Japandi is an interior design style that combines the aesthetics of Japanese and Scandinavian design. It focuses on simplicity, functionality, natural elements, and comfort. Although it’s nothing new, the trend has become more ubiquitous across the internet. Even celebrities, like Kim Kardashian and Ellen DeGeneres, have adopted this style for their homes.
If you want to incorporate Japandi into your home’s aesthetic, then vinyl, laminate, or engineered hardwood flooring from Landmark Interiors can help create a clean and calming vibe that’s as soothing as it is Instagram-ready.
Two Unique Philosophies Come Together With Japandi Style
To describe Japandi in one word, we’d say it’s intentional. It combines the ancient Japanese philosophy of slow-living simplicity called wabi-sabi with the Scandinavian practice of hygge that puts comfort and wellbeing at the forefront.
Both these Japanese and Scandinavian philosophies also focus on minimalism and encourage making an intentional choice about everything in your home. For the most part, Japandi style design elements include:
- Natural light
- Neutral colors
- Nature-inspired materials
Keep in mind that these elements don’t just focus on the furniture and the decorations you choose for the room. The color of the room’s walls as well as the flooring can play a big part in tying everything together. Use our floor visualizer to see how some of our Landmark Interiors premium products could look when paired with the rest of your Japandi décor.
In general, there are three flooring types that fit the style well:
1. Engineered Hardwood
With a focus on natural materials, it’s common sense to turn to hardwood. However, natural hardwood can be costly and may warp or expand when exposed to moisture or humidity. If you want the same clean look without the pitfalls of natural solid hardwood, then you may want to consider engineered hardwood to help you achieve that Japandi-style design aesthetic.
Engineered hardwood from Landmark Interiors comes in soft, neutral tones indicative of the style, including the following from our City of Oaks Collection:
- Hidden Estate
- Smoked Ice
Additionally, its CARB2 compliance makes it a safer product, while the anti-scratch coating keeps your floors looking like new, even in high-traffic areas of your home.
2. Luxury Vinyl Plank
Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) is an especially popular option for homeowners who want to introduce the minimalistic aesthetic of neutral tones and natural-looking materials. LVP offers realistic patterns that convey the beauty of natural hardwood, while being much more resilient.
The Ascension Outland LVP collection from Landmark Interiors is especially well-suited to the Japandi style, which emphasizes natural light. This product is fade resistant, so it may retain its quality longer than other products when exposed to sunlight.
The Ascension collections are also available in neutral tones, like Cappuccino, Hazelton Road, and Sawyer.
Laminate is a durable flooring option that also conveys the elegance of natural wood grains. Landmark Interiors uses eco-friendly, sustainably sourced materials in our laminate products, which puts them in alignment with the Japandi philosophy.
Our Sawgrass collection offers warm, neutral tones, like Greensboro and Verona, that brighten the room and emphasize the natural light already coming through the windows. Its water-resistant and scratch-resistant properties make it very resilient, especially in Japandi-styled foyers. Even water brought in on the kids’ shoes after school is easy to wipe up.
Decorate Your Home in the Japandi Style
Do you want to bring the Japandi style into your home? Start by contacting your local flooring retailer and asking about Landmark Interiors products. You can explore our engineered hardwood, LVP, and water-resistant laminate products in our Look Book or see them in your space with our floor visualizer.
Contact a Landmark Interiors retailer to get started today!