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What is Japandi Style and How to Incorporate Into Your Home

Updated: Apr 7

What is Japandi style and how to incorporate into your home.

What is Japanese interior style?

Japandi is an interior style that works like a perfect marriage between simplicity and nature, with the common interest of minimalism. It brings 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 combination when it comes to mixing two styles? It combines minimalist functional design with a sprinkle of stylish decor pieces rather than an 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.

Japandi Key Elements:

  • Clean lines.

  • Functional minimal furniture.

  • Decluttered space.

  • Natural materials.

  • Combination of contrasting colours like pearl grey, sky blue, natural wood in dark and light shade, a hint of black, pale pink and white.

  • Functional accessories.

Japandi is heavily focused on simplicity, creating a peaceful and warm environment with a minimalist layout.

how to implement Japandi style at home
Example of Japandi Infusion: simple organic shapes, natural materials, warm neutral colours.

How to Incorporate Japandi into Your Home

1) Walls - choose neutral colours which better reflect daylight through space.

Apply subtle colours with soft brushed effect wallpaper. See more on

2) Japandi Furniture

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 Japandi aesthetic:

Coffee Table

Live edge coffee table entirely handmade using sustainably sourced oak. You can get your bespoke piece on Etsy.

Another live edge organic shaped side table fits perfectly Japandi style. Made to last using high quality sustainably sourced Oak. Order your side table on Etsy.

Wood Slat Room Divider

If you are looking for one statement piece, wood slat furniture is a great way to incorporate Japandi into your home. Perfect minimal storage solution for a narrow entryway or as a room divider. This oak shelving divider will make any space look more stylish and put together.

Shop the Room Divider on La Redoute.


Get the bench on Amazon.

Check the price at Bombinate.

Shop the stool on Etsy.

Japandi Style Bed

Check the price at Natural Bed Company.

Get the bed frame on Amazon.

Sleek bespoke solid wood bed frame made to last for generations to come. Check it out on Etsy.

Upgrade your sleeping nook with an Eco Friendly mattress by Snoozel Green.

Perhaps you could add a touch of luxury with organic wool mattress topper:

Get the Japandi style bed frame on Etsy.

Built to last from strong steel frame and wood. Check it out on Amazon.

Check out the solid wood frame on Amazon.

Wood bed frame in walnut finish. Get it on Amazon.

Japandi Couch

Get the sofa at Sofas and Stuff.

Shop Japandi sofa on Amazon.

Customise the sofa to suit your needs at Sofas & Stuff.

Japandi Style Dining Table

Get the handmade dining table on Etsy.

Japandi Style Chairs

Get the sustainable Japandi style chair at

Get the solid oak dining chair on Etsy.

Check the price on Bombinate.

Get the chair from Monnarita, maker on Etsy.


Upcycle Existing Furniture

Repaint what you already have in one of these neutral colours:

You can get them on Etsy: 1) Corfu White 2) Neutral 3) Gris 4) White Cliff

3) Flooring

Nothing speaks Japandi more than wooden floors. Lighter or darker tones, what ever suits your taste.

4) Lighting

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.

Get the natural bamboo pendant on

Shop the balance lamp at Blott Works.

Shop the pendant on Etsy.

Check the Led Pendant Lamp on

This modern matt black lamp will certainly bring elegance to your living room. Get the lamp at

Get the floor lamp on Amazon.

5) Japandi Accessories

Accessories are a great way to cosy up space and add personality. Things like long elegant branches sprinkled with buds, Japandi wall art with simple shapes and contrasting colours, indoor plants, cosy blankets and cushions with Japanese oriented prints or Scandinavian minimal look:

Get the artwork at our Eco-Friendly Shop.

Get the Lux Cotton Weighted Blanket on

Made from mango wood with a rich dark tone, this stunning tray will bring elegance to your table. Shop the tray at

Get the indoor planter on Etsy.

Get the tea kettle on Etsy.

Get the rattan plant stand at

Get the Japanese hand broom on Etsy.

Find the 3D printed plant pots on Etsy.

Get the abstract Japandi artwork on Etsy.

Get the sustainable curvy vase at

Check out the artwork on Etsy.

Linen pillowcases with coconut buttons - shop on Etsy.

Check out Tom's work here.

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 Living Room Ideas

The living room is often viewed as a family's gathering place. It is usually the most inviting room in your house, with comfortable furniture like a sofa for lounging, armchairs to catch up on reading, and coffee tables for entertaining.

When we think of a Japandi living room decorating idea, it is often the case that it's one that doesn't come with high price tags or require you to spend a lot of time on it.

We have compiled some ideas on how you can make your own Japandi living room, so get ready to get your hands dirty!

Japandi style living room

Photo by Amr Taha™ on Unsplash

Japandi Bedroom Ideas

A bedroom is a private space. It's the place where you get to relax and unwind after a long day. It should be a room that you enjoy spending time in because it is your sanctuary.

The Japandi bedroom design can make all the difference in how you feel when you're there. If you want to create a space that is relaxing and inviting, then these tips will help:

  • Keep your bedroom tidy and organised so it doesn't look like a mess when guests come over

  • Use light colours for your walls and furniture so it feels bright

  • Add an area rug to make your room feel cosy and comfortable

  • Include plants or flowers for natural beauty

Japandi style bedroom

Photo via Snoozel Green


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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