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8 Magnificent Japandi Living Room Ideas


    If you are not already familiar with what Japandi style interior design is, you can learn it here and that will help you understand a little bit more about the topic of this article, which is Japandi living room design.

    Japandi interior style is a mashup between Scandinavian interior design, which is known for its shape with clean lines, and neutral color paints, and Japanese interior design, which is renowned for its nature-infused elegance and its minimalist yet functional design, and a Japandi living room is created when following these design principles.

    Japandi Living Room
    Neutral Color Palette Japandi Style


    As we already explained here, Japandi interior design is the perfect fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian focusing on functional minimalistic designs that has simple clean lines with a neutral color palette.

    A Japandi interior style creates a sense of tranquility and calmness in the room through its simple yet functional design, hence will be a perfect interior design style for your living room and makes your space feels calmer and the wooden elements in the Japandi style make the space feels warmer and welcoming.


    → Break The Neutral Color Palette With Dark Contrasting Wall Art.

    Using a neutral color palette is a crucial step to achieving the Japandi style in your living room, and the neutral color palette in a room represents both Scandinavian and Japanese interior design that can make your space feels clean and sleek.

    Neutral wall paint color can be achieved not only using white but also beige to create a warmer vibe.

    These wall paint colors then can easily pair well with a darker contrasting color such as black wall art, black door frame, and black steel frame coffee table that can easily create depth in the space and not boring. 

    → Let The Natural Lights In.

    One crucial principle in Japanese interior design is to bring natural light into the space, especially in the living room, hence the existence of a ceiling-height glass door (or at least a window), facing outside is really important.

    The aim of this design principle is to let the natural light in and make the living space feels more open and airy and make your Japandi living room connected to nature on the outside.

    Another benefit is we can open the window and help to ventilate and regulate the indoor air and make the living room healthier for the family members.

    → Use Soft Wall Color To Match The Neutral Color Palette.

    When choosing what wall color to use for your Japandi living room, you can try to steal this idea which is using a soft terracotta wall color.

    The soft terracotta wall color easily blends with the raw concrete floor and gray couch and create a neutral color palette without using the obvious white or beige color.

    → Combine Wooden Flooring With White Walls And Couch Fabrics.

    As said before, wooden elements are one of the foundations of Japandi interior style.

    And the most popular way to incorporate wooden elements is wooden flooring, and to make it more eye-catching and not boring you can use a herringbone pattern on it.

    → Utilize An Open Floating Shelf.

    One thing in common in all Japandi styled rooms is the existence of an open floating shelf on top, instead of using a closed one.

    This idea is stem from a Japandi principle of always keeping the space clean, and with an open shelf in the Japandi living room, can force you to always organize things.

    Another thing you can keep in mind is that this open floating shelf not only can force you to keep the space clean but also can showcase all the cool handmade ceramic dinnerware that you have.

    → Place A Few Vase Or Another Minimalist And Neutral Table Centerpieces.

    One key element in Japanese interior design is bringing nature into the space, so do not be afraid to bring some indoor flowers or plants on top of your coffee table.

    To keep the color palette and natural material in check, you can use a handmade woven rattan basket to house the indoor plant on the open floating shelf and that material will pair well with other elements in the Japandi living room.

    If you have a white marble coffee tabletop you can consider placing a few neutral-colored table centerpieces such as a candlestick holder or a catch-all tray so that can match the overall neutral color palette.

    → Utilize An Organic Curve Shape.

    A clean lined furniture in a Scandinavian design does not mean it always has a straight edge or a square.

    You can try to utilize a curve or circular shape in the space, like this beautiful curved wooden armchair with obviously, neutral color fabrics on top of it.

    These shapes really break the cold straight edges on other elements and easily become like a conversational piece in the room.

    → Find A Good Natural Handmade Area Rug.

    One last idea to have in a Japandi living room is a good natural-colored handmade area rug on top of your wooden flooring.

    The area rug has to be big enough to cover your couch and armchair layout but does not have to cover all the floor space in the living room.

    A natural handmade rug not only can bind all the living room furnitures together but also make your space feels warmer and cozier with the rug’s texture.

    And to support all the color palettes that we discussed, you can wisely choose a basket and organizer that is made of natural material such as rattan, straw, or even concrete with its neutral color.

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