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What is Japandi? Discover the latest interior design trend and how to include it in your home décor.

You may have heard people talking about Japandi in relation to their homes but do not worry, it is not a bad word. On the contrary, it is the fusion between the ancient and elegant Japanese aesthetic and the more modern and recent Scandinavian style. It is a way to mix different styles to create an interior decoration that finds the perfect balance in its hybridity. Discover how you can use this style in your home in Fuerteventura.

Colour Palette

One of the main differences between the Scandinavian and Japanese styles lies in the colour palette. The first is characterized by the use of white and neutral tones. On the contrary, the Japanese style is based on darker and earthy tones, inspired by nature.

The Japandi style combines the light and bright colours, typical of the Scandinavian style with the dark and natural tones of the Japanese one. This continuous contrasts is the key to an interesting space like charcoal colour and earthy colours mixed with pastel shades of sage green and gray-blue.


Both Scandinavian and Japanese styles have a strong connection with nature, so the presence of greenery is a key element for a Japandi-style interior.

However, given the strong influence of Japanese culture, in this style, when we talk about green, quality is to be preferred over quantity. Decorating with plants is always a great idea to bring life to a space but in this case, a couple of plants will be more than enough. The important thing is beauty: choose plants with expressive shapes and elegant leaves.


The furnishings have clean lines and are characterized by their extreme functionality. Scandinavian furniture usually have light colours and softer lines, while in the Japanese style they have dark tones and more elegant shapes. This mix of light and dark woods, sinuous shapes and straight lines in the is exactly what must be achieved to decorate your home with the Japandi style.

Remember to buy low furniture benches, armchairs, beds and coffee tables and feel free to mix different furniture. This will hep you create an interesting and authentic interior design.

Natural Materials

The Japandi is characterized by natural materials and craftsmanship and for this reason it follows the Wabi-Sabi concepts.

Choose elements with simple and natural materials, but of quality, such as linen, jute, cement, wood, rattan, bamboo, cork, terracotta. Japandi style does not aim for perfection, on the contrary, it seeks beauty in simple and raw things.

Using natural materials is the perfect way to create your own personal style that will result in an authentic interior décor, connected to the nature of Fuerteventura.


One of the essential characteristics of this style is simplicity. You should choose a few pieces of décor that are functional and authentic to respect the Japanese tradition but also modern and original furniture and home accessories.

In the Scandinavian style, accessories focus on comfort, such as rugs with soft textures, pillows and blankets that give the interior a welcoming mood. Spaces must always be tidy and airy in order to create a serene and relaxed home interior where the objects are arranged in an orderly manner.

A Japandi environment mixes functionality and comfort, but without losing a sense of simplicity and minimalism. The main characteristic of both styles is simplicity. Both are based on a minimalist approach that generates simple and clean interiors. An interior designer can help and assist you in creating a Japandi interior design for your home.

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