If there is one thing that I know in Japanese architecture, it is a shoji, or so called Japanese sliding doors. The room or even window divider has worked since ancient times. It consists of wood or bamboo, but for some modern constructions, now shoji has made the use of plastics. It is designed to slide in order of opening and closing, so it saves spaces compare from an ordinary door or partition. Western-style can still uses shoji, some interior designers have proved it by their brilliant projects and truly because Japanese sliding door design varies to cater the needs of creative thinkers.
Designs for Japanese Sliding Doors
The standard design of Japanese sliding doors would be brown and white which come from the use of the wooden frame and paper made. Before determining any design for the Japanese sliding doors, care to consider whether the soft light can still be transmitted from one to another, because that is one of the shoji greatest traits.
Adding some art prints to your shoji would be a nice accent, people usually go for bamboo tree because it represents the materials of shoji, and sometimes cherry blossoms to remind you of Japan’s beauty of nature. You can also play with the width and length of the wood frame, try making a mosaic or maybe even a labyrinth and ask your guests to find a way out from where it starts. Artistic and fun is the best your house decoration can provide.
Work System of Japanese Sliding Doors
No matter how complex and creative you go with the designs, shoji work system has never quite changed from the start. The system, which called tracking, has two main choices for you to set up. In order to make Japanese slide doors fit your house perfectly, you must pay attention to the tracks. Imagine your have two shojis, which is the minimum use of shoji, you can either create and simple straight and even line with hidden spaces in the wall to hide the shoji when you are opening it. The second way is by using layers, layered one shoji with another, and making the Japanese sling doors stack together whenever you open it, and get some additional privacy with the tracks.