Interior Designs Around the World

by Sarah Parker Interior designers, aiming to balance function and quality of space attach a great deal of importance to climate and colour.  Generally, people living in warmer countries like strong vivid colours while those from colder countries prefer milder colours; but interior design is also very strongly related to culture. Japanese homes are a good example of this. Steeped in tradition, they reflect simplicity, order and calm. In keeping with the philosophy of ying and yang to balance opposites, the Japanese will often choose opposite but contrasting décor such as a heavy mat on a beautifully...
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