Japandi style is a blend of Japanese and Scandinavian design. At its root, the style embodies a mutual love of craftsmanship, minimalism, and natural materials found in both cultures. The result, is a style that creates warm, textured, and minimal spaces.
Both Japanese and Scandinavian design focus on simplicity and maintaining high-quality construction and material. While Scandinavian design focuses more on functionality with clean and simple lines, Japanese design embraces the natural imperfections in materials. There is a mutual understanding and respect in both Scandinavia and Japan for the use of natural materials in design and architecture, a fondness of muted color palettes, and a humble approach to expressivity through genuine craftsmanship. The design is Nordic and stretched with soft color palettes. It’s completely functional and minimum. It highlights organic shapes with subtle interests, tonal textural plays, and relaxed prayers. In white spaces and slate undertones. Color pops may be from cultural pieces and throw pillows. The comforting, Zen-like sense of Japanese-style innards is fulfilled through the use of natural accouterments and restrained colors. Bamboo, gravestone, and other natural accouterments give the base for a soothing color palette of brown, argentine, and green. Soft flowery patterns and colors are incorporated with ornamental crockery and stretched fabrics.
Furniture and accessories tend to be clean-lined and geared towards living near the bottom of the room. It balances with light-toned wood and lots of whites and creams and tans. It’s pronounced with clean lines, bentwood, and other natural rudiments. The design is further an understatement over ostentatious displays. When it comes to decor, functional pieces complete the picture with textured rugs, ceramic objects, and often a fresh dose of nature (like a potted plant). As both Japan and Scandinavia champion clutter-free spaces, every piece counts – it’s quality over quantity.