Creating a fusion of different styles is the new trend! People often try to combine their favourite interior designs to create a unique look of their own.

Looking for an interior refreshment? you must have gone through a bunch of interior design websites, spent hours on Pinterest looking for that distinctive style, this unique design that goes with your personality and mostly fit your lifestyle. Yes, we know this can be quite overwhelming.

Fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian styles

Are you gushing over the simplicity of Japanese home designs or the elegance of Scandinavian homes? If your answer is yes, have a glass of wine and enjoy your read.

Japanese and Scandinavian styles are the most popular when it comes to home interior designs. The Japanese style features sleek lines, muted colours, warm statement shades, and have an organic presence elevated by elements such as bamboo. Whereas the Scandinavian design comes with pure lines, open spaces, natural light, furniture with wooden details, neutral colours featuring sharp edges. Japandi is described as a hybrid combination of Asia and Europe where both styles create an elevated style enhanced by a feeling of serenity, a cozy ambiance.

Its feel right to say Japandi is a Scandinavian design with Japanese influences.

Although some may argue that both designs are different from each other, we believe these differences come together to create a discreet and refined look. Japanese interiors are subtle, almost flimsy while the Scandinavian design is more towards the rustic style, but both styles aim to aesthetic, calming interiors, with an outstanding elegance.

How do you create the Japandi look?

The Japandi decor philosophy is based on three principles: harmony, focus and tranquillity.  Does that ring a bell? Yes, if you are a minimalist enthusiast! In both styles the focus is on decluttering, giving the room a breathable look by focusing on quality over quantity.

The main idea is to have neat lines and open spaces. If you struggle to create such a look, you can go for the “faux minimalism” using sleek natural containers such as rattan baskets that will blend into the background and enhance the natural feel. Now imagine, envision, clean lines, neutral palettes such as shades of beige, earthy greens and organic textured material and stone, all come together to create an oasis.

Each chosen piece must fit with the muted appeal of Scandi-Japanese aesthetics.

Japandi style focuses on craftsmanship, where every piece should reflect the quality and time invested to create such a look. Sustainability plays a huge role in Japandi style, all pieces should be durable enough to last long yet look elegant in the long run. While Japandi pairs well with styles like mid-century-modern, it is also a great opportunity to dive a bit deeper into the Japanese culture by introducing some Japanese items to your interior. Chose meaningful object to display for a nice visual flow and architectural lighting to enhance the design

Remember the organic vibes that I have been gushing over and over? house plants are a great way to add this vibe to any Japandi space. They add a splash of lively colour to that muted palette and adding some softness to the straight Scandinavian edges.

Japandi design puts minimalism and clutter free design above all else. This design is all about well-being, functionality, form, and sustainability. A blend between the timeless elegance of traditional Japanese elements and Scandinavian modernism. As people are looking more for a sustainable lifestyle our prediction is that Japandi is here to stay, and we probably will write on this subject again…say tuned!

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