Have you met the Japandi interior design before? Do you know you might already have elements of its style in your house already?
Welcome to another Dezaart blog experience. Today we will talk about Japandi style and how to decorate your house using ideas from this intriguing yet unique decoration trend.
Intro to Japandi lifestyle
Where did Japandi come from?
Japandi is a blend of Japanese and Scandinavian design hence the word Japandi (from Japan and Scandinavia).
Yes Teo we got that, but what does it actually mean? Ok ok, you’re right I’ll elaborate more on the matter. So, Japandi has influences from both interior designs combined together in a perfect blend harmonizing both worlds into one big modern interior trend. Japandi centralizes on the phrase “less is more”. Simplicity is the key here with a focus on creating a warm yet cozy atmosphere. We are talking about earthy minimalism and organic modernism, in other words, Wabi Sabi and Hygge combined. Wabi Sabi is a term used in Japan to express the beauty in the imperfect, how accepting impermanence could change your world view. Hygge, on the other hand, is a term used in Nordic language indicating the mood of coziness and conviviality.
( image from: https://sketchplanations.com/wabi-sabi )
Japandi has been created with a simple plan to combine Japanese minimalism with Scandinavian modernism. Its core tactic is to provide relaxation to its hosts using visual elements from wood or other elements.
Key elements of Japandi Style
1 - Less is more vibe
All rooms in Japandi style have calm, clean, and intense less feeling. Random figures and messy surfaces do not belong to this interior design. By decluttering your space and limiting items that are not important or functional, you are a step closer to a less is more décor and an overall clean lined aesthetic.
Tip: Follow the one touch rule meaning, don’t leave tasks for later, do and finish them as they come. Fold your clothes when they are dried, clean your table when it’s time. Don’t leave stuff for later.
2 - Bring nature inside
Japandi’s main feature is the eco friendly orientation using sustainable materials. If we go deep into analyzing both Japanese and Scandinavian styles, we will understand how nature and its beauty play a significant role in their decorating philosophies. For example, choose a houseplant instead of colorful flower arrangements or prefer craftsmanship over industrialized furniture. Using ceramics, for instance, will give your space authenticity and individualism.
Tip: Main colors to dress your earthy natural rooms are hues of beige oily green.
3 - Minimal furnishing
A characteristic of Japandi design is the choice of furnishing. Usually, a first choice here would be mid century modern furniture placed in a room with lots of space in between. In Japandi decoration, all furniture needs to breathe living plenty of space around them.
Pro tip: Mix wood tones to get that natural feel. In Japandi space, mixing wood tones from chairs, tables or wood pendant lights will bring vibes of coziness inside your house.
4 - Statement pieces of lighting made from Wood
As we all know, or don’t know, wood is one of the main elements in both Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics. What about a wood pendant light? A minimal piece of lighting above your living room table or your kitchen island?
Believe it or not, a wood pendant light in Japandi style is the last but maybe one of the most important steps in your attempt to transform your space. The lighting rays that will surround your interiors and will bring your furniture to life, will lighten any dark corners and will bring together all your room despite the spaces between your furniture.
Do you know what a wood pendant light will also bring? Coziness and harmony, because the wood will bring the essence of a natural environment. So you got both yourself a minimal statement piece of furniture, you have something from nature into your home and lastly, the less is more vibe of a minimal piece of wood pendant light.
It’s a win win situation.
Tip: To make it super Japandi, try to find a wood pendant light from eco friendly sustainable material. Choose light, natural wood tones. That will be the cherry on the top of the pie.
So what have we learned today?
Firstly, Japandi style is a mix of Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics bringing warmth and coziness to your interiors. The main features are calmness and decluttering spaces. Remember less is more here.
Lastly, choosing earthy tones is the main key element when decorating your interiors and living space between furniture. Additionally, a wood pendant light will bring the sense of a natural environment and a connection to the outdoors.