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Japandi-Style: Japan Meets Scandinavia

The new home interior trend is called Japandi. This is where Scandinavian minimalism and formal Nordic styling meet Japan’s clean aesthetics. All you need to do is add a pinch of Wabi-Sabi for that certain something.

What is This Trend?

Clean lines and Scandinavian minimalism are grounded by the principles of Wabi-Sabi – to appreciate the simple and to see the beauty in imperfections and the modest.  The Japanese Zen philosophy of the 15th century is about recognizing the essence of old things and finding self-content with it. Nordic furniture appears warmer and more elegant due to this Far Eastern influence. Organic forms, natural materials, and colors compliment and solidify this style.

 

The Color Palette

The typical light wood tones and colors that are cherished by the Scandinavians are joined by darker elements like warm muted colors and natural subtleties such as brown, beige, and terracotta. Shades of grey and black create accents. Blue and green tones, as well as taupe, are also used.

 

The Materials

High-quality woods with visible grain, dark stained surfaces, and accessories made of powder-coated metal ensure elegance. Natural and subtle textiles made of cotton, linen, jute or wool are incorporated in soft natural shades. A traditional Japanese batik dyeing process known as Shibori is the perfect match for this look. The technique mostly uses indigo dye, but you can also use other muted and earthy tones.

 

Your Style Guide

Whether you are choosing furniture or accessories, always use the golden rule of less is more. Exquisite furniture such as large armchairs or a coffee table with an extravagant base serves as beautiful statement pieces in the tidy Japandi environment. Low, floor-level furniture such as futons is typical when achieving this look. Upholstered furniture in different heights helps to break through the monotony. It’s important to choose your decor with care. Rooms, shelves, and open spaces should not be overloaded, so keep the accessories down to the necessities.

 

Here is how Japandi can be implemented in your living space!

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