The traditional style inspired by Japanese culture combined with the warming comfort of modern Scandinavian design gives you ‘Japandi’. A well-balanced mix of design and taste focused on the common interest in minimalism of these two faraway cultures.
When the home designs from Japan and Scandinavian countries meet, you have 'Japandi'. Coming from the very antipodes, this interior design is made of balance, harmony and a touch of welcoming warmth.
Based on simplicity and functionality, Japandi has both core elements of Japanese ‘Wabi-Sabi’ meaning– a world view centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection – and the Scandinavian practice of ‘Hygge’ which is defined as a certain quality of cosiness.
Keep in mind the following elements; organic, clean lines, rattan, bamboo, light/dark woods and functional accessories. Get the idea? A good saying to stick to when creating this stylistic and comforting interior style is ‘Less is more’, keeping your space decluttered and airy is the way forward with Japandi.
Give your dining room a Japandi transformation starting with the basics. Have this colour palette with you – beige to a soft grey – then get ready to fill your baskets with the following: Heaven dining table and the Lund dining chair for all your fine dining needs. The Alma sideboard for storage and a few decorative elements such as Iguaze pendant light, Olbia vase, Marlborough stoneware vase and the Cango table lamp. Combine all these pieces together and your personal touch, then there you have it: your Japandi style dining room!
Marlborough Stoneware Vase, Taupe £28
Cango Table Lamp, Bamboo £79
Iguazu Pendant Light, Jute £159
Alma Sideboard, Oak & Cane £499
Lund Dining Chair, Dark Grey & Black £229
Olbia Round Stoneware Vase, Green £42
At Cult Furniture you can choose from a wide range of modern and contemporary furniture, lighting, and artwork to create the perfect mood and ambience in this new 'Japandi' style.
Eclectic and theatrical London-based interior design studio Jimmie Martin is sure to grab your attention with its mannequin lamp collection.
Illuminate your home in 2022 with the new lighting collection of modern lamps and light fittings from the Range.
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The new statement lighting designs by The Range will be brightening up our homes in 2022 taking us from dark and cosy winters to a fresh feeling spring.
Highlight the centre of any room and create a stylish atmosphere with the Industrial Weaved Ceiling Light Fitting. Available with either three or four bulbs, this ceiling light features black metal cages, through which light will stream to cast designs on your ceiling and spotlight the room. This light would look particularly stylish in a dining room or kitchen, where it can illuminate a counter, island, or dining table (£49.99). There is a coordinating floor lamp (£59.99), wall light (£14.99) and table lamp (£21.99) available in this style too.
With elegance and glamour packed into this compact Orla Jewel Droplet Table Lamp, your bedroom or living room will instantly feel a whole lot classier. Designed with a chromed stand, the Orla's light shade is made from white, translucent fabric, softly hazing the light and creating a warm glow. With large, acrylic jewels dangling from the under shade, this light will sparkle and stun when turned on. Table lamp (£24.99), floor lamp (£32.99) and lampshade (£17.99).
The Hana Table Lamp boasts a classic, timeless design making it the perfect addition to any room of your home. The sleek and stylish chrome-effect stand is offset beautifully by the elegant, pleated lampshade in a neutral tone that gives your space more depth and texture. Ideal for your nightstand, mantelpiece, or console table, this affordable lamp is sure to make your house feel more like home. Just £12.99!
Make your home feel super warm and welcoming with this Home Sweet Home LED Neon Sign (£49,99). This trendy neon light sign will glow in a soft orange to create a cosy atmosphere, while the 'Home Sweet Home' message will remind you to find comfort and peace in your house. This light would look fantastic across from your front door, so you can see it whenever you enter your sweet home, or perhaps steal the style of the swanky bar area featured in one of the Selling Sunset listings that recently got viewers swooning.
Super modern and a little bit futuristic, the Cyrilla Glass Table Lamp will look fantastic on your sofa side table. The base of this lamp has been painted with a high shine metallic paint and features a textured diamond pattern, which will reflect to create interesting visuals whenever you're near. Other table lamps in the collection include the Clara Table Lamp (£24.99), a simple yet sophisticated light that will add some class to your home as well as illuminate your room. The white ceramic base features metallic gold caps on the bottom and top, above which a large shade brings an entirely modern finish. This lamp is perfect for a living room or bedroom, where it can cast a glow about your space in the evenings.
The Caterina Table Lamp (£12.99) is inspired by beautiful art nouveau patterns in its embossed leaf design over a stunning golden base. The glamorously gold base contrasts wonderfully with the simple white shade, to ensure this stand-out light catches the eye but does not overwhelm the rest of your decor.
Many people dream of building the perfect walk-in wardrobe. Luxurious, spacious, glamorous, with or without an island, with plenty of shoe storage – everyone has different tastes when it comes to designing their dream dressing room.
Truly welcome in the warmer weather with a summery home refresh. Nothing major, just simple add-ons to spruce up your living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom, or even home office.
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No matter your home's style, whether it is colourfully modern, sleek and minimal or super chic you are bound to find some inspiration that will complement your current interior. And as an added bonus these ideas complement the season's home decor trends like pops of live greenery and accessories in varying neutrals, greens, blues and mulberry tones.
Top tip - Use these creative ideas as your base, and then add your twist on it, it is your home so it should express your personality.
'These ideas are not just for the summer season so, if you are a lover of all things bright and light, keep them around all year long for a sunny and happy home.'
Pops of Colour
Summer is a rainbow of colour so, you will not struggle to find simple pieces that you can add to your bedroom or living room. Bring in that colour through a mix of new throw pillows, vases, and wall prints in your favourite summer colour.
Bohemian Accent Rug
Bohemian style decor is full of colours, patterns, and fun textures just what is needed for the summer season. So, start at your feet with a multi-coloured rug. That just exudes that vibe of well-travelled, relaxed and so boho.
Blooming Floral Walls
Peel-and-stick wallpaper is a simple way to turn a blank wall into a chic upgrade. This is a great way to wake-up that blank accent wall in the entryway, living room, bedroom or even your bathroom.
Bring light into your spaces with a bold coloured light fixture or table lamps and to make that colour pop even more add decor accents in a similar hue as your chosen colour.
Dried Floral Delights
A fresh floral centrepiece is always stunning but with dried flowers enjoying their moment in the spotlight, why not switch out the fresh bouquet for a bunch of dried flowers. They will add not just some colour but also texture to your space.
For an easy, summer-ready fix, mix in patterned pillows in tropical prints for added colour. For added texture and depth add pieces in rattan, robe and some greenery like a Fiddle-leaf fern or any of your favourite plants to set it off nicely.
Bright Yellow Accessories
Bring in the sunshine with yellow accessories like lemons on your kitchen table, flowers, and decorative plant pots and fill your spaces with the brightness of the sun.
Now it is over to you, to welcome summer into your home and make the most of this colourful and happy season.
I always find that when the weather starts to go grey I just want to surround myself with at much pattern and colour, in order to brighten up my day and boost my spirits. So, if you are in need of some inspiration to give your space that extra oomph? I have got you covered. Read on to find out how to inject some fun into your interior spaces.
Let’s Kick It Off
Okay, what I have learned is keeping things simple is the best way, so start on the floor. Adding a statement rug of your choice, size, pattern, and color is the perfect way to add patterns into your room. Yes, this is hassle-free and the easiest way to add instant oomph to your living room or bedroom.
Go with rattan, a hot trend, to add interest to your space.
Or go for something that will really stand out and brighten your space like these really awesome pattern painted furniture pieces from Oliver Bonas. You can keep that summer feeling alive and feel like you are in a tropical jungle especially on those really yucky rainy days.
Layers Always Work Well
Layer it up with smaller décor accessories like baskets or ceramics The possibilities are endless.
Another option is to choose something you love and double it up. Start with your bed and then move on to your sofa and smother it in color and pattern. I am just in love with this collection of patterns from George Home.
So, now that we know the how and even the where we have no excuse to not brighten and pattern-fill our interior spaces
Get the look: Reuben Rug, Floor Lamp, Okara Bobble Cushion, Lacey Armchair, Kari Rattan Easy Fit Shade, Noah Side Table, Coffee Break Wall Print, You Are Enough Wall Print, Moments of Zen Cushion.
Always keep in mind proportion and balance. When hanging prints above your sofa or bed leave enough space between the sofa/bed and the framed prints. But do not leave to much space as well.
Your prints should not be wider than the sofa/bed because you do not want the prints to overwhelm the furniture instead of enhancing it.
A good general rule for hanging your prints is that the bottom of your frame should hang 8 inches to 10 inches above the back of the sofa. But when hanging a grouping of frames you can play around with the measurements a little. Just make sure that you hang it low so that you can still have all your prints in eye view even when sitting down.
Create balance by hanging your prints at least 2 to 3 cm the length of the sofa. If you want to create a bigger piece you can hang two prints together to create one bigger piece. When hanging a group of prints be sure to leave at least 2 inches to 5 inches between each frame to achieve even spacing. Be sure not to hang your frames too far apart as it will only look disjointed and as if you are trying to fill the wall, when what you want to achieve is a cohesive look, almost like each of the pieces are connected to one another.
So if you are that fair maiden, trying to figure out how to bring more feminine accents into your home without making it look all too girly? Then read on to find out just how to achieve that.
A feminine space is often associated with soft, muted colors like light pastels and creamy neutrals. But not all ladies are soft and muted, some like it bright and bold. So if pink is your choice for an accent color and you like it bold. A bright fuchsia would be perfect. This rich pink shade will make your space feel bright and uplifting in any season. If bold pink is not your thing then a vivid purple also works well in feminine spaces.
Now for a softer and muted look colors like mint-green, blue, light gray, rosy pink, barely beige and soft yellow are perfect for a soft creamy and delicate feminine look and feel. You can break up all this lightness with a small burst of coral, fuschia, hot pink or even lipstick red.
Then Add Your Patterns And Textures
Florals, botanicals and woven fabrics work well in feminine spaces as they bring a softness to the space. Small prints like polka dots also work well in feminine spaces.
When it comes to textures try and use a mix of textures because how you use them will determine the look and feel of the space. So, for instance you can combine hard with soft, shiny with matte, and smooth with coarse to create a more flawless look.
The combination of textures that you use will add depth to your space so do not be afraid to use different materials like cotton, silk, velvet, linen, chenille, and cashmere. And yes to ruffles as it is the ultimate feminine texture.
Followed By Your Furniture And Decor Accessories
Decor accessories play a huge role in feminine interiors. When it comes to creating a feminine aesthetic, a lot can be done with crystal, gilt, mirror, and marble as it just adds a touch of feminine glamour. Try to incorporate warm metallics such as rose gold or copper to create a glamorous and warm space.
Furniture in a feminine space should include decorative feminine flourishes, like button tufting and carved details. You do not necessarily have to have this on every piece in your space as it might be too overwhelming
Do not overcrowd the space with furniture simply because they look great each piece needs to have a purpose.
Feminine rooms tend to include more decorative pieces, not just for practical purposes but also for aesthetic reasons. A vase of fresh flowers on a dressing table or night stand, decorative throw pillows and wall art makes for great decorative accessories in a feminime space.
Female -Friendly Wall Prints
The easiest way to add that feminine softness is with stylish girl-friendly wall art
Wall Print available at Pillows and Patterns
A combination of softer colors and prints will add a softer feel but still be bold and will serve as an interesting feature in your living room.
Throw pillows available at Pillows and Patterns
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Try these throw pillow trends;
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Try these throw pillow trends;
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Try these throw pillow trends;