A hybrid trend, Japandi combines Scandinavian modern-rustic vibes with the traditional elegance of Japanese design. Gaining in popularity, this relaxing interior style offers a zen-like retreat from daily stresses and it’s an easy look to achieve at home with four simple principles.
From the experts at Furniture and Choice.
1. Begin with a warm neutral palette to create a calming ambience
Balance light grey and cream with earthy tones like beige and terracotta, and use black accents for sleek contrast.
2. Go for modern furniture with clean lines and a low profile
Next, go for modern furniture with clean lines and a low profile. In the bedroom, for example, a low bed and side tables help to create a sense of openness, a key principle in Japanese design. Layer on soft fabrics to include that Hygge sensibility.
3. Opt for accessories that have both beauty and function
Curate a few statement pieces like a ceramic vase, coffee table book and small potted plant to display on floating shelves for a Japandi-style living room. Stick to contemporary artwork with muted tones.
4. Focus on natural elements
Finally, focus on natural elements. A warm oak dining set with linen tablecloth, wooden bowls and touches of foliage provide varying textures from nature to bring Japandi to life.