The world of designing homes and the outdoors is a dynamic one. Always innovating, changing, and evolving for the better. Well, 2020 has brought into the fora another one of the innovative design trends-Japandi.
Best of both worlds
Japandi combines the best of design styles from Japan and Scandinavia. The name itself is a proclamation of the design trend being an amalgamation of styles from the two countries.
A perfect combination of two styles
This hybrid style is not just a random collocation of the two styles. It is chic, aesthetically pleasing, and sustainable. With a stark emphasis on minimalism, it is a perfect design for your home and patios. One can find traces of the Japandi style in so many homes. Many individuals have used the design in their backyards. A patio fire pit in your backyard can now be designed according to the principles of the Japandi style.
Principles of the Japandi design trend
The principles or features of the Japandi design trend can be defined as follows:
The trend is inspired by the simplicity, restraint, and functionality of the Japanese designs and focuses on convenience and serviceability of the Scandinavian designs. The modern aesthetic of Scandinavian design complements the conventional yet eternally elegant Japanese design.
JAPANDI DESIGN AT A GLANCE
It exhibits functionality and convenience by focusing on practicality and comfort. Comfort is not compromised, no matter the situation. Simple designs and soothing color schemes are opted for. Warm, neutral colors certainly do not mean that your home is going to be boring and bland. One can always brighten up a room by choosing soft shades of pink, blue, green, etc. or one can utilize décor to brighten up the surroundings. Japandi is synonymously known as eco interiors.
The design welcomes wooden furniture and colors of nature. It uses natural materials as a base for everything. Oakwood, mahogany, etc. are used to decorate the patio and the backyard.
It tries to establish a closeness with nature by limiting the impressions of modern designs. This is evident from the minimal backyard furniture found in Japandi style.
The emphasis on simplicity in no way means that the design style is dull. The décor is aesthetically pleasing, chic, and, most importantly, useful. While the design radiates minimalism and simplicity, it also boasts multifunctionality. Tables that serve as trays, wooden seats that serve as tables, etc. are some ways this design continues to amaze one.
Last but not least, the design employs contrast very well. It plays with patterns and weaves. Furthermore, it nurtures nature in more ways than one. House plants, especially bonsai, are used as a way to employ nature into the design. Plants are a simple, cost-saving way to brighten up the indoors and outdoors. Also, house plants are great for clean air and reduced carbon dioxide.
Truly, the design is one of the best things to come out of 2020. It is here to stay.