Simply put, Japandi is a hybrid trend. This new look takes the modern flair of Scandinavian design and combines it with the timeless elegance of a Japanese aesthetic to create a style that brings together the best of both worlds.
Together these styles give an amazing take on minimalism being cozier and comfier than it: Nordic style adds cozy rustic touches, while Japanese design brings a more varied color palette and warmth. Interested? Then let’s have a look at some principles you may use to build such an interior.
The perfect fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian, Japandi design focuses on simplistic, minimalistic designs that are aesthetically pleasing but rooted in function.
You’ll also see a lot of neutral colors and paint choices to complement Japandi furniture and accessories. Calming, tranquil, and peaceful palettes are typically chosen, and when brighter colors are incorporated, they are done so meaningfully and subtly.
Having more hand-made items brings about the feeling of art, nature, and simplicity. In our increasingly tech driven and plastic society, having a few home décor items that were actually made by someone’s hands with an artist’s intent can bring about a very unique yet calming atmosphere.
An overall modern rustic theme of the interior is what we are striving for. Elements of coziness and warmth should also be taken into consideration.
Using a mixture of both in your design allows you to drive home that sense of harmonious contrast. Feel free to use a mix of wood tones in the space and incorporate pieces with both curved and straight lines.
PICK CONTRASTING COLORS
We’ve talked before that contrast is key to creating visually interesting interiors, and Japandi is no exception. In this case, the color palette is the easiest way to see how juxtaposition defines this trend and creates a new and exciting look.
CHOOSE STATEMENT ACCESSORIES
Accessories have a lesser degree of importance in both Scandinavian and Japanese designs. Since these rooms are so function-driven, strictly decorative items take a backseat. That said, each aesthetic does incorporate a few, statement décor pieces to ensure the design feels intentional.
STYLE IT UP
As an ultimately more minimal and organic aesthetic it’s key to style your home with practical textiles, woods and multi-functional pieces. This is a style that celebrates functionality and carefully considers every item within the home.
Reducing clutter is also key to achieving the Japandi style. This design aesthetic focuses on clean lines and open spaces.
You may not think that Japan and Scandinavia have a lot in common, but when it comes to home design, they’re a lot more similar than you may think. Each one’s aesthetics focus on simplicity, natural elements, and comfort, so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing more and more designers blend the two looks together and calling it “Japandi”.
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