A Beginner's Guide to Japandi Interior
The basics of Japandi
What is Japandi?
Despite the far distance of Japan and Scandinavia, the fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian interiors were quickly adopted. The countries’ common love for craftsmanship and natural elements whilst maintaining a simple but functional decor evokes the Japanese and Scandinavian lifestyle. The trendiness of Japandi stems from the minimalism of the wabi-sabi style and with the fusion of Scandinavian aesthetics, it upholds a more relaxing feeling. With less focus on artsy ornaments, Japandi adopts a more natural approach to your home.
Minimal and clean lined elements are found in Japandi style homes. By focusing on neutral colors, you can spice up the decor with well-curated furnishings in muted but brighter colors. The neutral tones aim to reduce the appearance of clutter, focusing on the minimalist aspect. Scandinavian designs place high importance on warm textures and soft pieces. By integrating with Japanese neutral tones, it creates a warm environment contrasting cool toned Scandinavian designs.
Japandi homes are predominantly filled with simple solid shades of browns, whites, and greens. Other rich colors like baby pink and blue are often seen with green plants, while the use of light colored wood inspired by Scandinavian interiors brings a sense of earthiness to the space.
By bringing in rich and neutral colors together, the Japandi aesthetic pays homage to both cultures and brings in a homey and cozy environment. Some of the different materials used in Japandi homes include:
Textiles: Organic Linen, Velvet, Organic Brushed Cotton
Decor Materials: Clay, Glass, Terra Cotta, Plants
Furniture Materials: Rattan, Cane, Walnut, Bamboo
Decor is carefully placed to create a harmonious blend of simplicity with a few accents, as rooms are predominantly covered in quiet and muted shades.
Japan and Scandinavian countries are also proud of their craftsmanship, something of which you will find in most Japandi-style homes. Plants and greenery are often found to blend outdoor and indoor living. As the focus is on simplicity, clutter should be avoided. For smaller homes; using baskets, boxes, and folding screens will be key to keeping a clutter free environment.
The focus is to keep decor clean and create an open space in your home.
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