7 Japandi Kitchen Ideas To Inspire Your Next Interior Update

7 Japandi Kitchen Ideas To Inspire Your Next Interior Update

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Clean lines are key

Caesarstone

Fuss-free silhouettes and practical design are key to a Japandi kitchen. This understated, minimalist look leaves space for subtle detailing, such as cane upholstery or ridged surfaces.

Image: 5143 White Attica, Saitama Kitchen, Caesarstone

Jericho 4 Seater Dining Table

Jericho 4 Seater Dining Table

Jericho 4 Seater Dining Table

Credit: Habitat

Crafted from mango wood, this round dining table displays the natural grain beautifully. The slatted base adds texture and detail.

2

Mix sleek and rough textures

heaven rectangle 8 seat dining table, black ceramic
David Wilman / Cult Furniture

Natural textures such as jute, cane, and rattan can be juxtaposed with sleek furniture for a pleasing finish. Rigid functional pieces work in the kitchen for practical purposes, while tactile pieces add a laidback feel that nods to the natural world.

Image: Heaven Rectangle 8-Seat Dining Table, Cult Furniture

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Blair Jute Rug

Blair Jute Rug

Blair Jute Rug

Credit: Dunelm

This sturdy jute rug provides ample texture to Japandi kitchens and is perfect for contrasting with sleek wooden furniture. Place it under your dining table to create a visual zone.

3

Use colour to soften the space

japandi kitchen
Wood Works Brighton

Wooden furniture and surfaces are often naturally darker in colour, so lighter hues and pastel tones can be introduced to brighten the space and create an airy feel.

Image: Dakar Kitchen, Wood Works Brighton

Rectangular Serving Board

Rectangular Serving Board

Rectangular Serving Board

Credit: John Lewis

Made from beautiful mango wood, this rectangular chopping board is a practical addition to any kitchen and a useful tool for serving snacks to guests. The light wooden tones make it a perfect addition to a Japandi-inspired interior.

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4

Add a homely touch

japandi kitchen
dekoria.de

Given the functionality of Japandi kitchens, much can be missed in creating a sense of personality. However, it’s important to introduce aspects that make your space feel welcoming in order to tap into the Scandi half of the trend.

Finishing touches – such as lampshades, soft furnishings, and ornaments – give your space the sense of identity it needs to be truly inviting.

Image: Japandi Kitchen, Dekoria / @my_hygge_my_home

Washed Linen Tablecloth

Washed Linen Tablecloth

Washed Linen Tablecloth

Credit: H&M

This washed linen tablecloth is perfect for adding additional texture to your kitchen and protecting your dining table. The pared-back shade is the ideal fit for a neutral colour palette.

5

Look to organic shapes and textures

suspension lights
Nedgis

Japandi design looks towards the natural world for inspiration, so furnishings with curved silhouettes and perfectly imperfect textures work well. This is also a nod towards the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which finds beauty in imperfection and embraces uniqueness.

Image: Kitchen, Nedgis

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Amna Fabric Pendant – Natural

Amna Fabric Pendant - Natural

Amna Fabric Pendant – Natural

Credit: Abigail Ahern

We think this fabric pendant light is the perfect example of wabi-sabi. The highly textured, wrinkled fabric makes for a unique look that works well in otherwise minimalist interiors.

6

Use a neutral colour palette as your base

chris dining chair in natural
Santara Australia

Although the inclusion of other shades can be used to soften the feel of your space, a colour palette that centres around neutral, nature-inspired hues is essential in a Japandi kitchen.

Earthy tones feed into the wooden textures you’re guaranteed to use and are easy to pair with light wall colours and flooring options. Combined, your kitchen should feel, and look, soothing.

Image: Chris Dining Chair in Natural, Satara Australia

Naya Cane Dining Chair

Naya Cane Dining Chair

Naya Cane Dining Chair

Credit: Dunelm

This cantilever chair is the perfect nod to Japandi style. The solid wood seat and cane detailing combines natural textures and beautiful details, helping you to recreate this Japanese Scandi fusion. The metal frame gives this design a modern update.

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Use black as an accent colour

kenton dining chair
CULT FURNITURE

To create a feeling of depth, black – best used as a trim on furniture or decor – can be carefully added to your Japandi interior. It creates a stark visual contrast when used with neutral and earthy shades, and is a great way to highlight detail.

Image: Kenton Dining Chair, Cult Furniture

Canvas Art Print Asymmetric Black Circles

Canvas Art Print Asymmetric Black Circles

Canvas Art Print Asymmetric Black Circles

Credit: Bimago

This bold, abstract artwork is perfect for drawing the eye. The black pattern also makes the ideal contrast to an otherwise neutral print.

 

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