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A common misconception of interior design is that “more is more.” While bright, bold patterns and fun accessories can be harmonious when done correctly, there’s also tons of beauty and appeal in the simplistic approach — and Japanese design epitomizes just that!

The elements of Japanese design stem from ideas of minimalism, balance and a total lack of clutter. The concept is called “Ma,” which translates to “negative space.” This makes for a simple design with plenty of space and balance between objects.

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Don’t be afraid to use pops of color — just be sure to keep the overall design simple and clutter-free!

japaneseClockwise from top left: Fusion Transitional Flush Mount Ceiling Light, Pink Japanese Blossom Branch, Mosii Pillow, Mixed Faux Succulent Arrangement

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