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Japandi styling

Japandi is a design style that combines elements of Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian design. Japandi Styling at Suga Kuchen seeks to find a balance between the clean, functional aesthetic of Scandinavian interiors and the simplicity, harmony, and traditional craftsmanship of Japanese design. The term “Japandi” is a portmanteau of “Japan” and “Scandinavia.”

Key characteristics of Japandi design include:

  1. Minimalism: Both Japanese and Scandinavian design emphasize minimalism, focusing on simplicity and clean lines. Japandi interiors often feature uncluttered spaces with a sense of openness.
  2. Natural Materials: Both design styles value natural materials. Japandi incorporates materials like wood, stone, and bamboo to create a sense of warmth and connection to nature.
  3. Neutral Colour Palette: A subdued and neutral colour palette is typical of Japandi design. Whites, greys, and muted earth tones dominate the colour scheme.
  4. Functionality: Scandinavian design is known for its functional approach, and Japandi follows suit by incorporating furniture and elements that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also serve practical purposes.
  5. Craftsmanship: Japanese design places a strong emphasis on craftsmanship and attention to detail. Japandi incorporates handcrafted elements and high-quality materials to create a sense of authenticity and uniqueness.
  6. Textures and Textiles: Japandi interiors often feature soft textures and textiles to add warmth and comfort to the space. Textiles like linen and wool may be used alongside simple patterns.
  7. Light and Space: Both Japanese and Scandinavian design styles value light and space. Japandi spaces are well-lit and designed to create an open and airy atmosphere.
  8. Minimal Decoration: Decorative elements are kept to a minimum in Japandi design. When decorations are present, they are often carefully chosen and have a purpose.

Japandi design seeks to combine the best of both worlds, marrying the timeless elegance of Japanese design with the functional and cozy aspects of Scandinavian design. The result is a harmonious blend that appeals to those who appreciate simplicity, natural beauty, and a sense of calm in their living spaces.

If you’d love this look, just ask us for a Keller Kitchen in Japandi style, and we’ll help to develop the perfect room for you.

Contact the Suga Kuchen team to access our free design service.