Trending - Japandi
Japandi is undoubtedly a current key trend seen in many homes up and down the country. Cleverly marrying up two standalone styles: Japanese and Scandinavian, it’s easy to see why this trend is taking over interiors.
This trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon, read on to discover our top tips on incorporating Japandi into your home.
Is Japandi a trend?
There’s no doubt about it, Japandi has been a massive trend for 2021. It’s all about effortless spaces, functional living and a minimalist design – all of which have been popular for many years previous and to come.
What is the Japandi style?
Japandi, as the name suggests, is a fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian (or Nordic) styles. Influenced by the ancient Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, it promotes a slower-paced way of life, simplicity and serenity. Paired with the Scandinavian practice of hygge, which encourages cosiness, wellbeing and mindfulness.
Scandinavian design is renowned for its use of clean, modern lines, so Japandi anchors this with the sleek, functional, sophistication of the Japanese aesthetic. Picture neutral tones, natural materials and plenty of textures.
Japandi is incredibly popular as it brings together the best of Japanese and Scandinavian styles: think minimalism, simplicity and organisation. On their own these styles are well-loved and when merged they take style to the next level. Featuring beautiful craftsmanship, it’s not only aesthetically pleasing, it wonderfully showcases eco-friendly aesthetics – perfect for those eco-conscious customers who are mindful of living sustainably.
How can I get Japandi style?
This pared-back style is easier to adapt than you may think. One of the ways you can include this trend in your home is by mixing furniture styles. Sleek, clean lines and modern silhouettes are the epitome of Japandi, whilst Swedish ‘hygge’ thrives off cosy textures, such as faux fur and bobbly finishes, and when paired together, are a perfect match. Think of a mid-century coffee table paired with a textured rug, in a room with soft furnishings – trust us, these combinations really work.
Another way to adapt this trend in your home is by bringing the outdoors in. Both Japanese and Scandi designs are bonded over the importance they place on nature and natural elements. Adding potted plants, and gorgeous greenery into your room can also work wonders for your health and wellbeing as they help to purify the air and are believed to improve your mood. Dotting them around the room at different heights and mixing up the type of plants can also add interest. Another way you can bring the outside in is with a real wood floor, or, a concrete or stone-effect vinyl flooring would also be a fabulous choice for injecting the look of these natural materials into your home.
This minimalist trend doesn’t fade into the background. Whilst a Japandi colour scheme encourages neutral tones such as sand, cream and beige, this makes it the perfect backdrop for introducing a contrasting colour. There are many reasons why these neutral tones are strongly associated with this trend, including their comforting and nurturing properties. More colour options for a Japandi aesthetic include washed-out greys, pale ochres and delicate eggshell tones.
There are many clever ways to put your own spin on a defined Japandi interior style. For example, you could go opt for a beautiful beige wool carpet to bring in both the popular colour palette and natural materials Japandi is known for. Then to beautifully offset this, you can incorporate bold and beautiful furniture and in varying textures, just picture a beautiful forest green velvet sofa next to a sandy toned wallpaper – perfection. Adding richness with a darker accent colour is a creative way to add interest to a minimalist style.
If this is up your street, you’ll be pleased to know we offer a very wide selection of neutral coloured flooring, in particular real wood flooring which anchors the love Japandi style has for naturally-sourced materials. From gorgeous beige to cooling grey tones we’ve got a match for every interior style.
Another trend with similar elements to Japandi is Scandi Boho. This trend marries Nordic and Eastern design elements – two opposing trends that work great together when done right. Cleverly mixing up styles, patterns and colours, this trend is also one to watch. Find out more over on our Trending – Scandi Boho blog.
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