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What is Japandi Style

What is Japandi Style? 

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Although you might not assume that Scandinavia and Japan have many design characteristics, they actually have a lot more in common than you might realize.
It’s not surprising that designers are fusing the two styles and calling it “Japandi” given how much emphasis both aesthetics place on comfort, natural features, and simplicity (aka Japanese and Scandi). Expect to see Japandi this year on your Instagram feeds, despite being a relatively new fad.

What Are the Japandi Elements?

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Japandi design focuses on minimalistic designs that are visually beautiful yet extremely useful. It is the ideal marriage of Japanese and Scandinavian design.Expect to see a lot of natural materials, muted hues, clean lines, and simple yet well chosen furnishings. The sparseness of Japandi design is not an accident.

Beautiful craftsmanship is emphasized in Japandi styles, which prioritize handcrafted, high-quality objects above mass-produced, low-cost ones.

Additionally, there are a variety of neutral paint colors used to go with Japandi furniture and accents. Usually, calming, serene, and quiet color schemes are used, and when stronger hues are used, it is softly and meaningfully.

How Scandinavian and Japanese Styles Blend

how Scandinavian and japanese styles come together

You’ve probably heard of “hygge” if you’re familiar with Scandinavian design. Over the past few years, the Scandinavian idea of comfort in design has grown in favor in the United States.

In general, your house ought to seem like a sanctuary and give you a sense of security each time you enter.Now combine that idea with the Japanese aesthetic principle of “wabi-sabi,” which holds that there is beauty in flaws, and you have the design union known as Japandi. Comfort and minimalism are at the core of both, Japanese and Scandinavian design meld beautifully.

How Might I Decorate My Home in Japanese Style?

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It’s likely that you’ve already begun experimenting with Japandi style if you enjoy minimalism and hygge. Focus on natural materials like bamboo or unfinished wood. These items evoke a sense of simplicity and nature if you want to play around with this aesthetic.
To give your home an air of outside living, utilize muted hues with traces of pale green or bring in plants and greenery.
The Japandi aesthetic can also be achieved by minimizing clutter. Clean lines and wide spaces are the key components of this design concept.

Drawing from the warmth of Scandinavian design with warm textures and soft materials while preserving the elegance of Japanese décor will give you the best of both worlds. Despite the utilitarian emphasis in both designs, it’s crucial to keep your space serene and Zen-like.

Japandi design is not intended to be disposable because it is centered on craftsmanship. Choose items that will endure and complement your design for many years to come. The one-time-use culture we have long embraced has a clear antidote in it. Instead, pay attention to items that are safe for the environment and sustainable.

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