In this article, we talk about the latest trend to hit the world of bathroom interiors and all the Japandi bathroom ideas and inspiration you’ll ever need.
If you’re new to Japandi interiors, then get ready, because after reading this article you will be fully converted to Japan’s and Scandi’s new love child.
*Disclaimer* We can not be held responsible for the overwhelming feeling of needing to re-decorate.
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What is Japandi?
Japandi is an interior hybrid that blends Japanese and Scandinavian styles. Influenced by the ancient Japanese idea of Wasbi-sabi, an aesthetic that appreciates beauty is ‘imperfect, impermanent and incomplete’. Japandi also inherits the comfort and cosiness of ‘Hygge’ from Danish culture.
Together, forming a gorgeous yet minimal bathroom interior style we can’t get enough of, with an emphasis on finding beauty in simplicity.
How Do I Create a Japandi Inspired Bathrooms?
In order to create this new interior fusion, there are some key elements you need to consider. Form and function are a must when designing your new Japandi space.
To achieve a Japandi bathroom you need these six key elements:
- Lavish textures
- Low key lighting
- Minimal accessories
- Natural material particularly rustic elements
- Earthy colour palette
- Clean and clear design
Now we know what ingredients we need to create the most perfect Japandi space, let’s take a look at the different concepts for your bathroom, cloakroom or en-suite.
Dark Japandi Bathroom
In this Japandi inspired bathroom, they have used their space expertly. Using dark textured walls and floor to create a natural stone like base. Pair your dark walls with a touch of rusticity to achieve a stark contrast, with a parting panel wall. This will nicely spilt the room whilst maintaining a beautiful open space.
Opting for clean lines and minimal accessories is two of the many components that makes this a beautiful Japandi space. When it comes to creating a dark Japandi style, including dark wood /oak vanity units is a great way to introduce a variety of textures.
Light and Minimal Japandi Bathroom
Light and minimal allows you to layer textures whilst keeping the room super simple and airy. Use crisp white walls to keep things looking clean, just as a Danish designer would. Add interest to your space with natural textures, and floating furniture. Remember less is ALWAYS more.
The key here is to avoid over cluttering with too many accessories, keep everything as minimal as possible.
Your space should be as light as possible, try your best to keep as much natural light as possible. If this isn’t a do-able, opt for sleek lighting. Something that will keep your bathroom looking simple and soft, if you really want to emphasis the Japanese aesthetic, opt for symmetrical lights on either side of your mirror.
Monochrome Japandi Bathroom Suite
Not a fan of colour, no matter how subtle? Don’t worry, you can always go for a monochrome Japandi space. One of the staple features of Japandi design is contrast; therefore, choosing this yin and yang colour scheme will maintain the perfect balance.
If you’re lacking colour, remember plants are your friend and should be used in large quantities to add biophilic touches.
Remember, texture is everything! – mix marble with fluted tiles, matt walls with textured floors. Go the extra monochrome mile with black brassware instead of chrome.
Bright and Open Japandi En-suite
Keep things calm and open with a neutral colours, for a calming tranquil space. Windows are a brilliant way to allow natural light to flow – so the bigger the better!
When it comes to your bathroom layout think minimal and open. This particularly applies to the shower. Try to avoid enclosures and welcome walk-in showers or any frameless structure. This will create the illusion of more space and avoid the feeling of being ‘caged in’.
Bright and open Japandi spaces are all about exposure. Exposing as much light as you can whether that’s natural light or artificial is a great way to boost mood and set the scene for a calm atmosphere.
Again, use rustic elements to add warmth and a natural touch. Paneling and wooden shelves work well for the basin area and don’t forget about keeping your furniture soft and round, for true Japanese style. We recommend a countertop basin to finish off the look.
Colourful Japandi Bathroom
One for the colour lovers – if you need that pop of vibrance, feel free to introduce soft soothing pastels. To achieve Japanese minimalism, keep furniture minimal, accents black and add your colour through paint, fluted tiles or on your minimal accessories.
If that isn’t enough, introduce colour through your ceramics. Soft pinks, blues and greens look fabulous in countertops basins or vanity units.
Use a round freestanding bathtub as your focal point, pair with contrasting black taps in a beautiful matt black for an extra luxury touch.
Incorporate the industrial vibes through raw and unkept walls. Limewash paint is a great way to achieve an imperfect look, ideal for an industrial feel.
Accompanied by pendant lighting and a floor standing ladder heated towel rail, that lets out warmth and enriches the style of your bathroom.
And that’s a wrap, we hope you enjoyed this Japanese and Scandinavian style guide and we have given you enough Japandi bathroom ideas and inspiration to turn you into an Japandi interior expert.
Rikki has a passion for interior design and an even bigger passion for writing about it. When she isn’t writing about gorgeous bathroom interiors, you’ll find her discovering all of the latest trends.