Japanese and Scandinavian designs initially appear to be as dissimilar in style as they are geographic. But if you look closer, you’ll see an unexpected amount of parallels, including recurring themes like the use of natural materials and a focus on calm brought on by minimalism. Given the similarities between these fundamental principles, it is not surprising that designers are fusing them to create a style known as “Japandi” (a mashup of Japanese and Scandi).
Functionality, rusticism, and simplicity are all combined in Japandi design, a blend of Scandinavian and Japanese aesthetics, to provide a whole new appearance. It strikes the ideal balance between the two designs’ crisp lines, open areas, and earthy tones.
You’ll be familiar with the term “hygge” right away if you’re familiar with Scandinavian design. That is the idea behind blending cozy design with a sanctuary-like atmosphere in your home.
Similarly to this, if you enjoy Japanese design, you’ll be familiar with the concept of “wabi-sabi,” or beauty in imperfection.
When paired, they create a look that is both relaxed and sophisticated.
Although there aren’t many furnishings in rooms decorated in this style, the ones that are present are well chosen and constructed. In contrast to items designed to be used for a brief period of time before being discarded, Japandi emphasizes higher quality furnishings that may be kept for many years.
Additionally, they have a simple design without any extraneous decorations. This allows the attention to be on the people in the room rather than the furnishings.
If you’ve tried wabi-sabi or hygge, chances are good that your home already has some Japandi decor. However, if you want to make the style stand out, combine bamboo or unfinished wood furniture with subtle natural colors like light green or creamy white. The design will be reinforced by the addition of plants to bring the outside in.
Pick colors that go well with the natural influences that both styles largely rely on. The trend toward a calming, reviving color scheme that focuses on neutral and delicate color washes rather than strong or brilliant hues. And if you do add a vivid, striking color, pick it carefully because it has significance.
By combining these two aesthetics, you may add richer, darker tones from Japanese design to the often frigid Nordic color palette.
What’s the secret to getting the Japandi appearance? Make your home clutter-free. You are not in Japandi if you can’t see your clean-lined furniture or your pale-hued walls through the mail and clothing heaps.
What if you simply can’t get rid of the stacks of mail or clothing? Put those things in bamboo baskets or behind a lovely Japanese screen to give your home an orderly aspect.
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