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Talking Japanese Posted On 01 May 2020

The hybrid trend of elegant Japanese minimalism combined with rustic Scandinavian simplicity, means that you can now have the best of both worlds. And perfect for you if you prefer a less-is-more approach!

Clutter-free spaces, combined with clean lines and a calm colour palette, is all you need to achieve the latest Japanese inspired trend.

 

Achieving the look

The key here is to keep the colour palette you use, soft. Do this by embracing the calming tones of pale blue, muted green, light grey and pink. Mix these with accents of richer shades, such as teal, indigo, rust, emerald and black to really make an impact.

When it comes to furniture, try and mix the paleness of blonde Scandi woods with Japanese signature style of black and dark woods. Doing this will help to bring depth to your furniture.

 

Make an impact

This new trend can work in any room: just use your imagination! However, it is important to remember that quality over quantity is the best approach. By not overloading your space, you will allow the design to ‘breathe’ and make the right impact. This is especially true for smaller spaces such as a study or spare bedroom.

However, when it comes to larger spaces such as living rooms and master bedrooms, the busy patterns and statement dark pieces of furniture will work well together.

Here are some of our favourite finds for achieving the look in your home…

 

5-Drawer chest of drawers

This combination of acacia wood and dark green is sure to create a reassuring ambiance in your interior. Featuring five storage drawers, giving you plenty of room to organise your clothes, bed linen or accessories.

£487.50 www.maisonsdumonde.com

 

Dining table and set of 2 benches

The understated design means this table works well in contemporary and traditional set-ups with the matching Fjord benches completing the look. Crafted from robust solid oak legs, this table and bench set is perfect for everyday use.

£279 www.made.com

 

Danville sideboard

A gorgeous Japanese inspired sideboard. Made of wood and featuring two independent modules using a central separator, it also has a hinged door with metal handles. 74cm H x 115cm W x 30cm D.

£294.99 www.wayfair.co.uk

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