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The interior trend of ‘Japandi’ combines Scandinavian simplicity with Japanese simplicity. The two styles work together, giving you a balanced mix of functionality and minimalism.

The popular Scandinavian concept of ‘Hygge’ suggests making your home feel like a sanctuary, offering comfort and satisfaction every time you walk through the door. The Japanese concept of ‘Wabi-Sabi’ is the belief that beauty lies in imperfection. Interior designers often focus on quality craftsmanship and the beauty of nature, while combining these with a sleek, clean and minimalist foundation. When these two concepts merge, you get a style that is based on minimalism and peace.

So how can you get a Japanese look in your home? First of all, bringing in natural elements helps to implement the rustic side of the Scandinavian style, but also the natural imperfections of Japanese interiors. Rustic wood floors help bring character and definition to your room, as well as a natural aspect. Choose a real engineered wood floor for the ultimate natural feel, but if you have pets or children you can opt for a laminate or vinyl option.

When considering color schemes, focus on simple colors that we often see in nature. Beige, taupe, cream and sand are perfect for embracing Japanese style. Combine these colors with natural textures such as rattan, bamboo or cotton to give you a calm cohesive space.

Minimalism is a key aspect of both interior styles. However, it can be difficult to cut down on clutter and live a completely minimalist lifestyle. False minimalism is a great deal. Use storage boxes and containers to keep space looking minimal, but still allow access to the items you need to use.

With accessories, you want to focus on quality craftsmanship. These items may be more of an investment, but they are built to last and will stand the test of time. In keeping with the natural theme, choose items that are sustainable and safe for our planet, focusing on natural materials like wood and bamboo. Keep accessories to a minimum, as you don’t want to clutter the space. You can add plants, ornaments or maybe a large wall clock to tie all the elements together.

And that’s it! Keep it minimal, focus on natural colors and materials, and invest in long-lasting accessories. Although the Japanese trend is a new concept, we think it is here to stay.