Tatami Mats

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Take a cue from the experts of small living during this smallest coolest apartment month. Tatami mats are like a building block of Japanese domestic interiors. Their dimensions (roughly a 2:1 proportion) drive the size, proportion, and layout of space in traditional residential Japanese architecture.

The mats are aromatic, resilient, and add warmth underfoot. Some places to look: