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How to Achieve The Japandi Interior Design

Japandi Interior Design comes from a combination of Japanese and Nordic. Japandi Interior design is quite popular due to its Japanese aesthetic and the timelessness of Scandinavian minimalism that are brought together to create a home décor that’s warm, inviting, free of clutter and functional at the same time. To achieve the Japandi interior design, you’ll need to understand some basic principles and trends that the hybrid methodology has birthed. Both Japanese and Nordic interior designs highlight minimalism and function in one way or another. They both focus on spaces that have a few statement pieces rather than an over-abundance of décor and ornaments. To achieve both concepts in the most harmonious way, our interior designers have compiled a few pointers for you. Read on!

1. Mix Up the Furniture

Both Japanese and Scandinavian furniture are characterised by clean lines. However, some key differences include: Japanese furniture is often dark and saturated in colour whereas Scandinavian furniture tends to be lighter and it can also prioritise materials like metal. Using different shades of wood is one of the easiest ways to bring the japandi concept together. It’s also ok to have some pieces of furniture that are more curved and shapely, alongside straight lines.

2. Include Statement Accessories

As already mentioned, the two styles are known for their functionality and only featuring a handful of statement pieces. Because of this specific, the statement pieces should be chosen very carefully.

Plush rugs, throw pillows and cosy blankets are typical secondary elements in a Nordic interior design project. Vases and screens are common in Japanese-inspired homes. You can have a nice mix of both. To keep the aesthetic consistent, choose high quality pieces and natural materials.

3. Experiment with Colours

The selection of the right colour palette(s) is one of the easiest options for marrying the two styles. Scandinavian interior design is neutral. Beiges, whites, light blues and greys are very typical. These can benefit from a colourful accent like a red and black floral art print on the wall. It’s playful and it falls in line with the Japanese aesthetic.

A mix of dark, neutral hues and light wooden elements is also a good option for putting together a japandi interior. A white Scandinavian interior can easily be enriched through the addition of saturated wooden elements, leather and other natural materials recognised for their warmth.

Japandi can be a very rewarding interior design choice for many homeowners. To maintain the vibrant feel of both the Japanese and the Scandinavian interior design concepts, keep the colour accents monochromatic. This way, your home décor will look lively and stylish at the same time, instead of being exceptionally busy.


At Dreamakers Interior we believe that every space has the potential to become unique, harmonial and beautiful. We are proud of what we do and are prepared to work overtime to guarantee that you are satisfied with the way your space looks. From full-scale projects to small renovations, we invite you to take a look at our gallery and see what we have done. Below are some of our favorite projects. If you need professional help for design conceptualization or space planning, let us know.

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