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Traditional Japanese Living Room - How Tatami Improve Your Japanese Style Living Room

I talked about the tatami corner of the living room that can create a space that meets lifestyle and needs. 

When I made a corner of tatami mats in the living room, I wanted to lie down at first and relax.

However, even if you make a tatami corner in the living room, depending on the quality of tatami mats, the net and helicia may wear out over time and the color may change.
Consult with a professional of "Tatami, Fusuma, and Shoji Shoji" to tatami matters, let's eliminate troubles and anxiety. 
Traditional Japanese Living Room with tatami
Traditional Japanese Living Room
There are tatami inside materials that have been used for a long time in Japan.
I do not think there are many people who like it even now, such as the smell of "rice" used for tatami mats and the feeling of being lying down.

Currently in Japan, Westernization has progressed, and it has become more common to see the flooring floor. 

The floor of tatami floor is now being used less often, but in recent years the corner using tatami mats in the living room has been drawing attention.

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For those who would like to take in tatami in the living room, this time I will tell you about the type of living room tatami corner, and about merits and demerits.

"I like the tatami floor and I long for it, but it seems that some people think that it is a bit of a Japanese room."
Especially the traditional tatami mat floor, the image of the firm Japanese room is strong.

However, if you set up a tatami corner in the living room, it is possible to make it a layout that matches fashionable interior as well as full-fledged Japanese style rooms.
In addition, it is possible to create a space that meets your needs, such as being able to taste the atmosphere of Tatami while maintaining the atmosphere of Europe and the United States.

The tatami corner of the living room is said to be popular because it has various uses depending on your life, such as relaxing, sitting directly on the floor, and sitting on the floor without breaking your favorite atmosphere.
Also, as tatami matted with various colors and decorations and tatami mats of a size easy to layout freely are developed, it can be said that it is also one of the attractions that it is possible to create a space tailored to the lifestyle.  

Traditional Japanese Living Room with tatami
Traditional Japanese Living Room

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There are two patterns of tatami corners mainly for providing living room tatami corners. One is a small raising type with a height on the floor surface.
Because you can make effective use of the step, you can make the part of the step a storage space.

You can also sit on the steps to sit down so you can relax and watch TV.
Those who like tatami but are difficult to sit on a regular seat can also sit down at the level with confidence.

However, depending on the age of the family, the size of the living room, the height of the ceiling, it may be better not to rise.
Because this type of raising is not suitable for barrier - free. If someone in your family needs nursing care, the difference in level will be a problem.
Depending on the height of the ceiling, you may also feel a sense of oppression.

Even when there are small children, there is also the possibility of falling down depending on the height of the steps, or stabbing and injuring.
When your child is still small, you should avoid avoiding raised tatami corners.  
Traditional Japanese Living Room with tatami
Traditional Japanese Living Room

Tatami corner of the living room The second pattern is of a type with no step on the floor.
It is also called flat.
Unlike the raised type here, there is no step, so the worry that small children will fall or trip will be less.
There are merits such as being able to relax without worrying even those who need nursing care.

Also, since you do not feel a sense of oppression in the living room, you can create a feeling that the room looks extensive, and that it matches the flooring and tatami.
It is said that it is easy to create a space tailored to your taste.

However, as mentioned earlier that there is no difference in level, it can not be said that it is unsuitable for those who are difficult to sit down.
It is because it puts a burden on the body even when sitting up and getting up.

I'm wondering if there are also people who think that "Tatami corner of the living room, I am worried, but cleaning the tatami is a hard time?"
According to the story of the person who is making tatami mats, there is introduced a method "to sweep the dust with a broom, and to sprinkle with a dry cloth".

However, if you are a family member who says, "There is not a broom in my house, is not it a vacuum cleaner?" Please give the vacuum cleaner gentle instead of pressing the vacuum cleaner against the tatami.
The probability that the tatami's eyes and helicopter will wear out decreases.

In addition, tatami is weak against moisture and mold, and if you lift it regularly and ventilate it will last longer.
After raising it, it is better to dry the moisture with a can and so on.