The world is vast, but different nations have a lot in common. People in nations all across the world can agree that renovating one’s home sometimes is crucial to healthy living- the global home remodeling market is, in fact, expected to grow by more than 4.5% by 2025. The global community is stronger in other ways, too: we sample and enjoy each other’s food, consume the media of other cultures, and create new styles from fusing those in different cultures together.
Japandi is a great example of this. A modern home decor trend that fuses the styles of two nations more than 8000km from one another, this decorating trend is becoming popular with people all around the globe.
Here, we’re not only going to analyze what Japandi is and why it’s popular, but we’re going to give you some ideas of how to renovate your home in this awesome style. Read on to learn more about a home decor trend that you’re sure to fall in love with.
What Is Japandi?
At the most basic level, Japandi is a fusion between Japanese and Scandanavian decor styles.
Initially, this may sound strange. After all, these two nations are in entirely different parts of the world. They couldn’t be more culturally distinct from one another! This is true, but their classic home decor styles actually have a lot in common.
Both Japanese and Scandanavian homeowners value simplicity and minimalism in their home decor. They want everything neat and functional so that there isn’t any frustrating clutter. People in both these nations also place emphasis on craftsmanship and the use of natural materials in furniture, whether that’s bamboo or light European oak wood.
Japandi, therefore, makes use of these popular trends in both cultures. However, the materials, colours, and styles that people in these nations use in their decor are quite different. That’s where fusion comes in.
Aspects of the Scandanavian ‘hygge’ decor trend can be seen in Japandi, meaning that the space is cosy and homely. The Japanese ‘wabi-sabi’ trend can also be seen in this fusion style, which means that it finds beauty in imperfection. The end result is a style that uses natural textures and neutral colours as well as clean lines in furniture and interior decor.
Implementing Japandi in Modern Home Decor
Now that you know what Japandi is and understand why it’s so popular, it’s time to take a look at some of the ways that you can implement this style into your interior design. Read on for some ideas on how to decorate with colours and furniture to turn your home into a Japandi paradise.
Japandi tends to make use of a lot of natural materials, which means that you’re going to want a warm muted colour scheme. Many people have wood walls and bamboo flooring in rooms that they’ve decorated in this style, so you’re going to want to make use of beige and white furniture. If you don’t use wood or tatami for walls and flooring, you’ll want to paint your walls off-white or grey. This will ensure that they match the naturally-made furniture that you select.
However, this isn’t to say that you can’t use any colour in the room that isn’t a neutral hue. Many people who decorate with Japandi choose light, pastel accents, usually in pink, blue, or yellow. Light green is an especially good trim and accent choice since it’s the colour of nature. This means that it will match perfectly with bamboo tables and natural beechwood cabinetry.
Bamboo furniture is an essential part of the Japandi style. When it comes to storage shelves and hat stands, there’s no other material that can match up. Not only is bamboo a staple in Japanese interior decor, but it also is incredibly sturdy and flexible. Therefore, the shelves that you choose will be able to hold any number of books or other items without bending or breaking.
The natural styles of bamboo furniture can also be applied to chairs and tables. Bamboo is a comfortable material for a desk chair, especially with a Scandanavian-style cushion over the seat to provide additional comfort and support!
Suspended Shelves (and Their Contents)
In Scandanavian decor, suspended shelves are a common feature. In addition to the bamboo shoe shelves and bookcases that you choose to decorate with, attaching one of these suspended shelves to the wall above your seating area is a great way to spice things up.
On these shelves, consider adding a little bit of ornamentation to your room. While Japandi tends to be minimalist and understand that less is more, that doesn’t mean that you can’t include any trinkets. Consider getting a small Japanese plant or a set of Scandanavian dolls to get in touch with the cultures that you’ve borrowed your decor from.
There are many different ways that you could choose to make your house a home, but Japandi is one of the best. Since it incorporates elements of not one, but two rich cultures, you’re sure to feel both adventurous and comfortable.
Now that you know all about Japandi, it’s time to get started redecorating with this modern home decor trend. Click here to contact us with any questions you may have about the style that’s taken the global community by storm. We’re happy to talk to you about your individual needs and point you in the direction of shelving and furniture that will work for your space.