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8 Proven Japandi Bedroom Design Principles


    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 bedroom 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 minimalism yet functional design, and a Japandi bedroom created when following these design principles.

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    Andor Willow


    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 bedroom.

    The vibes that Japandi interior style in a bedroom brings can help you to get a better sleep quality and more energy and focus throughout the day, and I bet you want that from your bedroom design.


    → Neutral Color Palette.

    Using a neutral color palette is a crucial step to achieving the Japandi style in your bedroom, and the neutral color palette in a room represents both Scandinavian and Japanese interior design that can bring warmth, cleanliness, and calmness into your space.

    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 other neutral elements in the room such as a light-colored fabric bedcover and duvet cover, a neutral textured rug, and natural elements such as a bedside table, wooden stool, and bed headboard made of wooden material. 

    → Window(s) Facing Outside.

    One crucial principle in Japanese interior design is to bring natural light into the space even in the bedroom space, hence the existence of windows (or at least one), facing outside is quite crucial.

    The aim of this design principle is to let the natural lights in and our health can benefit a lot from receiving a lot of natural lights and we can wake up naturally without alarm in the morning.

    Another benefit is we can open the window and regulate the indoor air daily and replace them with a fresh outdoor air.

    → Matching Fabrics On Mattress And Pillows.

    When choosing the fabrics for our mattress, not only it is better to keep in mind the neutral wall color paint, but also consider the fabric texture.

    In Japandi bedroom, a quality natural material fabric for bed, such as cotton and linen, not only can keep the temperature in the bed to make your sleep more comfortable, but those materials also has texture that is perfect for a Japandi style bedroom.

    → Wooden Bedside Tables And Stool.

    One of my favorite materials to use when creating a Japandi bedroom is wood, and there are many places you can have wooden elements in the bedroom.

    Furniture such as wooden low profile bed frame, bedside tables, small stool, and headboard are my favorite piece to bring natural wooden element in the bedroom.

    The natural wood not only complements the neutral color palette in the Japandi bedroom but can also create a more warm and inviting vibe in our bedroom.

    → Layers Of Textured Blankets With Accent Color.

    We can take a further step on top of matching a bedcover and the pillowcase and to create layers of textured blankets on the bed.

    This layers of blankets can add texture and volume in the bedroom and create an extra warmth in the winter.

    This type of layering will create a sense of depth in the room with its texture but because all of the layers are in neutral colors, you still maintain the neutral color palette but with a depth of textures and a touch of accent color.

    → Flowers Or Plants In A Rattan Basket.

    One key element in Japanese interior design is bringing nature into the space, so do not be afraid to bring some indoor flowers, and plants, or even a small tree in the bedroom.

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

    → Use A Low Profile Bed Frame.

    If you observed a lot of Japandi bedroom examples, you can see a lot of them using a low profile bedframe.

    The low profile bed frame helps you create a sense of higher ceiling and can extend the view of the neutral colored walls.

    Not only on the bed frame, you can try pair the low bed frame with a low height bedside table and low height wooden stool as well.

    → Always Keep Things Organized And Tidy.

    For the last step, all of the design principles above would be meaningless if you have a cluttered space full of knick knacks or whatnot.

    One solution for this is to always have a multifunctional storage basket or organizer to easily store away all the things that laying around in your home.

    And to support all the color palette that we discussed, you can wisely choose the basket and organizer that made of natural material such as rattan, straw, or hemp.


    → Japandi Bedroom With Neutral Color Palette.

    In this great example of Japandi bedroom style, we can see how the neutral color palette plays out with the natural elements such as a wooden bed frame and wooden bed headboard.

    The neutral color palette is made out of a combination of warm hue wall color paint, a textured neutral fabric bedcover with a matching pillowcase, and neutral colored floor to ceiling curtains.

    → Play With An Accent Color And Pattern.

    Although Scandinavian has always famous with its muted and neutral color palette, but does not mean you have to follow it blindly and become afraid to play with accent color.

    In this example, you can see how the patterned pillowcase with accent color and its matching line striped throw blanket.

    → Japandi Style Bedroom.

    In this example, you can see how the light oak wooden material takes the center stage.

    The bed frame, bedside table and bed headboard all is made out of the same material which is a light oak wood.

    The light shade of the wood pairs really well with the off white bed cover fabric, the white wall, and the neutral colored rug.