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The Reasons Why We Love Japandi

You might not think that Japan and Scandinavia have much in common, but when it comes to interior design, they are much more alike than you might think. The two looks came together to create a new style called "Japandi" (Japanese and Scandi), with each focusing on aesthetics, simplicity, natural elements and comfort.

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Japandi design is a combination of Scandinavian functionality and Japanese rustic minimalism that creates a sense of art, nature and simplicity.” This fusion creates the perfect blend of function and form, with a focus on clean lines, bright spaces and light colours. Although it is a relatively new trend, let's take a closer look at this ambitious style, which has already shown that it will be with us for a long time.

What are the Key Features of Japandi?

The perfect fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian, Japandi design focuses on simple, minimalist designs that are aesthetically pleasing yet functional.

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Go for furniture with quality craftsmanship alongside lots of natural materials, calm tones, clean lines and minimal touches. Japandi is not devoid of design, but it has a deliberate approach.

Japandi style focuses on quality and handmade pieces and budget-friendly products.

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You'll also see many neutral color and paint options to complement Japandi furniture and accessories. In general, calming, calm and peaceful palettes are given priority, if brighter colors are to be included in the space, they should be very meaningful and presented in an elegant way. Just like Wabi Sabi, Japandi style often emphasizes sustainability. The prevalence of natural materials and simple designs make it a great green decor style. With more and more

consumers looking for eco-friendly aesthetics, Japandi's popularity is no surprise.

How to Use Japanese and Scandinavian Styles Together

If you are familiar with Scandi design, you must have come across the concept of "Hygge". It's a cozy and homey concept in Scandinavian design and has enjoyed growing popularity around the world over the past few years. Basically, your home should be your sanctuary, and it should give a tremendous sense of comfort every time you walk through the door.

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Now, combine this idea with the Japanese notion of "wabi-sabi", or the idea that there is beauty in imperfection, and combine it with Japandi.

Japanese and Scandinavian design styles work very well together because both are based on simplicity and comfort.

This common language reflecting two different cultures, is a great way to create a style that is both easy and sophisticated.

Speaking of commonalities, of course, there are features that distinguish the two styles. The point that makes Japandi unique is hidden right here! The features that distinguish these two approaches complement each other in this style.

While Japanese interiors take a stylish stance, the Scandinavian style is a bit more natural and rustic. The rich (but still neutral) colors of Japanese design help balance the dull or cold feel of the stark, vibrant palettes of Scandinavian homes.

Japandi Style Decoration

If you're a fan of minimalism and "Hygge", it shows you've already started experimenting with this Japandi style. To really bring this look into the space, focus on natural materials such as raw wood or bamboo pieces that bring out the feeling of nature and understated beauty.

Japandi Minimalist living room

You can use calm colors with hints of pale green to give a feeling of outdoor living, or you can include plants and greenery often. Reducing clutter is also an important key to achieving Japandi style. This design aesthetic focuses on clean lines and open spaces. But if you have a mixed and multi-item home and are struggling to find that minimalist look, you can try “artificial minimalism” with natural finishes like boxes and baskets, built-in or folding panels to hide excess items and declutter your space.

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To get the best of both cultures, use the warm textures, soft pieces and comfort of Scandi design while keeping the elegance of Japanese decor. While both styles focus on functionality, they create a calm, Zen-philosophical sense in your spaces.

Since Japandi design also focuses on handcraft, it never aims to use disposable products. Therefore, bring together pieces that will challenge the years and create integrity with your decor. It is, in fact, a clear antidote to the disposable consumerism culture we have long embraced. Instead, for our planet focus on sustainable and long lasting pieces.

Although both Japanese and Scandi decors are not new, you can create a calm, feel-good and trendy environment by reflecting the combination of these two wonderful cultures in your space.

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