Why Japanese Wallpaper Works Best for your Home

One of the distinguishing characteristics of a Japanese-made wallpaper is that it is heavily inspired by nature. Elements that showcase flowers and animals are common. The photo is from the Monarch Parksuits Project.

Every homeowner’s dilemma in designing their home is whether to choose from using paint or wallpaper. We can’t say we’re surprised, after all, clients only want the best for their homes and us too. There are many key points that needed to be addressed like durability, cost, ease of application, etc.

Walls are one of the largest areas in terms of interior design. To make it easy for you, Tokyo Grand Renovation has made choosing between wallpaper and paint for your home less of a hassle, and why Japanese wallpaper is the way to go.

Taking notes from Real Living Philippines, here is a short comprehensive guide if of choosing based on your desire and home’s current status:

  • Wallpaper can give your room a stronger style punch with the prints and textures. You’re limited to finishes and color blocking with paint.
  • Preparation is easier for paint. If you are painting over a damaged wall, all you have to do is prepare imperfections with spackle and let dry—no need to apply primer or adhesive.

Enjoy a hassle-free wallpaper installation from our expert Japanese craftsmen. This video is taken for our Monarch Parksuits Project.

  • Paint is very affordable and fairly easy to accomplish. Most people can do a paint job themselves, as long as they have the proper supplies. 
  • Unlike paint that is prone to chipping off, wallpaper can last up to a decade which means you can skip the task of retouching for a few years.


One of the well known Japanese luxury wallpaper in the market is Sangetsu Corporation. Founded way back in 1849. For years, Sangetsu has provided world-class interior products. It’s because of their philosophy, they have made the wallpaper industry more than just business, but a lifestyle.

Sangetsu wallpaper comes in paper and vinyl surfaces for durability and finishes variation. You can even have a wallpaper that has a rough texture. The photo was taken for our Kroma Tower Project.

According to Sangetsu Corporation, wallpaper is meaningless on its own. Not until it is pasted on a wall does it fulfill its said purpose. And, that purpose can be anything – to make a hospital more cheery, a hotel something to remember, a classroom more inviting to open discussion, or an office more conducive to streamlined workflows. A single sheet of wallpaper can instill an air of comfort or change a person’s mood.


As soon as you step foot in this interior design firm in Makati, you will be greeted by an area that looks nothing like a design and build company but more like a café.

Another pro of having a premium Japanese wallpaper is that you choose variants that have anti-bacterial effects, fireproof, and even the ones that have a scent. This photo is taken for our Monarch Parksuis project.

That said, before actually designing anything, you should think about your wallpaper not just as a product but also in terms of the purpose and desired effect you want it to have in the space you imagine, and put your design concepts down in writing.

Sangetsu believes that their role is to create a rich lifestyle and culture under our brand concept “Joy of Design.”


The quiet elegance and enduring style of Japan have influenced architecture and interior design trends in the West since the 1850s. The openness of Japan to Western trade and technology led to the production of high quality handmade “leather” paper hangings for the Western market. The popularity of Japanese leather continued into the twentieth century. From 1900 until 1908 they were the highest priced wallpaper advertised in catalogs of the T. Eaton Co. The decorative art of Japan was an endless source of inspiration for wallpaper designers long after the end of the Aesthetic Movement.

Tokyo Grand Renovation only uses premium Japanese materials for our project like Sangetsu wallpaper. Talk to us today to have your home revamped by our expert craftsmen.

Dreaming of having a refreshed, refurbished condo unit? Give it a timeless, positive look with Japanese interior design.  

Tokyo Grand Renovation (TGR) is a design and build specialist when it comes to crafting luxury and functionality in one. Inspired by Japanese philosophy and style, TGR’s headquarters is at 9110 La Campana St. cor. Trabajo St., Brgy. Olympia, Makati City, 1207.   

For inquiries, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 832 16 76, or send an e-mail at  info@tgr.com.ph.

TGRはマカティの高級インテリアデザイン、リノベーション、会社です。TGRは 住宅および商業 スペースの為のデザインと建築を提供 し ております。お問い合わせは 、02832 1676 にお電話いただくか、 電子メール info@tgr.com.ph へ送信 お願いします。


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