Japanese + Scandinavian design = amazing. Japandi Design is the hottest trend of 2017 and, trust me, you’re going to want to be all over it.
Built upon the premise of blending the beauty of imperfection with the simplicity of clean lines and flawless craftsmanship, there’s something for everyone here.
I’ve always been a sucker for a minimalist design. Less is truly more in the home. A chic, organized-looking room just feels right to me.
These are the key elements of Japandi design. Think clean lines and minimal décor when you’re getting ready to implement this style at home. You want strong pieces that contrast with other elements in the room but still work well together. The clean lines of the above dining set contrast with the natural-looking rug, but the colors tie the two together in perfect harmony.
This effect is so powerful. Natural light will illuminate the sleek lines and simple, clean color pallet in a way that breathes fresh life into your home.
if the above look isn’t quite your thing, pops of color, that otherwise may have gotten lost in a room filled with ornaments and furniture, add contrast to a room in a classy, simplistic way. Most people are turned off by a minimalist design because they think of white on white on white on gray, but this doesn’t have to be the case here. Not at all, friends.
Natural elements are more than welcome in every room of your home here. Garnish tables—or bookshelves—with bright plants and flowers, or hang statement pieces on the wall in the living room.
Let the natural wood in your flooring—if you are so blessed—shine in this décor trend. Natural woods are my favorite aspect of Japandi design. But don’t limit it to your floors—wooden walls and ceilings are in these days, too. And wooden accent pieces are a great way to think outside of the box.
Other natural elements, such as stone and ceramic, are great elemental pieces, as are organic fabrics. Keep this in mind when choosing your throw pillows and blankets.
Looking to make your space look bigger? Japandi is the perfect solution. The light colors that are characteristic of this design make small spaces feel much bigger than they actually are.
Also, this can be a very budget-friendly design trend. With less decoration and a focus on functionality, your money will be spent on fewer pieces that (mostly) all serve a function in the room. Think one bookshelf, featuring just books. Or a dining table decorated by just one vase of flowers.
Also, don’t feel that you have to toss everything you already own to adapt to this style. Your bright couch will work just fine as an accent piece to the living room. Just keep in mind that the rest of your décor should be kept minimal. No more bright colors, unless it matches the couch and ties the room together. Use everything in moderation.
This trend is certainly here to stay. With a balance between color, décor, and beauty, this trend can be adapted to anyone’s tastes.
Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.