Calm down. That’s what everyone seems to want to do. In their bedrooms, at least. According to Pinterest, Japandi is the jam! The minimalistic Japanese-Scandinavian design aesthetic is a rising home decor trend. Pinterest reports a 100 per cent upswing in searches on its platform. Think: sleek lines, neutral colour schemes and calming vignettes. We totally see what the fuss (or no fuss) is about! Here’s 10 of our favourites to curate your Japandi boudoir.
Turn a Leaf
Striking and simple is the Japandi way. Exhibit A: beautiful slouchy baskets. These feature original drawings screen-printed onto cotton and linen using solvent-free ink. Pop a Pothos or another leafy friend in them – plants rule in Japandi interiors – or store sundry items. Not that you should have extras hanging around. Curated is the Japandi way! Pepita Basket and Leaves Basket, Bookhou, $18.
Get in The Hot Seat
A squishy seat that manages to be both subtle and splashy is a rarity. In the Japandi arena, it’s exactly what you’re after. The mustard-hued beauty is unassuming, but has enough pizazz to hold up its own in the corner of your bedroom. But let’s be real: the cat’s going to monopolize it anyway. Sylla Modular Armless Chair, Mobilia, $509. Find more Pinterest home trend predictions for 2021.
Lean Into Quiet Art
After a Japandi look? Now is not the time to unleash loud posters. Restrained elegance is key with this trend. Etsy seller Ciele Rose specializes in artwork that showcases muted tones and minimalistic shapes. The downloadable artwork is not only inspiring, but affordable too. Abstract Japandi Vases, Gallerisa Designs, $7.
Get Yourself a Patterned Pillow
Don’t be bogged down by details. Japandi decor favours soft patterns and neutral tones. That doesn’t mean going strictly Japanese or Scandinavian. This gorgeous grey and white shell pillow features a batik technique from Zimbabwe. It would look fetching in a Japandi-themed bedroom. Made of barkweave and cotton, each handcrafted pillow is unique. Grey Shell Pattern Pillow, Batiqua, $45.
Pop Open a Tray
Whether for an omelette and a coffee or a laptop, a wooden tray is a must-have accessory in a Japandi-outfitted bedroom. This simple and sturdy bamboo tray should do the trick. RESGODS Bed Tray, IKEA, $20.
Pin up a Throw
Peg this plush throw on the wall and you won’t need much else. The mesmerizing blanket can be hung using a wall mount, or lay it on a bed. Made of 100 per cent, naturally coloured heather yarn, the blanket is reversible. Shown is the dark side; the other is the colour of oatmeal. The Midnight Sun Reversible Throw, Blacksaw, $398.
Bed Down in Ultra Comfort
A rumpled, layered bed you want to dive into is oh-so-Japandi. Maison Tess doesn’t disappoint. Fashioned from organic cotton and linen in neutral colours (a mix is shown here), the company is your ticket to a good night’s sleep (and a well-designed room). Maison Tess, Pillowcases from $55.
Japandi might be subtle, but it’s not boring. Inject a fun, tangy hue in the bedroom with this great goosenecked design. A white base offers a contrast-y something-something. Tuby Table Lamp, V de V Maison, $74.
With its peekaboo headboard and caramel-toned wood, the spindle bed is a classic, whatever Nordic or Far East trend you’re after. Paired with good bedding (see slide six), this design (that’s also decidedly mid-century modern) gives us the warm and fuzzies. Welwick Designs Modern Wood Queen Spindle Bed, The Home Depot, $539.
Sip in Style
A traditional bottle water is so passé, and looks really out of place in a Japandi-styled bedroom. Elevate your next glass of orange juice with a sculptural carafe and cup that has a handcrafted wooden lid. With its organic form and beautiful rose punch, it’s a statement piece in the bedroom. Available in various hues. Førs Studio, Carafe & Cup Set, $106.