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5 Ways To Capture & Live The Japandi Style

Japandi, the interior design trend that’s here to stay. Some would call it more of a lifestyle more so than a trend. The hybrid design the merging of Scandinavian design style with the Japanese interior. East meets West in design living. The two trends from opposite sides of the world that go so well together.

The Nordic design and their philosophy of “hygge”, meaning the good feeling of wellness through a cozy and pleasing environment. Meets the Japanese principle of “wabi-sabi”. The acceptance and beauty found in things that are imperfect. A biophilic way of creating and thriving in your home. Where elegance meets simplicity and functionality.

The two styles are similar in the design aesthetic with clean and uncluttered spaces. And both Scandi and Japanese embracing craftsmanship and natural materials. You have the neutral colours but coziness of Scandinavia. With the elegance and utilitarian way of the Japanese way. Here are 5 ways to embrace the Japandi way of living.


Japandi is first and foremost about the way of life. A clean design with minimal clutter. More of a curated space decorated with essentials only. But that still has the warmth and comforts of home living. This means quality over quantity for main decor pieces. As well as accessories. And organisation is key! Everything has a place and home.

Muted Colours

The Scandinavian interior is known more it’s neutral palette. If you choose a lighter scheme make sure it’s a warm tone. Scandi colours can be pastel greens, light greys and even pale pinks.

The Japanese more for the rich tones, like darker charcoal greys, browns and deep greens. Earthy tones that are close to nature work well too. So you’re not stuck when it comes down to colour options! It just depends on how deep or light you’d like to go.

Natural Materials

One of the reasons why Japandi is so popular is because of it’s principles in nature. Wood is an essential element to have in the scheme. The Japanese style is known for its dark and stained woods. And Scandi for it’s light and woods and washes.

Don’t forget accessories and decor can follow the natural suite too. Natural materials that are textured like rattan, paper, bamboo and jutes. This draws in more or the durable Japanese style. To achieve a true Japandi style, combine with more of cozy element from the Western decor style.

Furniture Style

The furniture style is linear and clean lines and low to the ground. Also functionality is essential. So any furniture that can double as storage is a good idea. And again quality for your main decor pieces and furniture.

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Living Things

The Japandi lifestyle is closely tied to nature. So it’s no surprise that living plants is one of the essentials to complete a Japandi interior.

What do you think of the Japandi style? Is it a trend or here to stay? Let me know in the comments below!


5 Ways To Capture & Live The Japandi Style


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