Japandi Style Explained: How to Create the Look at Home

Japandi style is an exquisite blend of two popular interior styles - put simply, it’s Scandinavian decor, with Japanese influences. Both of these styles have a lot in common, in that the focus is on creating calming and stylish spaces. Read on to find out everything you need to know about Japandi decor, and how to create the look for yourself…

Japandi Decor Explained

Japandi is a hybrid of East and West and is an increasingly popular style. It takes the key concepts from Japanese and Scandinavian style resulting in a minimalist look that’s also warm and welcoming. Think lots of clean lines, neutral palettes and clever placement of furniture and items, softened with natural and tactile materials, such as textured woods and handmade ceramics to add character and warmth.

How to Create the Look at Home

This style is all about pairing back, stripping away the clutter and unnecessary details and making what you have in your home really count. It’s not necessary to have loads of cushions on your sofa, or shelves filled with items to make an impact. Instead focus on quality over quantity and stick to simple yet beautiful pieces. Here are a few rules to follow:


1.Follow the Minimalist Design Principles

Everything displayed in your home should either be useful and beautiful, with no inbetween. Following this concept will rid your home of clutter. Focus on clean lines, simple structures and beautiful materials to achieve the Japandi look.


 1.Introduce Natural Materials

 This is a really important aspect. Minimal design can sometimes be a little cold, and the ‘Scandi’ side comes into play with the introduction of colour and texture through natural materials. Warm wood is a great way to soften the minimal look. Also try making a feature of nature in your home, dressing windows to draw attention to the view beyond, and styling a few house plants on open shelving, or larger plants on the floor.


 1.Create a Simple Colour Palette

 Japandi style is all about neutrals and natural materials. Think soft whites and greys, taupes and creams. If you do feel the need to introduce a touch of colour, try muted tones such as pistachio green or plaster pink, and keep these to a minimum. Generally speaking, the look should be light and airy too, so avoid too many dark shades. However a touch of black will help add contrast to the look. In a room full of light and natural shades, try black legs on furniture for example.


This is a striking style that will create a beautiful and calming look at home. If you’re going to experiment with the Japandi look, it’s well worth doing well and will completely transform the look and feel of your space.


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