Anime Theme Design : An Interior Design Project that Must be Taken Seriously
The world’s continuing love for Japanese manga and anime defied what was initially thought of as a fad that would eventually become obscure and be forgotten. The present generation of anime lovers are quite satisfied watching episodes of many long running, classic anime shows led by the likes of Doraemon, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon and One Piece,which is just to mention a few. Many parents relive their anime days by encouraging their children to turn their bedroom into fun and exciting anime enclaves.
Bet you didn’t know that every year, fans of Naruto even come out with a Naruto color palette consisting of yellow, brown, black, blue and beige as color combinations or monochromatic schemes of each color.
Nowadays, using anime as a theme for a bedroom interior design is possible without making the end result look childish and juvenile. That is even if the user is a young-at-heart adult anime fan, or a young professional.
Without further ado, the following are some tips on how to professionally decorate a bedroom using anime as the main theme.
Who Will Appreciate an Anime-Themed Bedroom?
While using anime as a theme seems fun and easy, it still requires careful planning to make sure the design concept will be appreciated.
First off, who will be the occupant of the room and what makes the anime attractive to that person? Knowing this will give you an idea about the best mural images, area rugs, pillows, curtains and linen designs to present as choices.
Secondly, know the function of the space in which the design will be used. While it may be a personal space, is it just a bedroom, or a bedroom with study space, a bedroom and gaming room, or a play den for the entire brood.
What are the design parameters, do you go all out in using all characters or just the occupant’s favorites.
Does the occupant want a room full of mish-mash anime images and action figures or just some subtle collection that serves as reminders of how he or she lived his life as an anime fan across 2 decades. This is important because strong depictions can bring on both happy and nostalgic memories, as the owner of the room may be a late Gen Xer or an early Millennial.
Does the anime remind him of his hopes and aspirations to become a hero? Does it simply bring back memories of the days when life was not as easy as today, when you can simply stream nonton anime id anytime you like; or download a copy for building your own collection.
Case Example : Using “Doraemon” Wall Murals
Using modern anime-themed wall murals will instantly distinguish a well thought of bedroom design, especially if the room follows the color palette of the wall murals. “Doraemon,” one of the longest running anime classics, is an inspiration for a lively blue color. Blue is actually a peaceful and calming color, one cannot go wrong using a large Doraemon mural image as backdrop of a bed. While the mural can be set against a white or gray wall color, adding a touch of yellow similar to the color of Nobita’s yellow shirt will likely brighten up a room.