Small living room is not a deal , but how can we make it to look more bigger, cozy with japandi minimalist style? Let us continue to see.
You may have heard of Japandi style being mentioned the last couple of years. Simply put, Japandi is a hybrid trend. According to Pinterest Predicts, Japandi is the new modern & minimalism which its Sleek lines, neutral color schemes and calming setups will be on the radars of Pinners everywhere. You will no hard to see japandi styles pop up on your Instagram feeds this year.
What is Japandi ?
So, you will be asking, what is Japandi? Japandi is an interior style fusion between traditional Japanese aesthetics (think clean lines, low clutter and calming colour palettes) and Scandinavian influences(like cozy textiles, neutral tones and lots of plants). Sometimes it will called ‘Scandinese’, ‘Japanordic’, or simply Japanese minimalism
Japanese + Scandi = Japandi
Here Are The Top 5 Major Ideas to Inspire You
- Pick warm and contrasting colors/ Use Neutral Colour
- Furniture Style
- Decorate with Wood, Organic and Natural Elements
- Free-Flowing Space
- Keep It Simple
Pick warm, contrasting colors/ Use Neutral Colour
Scandinavian style is characterized by a mix of light, neutral hues, natural woods and pops of pastel accents. Japanese style is built from stained or light-colored woods surrounded by eye-catching additions of black.
For small living room, I would recommend a warm white color as your base and then add more contrast and variety to the palette through furniture and accessories so it can brighten up your living spaces.
There are a few key differences in both furniture styles. Scandinavian furniture is typically made up of light woods and has a relaxed, almost farmhouse quality to it. Japanese pieces, on the other hand, are a bit more refined. They feature stained or painted woods and come in more elegantly curved shapes. Feel free to mix both furniture style with both curved and straight lines but don’t be over ornate so that it would not look too confliction.
We can also take advantage of the Japanese furniture which is multifunctional and flexible to save the space of living room.
Decorate with Wood, Organic and Natural Elements
To really play with Japandi look ,you need to focus on organic and natural materials such as woods or bamboo pieces that bring in the feeling of nature and simplistic beauty. (light oak is one of the preference material in Japandi design). Feel free to apply the coziness of Scandi design with warm textures and soft pieces while maintaining the elegance of Japanese décor. However it’s not meant to be throwaway. Look for pieces that will stand the test of time and work with your decor for years to come. Instead, focus on things that are sustainable, safe for our planet and your money.
Try to adopt an Obstacle-free layouts in your living room focuses on clean lines and open spaces so that natural light can penetrate the room and make the views freely flow through the different areas of the home. Reducing clutter is also key to achieving the Japandi style. Try to use some natural containers such as boxes and baskets, built-ins or folding screens to hide excess stuff and keep your space feeling clutter-free.
Keep It Simple
I think there is not hard to think about ‘keep it simple’ when you want your room to look bigger right? Three main things you need to remember :
- Always keep in mind “less is more” Simplicity is key
- Look for quality over quantity. Don’t waste money on pieces that you do not often use.
- When in doubt, it’s better to remove something, rather than to add something!
A clean, simple but functional living room can make a sense of coziness, more warm, more calmness, less anxious. Don’t you feel that kind of atmosphere? Why not try to apply Japandi style in your living room which can visually enlarge your living room? Comment below if you agree or disagree.
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