Are you planning on changing things up in your home? As we approach spring, many of us are looking at ways to revamp the space and add something fresh. Whether you’re thinking of ways to attract potential buyers or you’re staying put and fancy a change, there are plenty of areas that you might want to focus on. However, the bathroom is a great starting point and one way to bring everything up to date is by incorporating Japandi design into the space.
So, what is Japandi exactly? Read on to find out more about this trend and how you can introduce this look to your bathroom.
What is Japandi?
As the name implies, Japandi is the seamless blend of Japanese and Scandinavian styles, fusing the natural colours and rustic materials found in Scandi design merged with the functional style of Japanese interiors. Subtle colourways and eco-conscious additions here create the cosy ‘hygge’ feel of Scandinavian décor and the minimalism of Japanese interiors.
This winning combination is suited to different areas of the home, but it can truly shine in bathrooms, en-suites, and family bathrooms. Even the smallest en-suites can benefit from a Japandi update.
Hygge or lagom?
Interestingly, while Scandinavia’s cuddly hygge way of living has become a prominent feature among different style trends in recent years, it could be argued that Japandi embraces ‘lagom’ too. Here, we’re living a life with just enough possessions. There is a function for everything – and this ties neatly into the Japanese way of creating beautiful functionality.
However, that cosy element is always there in Japandi design. It’s evident in the soft textiles used in blankets and throws. In bathrooms, this softness can be seen in the bath mat that’s used in the space, for example.
What key features do you need to achieve the look?
There are four main elements that make up the Japandi style:
• Minimalism: Japandi design is a celebration of simplicity, and each item in a space is purposefully placed and has a specific function. Clear, either straight or curved lines and open spaces are encouraged by the absence of clutter. By introducing a bathroom suite filled with neat lines and curved edges, you are immediately nodding to this design trend.
These neat lines are especially attractive to potential buyers as they indicate a sense of order and calm. So, if you’re selling your property creativity could be key, taking a visit to your local bathroom showroom for more inspiration could be the best next step.
• Natural light: While it’s not always possible to allow natural light into a bathroom, where it is, you can really embrace the Japandi trend. This style is all about allowing the natural environment to enter the living space, so natural light is crucial in Japandi interiors. Add more light by painting the walls a reflective white colour and adding mirrors.
• Neutral colours: Muted colour schemes are preferred in Japandi design. These go hand-in-hand with the natural theme and warm neutrals like beige and tan, as well as cool neutrals like grey or blue, are frequently found in this trend. Neutral pastels, green plants, and wood tones also fit well. Bold colours can be a neat accent and fit well in a family bathroom.
• Sustainability: The emphasis on sustainability that Japandi design places are a key element. Natural textiles like rattan, cotton and linen are a neat fit, while terracotta, ceramic, stone, and glass are evident in decorative pieces.
Whether you’re making some small tweaks or doing a full refit, Japandi could be a beautiful trend to incorporate in your bathroom in 2023.
Have you incorporated Japandi in your bathroom?
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