What is Japandi Style?
We have all found ourselves seeking more simplicity and comfort in our homes. Japandi has emerged as a direct result of our want for relaxed interiors that are clean and uncomplicated.
The goal of Japandi is to create a space that fosters a feeling of art, nature, and simplicity. It combines Scandinavian functionality with Japanese minimalism and is a blend of function and form, focusing on clean lines, bright spaces, and light colors. This style is founded on the Scandinavian notion of hygge, a concept of coziness in design that has found increasing popularity in the U.S. over the past few years.
The basic idea is that your home should provide a feeling of comfort every time you walk in the front door. It should calm your spirit and fill your soul.
So, what does it look like?
Japandi furnishings often emphasize quality and sustainability. This emphasis on quality is a clear antidote to the one-time-use culture that some have embraced for so long. Instead, focus on pieces that are high quality, sustainable and safe for our planet. With more and more consumers looking toward eco-friendly furnishings, Japandi answers the call.
Using muted colors with hints of natural accents like pale green or brown achieve this look. In addition, accessorizing with plants and greenery into your design are perfect elements to add. By incorporating natural elements of wood, fiber, pottery, etc., you can create a design look that is common to both Japan and Scandinavia.
Japandi focuses on clean lines and open spaces. As a result, reducing clutter is also key to achieving this style. However, if you have an active household you may struggle to find that minimalist look. By using natural containers such as wooden boxes and baskets along with built-ins or decorative screens to hide excess stuff, you can keep your space feeling clutter-free.
We all need a calm sanctuary. Japandi is the answer.