Bedroom Ideas in Japandi Style
The bedroom is a place of solace and tranquility. It is where you go to escape from the world, or just to relax and enjoy some down time. The Japandi style has an elegant touch with its simplicity that can be applied in your home decor, too! Japandi is a new trend in interior design, a nice fusion between Japanese and Scandinavian style with minimalistic approach.
This post will showcase some of the best bedrooms we have come across in our travels around Japan and show them styled in this simple yet beautiful design aesthetic.
A Japandi bedroom should be minimalist in design, and it is all about space. The only things that need to be present are the basics: a bed for resting your head on at night, dressers or closets where you can store clothes and other items of personal importance.
The absence of clutter-inducing furniture like chairs, couches, tables etc., make this style perfect for single people who live alone so they don't have an excess of stuff cluttering up their living spaces! So, if you're looking for some inspiration when designing your own home's bedrooms then take a look below at these gorgeous examples from Japan.
If you want to expand your knowledge on Japandi style and to learn more modern ideas for your home, you can sign up in the course "Japandi Interior Design" organized by Home Design Institute.
Why should you go with a Japandi bedroom?
A room is the most intimate space in your house where you spend hours just by yourself - so it's important that this environment becomes an escape from reality for those moments when we need it most. And while today's design trends are moving towards more elaborate looks (think gold leafing on headboards or artwork depicting modern-day landscapes), there is something rather elegant about bedrooms styled in Japandi style.
In contrast to what many see as "too much" of other styles like Shabby Chic or French Provincial, the clean lines found in many Japandi designs are perfect for those who want a room with minimal furnishings yet plenty of storage space - and even the subtle use of color can be just as effective in these minimalist rooms. For instance, if you're looking to bring more drama into your bedroom decorating scheme, an accent wall may not be necessary at all; simply changing up the colors on some light fixtures or making adjustments here and there will do wonders.
Emphasizing on simple lines: By focusing on clean lines rather than patterns for design aesthetic, it helps viewers focus their attention fully on what matters most - whether it's reading a book before bedtime while snuggled under blankets or taking time out at day's end to unwind amid soothing nature scenes by looking out through floor-to-ceiling windows onto treetops swaying gently.
Uniqueness: With their sophisticated, minimalist design and attention to detail on furniture pieces such as headboards and nightstands, Japandi bedrooms offer a level of uniqueness that's hard to find in other styles.
Minimalism: The clean lines found in many Japandi designs are perfect for those who want a room with minimal furnishings yet plenty of storage space.
Versatility: One style can also be used for multiple rooms within the home if desired - just by changing up the color palette or making subtle adjustments to some elements here and there.
Less is more: Especially when it comes to bedroom decorating, less really is more! Allowing ample natural light into your room will do wonders on its own.
Meaningful: A Japandi bedroom can be a perfect place to come back home and feel uplifted, refreshed and renewed. It is also an excellent place for reflection and meditation.
Tips and tricks for decorating your Japandi bedroom
Select a color that makes you feel calm and serene. This might be green or blue, depending on the style of your home.
Choose softer colors for furniture to create an inviting space for restful sleep. For example, use cream linen bedding instead of black satin sheets. Brown carpeting may not look as luxurious, but it will keep out harsh sounds better than beige carpets which are more likely to absorb noise while giving off less soundproof vibrations in return.
Hang artwork on the wall that speaks personally for you, such as family photos or pieces from artists that speak to your soul. Additional touches are flowers in vases and candlelight turned down low.
Add a rug or area rug to warm up the space and create an inviting sitting spot (you might want to put it in front of a window). You may also want some flowers placed throughout -such as on tables or sideboards.
Examples of some cool, modern Japandi bedrooms
Bedroom in Japandi style is characterized by a simple, airy feel and natural materials. There's an emphasis on simplicity and space that creates a calming atmosphere inside the bedroom. In this type of interior design, you'll often find wooden flooring with bamboo furniture or woods such as teak wood. The white curtains are usually drawn to provide privacy for sleeping areas but not brightening up rooms during daytime hours. They also give your bedroom some flair since they're so different from other types of window coverings. Inside these bedrooms, you'll most likely see high ceilings to allow for more light which will reflect off the shiny surfaces around it, creating soft lighting throughout your room (also called "Japanese Natural Light"). You can take advantage of this and use lamps as well to create a place of relaxation.
The Benefits of having a Japanese Style Bedroom
Japanese-style bedrooms are elegant and serene, which is perfect for a relaxing evening. Japanese decorations such as shoji screens or lanterns also create an inviting atmosphere in the room - it's small touches like this that can make all the difference to your mind while you're resting.
Another reason why these rooms often feel so calm is because of their lack of clutter - everything has its place on shelves or glass cabinets. This again brings a sense of order into our lives; something we could all use more of! And speaking about extra guests, there may be some benefits for them too: if somebody needs space at short notice, they'll find plenty here with no need to sleep on floor mats or fold out chairs.
Things to avoid when designing a Japanese style room in your home
Avoid a dark bedroom: Japandi-style bedrooms are bright and airy. If you want to make your room seem more spacious, lighten the walls with white paint or with natural materials such as rice paper screens in pale colors against an off-white background.
White is always good: white represents purity, peacefulness and simplicity in Japan. For this reason, it’s usually preferred for furniture covering all surfaces of the room (a stark contrast to American culture where black is often used).
Consider adding feminine touches like silk bedding, floral patterned cushions and a string of calligraphy scrolls on the wall above your headboard. Choose delicate patterns, rather than predominately masculine ones - so avoid using traditional Japanese designs with large, sharp shapes.
Avoid too many patterns: When it comes to prints and textures, keep these subtle in a Japanese-style room. You can add texture through the use of natural materials like raw silk and bamboo or by adding some small pieces of wood furniture such as chests that are not painted white. Patterns should also be seen sparingly - so avoid bedspreads covered in different floral patterns for instance. Reject bold colors within the patterned fabric you choose for your walls – look instead to pale pastels which will give off an elegant air when coupled with light wooden floors and sparse furnishings (as is common throughout Japan).
Brightness creates elegance: Avoid darkening the space if possible because this will make it seem smaller, and in a Japanese bedroom you want to feel open and bright.
Keep the colors in your room neutral, like beige or white
If you want to add a pop of color to your space, use small accents like pillows and artwork. You can also try using the colors in nature as inspiration for painting or adding accent pieces that will complement them well. If you have any natural light coming into the room, keep it cool with blues and greens because these shades are calming and soothing.
Tip 1: Painting a wall white is an easy way to create a fresh feel without having to spend money on furniture.
Tip 2: Paint your bedroom in cool colors like blues, greens, and whites for the best sleep!
Tip 3: A neutral paint color can help you change up your space by changing pillows or artwork - it is always fun with pops of color! If you want lots of natural light, but don't have enough windows in the room, try using lamps that mimic a sunrise so when you wake up you'll be energized and ready for anything.
A bedroom's design should be relaxing and comfortable - something that helps one sleep very soundly at night. To achieve this look, consider purchasing soft bedding such as silk sheets and a down comforter. You can also invest in the best mattress you can afford to ensure your back and spine are aligned properly when lying on it.
Hang artwork on your walls that you enjoy looking at
Add a few pieces of artwork to your bedroom walls for an elegant look. Hang them on either side of the bed or around one area, where you will spend most time in the room like near windows, by the closet, or at nightstands. This is also a great way to add more color and personality into your space.
If you're feeling bolder, try painting some stripes on your wall with contrasting colors that are complementary -either vertically down from top to bottom for high ceilings or horizontally across (since they'll be viewed as paintings).
Framed artwork can also be hung on the wall to add more color and personality to your space. You may want to use something like a white frame, but you can paint it any color that matches the rest of your room's design scheme or even go for an ombre effect with different shades of one hue.
Add some framed photos from family vacations as well -or get creative and hang up paintings done by kids in art class. This is a great way to give their work its own special place where they'll feel proud about sharing what they love most with others around them every day.
Decorate with plants and flowers for an earthy feel
The bedroom is the place of rest and peace, where you can escape from the day’s worries. In this room, it is best to have a calming design that allows your mind to relax. This Japandi bedroom features natural colors and patterns that are aesthetically pleasing without being too busy or overwhelming. The bedside tables have ample storage space for books, magazines, glasses and other items with open shelving above them for displaying decorative objects like beautiful flowers in a vase, ikebana art or orchids.
Some green plants will give more vitality, freshness and natural feel of Zen style in your bedroom. Good plants for your bedroom are bamboo, succulents, ferns, aloe Vera, Peace Lily, Spider plant. These plants need minimal care with less moisture in the soil so they can be a great option if you want to keep them on your bedside table.
Plants can provide a natural, ambient light and also help clean the air by absorbing pollutants like carbon dioxide. There are so many varieties of plants to choose from with different lighting requirements that it is difficult to select just one for your bedroom. If you want a plant in there but have no idea which variety, try succulents or cacti. They need very little light and can be a real statement piece in any space they are planted in.
If you feel like something more traditional, then try some white orchids on the windowsill with their delicate blooms and pretty leaves that will add a touch of elegance. If you want to bring some colour into the space, go for a mix of different flowers with contrasting hues and textures. These will really make your room feel more alive! Here are just two suggestions: roses that add elegance and daisies which are perfect for bringing in lots of light.
Houseplants have been shown by studies to eradicate stress hormones from our systems by releasing oxygen into the air we breathe. Research has also proven that they reduce mental fatigue! There are many living plants with healing qualities out there such as bamboo palm, which removes toxins from homes through its process of photosynthesis or kalanchoe daiginjoi (a succulent) which purifies indoor air naturally without using chemicals.
Make sure there is ample lighting in the room - natural light if possible
You want your bedroom to be as bright and airy as possible. This will help you fall asleep more easily at night, by simulating sunset in your own private space.
If you don't have enough natural light, use lamps with full spectrum bulbs (they look yellow) to get the same effect. Also make sure you have enough fresh air in the room. We recommend opening a window for at least five minutes during your lunch break or whenever possible to get some natural ventilation going and clear out any stagnant air. A ceiling fan is also beneficial if it's hot outside, as it circulates the cool air around so that you don't cook in your room.
If you have pets, make sure they're not allowed to sleep on your bed, as their dander and hair can cause allergic reactions.
Keep your bedding simple, but comfortable enough to fall asleep in easily.
Consider a platform bed with storage drawers underneath for extra space
This is one of the best ways to save space in your bedroom by using vertical rather than horizontal storage for clothes and other items which can be accessed easily from various heights, even sitting on the bed itself! Platform beds are also extremely stylish, so you get all these benefits at once - easy access to hidden goodies AND a chic new bedroom design.
Ideal if you don't want anything too high as they fit under most standard height ceilings. They might not have such a sleek appearance but that's where clever styling comes in and the advantages of a functional, enclosed bed with storage far outweigh any aesthetic drawbacks.
You could also consider an open bedroom design to make the most use of space and add some intriguing modernity into your new room! We recommend considering this if you plan on having children as it will have plenty more opportunities for playtime - or maybe even work time when they're older.
If you’re looking at doing both then go with one side as their private zone so that they can feel special in a way too. This is where these cool designs come into their own.
Don't forget the pillows! A fluffy, comfortable pillow can make your bedroom's comfort level
We suggest buying pillows of the same size so you can rotate them to keep your mattress clean and fresh. Everybody has different needs when it comes to sleep style - some people need a firmer pillow while others prefer something softer; still other folks need both in order for their necks not to get all twisted up during the night.
One thing that you'll want most of all is affordability. You don't necessarily have to go out and buy an expensive down comforter if you can find plenty of inexpensive options just as effective or better than what you normally use. The same goes with bedding accessories like pillows: find one that suits your particular needs at a price point within your budget so there will be no need to change your style or spending habits just because you're on a budget.
Add candles for a cozy atmosphere
Candles make an excellent addition to any bedroom because they add fragrance and create a cozy atmosphere without taking up too much room. What’s more? They don't even have to match!
The key with candles is not using them as decoration; these lights are meant for creating ambience so keep the wick trimmed low so there aren't huge flame ups when blowing out the candle after use. If possible, try sticking with one type of candle throughout the bedroom so that you can create a cohesive design and mood.
Zen decoration for Japandi style?
Zen style is said to have originated in China during the Six Dynasty period, but it was spread later to Korea and Japan. It was mainly popularized by Buddhist monks who sought a way to make their home feel more peaceful and relaxed, but also reduce distractions. The White Dagoba Temple of Beijing exemplifies this philosophy with its simple yet elegant architecture and design. There's no need for lavish decorations or displays: One can find peace simply sitting down on a meditation cushion.
The most recognizable features include simplicity, minimalism, and an emphasis on natural materials such as wood, bamboo or stone, which are typically used in monasteries around Asia like Japan’s Ryoanji temple. Zen has been linked to reduced anxiety levels because it helps people connect with themselves by embracing who they are.
The goal of both styles – Zen and Japandi- is to be simple, easy, and put an accent on clarity and essence. It's characterized by a lack of clutter, white walls, natural colors, bright lighting, and plenty of green plants for fresh oxygen. Simplicity is the key! A true Zen bedroom includes few decorative items - like pillows or photos on the wall. Natural textures help create an inviting space as well; think wood floors or bamboo blinds. Clean lines are what give this room its visual appeal.
To incorporate more of this style of ethereal feel, you can add a water fountain or fish tank to your bedroom. Fish tanks have the added benefit of providing some soothing sound all night long, which can help you sleep better.
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