A more recent trend to begin inspiring designers is the Japandi interior design concept. This Scandinavian-Japanese hybrid of aesthetics creates a calming, modern presence in a space. The main focus of this look is functionality, practicality, and minimalism.
Living a “Wabi-sabi” and “hygge” lifestyle
Lifestyles from both Scandinavian & Japanese culture play an integral role in design for homes. Wabi-sabi is an ancient aesthetic rooted in Buddhism, particularly the tea ceremony, that emphasizes purity and simplicity where handmade and irregularly shaped and cracked bowls were adored due to the beauty of their imperfections. Hygge is a Danish word focusing on the quality of coziness and finding charm in the ordinary. It is about enjoying the good things in life with good people whilst creating a warm atmosphere.
Free flowing floor spaces are integral to a Japandi style interior. The space should be clear of clutter to allow the energy to flow through the house with ease. Steer away from designs with a lot of ornament and decor on them, and find beauty in functionality.
Natural warmth of wood is a big inspiration for both Japanese and Danish cultures. Organic textures are perfectly imperfect, and indulge in wabi-sabi. Using different kinds of wood in a space gives a great sense of color in a calming, neutral way. Texture is everything, and in a minimalist space, it speaks more than you’d think.
Intentions with Japandi
Accessorize with intention. Adorn your home with simple candles and greenery. Greenery adds energy and movement to your space. Accessorize with intention and functionality. When you search for your items of decor ask yourself- does this combine homely comforts with Japanese imperfectionism?
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