What is Japandi ?
Japandi is the latest interior design trend to grace the feeds of Pinterest and Instagram this year. A beautiful fusion of the Japanese simplicity and Scandinavian minimalism, this trend captures the best of both styles to give your home a laid back but perfectly curated interior. If you love clean lines, laid back interiors and muted tones, this trend is one to look out for.
So how do you create a Japandi inspired living room?
This trend focuses on a mix of wood finishes, comforting textures and calming colors, so where do you start in creating your dream Japandi living room?
Start by pairing back your room, keeping key pieces you really love and swapping out any clashing colors or messy ornaments. When looking for furniture, focus on simple lines and quality materials.
Add Some Texture
The Japandi style centers on usefulness and feeling, with everything having a purpose in the room to increase wellbeing. Adding softness to furniture such as cushions and throws in muted tones creates a calming and tranquil environment. Traditional round pieces such as the handwoven pouf add texture and draw the eye inwards creating a focal point in the room.
Create Simple storage
Bring focus to your walls
When it comes to adding interest to your walls, stick with freehand abstract lines, shapes and words in traditional Japanese style brush strokes, our Floating figures collection is perfect for this. Choose a variety of sizes and add them to shelves as well as walls to continue the theme around the room.
I love the idea of simple wooden frames to hang your artwork. Not only do they look great, they are a unique way to display your art.
Bring your room to life
Lastly plant life is a key feature for the Japandi trend, not only bringing wellbeing to your room, but also adding a touch of natural colour. If you’re not green-fingered, try artificial plants, they will last ages and require zero maintenance. Or on-trend dried pampas grasses add neutral tones to any vase or corner.
Japandi is all about creating functional interiors with a simplistic approach, whether it’s simplifying your storage, adding texture, or getting new prints. The perfect combination of Japanese and Scandinavian design. Bringing simplistic, minimalistic designs that are aesthetically pleasing but also maximize function. Save 15% off on everything Anna mentioned with her code “madeupstyle”.
Hi, my name is Anna, I’m a textile designer and blogger from the UK, I love simple styling and creating beautiful spaces. I have just moved house and am enjoying slowly adding my own style to create my dream home.
Made Up Style.com has become my retreat to share my home styling inspirations, DIY makes and journey to creating a more sustainable lifestyle.
I started blogging when I was unemployed and looking for a job as a creative escape. Now 6 years later I am working full time in my dream job as a textile designer and write this blog in my spare time.
My personal and interior style are very similar, I like laid back, minimal styling with a focus on quality fabrics, design and muted colours. In my home I look for pieces that bring me joy then style a room around those, whether it’s a beautiful wall print or a stylish velvet armchair. I would describe my home as a mix between industrial chic and scandi minimalism.