The Ethnic Japanese look is a minimalist, highly-functional look. However, aesthetics play a very important role with a conscious effort to keep the décor light yet pleasing. There is an abundance of natural light in Japanese homes. The very traditional Japanese style is one which originated over time and across dynasties. So the ethnic Japanese decorating style is really an amalgamation of styles that evolved over eras. Shoin-Zukuti, Shinden-Zukuri, Tatami, Foji, Meji etc. are the names of some of these styles. Natural materials are preferred in traditional Japanese décor. Also, their love for flower arrangements makes Japanese homes decidedly non-toxic.