Nov 11, 2021 | Carpet One Floor & Home
Trends are constantly coming and going, but the best part about new trends and styles is how they combine old and new to create something incredibly unique and inspiring. The Japandi style is one that caught the eye of many this year, and we’re giving you some visual inspo and insight into how you can create this warm, welcoming style in your home this season.
Vinyl: Charleston Place Herringbone in Pure Beauty by Invincible H2O; Carpet: Augusta in Morning Mist by Resista Soft Style; Bookcase: Trace Brass Wire Mesh Door Bookcase by CB2; Chair: Jagger Dining Arm Chair by Arhaus; Sconce: Morland 1-light Sconce by Savoy House; Pampas Grass: Dried Pampas Grass Branches by Pottery Barn; Art: Angled Art by McGee & Co; Vase: Pure Ceramic Clay Carafe Vase by West Elm; Throw: Soman Throw by Renwil; Wreath: Preserved Baby Eucalyptus Wreath by Birch Lane; Lamp: Kokomo Small Table Lamp by Currey and Company;
So, what is Japandi style? Japandi is an up-and-coming style that combines both Japanese and Scandinavian styles to create a unique look. The clean lines of Scandinavian style along with the importance of natural materials combined with an emphasis of functionality and comfort from the Japanese style creates this interior design look that is exploding in homes everywhere.
First, start with natural or handmade materials like wood, bamboo, leather, concrete, or rattan. This style focuses on sustainability and natural elements, so it’s crucial that the flooring, furniture and décor you choose is made of these materials if you want to achieve the Japandi style.
Keep a focus on neutral colors like beige, tan, black, and shades of white. While these colors may seem simple, you will be able to make them bold and bright by choosing a variety of materials and textures to bring your design to life. A simple pop of earth green or black will contrast beautifully against any of your other neutrals.
Pick some greenery. Whether you choose a live plant or a fake one, greenery in a mostly neutral space will liven it up and add interest. Remember, functionality is key in this design, so choose a plant and a pot that fits the space well.
Reduce clutter. Where possible, clean up your space by giving every item a specific place where it belongs. This will not only help keep your home clean, but it will add to the elegance of the Japandi design.
Take a step back. Look around. Is there anything you can remove that you don’t find necessary? Japandi style is all about making a space feel functional, warm, and clean. Is there anything you can find that will help you truly achieve this goal? Take it out and see if you miss it, or if the white space feels welcome.
Continue to evaluate. Because the Japandi style is all about functionality and warmth, it’s a good idea to determine what is working well and what isn’t fulfilling you and your space, especially over time as your needs change. Get rid of what doesn’t work and add or replace where you feel you need to. Err on the side of simplicity when you’re torn.
Want to find more design inspiration and ideas? Check out our Beautiful Design Made Simple blog or view the Beautiful Design Made Simple magazine to find top-notch design tips, tricks, advice, and more!