Japanese Style Painting

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Our guide to choose a Japanese painting to decorate your bedroom, your living room, your dining room...

You want to revamp your interior decoration, now is the time to think about the wall decoration of your living room, your bedroom, your office: a painting is often the best possible choice. It must always come from a heart blow, an emotion, an encounter.

In these living rooms, you want to feel good, fulfilled, in a personalized atmosphere, in agreement with yourself and it is quite normal, because you spend a good part of your life there.

A beautiful Japanese painting is guaranteed elegance and refinement for the decoration of a living room, a room.

Which theme to choose?

For us, it is essential to offer you a wide choice. You will therefore find several dozen paintings in our online catalog. The great variety in the styles of paintings offered guarantees that you will find the atmosphere you desire.

We offer paintings with a light and soft style, as well as paintings with a darker atmosphere. Japanese paintings are popular because they manage to convey various emotions while keeping a very design aspect. This makes them ideal as a decorative element.

Remember to take into account the color of your walls, the style and colors of your furniture: the desired atmosphere should lead to the choice of the category in our catalog.

What size and layout to choose?

This is perhaps the most complex choice. Should you make a composition of small paintings, take a large format, in a vertical or horizontal layout?

We offer all kinds of sizes so that you can order the one you need. Before choosing a size, measure your walls and the space that will be reserved for your painting.

A little tip: take sheets of paper and place them on your wall to determine the space dedicated to receiving the painting(s).

Which color to choose?

Each color has its own charm and being each unique, they can be combined endlessly. We will give you some tips and artist's interpretations to help you make your decision.

  • Red: color of character, which attracts and intrigues because it can mean love or anger. Ideal for a painting in a kitchen.
  • Blue: our planet is called blue, it is obvious that the color blue is ubiquitous around us, so it is a safe bet that pleases most people. But far from being outdated or "déjà vu", the color blue is fashionable for several years, including turquoise blue.
  • Gray or white: soft, elegant and uncluttered, they are suitable for restful rooms such as the bedroom or bathrooms equipped with spa or whirlpool tubs.
  • Yellow or orange: bright colors awaken the living rooms such as the living room or kitchen, they give brightness to your decor.
  • Chocolate or taupe: colors in brown tones are reminiscent of nature and create a real cocooning style in your main rooms such as the living room or the bathroom. These are colors that "last" because they are discreet and soft, you will not get tired of them.
  • Pink: for a "girly" interior or a little girl's room, pink dresses the walls while remaining discreet and soft.
  • Purple: the trend color of 2011, purple gives a modern style to the interior decor. Both electric and soft, it can be very well suited to children's rooms because it evokes the dream.
  • Black: even if black is not a color in itself, a blackboard brings chic and elegance to a living room or kitchen. With small colors, white or silver, black becomes a real asset for your modern decoration.

How to take care and maintain my frames and paintings?

Murals can fade over time, especially if they are exposed to sunlight. If possible, avoid hanging them in front of windows. If they seem to be losing their color, consider moving them to a darker area.

To clean your beautiful Japanese paintings, it is best to lightly wet a soft cloth then pass it over the canvas. Never rub with force, the movement should remain light.

How to hang a painting canvas?

Hanging a painting is easier than you think, but before you hammer a nail into your wall, make sure you are well equipped:

  • One hook can support a maximum of 13.5 kg
  • Two hooks can support a maximum of 22 kg
  • Three hooks can support a maximum of 34-45 kg

You will also need a hammer, a spirit level and a pencil.

Your painting or frame should be hung 145 cm above the floor for best results. But if you have a low ceiling and want to create the illusion of a high ceiling, hang it slightly higher to draw the eye upwards. Here are the steps:

  1. Measure 145 cm from the ground. This is the ideal location for the middle of your painting.
  2. Measure the length of your painting and divide it (this is the A value).
  3. Turn the frame over and stretch the mounting cord as if it were hanging.
  4. Measure the distance from the stretched cord to the top of the frame (this is the B value).
  5. Add 145 cm to A, then deduct B. This gives you the height at which to attach your nail, so that the middle of your painting is on the line drawn 145 cm above the floor.

If you prefer to see our tips in pictures, check out our article explaining how to properly hang your paintings.

Hanging a picture above a piece of furniture:

Hanging a picture above a sofa:

  1. Measure your sofa (your picture should be 2/3 of its width).
  2. Measure 15-20 cm above your sofa (the bottom of your picture should stop here).

Hanging a picture over a fireplace:

  1. Measure the width of the fireplace (your painting should be at least 2/3 of its width).
  2. Measure 10-30 cm above the chimney (the bottom of your painting must stop here).

Hanging a picture above the stairs:

  1. Measure 145 cm from the ground - this is where the center of your first photo should be
  2. Measure 145 cm every 3 steps. This will form a diagonal line on which the center of each poster should be placed.

How to create a gallery wall?

Frame walls are the most Instagrammable and fun way to display your paintings and wall art. However, finding the right layout and hanging your frames can be tricky, especially if you're using frames of different shapes.

Our advice: imagine this arrangement as a single decorative composition. The centerpiece will be your starting point.

This one must be placed at 145 cm above the ground. Here, the rule is to leave a space of 5 cm between each frame but it also depends on the space you have and the size of your painting. If you are not sure, respect the 5 cm rule. Here are the steps:

  1. Lay out your frames on the floor to determine your desired layout. Take a photo to use as a reference point once you start hanging your pictures
  2. Choose your reference picture to be placed in the center
  3. Measure 145 cm above the floor (this is where the middle of the center board should be)
  4. Hang your center board
  5. Hang your other pictures around your center picture, leaving about 5 cm between each picture

To complete your interior decoration, Japanese vases are a must-have! Beautiful, discreet and very design, they add a real atmosphere to the room where they are placed.