You’ve seen it in celeb homes, on Pinterest and the like that are shared all across social media with the hashtag #housegoals and perhaps even in-person at your friends’ houses; Japandi style has indeed taken the world by storm and we think it’s a trend that’s here to stay. However, before we delve into what makes the Japandi style so sought after, let us take a brief look at its origins.
What is Japandi Style?
Minimal, warm, calming and most importantly, functional — Japandi is a style that has taken over the interior design world but what exactly is it? A portmanteau of the words “Japanese” and “Scandi”, the Japandi style marries the best of both the Japanese philosophy of “wabi-sabi” and the Danish cultural beliefs in “hygge” for a beautifully simple, cosy and warm interior design aesthetic.
What Are the Characteristics of a Japandi Interior Design?
Japandi style has several hallmarks that distinguish it from the revolving door of nude-toned or monochromatic interior designs that we’ve seen. It comprises of:
1. Clean lines and tranquil set-ups
Minimalism is essential to achieve a Japandi-styled space. Less clutter and cleaner lines help to visually Marie Kondo your space — ultimately creating a more tranquil set-up that’s perfect for lounging, sleeping or washing away the stresses of the day.
2. Nature-based decor and materials
Both Japanese and Scandinavian interior designs have one thing in common and that’s the use of natural materials and decor — typically made from wood, rattan, concrete, marble and stone. Want to take this further? Consider embracing naturally-formed characteristics like wood knots and wood joints in your selection of wood furniture. This, after all, is the epitome of the wabi-sabi concept. For example, our exquisitely crafted Butcher Tables, Yoko Shelves, Tempo Coffee Tables and Stretch Coffee Tables. Think of it as bringing a little bit of the nature indoors.