What does japandi mean?
Japandi style is a symbiosis of two trends in interior design: Scandinavian style and Japanese interior traditions (japandi = japan + scandi). The result is a fairly harmonious hybrid.
The main features of the interior in the style of japandi
Design in such interiors is incredibly important, but in no case does it prevail over the functional component.
2. Simplicity of forms
Japandi-style interiors harmoniously combine straight lines and rounded shapes.
3. Low furniture
Low furniture is quite common in Japandi style furnishings.
4. Organized storage
The pedantry of the Japanese and the love of the Scandinavians with putting everything on shelves and boxes merged together — and made orderly, verified to the smallest detail, neat storage one of the important features of the Japandi style furnishings.
It is quite predictable that all kinds of baskets, boxes, containers, organizers help organize storage in such interiors.
5. Minimum decor
You should not get carried away with decor, creating a Scandinavian-Japanese atmosphere, this style gravitates towards minimalism.
6. Natural colors
The coloristic solution of such spaces is as natural as possible, similar to eco-interiors.
7. Plain textured textiles
Forget colorful upholstery, bright linens and floral curtains.
8. Slight imperfection
The hooligan touch, so loved by the Scandinavians, in Japandi interiors manifested itself in the form of slight imperfections in decoration, furniture or accessories. It can be cement (even uneven) walls or textured plaster with the effect of careless application, handmade dishes with charming flaws, imperfectly planed wooden furniture and much more.
What to Avoid
But it is better to beware of the following design tricks when decorating a space in Japandi style:
- bright colors;
- obvious accents;
- active ornaments and patterns;
- colorful textiles;
- frankly unnatural materials of furniture, decoration, accessories;
- a lot of non-functional decor;
- intricate draperies on the windows;
- clutter, visual noise.