How To Use Japandi Decor To Create Calming Interiors
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Fill your home and your heart with the calming effects of the tranquil Japandi aesthetic, a look that is elegantly understated, yet carries a confident undercurrent. These four inspirational Japandi style interiors demonstrate how to craft calming Japandi decor schemes into modern living rooms, stylish kitchens, relaxing bedroom designs, and chic bathrooms. The mellow mix of Scandinavian meets Japanese decor shapes a warm welcome without any jarring colours, and simple layouts that quietly serve everyday routines. Home design number one revels in natural wood tone and botanics, home interior two cuts a little sharper with bolder outlines and contrast. The third home tour is minimalist and mild, whilst our final design focuses on sophisticated wow factor.
Visualizer: Marcin Figiel
Abstract artwork draws focus above the small sofa in our first Japandi living space. The rich neutral colourway of the wall art inspires dark beige scatter cushions upon the white couch, and draws visual links with natural wood tone around the room.
A monochrome Scandinavian rug spreads bold pattern across the small lounge area, and cosily defines it from the rest of the open plan space.
The modern wooden bookshelf is lightly accessorised with small and elegant decorative items, which neither demand attention nor clutter the airy interior.
An oversized dining room pendant light remains understated in its solid white colourway. The white lightshade blends quietly with a row of solid white kitchen wall units behind, whilst the wood dining table visually merges with the natural wood base units.
A lounge chair, small side table, and a mature indoor plant slot into the transition space between areas, forming a pretty reading nook.
The white walls of the living room not only paint peaceful surroundings, but create a clean backdrop that can serve as a fuss-free projector screen whenever required.
Botanical displays explode with texture and colour on a small console table in the corner, where a rattan floor lamp softly glows.
Designer: Norm Architects Visualizer: cgok.ru
We begin our second home tour in a stylish living space design, where the lofty ceiling height is accentuated by tall bespoke cabinetry. A jute rug complements the honey wood tone of the double-banked untis.
A modern sofa threads a cool grey accent in front of the wall of warm wood tone.
Coffee table books adorn a wood and stone coffee table design.
The narrow, rectangle coffee table darts neatly through the compact lounge area, separating the sofa from two modern armchairs placed opposite. Behind, a recessed shelving unit ensures that the cream stucco walls remain streamlined.
Raw grey concrete floods the floor of the entire living space, from lounge to dining area, to kitchen.
A rustic fruit bowl provides the dining table with a simple but functional centrepiece.
The modern staircase design is cased in natural timber with a solid wood balustrade.
Over in the kitchen layout, a central kitchen island is elevated on slender legs to optically lighten its bulk.
Built-in units draw around the black kitchen island in mellow wood tone.
Materials mood board.
Visualizer: Oksana Kotsiuruba
This 85 square metre apartment is located in Lviv, Ukraine.
Modern wall sconces and a neat Serge Mouille tripodfloor lamp illuminate the minimalist living room.
Double workspaces are installed by the windows to make the most of natural light. A bookshelf is fluently adjoined to complete the edge-to-edge installation.
The small kitchen appears much larger than its restricted dimensions thanks to ice white unit finishes and worktops.
A bespoke bench carves an L-shaped dining nook into one corner of the kitchen. The bench adds warming wood tone to the cool white decor scheme, which is mirrored by a set of tall wood grain units situated opposite.
The white kitchen ends at wood slatted screen, which marks the home entryway.
Eye-catching wall lights illuminate an all-white hallway that leads to the bedrooms and bathroom.
Inside the first minimalist bedroom, a custom-made platform bed with storage has been crafted to perfectly match the length of the wall. White wardrobes march toward a height-matched wall mirror, where the resulting optical illusion doubles the length of the storage run.
A home workspace wraps around the opposite side of the bedroom. A white swivel chair contrasts with the natural wood desk.
The second bedroom is almost an exact mirror image to the first. In here, the swivel chair pulls up to a custom desk with a bookcase fashioned underneath it.
The bathroom follows a laconic colour palette of white and beige.
A similar decor scheme shapes the powder room. Bold matt black accents sharply puncturate the creamy walls and a mini bathroom sink.
Visualizer: Ksenia Bortsova
Finally, our third featured home design is spiced with sophisticated wow factor. A huge landscape vignette smokes across a living room feature wall in shades of deep umber.
The umber artwork is colour complemented by a modern floor lamp beside the cool cream modular sofa.
A modern lounge chair crisply matches the cream upholstery of the couch, and ties in with the soothing wood grain of the living room wall panels.
A decorative vase supports a branch that stretches aptly across the landscape vignette.
More of Mother Nature’s kisses are placed upon the dining area. The Japanese-style paper lantern is the Formakami JH5 Pendant by Jaime Hayón for &Tradition.
Pocket doors adjoin the dining area with the kitchen.
Curved-back dining chairs gently embrace the rounded edges of the dining table.
A shapely contemporary stool changes up the dining furniture arrangement.
The plant arrangements expand upon the colour theme that is set by the art in the lounge.
On the table, a Japanese teapot calls for a moment of relaxation and conversation.
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