Japandi: How to introduce the newest style trend
Introducing ‘Japandi’, the newest style trend reaching homes across the globe. This fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian style is quickly gaining in popularity, and for good reason. With a focus on simplicity, Japandi is an effortless way to instil calm into any home.
A blend of two cultures
Our homes are our sanctuaries. A way to escape the chaos of everyday life. Japandi blends two prominent notions in Japanese and Scandinavian cultures: ‘hygge’ and ‘wabi-sabi’.
The Nordic notion ‘hygge’ is the feeling of cosiness and comfort that comes from enjoying simple pleasures. While the Japanese ‘wabi-sabi’ means to find beauty in the imperfect.
Together, these trends form a simplistic style that helps melts away your stress as you walk through the front door.
Natural elements at home
When you’re looking for Japandi inspired furniture and interiors, look for natural materials over synthetic ones. Wood and stone are great, long-lasting options for furniture. For example, opt for bamboo chairs, stone countertops and wooden kitchen benches.
For your soft furnishings, cotton, wool and linen are great fabrics. You can use them for your curtains, tablecloths, upholstery and pillows.
Natural fabrics in furniture have become an increasingly popular choice, both for being comfortable and sustainable. What’s not to love?
Made to last
Focus on functionality and look for excellent craftsmanship, Japandi is about well made pieces that stand the test of time. This doesn’t mean buying pieces that break the bank. It’s easier than ever before to find furniture made with durable and natural materials. If you are going to invest, consider purchasing pieces that you’ll get the most use out of, like a dining set or outdoor furniture.
Minimalism is in
When it comes to colours, it’s time to let neutral tones lead the way. Soft shades of creams and browns make up the base of this trend’s colour palette, with muted greens and blues inspired by the great outdoors.
When styling your home, start with a base of cream or white for walls and main furniture pieces, like sofas and beds. Then you can add pops of colour with soft furnishings in moss green or sky blue.
Enhance your new interior with good lighting. If you struggle to get natural light into your home, adding lamps or statement light shades to your existing fixtures can transform a room with ease. In true Japandi fashion, look for lighting that uses bamboo or paper.
Over the past couple of years, plants have become a staple in every room of the home. Japandi makes no exception. Hanging planters with trailing leaves, bonsai trees and bamboo are the favourites of this trend.
Not only do plants add vibrancy to your home interior, they’re great mood boosters. They can help reduce stress and improve concentration, so go wild.
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