Japandi is an interior design style that combines simplicity and natural elements based on the principles of minimalist design. As the name suggests, Japandi is an interior design style placed at the intersection of Scandinavian and Japanese styles.

The perfect mix of hygge and wabi-sabi

The Japandi style is a mix between the welcoming and comfortable space, mainly found in the Scandinavian style, and the rustic interior, specific to the Japanese style.

Specific to the Scandinavian style, the Danish concept of hygge is used to denote a state of well-being and comfort. On the other hand, the concept of wabi-sabi, specific to Japanese culture, in based on the idea that beauty lies in imperfection. In other words, anything that creates a state of peace of mind can be considered wabi-sabi.

In Japandi style, the two concepts – hygge and wabi-sabi – intertwine perfectly.

Characteristics of Japandi style

The Japandi interior design style focuses on simplicity and well-being. Maintaining the traits of a minimalist design, this style emphasizes comfort and natural elements, and every element included is not only stylish, but also functional.

The lines are straight, the colors neutral, simple, prints being used very rarely. Japandi interiors abound in natural light and plants, in a home that provides everything needed without cluttering the space or adding lots of decorations.

Key elements of Japandi style

Regardless of the utility of a room, there are certain elements that exists in any Japandi interior.

  • Clear, clean lines, without wavy, loaded, complex shapes;
  • Minimalist, practical and functional furniture;
  • Tidy and organized space, without unnecessary crowding of the interior;
  • Natural materials, mostly wood, including solid wood furniture;

Calm and natural colors associated with nature, including slightly contrasting shades such as pearl gray, sky blue, natural wood in dark and light shades, with a touch of black, pale pink and white.

Interiors designed in the Japandi style have become increasingly popular because they are based on functionality, but also on the use of sustainable, environmentally friendly materials. Thus, this style is suitable for those who prefer quality over quantity, who value being in contact with nature and want to turn their home into an oasis of peace and serenity.