Japandi Home - A Marriage of Scandinavian and Japanese Aesthetics

The Japandi interior style gained steady popularity throughout the years and is one of the most well loved interior designs to have.

Especially for a warm climate country like Singapore, the Scandinavian-Japanese zen styling of home was a right fit.

Inspired by the use of nature and durable materials, as well as an ingrained philosophy of simple comfort, the concept of Japandi is the epitome of pleasing aesthetics.

Find out more about this rich interior design and how you can incorporate our ceramics into your own Japandi home seamlessly.



The interior style ‘Japandi’ is a combination of the Scandinavian and Japanese concept. 

The two concepts combine perfectly for their appreciation for simplicity, functionality and the idea of bringing nature indoors.

Japandi element of bringing nature indoors | Sticky Earth Ceramics SG

The ancient Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi is the core behind this style, whereby there is a strong admiration for everything natural and accepting the imperfections.

Wabi-sabi has its meaning towards life as well. Where individuals embrace the finer details and fill their homes with only the things that hold value in their hearts.

Read more about the wabi-sabi philosophy

It gives life to the simplistic Scandinavian design, adding a new layer of purposeful intentions along with unique individuality. Somewhat creating that deeper connection between the homeowner and every item that is placed in his or her home.



Although the cool, neutral tones are often used (and defined) as Scandinavian colours, Japandi is also about using a touch or two of bold colours like rich navy blue, charcoal grey and olive green.

The bold pop of colour injects a playful sense without breaking the minimalist harmony of the Japandi design.

Earthy Colour Palette in a Japandi Home | Sticky Earth Ceramics SG

This Earthy colour palette is not just limited to the walls and wooden floors. It is also about the colours of home accessories and essentials like the plants, glassware, statement items and of course - handmade ceramics.

Every colour and every item is chosen with careful intention.

This way, one can instantly feel the homeowner’s personality shining just by looking around her home.



Simplicity is still key. Clutter is not in the dictionary of a Japandi home. 

Choosing sustainable and organic materials feels naturally integral to the Japandi decor. Core elements like wood, stone, ceramic, woven materials and natural sunlight define the Japandi concept strongly.

Sustainable elements in Japandi home | Sticky Earth Ceramics SG

Wabi Sabi celebrates craftsmanship - the beauty of asymmetry, roughness and imperfection. This extends the creativity of individuals to look beyond things that are more rustic and curved-shaped, even experimenting with textured walls.

Whereas the Scandinavian design looks more towards simple, clean lines and smooth surfaces.

Mixing around clean lines and rough textures, to the warm accents and soft textiles completes the decor.

Marrying everything together, a Japandi home is beautiful even in still silence, where the rays of sunlight come in.



It is common to find some form of handmade ceramics in a Japandi home. Sticky Earth’s ceramics, for instance, are crafted using natural tones that fit right in the concept.

Unlike the uniformity of mass produced crockery, every piece of handcrafted pieces of work are artistically unique. 

The results obtained from the creation of a master potter are far from flawless. After all, they are made by hand. Instead of viewing them as imperfect, the wabi sabi philosophy invites us to see them as authentic and natural.

Sticky Earth Ceramic Handmade Cups for Japandi Home

There is an appreciation of beauty in the imperfections - the moment we slow down and start to connect with them.

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Conceptually, the Japandi interior design is truly one of a kind for how deep it can actually be.

Intricate, a mad attention to details and a warm connection to nature. 

And perhaps an essential part of the concept is decluttering. A living space that is without excess items makes a home feel more peaceful and just unabashedly wholesome.

Indeed, a design that will continue to be in trend for many years to come.

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