Japandi Style: Embracing Minimalist Beauty and Nature in Home Decor

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It’s been known that those who long for simplicity in living space look towards Japanese culture and design for inspiration, but there are also those who admire Scandinavian functionality above all. Seemingly opposite, these two trends somehow merged together and today we have a beautiful blend of over-exaggerated and strict design trends. Where functionality meets aesthetics, we welcome and embrace Japandi, a wonderful combination of strict Japanese minimalism and beautiful Scandinavian design.

Even though there are elements of Scandinavian extravagance and elegance, Japanese minimalism is predominant in Japandi style. Scandinavian trend prides itself with minimalism as well, but there are a lot more colors and details that draw attention than in traditional Japanese style. You should focus on using only the things that really matter in your home, and get rid of anything that creates unnecessary clutter. It’s about perfect balance and pastel color palettes, with statement accent walls, details and materials. You should turn to nature and find inspiration there—cotton, linen, wool, stone, wood, and plenty of greenery are the main characteristics of this style.

Image Credit: Grovemade via Unsplash

Beauty in Details
If you have a lot of decorative bits and pieces that create a lot of clutter in your home, you should change that. This doesn’t mean that your home should have bare walls and floors, but when you’re picking decorations, you need to do so with care. Popular, trendy patterned designs of rugs, curtains, throw pillows and tablecloths are not the right choice. If you need to add a little something to break the strict minimalism in colors, choose items with simpler, earthy tones and delicate patterns. If, however, your furniture is textured and decorated already, you should tone everything down with plain and elegant details.

Image Credit: kaboompics via Pixabay

Dreamy Living Room
Japandi is a great way to make your living room warm and textured, yet still quite simple. You should focus on your furniture and minimize use of any accessories. Think raw forms, bold lines and sleek, modern-style furniture—wooden sofas with cotton and linen throw pillows, bulky, heavy armchairs, and modern coffee tables. Pick which pieces you’d like to be more noticeable and unique—coffee tables, shelves or sofas, and have fun looking for them. Use natural materials for cushions, curtains and sofa covers and try to get matching ones. Bring in some plants in terracotta flower pots and there you have it—a perfect minimalist living room.

Japandi3

Image Credit: (Left) Dane Deaner via StockSnap; (Right) Sylwia Pietruszka via StockSnap

Perfect Bedroom
A wonderful way to create an oasis of peace and serenity in your bedroom is to decorate it in Japandi style, as the perfect blend of calming zen and Scandinavian cold gives the best decor. As a result, your bedroom will be cool and have a calming effect, a trait you’ll appreciate after a long and stressful day. You can keep your wooden statement bed, but tone down the other pieces in the room—wardrobe, chairs and nightstands. (On the other hand, a bulky wardrobe will look great when paired with a minimal, yet bold bed.) Cold pastels and warm wood are a great combo, and when you pair it with recessed lighting, you get the perfect bedroom.

Japandi4

Image Credit: (Left) Cheryl Winn-Boujnida via Unsplash; (Right) milivanily via Pixabay

Paradise Bathroom
The bathroom is a place where you should feel at peace, so it’s important to focus on design and decor, too. A simple and effective way to achieve harmony in your bathroom is to look to nature for inspiration once again. Wood and stone are perfect, since they look rustic and sophisticated at the same time. If getting wood is too complicated and costly, faux wood panels combined with a large statement wooden mirror work wonderfully with stone basins and bathtubs, or even simple stone or wood vinyl wallpapers. Bring a couple of pots with plants and a nice moss mat and it will look just right.

Japandi5

Image Credit: quinntheislander via Pixabay

Bring Japandi to Your Home
Embracing minimalism means that your old furniture should be replaced with something sleek, elegant and functional, and you’ll need to be clearing out all unnecessary clutter in order to get more space. If you were hoping to follow the trend but not really throw your furniture away, you can always get a storage unit and move it there until you need it again. You won’t have to spend a fortune to do so, since there are many affordable lock-up storage solutions.

For some, Japandi is a way of life. Not only is this design easy to achieve, but its subtle decor statements, raw forms and beautifully balanced mixtures of natural wood and bold colors allow you to create clutter-free spaces. Japandi is a wonderful way to turn your home into your own personal paradise.

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$441,900 :: 11704 FOREST BROOK #LOT 23, WASHINGTON Township MI, 48094

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3 beds, 0 baths
Home size: 2,140 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,196 sq ft
Added: 07/27/17, Last Updated: 07/27/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031326613
Community: Washington Twp
Tract: Forest Brook
Status: Active

The Clearview Ranch is the quintessential home for today?s homeowners who don’t want to spend every waking hour cleaning & maintaining a behemoth and want to enjoy life to its fullest. A perfect blend of style and functionality. The modern open concept floorplan is perfect for entertaining a large group or enjoying a quite evening in front of the charming fireplace. The expansive kitchen with large island is the obvious spot for all get-togethers. The owners? suite with master bath delivers plenty of space and comfort to escape the harshness of daily life. The two additional bedrooms provide plenty of room with oversized closets. With an additional Study that offers the ideal place for your home office. The Clearview Ranch is ideal for any lifestyle.

Listed with Vanguard Realty Group LLC


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$389,900 :: 62854 FRANKLIN PARK DR., WASHINGTON Township MI, 48094

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4 beds, 0 baths
Home size: 2,600 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 07/27/17, Last Updated: 07/27/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031326630
Community: Washington Twp
Tract: Franklin Park
Status: Active

WOW…gorgeous builders spec. All the bells and whistles here, Premium elevation with custom paver walk and front steps. Beautiful kitchen showcases coffe maple cabinetry, Island, walk-in pantry, granite counter-tops. designer 10×16 ceramic tile. custom trim including Cased arch’s, crown molding and wainscotting. Large mudroom on the main floor with built in drop zone area. Luxurious master suite with spacious bath and walk-in closet. This is a Turn-Key home. Pictures are of similar home….to follow.

Listed with RE/MAX First


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$558,000 :: 6069 ACADEMY Drive, Washington Township MI, 48094

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4 beds, 0 baths
Home size: 3,650 sq ft
Lot Size: 18,295 sq ft
Added: 07/27/17, Last Updated: 07/27/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217065888
Community: Washington Twp
Tract: WASHINGTON POINTE SUB #2
Status: Active

Washington Pointe Beauty!!! Luxurious designer home featuring 9ft ceilings throughout the main floor, custom crown molding throughout and encased archways on the main level, beautiful floor to ceiling gas fireplace in the family room with wall to wall windows. The fabulous kitchen is custom from ceilings to the floor with walk in pantry, built in appliances and open floor plan to family room. The Master bedroom is your own private get a way, vaulted ceilings, romantic fireplace in master sitting room and with huge walk in closet, and a fabulous master bath with dual sinks, jetted sunk in tub, and spacious shower. Additional bedrooms feature Jack n Jill bath, and guest suite with private bath. The basement features walk up custom staircase leading to doorwall and patio. This home is what you been waiting for, all the amenities and upgrades completed. Make an appointment today.

Listed with Emmanuel Realty LLC


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$100,000 :: 66977 DOROTHY TRAIL #1, Washington MI, 48095-1057

0 beds, 0 bath
Home size: 0 sq ft
Lot Size: 90,169 sq ft
Added: 01/14/16, Last Updated: 07/27/17
Property Type: Lot/Land/Acreage
MLS Number: 20664728
Community: Washington Twp (50006)
Tract: FLORENCE ESTATES CONDO #1023
Status: Sold

Appealing Washington Twp site condo. PERFECT building site! Private road. Sidewalks. Romeo schools. Natural gas. tranquil, yet close to Rochester, Romeo, Stoney Creek Park & golf courses. Possible walk-out. Some buildings restrictions. Country fresh! City close!

Listed with RE/MAX Metropolitan


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$269,900 :: 11656 31 MILE, WASHINGTON Township MI, 48095

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3 beds, 0 baths
Home size: 1,836 sq ft
Lot Size: 26,136 sq ft
Added: 07/26/17, Last Updated: 07/26/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031326566
Community: Washington Twp
Tract: S/P Bowermans Estates
Status: Active

This is an incredible opportunity to be in the country but still on a paved road. Gorgeous and updated 3 bedroom colonial with updates abound including Furnace and A/C 2012, HWT 2013, Water Softener 2016, Holding Tank 2015, Well Pump 2010, Roof 2007, Aluminum Trim and Gutters 2015, Garage Door 2017, Windows (Wallside) 2004, Carpet 2014, Refinished hardwood floors 2017, and Ceiling Fans 2014. Several Fruit Trees on the property. Beautiful finished basement, attached garage with wall heater, the list goes on and on!!! Must see!

Listed with Advantage Realty Inc.


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Japandi Style: Embracing Minimalist Beauty and Nature in Home Decor

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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

It’s been known that those who long for simplicity in living space look towards Japanese culture and design for inspiration, but there are also those who admire Scandinavian functionality above all. Seemingly opposite, these two trends somehow merged together and today we have a beautiful blend of over-exaggerated and strict design trends. Where functionality meets aesthetics, we welcome and embrace Japandi, a wonderful combination of strict Japanese minimalism and beautiful Scandinavian design.

Even though there are elements of Scandinavian extravagance and elegance, Japanese minimalism is predominant in Japandi style. Scandinavian trend prides itself with minimalism as well, but there are a lot more colors and details that draw attention than in traditional Japanese style. You should focus on using only the things that really matter in your home, and get rid of anything that creates unnecessary clutter. It’s about perfect balance and pastel color palettes, with statement accent walls, details and materials. You should turn to nature and find inspiration there—cotton, linen, wool, stone, wood, and plenty of greenery are the main characteristics of this style.

Image Credit: Grovemade via Unsplash

Beauty in Details
If you have a lot of decorative bits and pieces that create a lot of clutter in your home, you should change that. This doesn’t mean that your home should have bare walls and floors, but when you’re picking decorations, you need to do so with care. Popular, trendy patterned designs of rugs, curtains, throw pillows and tablecloths are not the right choice. If you need to add a little something to break the strict minimalism in colors, choose items with simpler, earthy tones and delicate patterns. If, however, your furniture is textured and decorated already, you should tone everything down with plain and elegant details.

Image Credit: kaboompics via Pixabay

Dreamy Living Room
Japandi is a great way to make your living room warm and textured, yet still quite simple. You should focus on your furniture and minimize use of any accessories. Think raw forms, bold lines and sleek, modern-style furniture—wooden sofas with cotton and linen throw pillows, bulky, heavy armchairs, and modern coffee tables. Pick which pieces you’d like to be more noticeable and unique—coffee tables, shelves or sofas, and have fun looking for them. Use natural materials for cushions, curtains and sofa covers and try to get matching ones. Bring in some plants in terracotta flower pots and there you have it—a perfect minimalist living room.

Japandi3

Image Credit: (Left) Dane Deaner via StockSnap; (Right) Sylwia Pietruszka via StockSnap

Perfect Bedroom
A wonderful way to create an oasis of peace and serenity in your bedroom is to decorate it in Japandi style, as the perfect blend of calming zen and Scandinavian cold gives the best decor. As a result, your bedroom will be cool and have a calming effect, a trait you’ll appreciate after a long and stressful day. You can keep your wooden statement bed, but tone down the other pieces in the room—wardrobe, chairs and nightstands. (On the other hand, a bulky wardrobe will look great when paired with a minimal, yet bold bed.) Cold pastels and warm wood are a great combo, and when you pair it with recessed lighting, you get the perfect bedroom.

Japandi4

Image Credit: (Left) Cheryl Winn-Boujnida via Unsplash; (Right) milivanily via Pixabay

Paradise Bathroom
The bathroom is a place where you should feel at peace, so it’s important to focus on design and decor, too. A simple and effective way to achieve harmony in your bathroom is to look to nature for inspiration once again. Wood and stone are perfect, since they look rustic and sophisticated at the same time. If getting wood is too complicated and costly, faux wood panels combined with a large statement wooden mirror work wonderfully with stone basins and bathtubs, or even simple stone or wood vinyl wallpapers. Bring a couple of pots with plants and a nice moss mat and it will look just right.

Japandi5

Image Credit: quinntheislander via Pixabay

Bring Japandi to Your Home
Embracing minimalism means that your old furniture should be replaced with something sleek, elegant and functional, and you’ll need to be clearing out all unnecessary clutter in order to get more space. If you were hoping to follow the trend but not really throw your furniture away, you can always get a storage unit and move it there until you need it again. You won’t have to spend a fortune to do so, since there are many affordable lock-up storage solutions.

For some, Japandi is a way of life. Not only is this design easy to achieve, but its subtle decor statements, raw forms and beautifully balanced mixtures of natural wood and bold colors allow you to create clutter-free spaces. Japandi is a wonderful way to turn your home into your own personal paradise.

For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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$100,000 :: 66977 DOROTHY TRAIL UNIT 1, Washington Township MI, 48095

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0 beds, 0 bath
Home size: 0 sq ft
Lot Size: 90,169 sq ft
Added: 01/14/16, Last Updated: 07/27/17
Property Type: Lot/Land/Acreage
MLS Number: 31276102
Community: Washington Twp (50006)
Tract: FLORENCE ESTATES SITE CONDOMIN
Status: Sold

Appealing Washington Twp site condo. PERFECT building site! Private road. Sidewalks. Romeo schools. Natural gas. tranquil, yet close to Rochester, Romeo, Stoney Creek Park & golf courses. Possible walk-out. Some buildings restrictions. Country fresh! City close!

Listed with Re/Max Metropolitan


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$239,900 :: 8243 Huntington Ridge Ct, Washington MI, 48094

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,391 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 07/27/17, Last Updated: 07/27/17
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 31326619
Community: Washington Twp (50006)
Tract: Huntington Ridge Condos #622
Status: Pending

Beautiful Ranch Condo

Listed with Century 21 Town & Country-Shelby


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