What is Japandi style?
A fusion of the modern look of Scandi (Scandinavian) interior design and Japanese minimalism, Japandi is being touted as the new trend that blends clean lines, warm tones, simplicity, and natural elements. It’s oh so chic!
With growing interest in the harmonious style, what better place to celebrate warm woods, bamboo, and neutral tones than in the bathroom?
From teak bathroom accessories and humidity-loving houseplants, to floating vanity units and neutral-toned flooring options, there are multiple ways to incorporate Japandi styling into your space.
For some design inspiration, below are six ways to weave the elegant Japandi aesthetic into your bathroom.
Neutral Color Palette
Japandi design favors a muted color palette of dusty greys, soft whites, and pale blues and greens with accents of teal, indigo, emerald and black. Start with the neutral shade and create contrast by adding a mix of warm woods and charcoal or black accents. Don’t be afraid to incorporate vibrant tones with houseplants or vases of orchids.
Play Up Minimalism
Blend the simplicity of Japanese style with the modernity of the Scandi aesthetic by featuring space-saving elements such as a wall-mounted vanity made of a warm wood to maximize space. Choose fixtures with clean lines and that reflect a Japanese color palette of matte black or brushed gold. Add Scandi teak wood accessories for a bathmat, teak shower stool, and bath caddy.
Japandi looks to nature for inspiration. Bamboo and rattan furnishings, soft linens and accessories with a natural finish, tatami mats and origami shades will complete the look.
Integrating both trends make for harmonious contrast. Use a mix of wood tones and incorporate pieces with both curved and straight lines to add a unique sense of texture to the bathroom.
Be One with Nature
Natural fibers and sustainable materials are key ingredients when it comes to Japandi style. When looking for décor for your Japandi spa bath, keep indoor plants and sculptural-looking flowers in mind, such as orchids and bird-of-paradise. Choose understated flowerpots and simple, elegant vases.
Low light, high humidity and temperature fluctuations need to be considered when choosing plants for a bathroom. Opt for a spider plant, aloe vera, snake plant or Chinese evergreen, which thrive in the bathroom environment.
In selecting your décor elements, focus on raw materials like marble, wood, stone and slate to instill a sense of tranquility.
Your Mantra: Clean and Uncluttered
Decluttered, functional spaces are essential to creating a zen-like interior. The minimalist Japandi vibe advocates zero clutter. Try establishing free-flowing floor and countertop space by clearing toiletries and other bathroom products, choose a wall-hung vanity unit to free up floor space and give the illusion of a bigger bathroom, or opt for enclosed storage baskets.
Your Spa Bath: For Serenity
You might consider your Japandi bathroom your place of serenity. A “no-noise” zone. A spa-like room where you can go to get away from all the action and be restored. A quiet place to devote to yourself for your own renewal. You might consider playing meditative music while you’re in your Japandi bathroom. Quiet your thoughts. Take care of yourself. Your well-being is well worth it.
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