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Japandi – Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian design

Japandi is a design style that combines elements of Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian design.

It 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 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. This 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 the designs. 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: 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 design. When decorations are present, they are often carefully chosen and have a purpose.

The 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.

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