What is Japandi Style and How to Incorporate Into Your Home

Updated: Apr 29

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:

  • 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.

Japandi Interior bedroom decor.
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2) 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:


Get the bench at bombinate.com



The Japandi Style Bed

Upgrade the sleeping haven with an Eco Friendly mattress by Snoozel Green.


Japandi Style Sofas

Japandi living room sofa
Sofas and Stuff


SHOP at made.com


Japandi Style Coffee Tables


Handmade Sustainable oak dining table by KONK, on Etsy. Perfect fit for Japandi style interior.


Japandi Style Chairs


SHOP at Bombinate


SHOP at Bombinate.com

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) 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.


Shop the balance lamp at Blott Works.

SHOP on Etsy.


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5) Accessories

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:




SHOP on Etsy


Japandi Art Print, minimalist abstract shapes.




SHOP on Etsy



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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