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What is Japandi Interior style?
Japandi is an interior style that works like a perfect marriage between simplicity and nature with the common interest of minimalism. Bringing the best from two different sides of the globe - Scandinavia and Japan, to one calming fusion called Japandi or Scandi-Japanese style.
Could this be the winning combo when it comes to mixing two styles? Minimalist functional design with a sprinkle of stylish decor pieces rather than abundance of decor.
First time I came across Japandi I thought, of course, these are two designs speak to each other on so many levels. Scandinavian is bringing simplicity through the lines of architecture and cosy, uncluttered decor, whilst the Japanese style is all about calming, elegant minimalism. These two are just meant to be together.
The Key Elements of Japandi:
Functional minimal furniture.
Combination of contrasting colours like pearl grey, sky blue, natural wood in dark and light shade, a hint of black, pale pink and white.
Japandi is heavily focused on simplicity, creating a peaceful and warm environment with a minimalist layout.
How to Incorporate Japandi into Your Home
1) Walls - choose neutral colours which better reflect daylight through space.
Choose neutral fabrics like beige, off white or muted grey, natural wood tones and simple shapes. Here are a few beautiful pieces that fit perfectly:
If you already have a piece of furniture in perfect shape and all it needs is a colour uplift to match the Japandi aesthetic; grab a brush and pick your colour:
Nothing speaks Japandi more than wooden floors. Lighter or darker tones, what ever suits your taste.
4) The Light
Less is more and so is the case with the lighting situation. Light sets the mood and the one we are going for is peaceful. Saying that, means minimal shape with clean lines, something that contrasts the space rather than overpower, would be a perfect fit.
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Accessories are a great way to cosy up space without being too much. Thins like long elegant branches sprinkled with buds, statement art pieces with simple shapes and contrasting colours, real plants, cushions with Japanese oriented prints or Scandinavian minimal look:
Merryn Floor Standing Planter by Tom Raffield - Inspired by nature handmade piece that will add interest to your Japandi home. Entirely made of sustainably sourced oak.
Japandi Interiors Inspiration:
Japandi interior style with all its characteristics deserves to be an evergreen within the designs with its simple yet stylish and not overpowering decor as well as neutral calming colour palette.
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