Freestanding shoji screens create a soothing backdrop and eliminate the need for a headboard in this cozy bedroom.
Here is a Japanese style room with typical sliding doors.
Coordinating panels top these double cross grid doors. Notice how well they accommodate the high ceiling and add drama to this stunning contemporary dining room. The chairs echo the lines.
Instead of rice paper, natural grasscloth in an earthy tan adds texture and warmth. The vertical lines repeat throughout the space in the sliding doors of the floating buffet, accent chair and accessories.
In traditional Japanese homes, the shoji doors were protected by an outside overhang like this. A set of exterior wooden doors added security at night.
Here is a view from the outside. In this modern version, screen doors keep the bugs out. Durable facings such as vinyl-backed paper, fiberglass and acrylic are available to suit your needs.
In a modern kitchen, shoji windows are embedded with natural grasses. These work really well with the cabinets.
Black framed closet doors create a strong architectural element in a white minimalist bedroom.
Here, a similar set of closet doors in wood pairs with earth tones to create a warm retreat.
This panel defines a small workspace and provides privacy.
A shoji window in a sliding barn door adds a touch of Asian to this loft.
This tall stationary window panel is inspired by shoji.
A screen beautifully filters the natural light.
The bottom portion of the windows was left clear so that the view can be seen while seated on the low Japanese style chairs or floor cushions. The track lighting offers the only hint that this is a modern room.
You would never see shoji doors this tall in a typical Japanese home. These divide two living spaces.