to bring natural beauty to your space.

Use of Natural light 

Lighting is the art of light in interior design. Light is one of the most important characteristics of Japanese aesthetics. Although it cannot be sustained, it is a “material” that can be seen and felt. The Japanese home is generally designed and built around the movement of natural light and its relationship with the natural materials used indoors. 

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Light Walls House  @Atsushi Kawamoto

The Japanese element

Japanese interior design and its homes are now considered to be one of the greatest incarnations of minimalism in the world. In addition to its flawless beauty, its interior design is also known for its masterful combination of simplicity, precision, and sophistication. It is deeply rooted in spirituality (Buddhism) and philosophy and firmly believes in integrating nature and the importance of home. They believe that the world of beauty begins at home, and therefore the desire for beauty is a desire for home. 

The Japanese are committed to creating homes with an interior design that exudes natural beauty—a relaxed and simple design approach that offers the peace of the hectic outside world.

References

https://byalex.co.uk/blog/japanese-interior-design-key-features/

https://www.selectblinds.com/blog/ikigai-meets-interior-design/

https://www.1stdibs.com/blogs/the-study/japanese-ikigai/

https://www.commonwealthtourism.com/ikigai-showcasing-your-passion-through-home-design/

Author

An accidental Architecture Student from Pune, India. Saish Dhimate has discovered his passion by finding the midway between Engineering and Architecture. He loves to Understand Human Psychology about designing spaces and breaking stereotypes of planning.

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