One of the biggest home decor trends of 2020 is called Japandi. For those of you who have never heard of it, you might be wondering “What is Japandi”? Simply put, “Japandi” style is a combination of both Japanese and Scandanavian styles in one home. When you think about it, this makes so much sense, because both styles integrate seamlessly into a minimalist space.
Why Japandi Just Makes Sense in 2021
Danish furniture has always been about functionality. They’re always trying to make the most out of a small space. You might have modular sofas, extendable tables, and pieces that are just begging to be turned into an Ikea Hack. With so many people decorating on a budget, it only makes sense that a lot of young people are collecting Ikea pieces for their home, no matter where they live in the world.
Traditional Japanese homes are sparsely decorated, because they have a purpose to everything. Their apartments are also very small, so they try to make the most out of the space they are given. Sliding doors help to open or close off space from room to room. There is a lot of wood throughout a Japanese house, but you also see plenty of natural color, because rooms are designed to have a view of nature. In modern Japanese homes and apartments, there is a lot of thought but into how something can be more convenient or technologically advanced.
The mindsets behind both cultures work seamlessly together, which is why the style has come to life. With Japandi, walls and furniture are usually white, black, or wood neutral tones. You get the pops of color from the accessories in the room. Most accessories have a function to them. Rather than knick knacks your grandmother had around her house, you might choose to display a gorgeous ceramic vase with flowers, instead.