Japandi Interior Design – Furniture, Lighting and Wall Art

You may have heard of the recent trend of ‘Japandi,’ a combination of Scandinavian and Japanese design which has been sweeping the Internet for some time now. Japandi Interior Design is minimalistic in approach honouring decluttered spaces, and simple clean lines so as to aid a Zen-like existence where everything is balanced. Nothing is excessive or showy, catering to basic necessity, allowing the essential beauty of things to shine in their simplicity. Although it might seem that these styles don’t necessarily have a lot in common, they actually marry well together due to the fact that they are essentially based on a natural and minimalistic approach.

It all sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? But how do you get started? Luckily, we’d like to share are some ideas to help you begin your journey towards Japandi style this year.

Table of Contents

1 Japandi Interior DesignNatural Wood Furniture with Built in Storage

2 Japandi Interior Design – Lighting

3 Japandi Interior Design – Statement Armchairs and Sofas

4 Japandi Interior Design – Oriental Style Wall Art

1 Japandi Interior DesignNatural Wood Furniture with Built in Storage

The Japandi style favours natural, organic materials to help people feel connected with nature and the world. Wicker and bamboo are great for this, and they really create a natural feel and a light and airy atmosphere in a room. One of the easiest ways to create that effect is by having a seat with built in storage, allowing you to easily organise any clutter, but still keep important items on hand. You can see a two seater wicker wooden storage bench here:


Japandi Interior Design – Wicker Storage Two Seater

It’s also worth having good a look at this rattan cane and paulownia wood cabinet storage sideboard, which really shows off the essence of the naturally minimalistic Japandi Style:


Japandi Interior Design – Rattan Cane and Wood Cabinet

2 Japandi Interior Design – Lighting

Although Japandi is a minimalistic style having a number of lights rather than just one is important to create the right atmosphere and mood. Bamboo lamps are perfect for this, although it’s probably best not to have more than three or four to give that sense of an uncluttered space.

For inspiration have a look at this Japanese Style Bamboo Pendant Light here:


Japandi Interior Design – Bamboo Pendant Wicker Light

Or this Japandi Style solid wood wall lamp could be a lovely addition to your home:


Japandi Interior Design – Minimalist Japanese Style Wall Lamp

For courtyards, patios and porches this Japandi Style Frosted Glass Lantern is a great look:


Japandi Interior Design – Japanese Frosted Glass Lantern

3 Japandi Interior Design – Statement Armchairs and Sofas

A minimalist approach can still allow for a handful of statement pieces as long as you think along the lines of pared back essential quiet beauty and elegance. Japanese people often sit or kneel on the floor which might take some getting used to, so it might be best to go with more of a Scandi style here. Something with a minimalistic mid-century feel would be perfect.

Have a look at these lovely two seaters in grey:


Japandi Interior Design – Grey Fabric Two Seater Sofa

Or these 2 or 3 seater sofas here:


Japandi Interior Design – Honeypot Aurora Sofa

Another option could be one or two of these appealing armchairs:


Japandi Interior Design – Dark Grey Fabric Armchair with Footstool

4 Japandi Interior Design – Oriental Style Wall Art

A great way to liven up your walls is with black and white minimalistic wall art. Three or four black framed pictures would be perfect. Alternatively you could have some tasteful nature scenes for that Zen experience. 

Here is an idea for you:


Japandi Interior Design – Japanese Wall Art Sea Off Satta

Or try this one:


Japandi Interior Design – Japanese Painting Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

If you want a really big piece of wall art try here:


Japandi Interior Design – Japanese Carp Panoramic Canvas Art Print

If you enjoyed this article please read our ‘What is Scandi Style?’ article here:

If you would like further detailed information on Japandi Interior Design try this fantastic article:


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