Japandi derives from Japanese-Scandinavian design, which means it is a design trend where the traditional elegance of Japanese style is combined with the modern-rustic flair of Scandinavian/Nordic design. To sum it up, Japandi is a hybrid trend that has been popular since 2017. If combined together, Japanese-Scandinavian style can create a timeless elegance with style for your living place.
This example of Japandi living space designed by Powda Constructions. Through this design, you can see two distinctive designs blend together and yet they share the same feature that connects them together. The feature is a minimalist concept. Even though they come from different side of the world, Japanese and Scandinavian style deals with a minimalist approach. Instead of going all out with the décor, Japandi more focuses on how to create function-driven spaces with only several statement pieces.
In this space, Studio Revolution had managed to bring in an interesting mash-up through Japandi style. You can see the Japanese style in this room revolves around sleek and rich color palette appearance while the Scandi style deals with the rustic details with neutral colors. This contrasting side actually offers more variance and warmth to the interior.
Keep in mind that Japandi style uses contrasting features for the design. Take this bedroom design by Scandinavian Homes for example. You can see the darker base in a neutral shade for the walls. Then, the designer created a contrast through the mix of lighter or black hues.
If accents are used, usually they are monochrome. However, if you want to use more vibrant colors, why not use indoor plants?
You can use this dining space as an inspiration to select furniture with Japandi flair. But the point of choosing such furniture is you need to find the distinctive features of both Japanese and Scandinavian furniture, then combine them altogether in one single space. When it comes to Japanese pieces, they are more refined and elegant with curved shapes. Usually, they are in the form of painted or stained woods. On the other hand, Scandi furniture usually exudes a relaxing and farmhouse flair made up of light woods. So, feel free to mix them up together to create a harmonious contrast in the home.
While Japanese accents usually revolve around screens or vases, Scandi’s rely on items with comforting appeals, such as cozy blankets, throw pillows, or plush rugs. Go with both styles to showcase an aesthetic and homey touch in your home. You can also add plants to the accessories since Japanese and Scandinavian style mostly includes the natural element into the interior.