a new décor trend for nature-inspired and minimalist design, earthy tones, emphasis
on natural light and use of eco-friendly materials took the design world by
Japandi is a fusion of Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian aesthetics that is gaining popularity for its simpler, minimalist yet warm vibe that is perfect for compact spaces like a condo unit.
This new hybrid design trend combines the Japanese concept of “wabi-sabi” which finds beauty in the imperfect and “hygge”, a Scandinavian style trend that emphasizes comfort and warmth. Both styles focus on similar design principles of quality craftsmanship and function-driven spaces, helping you bring simplicity and functionality to your condo living space.
You can easily achieve Japandi style in your condo by keeping in mind these design elements and principles:
1. Focus on minimalism
The key to mastering a Japandi-inspired condo interior is to prioritize minimalism by choosing quality over quantity and selecting only a few well-thought pieces.
Make sure to keep your condo space clutter-free, avoid unnecessary accessories, and choose furniture that are simple yet functional. You can also use strong, clean lines to create a feeling of calmness and warmth, perfect for distressing after a long day’s work.
2. Use neutral tones
It is said that one of the differences between Japanese and Scandinavian style is their use of color – Japanese design uses richer colour tones such as deeper blues, greens, browns and blacks while Scandinavian design uses a mix of light neutral hues with pops of pastels.
To achieve Japandi style in your condo, simply use neutral tones. Replace cold greys with warmer, earthy tones to give a sense of cosiness in your condo living space.
You can do this by painting your condo unit with shades of paint in the same colour family or paint out the ceiling in the same colour as the walls to avoid the traditional way of painting it white.
3. Go for natural materials and textures
Wood is a very important element in Japandi style. You can mix light and dark wood to create that perfect contrast and try different natural materials such as bamboo, rattan, linen wool, and paper. These elements add texture and warmth to create an interesting condo interior.
Don’t forget to bring in some plants which are essential natural elements for any interior to add color and soften the clean lines too!
4. Go low and create more space
Using low furniture and having enough moving space around and in between furniture are some of the things to consider when you want to achieve Japandi style in your condo space. Going low and leaving a lot of open space creates a feeling of minimalism, calmness and space in interior.
Japandi is more than just a new hybrid interior style; it reflects a philosophy that appreciates the beauty in simplicity and functionality and a calm approach to life.
Thinking of revamping your condo unit into Japanese-inspired interior design style? Check out Tokyo Grand Renovation, Inc., a Japanese home renovation, interior design and Construction Company in Manila. They will help you achieve the perfect Japandi style in your condo unit.
Meanwhile, if you are looking for a ready to move in condo property to apply this hybrid trend, Vista Residences, the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. has ready for occupancy units in Manila and Quezon City that you can invest in and are available for move in this 2021.