Japandi, the décor style everyone is talking about
Written by: Kave Home, Laura Alaya
At Kave Home we make things work. We’re the furniture brand that believes in doing things differently. We always go one step further, and we’re the number one option for perfectionists who are looking for unique products and styles that are always ahead of the curve.
Let us tell you more about on of this year’s hottest trends: Japandi
Do we really know where it comes from? And how can I get the look right without going too far one way or the other? We’ll fill you in on the details.
The word Japandi is a mix of the words “Japan” and “Scandi”. It could be said that it’s a blend of Scandinavian minimalism, with a Japanese spirit. We know a little more now, but it’s probably a good idea to get down the key things you have to do if you love the style and you’re trying to recreate it.
The keys to achieving a Japandi interior:
Before we start, it’s very important to bear in mind that as a general rule of thumb, the interior needs to be simple, light, and functional. Avoid over decorating or complicating things.
1. The colours:
Here we’ll be looking to a palette of warm, complementary, neutral colours. This will form the base of the style and is the secret to nailing the Japandi look. If you’re into bold colours and prints, this probably isn’t the style for you, but feel free to experiment with cooler, pastel shades of pink, blue or green. There’s no reason why one or two bold print accessories can’t be present, either.
2. Perfectly imperfect materials and elements:
It’s likely that this style appeals to us at Kave Home so much because we’re big fans of the idea of ‘perfectly imperfect,’ and we simply love unique corners that are full of personality and style. Aim for high quality materials such as natural woods, rattan, linen, ceramics and stone. Their quality will speak for itself.
3. Plants and lighting play a big part:
Indoor plants are welcome in a Japandi ambiance as they connect us with nature and have a strong Zen influence. We’re not advocating overdoing things and creating a jungle that’s teeming with life, but a few well-placed plants bring balance to any room. Lighting is another important aspect here and natural light and connections with the outdoors should be emphasised. Let the light stream in through windows or use only light fabric curtains or blinds in neutral colours.
4. The must-haves:
We’ll be looking out for furniture of minimalist and functional design which seem to transmit peace just by looking at them. Once again, this usually means they’re made with natural materials, with clean and minimalist lines. One of our favourites is the Jeanette table. Add a bench like the Beida or Safara models to create a warm and relaxing corner.
In this minimalist style, ornaments will be limited to a few decorative touches including a plate, a ceramic cup and a beautiful teapot. The Vreni collection will be an obvious choice for the dining room or kitchen area.
Now you have a good idea of how to achieve a Japandi style home, you’ll already be dreaming of the ideal furniture you’ll want to put in. Discover brand new ideas to infuse your home with style.