What is Japandi?
It is the mix of Japanese and Scandinavian interior design. These two styles are used together to create a perfectly balanced space, enhancing simple and clean interiors, and prioritazing comfort and functionality.
Japandi style follows the basic principle of Wabi-sabi, imperfection. If you're not familiar with this term, Wabi-sabi is a Japanese phylosophy that appreciates authenticity, accepts complexity, and values simplicity.
Interiors are minimalistic and imperfect with a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.
Other characteristics include: asymmetry, roughness, modesty, intimacy and the admiration for nature.
Scandinavian interiors are light and bright, mainly with whites, beiges and neutral tones, while Japanese interiors incorporate darker earthy tones, giving the room more warmth.
Japandi interiors are able to showcase the best of both colour palettes.
Cushions, vases and abstract wall art are great elements to incorporate some darker and natural colours and create contrast to the space.
Furniture + decoration
Modernist architect Mies van der Rohe's saying "less is more", describes the Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetic wonderfully. Both styles appreciate quality over quantity.
Japandi interiors are uncluttered and the decoration is composed by statement pieces, primarily artisanal vases, books and a few plants. These lasts ones are a key element in the design - usually large, with elegant leaves and contained in sizeable textured pots.
The furniture is very functional. Benches, coffee tables and armchairs, as incorporated from traditional Japanese interiors, are usually very low, and sofas, chairs and other decoration elements in the room are found in curvy organic-shapes.
It's all about high quality handcrafted natural textures that create a unique and distinctive aesthetic,
and magnifies the beauty of a place that's been lived in.
Wood, bamboo, linen, terracotta, concrete and stone are some of the most used natural materials. Japandi seeks beauty in the most raw things and celebrates the imperfection.
Get the Japandi look:
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1.- Wall lamp black
2.- Wood desk 120 x 65 cm
3.- Organic-shaped vase | sustainable
4.- Banana plant (artificial but very realistic in detail)
5.- Ceramic beige plate | sustainable
6.- Solid teak-wood towel rail | sustainable
7.- Beige dining chair (siutable for outdoors) | sustainable
8.- Cement round table ø 90 cm (siutable for outdoors)
9.- Mango wood TV stand | sustainable
(Images from Kave Home)
What are your thoughts about this trend? Would you use it in your home?
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