Japandi Bedroom Ideas

Japandi bedroom ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a japandi bedroom and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Primary Bedroom designed by Chardonnay Hightower-Collins
Primary BedroomDesigned by Chardonnay Hightower-Collins
TerraLotta Love designed by Kate Seymour
TerraLotta LoveDesigned by Kate Seymour
Feelin' Gingham designed by bailla wink
Feelin' GinghamDesigned by bailla wink
Dreamy Bedroom designed by Erin Arnold
Dreamy BedroomDesigned by Erin Arnold
Bedroom Vision Board designed by Rachel Cunningham
Bedroom Vision BoardDesigned by Rachel Cunningham
Untitled designed by Joy Holtzclaw
UntitledDesigned by Joy Holtzclaw
Guest Bedroom Mood Board Two (copy) designed by Karleigh Miller
Guest Bedroom Mood Board Two (copy)Designed by Karleigh Miller
Through the Looking Glass designed by Lindsey Gardenswartz
Through the Looking GlassDesigned by Lindsey Gardenswartz
bedroom decor program designed by Corinne Sanders
bedroom decor programDesigned by Corinne Sanders
Wishlist Thingology designed by Jasmine Fitzgerald
Wishlist ThingologyDesigned by Jasmine Fitzgerald
Untitled designed by Amanda Greenfield
UntitledDesigned by Amanda Greenfield
MASTER BEDROOM designed by Kayla Harrah
MASTER BEDROOMDesigned by Kayla Harrah
Main Bedroom designed by Alexina Salinas
Main BedroomDesigned by Alexina Salinas
main bed approved designed by Madelynn Furlong
main bed approvedDesigned by Madelynn Furlong
Minimal Cabin designed by Hillary Fernandez
Minimal CabinDesigned by Hillary Fernandez
Revival Design Challenge Room designed by Chelsea Jacobsen
Revival Design Challenge RoomDesigned by Chelsea Jacobsen
California Chic - Master Bedroom designed by Emily Warburton
California Chic - Master BedroomDesigned by Emily Warburton
Bedroom Mood Board designed by Corinne Sanders
Bedroom Mood BoardDesigned by Corinne Sanders
Large Guest Bedroom Furniture & Decor (copy) designed by Abby Baker
Large Guest Bedroom Furniture & Decor (copy)Designed by Abby Baker
Vibe Board designed by Jo Church
Vibe BoardDesigned by Jo Church
Bedroom Option 5 designed by Kristen Dominguez
Bedroom Option 5Designed by Kristen Dominguez
Master Bedroom - Take 2 designed by Juliette Grantham
Master Bedroom - Take 2Designed by Juliette Grantham
Master 1 designed by Maria Browne
Master 1Designed by Maria Browne
Untitled designed by Miranda Beck
UntitledDesigned by Miranda Beck

Design tips for decorating a japandi style bedroom

Here’s how to achieve the japandi aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a japandi bedroom?

Whether you are designing for yourself or someone else, bedrooms should be cozy and comfortable, providing a space to unwind, recharge, and escape the chaos of the world. Even if your typical design style is more maximalist, bedrooms usually lean more minimalist to offer a serene backdrop for a good night’s sleep. Bedroom layouts are also more simple. The square footage of your bedroom and size of your bed frame will typically dictate the best layout.

Whether you're in the process of a bedroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:|

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Bedroom walls set the mood for the space. Select a color or pattern that complements the japandi style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bed: The bed is the centerpiece and typical focal point of any bedroom, providing a comfortable and restful place to sleep. It typically includes a mattress, bed frame, and headboard. Your japandi style can really shine by selecting bedding (sheets, duvet covers, and pillows) that match the aesthetic.
  • Nightstands: Nightstands (or bedside tables) are small tables or cabinets placed on either side of the bed. They provide a convenient surface for placing bedside lamps, alarm clocks, books, and other personal items. Pro tip: Bedside tables should be placed 2-4 inches from the bed frame and no more than 24 inches deep (any deeper and it can be pretty uncomfortable to get in and out of bed). If you choose to add a table lamp or a sconce, keep in mind the depth of the light to ensure you have enough space on the bedside table.
  • Area Rug: It’s common to include an area rug in a bedroom for extra warmth and coziness. There are three common layout options for rugs in the bedroom. Option 1, place the bed and nightstands entirely on the rug. Option 2, place ⅔ of the bed on the rug, with 24 inches extending beyond the sides of the bed. Option 3, place two runners along each side of the bed (the runners should be wider than the bedside tables, if possible).
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Typically in a bedroom, you’d want a flush surface mount or chandelier on the ceiling and wall-mounted sconces or table lamps on each side of the bed. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: In bedrooms, window treatments are not just design statements. They help promote a restful sleep environment, while also adding a layer of privacy and warmth. Opting for blackout or heavy, lined curtains can enhance these effects, making them perfect for ensuring comfort and tranquility. Don’t forget a curtain rod!
  • Japandi Bedroom Decor: From accent pillows and throw blankets to bedside table lamps and wall art, bedroom accessories should be both functional and decorative. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall bedroom color scheme and japandi style to bring your design vision to life.

Get creative and have fun with your japandi bedroom! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Bedroom.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a japandi bedroom design?

The Japandi style is a harmonious blend of Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian functionality, emerging as a distinct and popular design trend that emphasizes simplicity, natural elements, and comfort. This style combines the best of both worlds: the Japanese aesthetic principle of 'wabi-sabi', which finds beauty in imperfection and transience, and the Scandinavian 'hygge', which encapsulates a cozy and contented quality of life. Every object in a Japandi space has a purpose, reflecting a thoughtful approach to interior design.

To achieve a Japandi bedroom, you'll want to choose a muted color palette, consisting of soft neutrals complemented by earthy tones, creating a serene and calming atmosphere. Japandi furniture is characterized by its simplicity and emphasis on natural materials such as wood, bamboo, and stone, reflecting a deep respect for nature inherent in both cultures. Japandi textiles are minimal yet textured, adding warmth without clutter. Keep your decorative accents to a minimum, with a focus on artisanal and handmade items that tell a story or connect with nature.

Indoor plants and natural light are pivotal in Japandi interiors, enhancing the connection to the natural world and promoting a sense of wellbeing. The Japandi style is more than just a design trend; it's a lifestyle choice that values simplicity, sustainability, and harmony, making it a profoundly appealing aesthetic for contemporary living spaces.

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