Interior experts tell us how you can incorporate simplicity, functionality and natural materials into your home decor with this hybrid style.
If you are planning to explore unconventional styles of décor, which are characterized by minimalism, simplicity ad functionality, ‘Japandi’ is the style for you. We spoke to three interior experts about their take on this hybrid of Japanese and Scandinavian designs.
Anuradha Aggarwal, Creative Director of OLIVES CRE:
Japandi style - a perfect example of how two cultures marry together even after being at different latitudes and longitudes. Be it the adorned imperfections of Japanese wabi-sabi or Scandinavian minimalism, both the design themes express their loyalty to clean lines, simplicity, love for natural materials and respect for craftsmanship. Not only the Japandi style is a treat to the eyes but the idea of keeping things simple and decluttered really harmonize the space and create a stress-free atmosphere. Some features of Japandi style like pops of pastel accents over muted colours, contrast colours, statement accessories make this design theme stand the test of time, a true classic.
Bhawana Bhatnagar, Interior Stylist, Founder of Casa Exotique:
Crafting the interior with an aesthetic hybrid of two design styles, from Japan and Scandinavia is coming in vogue. Today, many people are inclining towards this minimalist approach in the living space by relishing the beauty of functional and calm scenery, playing with the sunlight, and complementing simple and natural items with the theme-based interior. Moreover, sprucing up a room with natural scent will make it even more delightful. Rather than profuse decor, styling it in earthly colours and materials emanate the light and soft vibes to create a functionally-driven space is what Japandi style emphasizes on. Indeed, it is the simplicity at its core, and homely at its edges make the living space of a person, not only functional and minimal but also welcoming.
Rishabh Sarpal, Conceptualise Interior Designer, Founder of Rishabh Sarpal Atelier:
A luxurious space is where one can find everything flawless; with the proper balance between all the elements inside that space. Espousing the principle of minimalism from both cultures – Japanese as well as Scandinavian – in the interior is highly welcomed by many fashion enthusiasts in present times. From warm wood walls that complement with the marble flooring to showcase one or two artefacts, like an artwork or a small stack of coffee table books instead of murals that cultivate a Japandi Style to live in. Undoubtedly, when the home oozes the warmth and Zen while one is drinking coffee, makes it one of the most soothing and serene time of the day.
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