What is the Japandi Interior Trend?
19 Mar 2020
This year’s most popular interior trend is marriage of two looks you already love. Celebrating the best of Scandinavian interiors and blending it with key highlights from Japanese spaces; Japandi is a fresh take on modern minimalism. A natural pairing, both favour a pared-back aesthetic & put the focus on natural materials to create a sleek and uncluttered space that’s perfect for the new season. Let’s find out how to get the look…
Pale woods are a staple in Scandi interiors, but Japandi cuts through the white-wash with striking silhouettes in the deepest charcoal tones. Don’t be afraid to introduce statement shapes, whilst Scandinavian spaces favour rustic finishes, Japandi is all about sleek, unfussy lines. Think oversized lighting and modern furniture with bold curves & sculptural elements.
When it comes to choosing your materials, look to nature for inspiration. Bamboo & rattan furniture, linen soft furnishings and accessories with a raw edge will achieve the perfect base, whilst key Japanese influences such as origami shades and screens complete the look.
For the perfect Japandi space, keep the colour palette natural. As we move into the warmer months, we naturally look to lighter & brighter interiors to make the most of the season; a mindset that’s perfectly reflected in Japandi design. Highlighting a less-is-more aesthetic, Japandi favours earthy tones such as cool blues and greens with punches of black, so it’ll keep your space feeling cool and uncluttered as the temperature rises.
Decluttering is key in achieving your perfect Japandi interior. To create balance and a sense of calm, it’s important to clear your space of unnecessary accessories. If it doesn’t spark joy or it’s something you’ve not used in some time, it doesn’t need to be in your home.
Above everything, Japandi is all about bringing together the simple and beautiful aesthetic of Japanese interior design with the cosiness of Scandinavian Hygge, and it’s getting a lot of attention. Cited as the biggest interior trend of 2020 by Stylist Magazine , we have a feeling Japandi, with its sleek and timeless look, will be influencing our home style for years to come. Will you be embracing it?