How to get a Japandi interior style


Upcoming trend in 2020: Japandi. The word Japandi is a fusion between Japanese and Scandinavian words. A rising design trend and philosophy which blends both styles. I have always loved the Japanse interior style. Their interiors are clean and minimalist but warm and cozy at the same time.

It is more than just an interior style, Japandi is a philosophy. That goes well together with Scandinavian minimalism and the wabi sabi (侘寂) Japanese ethos. As stated on wikipedia ‘Wabi-sabi  is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.[2] The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete’. Japandi is an interior style that is translated into the beauty of craftmanship and of traditional decor, of raw materials and simple and natural elements. Obviously, wood is an important material in the Japandi style. Other natural materials are bamboo, rattan, linen, wool and paper.fermliving-plantbox-round-interieur-interior-irenevanguinPlant Box Rond


Japandi colour schemes feature neutral, muted tones: think beige, taupe, oatmeal and stone. I have used different sandy coloured items paired with wooden furniture and black elements. Just to add some contrast with a darker accent colour. In fact, you often see deeper tones in Japanese interiors, and they are a clever way to add interest to minimalistic decor. This Design plantbox/ Plantenbakken for example is from Ferm Living. It can change up any room easily. This shape is such timeless piece designed by Trine Andersen. It welcomes an organic expression into the home. It preserves the clean lines and sleek look of the Plant Box,  but with a round box, it presents a whole new range of styling options. Fill it with plants, or use it as a coffee table with practical storage.

Last but not least, plants are an essential natural element for any interior. They can help soften the clean lines of this minimalist look, and add instant color. 

Would you consider the Japandi trend?



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