When you think of Japanese style a number of things come to mind, from the art of origami and woodblock designs to beautiful folding screens featuring paintings and calligraphy. You may have seen the series of 36 woodblock prints produced by Hokusai (1760-1849) depicting Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain. Today Japan is known for its minimalist architecture and design. Why not add some Japanese style to your home with Norwich Sunblinds?

How to do Japanese style with Norwich Sunblinds

We might be based in Norfolk but as well as being inspired by this glorious county we also look further afield to bring our customers the widest choice. Japanese style is simply perfect for blinds and curtains. From fabrics featuring cherry blossom to Shoji panel blinds, here are some ideas for your home.

1. Be inspired by Japanese cherry blossom

Springtime in Japan conjures up images of trees awash with pink cherry blossom (sakura in Japanese). Family and friends enjoy picnics together while enjoying their beauty. There is even a Japanese word for observing cherry blossom, hanami, which translates as ‘flower viewing’. You too can enjoy gazing at cherry blossom with blinds made from fabric designed by Louvolite. New for 2019, Louvolite’s fabric designs feature cherry blossom in a range of shades from red and pink to a more monochrome colour palette. These beautiful fabrics would work well for panel blinds, perfect fit, roller blinds or Roman blinds.

To see these striking designs for yourself visit one of our Norfolk Showrooms or book a home appointment. Norwich Sunblinds will do all the measuring, making and fitting of your blinds.

Gorgeous cherry blossom fabric designs by Louvolite.

digital fabric sample of pink cherry blossom on cream background

Cherry Blossom Geisha fabric

 

Digital fabric sample: Blue cherry blossom

Cherry Blossom Kimono fabric

Digital fabric sample: cream cherry blosson against a grey background and black branch.

Cherry Blossom Serenity

 

2. Choose Japanese-inspired Shoji blinds

At Norwich Sunblinds, we look far and wide to bring our customers the best in curtains and blinds. We are proud to be the only current stockist of Shoji blinds in Norfolk. You may have seen these blinds on TV programmes such as ‘Grand Designs’; they can be made to your own design. To experience these stunning Japanese-inspired blinds, visit our Norwich showroom. Handmade in the UK using Obeche timber, one of the lightest weight timbers available, Shoji blinds are suitable for any room in your home. Ideal for bi-fold doors, these versatile blinds can also be used as room dividers or could replace your curtains or vertical blinds. These stylish sliding panel blinds will be unique to you. Shoji blinds are made to order, you decide how many panels and fabric sections to have and can mix and match to put your personal stamp on the design. You can choose from a vast array of different fabrics and textures; a lot of people opt for the traditional rice paper effect on some panels with a pattern on the first panel. ILIV’s Rainforest fabrics would work well for Shoji blinds. Choose from gorgeous designs featuring birds, monkeys and so much more. To experience these innovative blinds, come to our Norwich showroom and view our display. Our friendly and expert team can answer your questions and give you the low-down on Shoji blinds.

Shoji blind display in the Norwich showroom

Shoji blinds We are the only current stockist of Shoji blinds in Norfolk

 

Shoji panel blinds with Japanese-style fabric and rice paper panels

Choose from a wide range of fabrics featuring beautiful designs

 

The Rainforest fabric collection works well for Shoji blinds

Digital fabric sample showing humming birds and green fronds on cream background

Montserrat Cassis fabric by ILIV

 

Your Shoji blinds will be handmade in the UK

Mix and match your perfect combination of fabrics Shoji blinds

Shoji blind display in the showroom

Shoji blinds in the Norwich Showroom

3. Go for oriental inspired fabrics from ILIV

To create a stylish boutique hotel feel in your home, go for the collection of oriental-inspired fabrics from ILIV.

ILIV’s 2019 Orientalis designs are available as curtains or as Roman blinds. The luxurious fabrics will give any room a style upgrade. You can choose from on-trend designs featuring cherry blossom, cranes, willow, teahouses and more. The gold fabrics are gorgeous and a firm favourite with the Norwich Sunblinds team. You need to experience the collection for yourself to truly appreciate the quality. Either visit our Norfolk Showrooms or we can show the fabric designs to you during a home appointment. We do all the measuring and fitting of your blinds and curtains. You might also like to have soft furnishings made to complement your chosen fabrics – we can make those too!

Digital fabric sample of gold fabric with black tree sketches.

Super-sophisticated gold and black fabric Imari Gilt from the Orientalis Collection by ILIV

 

Living room curtain

Choose beautiful designs with on-trend bird print Orientalis Duckegg fabric by ILIV

 

digital fabric sample showing dainty blossoms on a cream background

A pretty vision of cherry blossoms Sakura Blush fabric from the Orientalis Collection

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed our selection of Japanese-inspired fabrics and blinds. Visit our Norwich showroom or arrange a home appointment to find out more.