The evergrowing interior trend, Japandi, 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 and 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 and sculptural elements.
For the perfect Japandi space, keep the colour palette natural. As we gradually move into the warmer months, we naturally look to lighter and 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. If you’re attached to your trinkets and gadgets, though, think about enclosed storage – built-in wardrobes and smooth-fronted cabinets, for example.
Above everything, Japandi is all about bringing together the simple and beautiful aesthetic of Japanese interior design with the cosiness of the Scandinavian Hygge concept, and it’s getting a lot of attention. Cited as one the biggest interior trend of the next couple of years, we have a feeling Japandi, with it's sleek and timeless look, will be influencing our home style for years to come. Will you be embracing it?