You may have heard of the recent trend of ‘Japandi Style,’ a combination of Scandinavian and Japanese design which has been sweeping the Internet for some time now. Both of these styles are minimalistic in approach honouring decluttered spaces, and simple clean lines so as 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.
Japandi Style Natural 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:
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 Style 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:
Or this Japandi Style solid wood wall lamp could be a lovely addition to your home:
For courtyards, patios and porches this Japandi Style Frosted Glass Lantern is a great look:
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:
Or these 2 or 3 seater sofas here:
Another option could be one or two of these appealing armchairs:
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:
Or try this one:
If you want a really big piece of wall art try here:
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