Updated: Apr 3
Interior trend that works like a perfect marriage between simplicity and nature with the common interest of minimalism.
Could this be the winning fusion when it comes to mixing two styles? Minimalist functional design with a sprinkle of stylish decor pieces rather than abundance of decor. Bringing the best from two different sides of the globe - Scandinavia and Japan, to one perfect combo called Japandi or Scandi-Japanese style. First time I came across Japandi I thought of course, these are two designs speak to each other on so many levels. Scandinavian style brings 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.
Characteristics of Japandi Style - Colours like pearl grey, sky blue, light pink and white, mixed with stylish statement furniture made of wood with metal details. Japandi is heavily focused on simplicity, creating a peaceful and warm environment with a minimalist layout.
How to Bring Japandi to Your Home
Walls - choose neutral colours which better reflect daylight through space.
Furniture - pick neutral fabrics like beige or muted grey with a simple design, stained wood coffee table with contrasting black metal legs.
Flooring - nothing speaks Japandi more than wooden floors.
Decor - long elegant branches sprinkled with buds, statement art pieces with simple shapes and contrasting colours, cushions with Japanese oriented prints.
Japandi style - Coffee Table by MADE.com
This elegant dark stained oak coffee table adds a contrast to the Scandinavian neutral colour palette. It's not just a coffee table, it also acts like an extra storage space which makes it perfect for small living room. Decorate with few books on top and a minimalist Japanese style branch in a clear glass vase and you've got yourself a statement piece.
Japandi style - Three Seat Corner Sofa by my-furniture.com
Simple Scandinavian style sofa in a neutral grey colour brings comfort and simplicity. By adding a soft one colour throw to it and you've got a cosy corner in your living room.
Japandi style - Sweep Floor Lamp by MADE.com
This matt black sophisticated lamp as a perfect example of Scandinavian and Japanese mix, showcasing its beauty through simplicity and elegance.
Japandi style - Merryn Floor Standing Planter by Tom Raffield
Inspired by nature handmade piece that will add interest to your Japandi home. It's a unique piece made of sustainably sourced oak.
Japandi interior style with its all characteristics deserves to be an evergreen within the designs with its simple yet stylish but not overpowering decor as well as neutral calming colour palette. Another positive is - you can easily source the furniture and decor in many places (besides the mentioned above - Ikea, Wayfair, Furniture Choice, Zara Home and many more).
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