Japandi is one of the coolest decor trends around, with searches for the term up 100% in 2020. It takes inspiration from the traditional elements of Japanese design and the contemporary-rustic vibe of Scandinavian decor, merging the two to create a seamless blend of minimalism that’s perfect for any modern home. With sleek lines and elegance, this style lends itself perfectly to bathroom decor.
What is Japandi?
In its simplest form, Japandi is a hybrid of two decor styles from different sides of the globe. Although these styles may not seem like a perfect pairing, they actually share the same principles.
Lusso Stone Managing Director Mike Manders tells Husoe Home: ‘Minimalism is key with Japandi, as is focusing on the functional nature of the space without an abundance of decor. Unlike the separate design concepts, the merging of these styles ensures there is variance in texture that wouldn’t be found in Japanese decor and elements of colour that wouldn’t be seen in something quintessentially Scandi.’
Colours - Think Dark and Neutral
This trend is defined by its use of contrast, particularly the cool neutral tones of Scandinavian design and the eye-catching shades used in Japanese decor. The base of any Japandi bathroom is usually a dark variant of a neutral tone, such as a charcoal grey or black. Mike’s tip is to offset this dark base with Nordic elements such as natural woods, light neutral shades and pops of pastel colours. White bathroom furniture works perfectly here.
Accessories - A fusion of Natural and Elegant
For a concept firmly rooted in minimalism, the accessories you choose in your Japandi bathroom are key. Everything should have a purpose in your space, but you can still look for beautiful accent features to add a little individuality to your style.
Taps and other bathroom fittings should be sleek and elegant. Look for wall-mounted designs to maximise surface space, while opting for contemporary finishes such as matte black or brushed gold to adhere to the Japanese colour palette.
Natural wood elements can be brought into the bathroom through storage baskets or shelves, as well as hints of greenery through well-placed bathroom plants. Comfy white towels and bathrobes hung on the walls will also provide a hint of Scandi style, just don’t go too overboard with the plush fabrics!
Lusso Stone is one of the UK’s leading luxury bathroom suppliers and can be found in high-end resorts such as Claridges of London and Sugar Beach Resort in St Lucia.