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3 Ways to Achieve the Japandi Aesthetic like a Pro

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

If you're looking to infuse your interior with a sense of tranquillity, balance, and timelessness, Japandi is the way to go! Picture this: a perfect fusion of Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian cosiness, resulting in a calming ambiance that will make you feel right at home.

Want to know how to recreate that feeling in your very own space? Lets keep reading to learn three simple tips on how to blend these two aesthetics.

First things first, simplicity takes the spotlight in this style. Say goodbye to clutter and embrace those clean lines in your space. Natural materials become your new best friends, adding a sense of craftsmanship and purpose to your decor. Blending the principles of the Japanese and Scandinavian interior styles requires finding a delicate balance between the two aesthetics. Focus on creating an uncluttered environment that promotes a sense of calmness.

An easy hack to accomplish this look is to follow the KonMari method of “less is more”. Read our in depth dive into Marie Kondo here!

Take a look at this sideboard styled in a dining room! Notice how we've kept only the essentials and a few decor pieces. But don't worry, we all have things to store, which is why this sideboard is perfect to store everything away, including your stress.

Now, onto the colour palette! Japandi's colour scheme is all about finding the perfect balance between warm and cool tones. Earthy hues like soft browns, warm greys, and muted greens will ground you in a serene atmosphere. Think of these colours as the foundation for your Japandi-inspired sanctuary.

You can start with a warm white wall, then add rich earth tones throughout the furniture and decor!

Welcome a minimalist approach that highlights the natural beauty of the materials you incorporate. Whether it's the warmth of the wood, or the texture of cotton, these elements will make your space have a more open and inviting feel.

As you navigate this color palette, remember that cohesion is key. If neutral colors are your base, allow them to set the tone for your space. Then, introduce pops of color through accents, artwork, or textiles, creating visual interest and focal points without overpowering the overall sense of the room.

Layouts without many obstacles are a crucial component. They enable the various parts of the space to get natural light, ventilation, and views. Additionally, a place with a clean design has more breathing room, allowing you to appreciate the architectural elements.

Add plants to give your space an airy and open feel! (If your not a fan of live plants, try IKEA, its where we get all our faux plants from)

Remember, the key to curating a soothing atmosphere is to blend natural lighting and elements with calming colors and textures. From adding sheer curtains to mirrors, there are many ways to lighten a room up. Personalize your home to reflect your taste, ensuring that it becomes a place where you can unwind.

Now you've got three key tips to keep on the back of your hand and soon you'll curate a space that you'll love day in and day out. And if you’re looking for the perfect shopping list, you’re in the right place. We went hunting for Japandi in IKEA and gathered only the best picks for you here. Happy styling!

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