Japandi Dining Room Ideas

Japandi dining room ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a japandi dining room 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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Artsper Festive Design Challenge designed by Caroline B. Scott
Artsper Festive Design ChallengeDesigned by Caroline B. Scott
Olive Martini designed by Joia Woods
Olive MartiniDesigned by Joia Woods
Dining Room designed by Nichole Hill
Dining RoomDesigned by Nichole Hill
Dining Room Etsy designed by Elevated by Elise LLC
Dining Room EtsyDesigned by Elevated by Elise LLC
S&L Fall Space designed by Shelby Anderson
S&L Fall SpaceDesigned by Shelby Anderson
Option 2 designed by Elevated by Elise LLC
Option 2Designed by Elevated by Elise LLC
Mitzi Challenge designed by Heather Hamel
Mitzi ChallengeDesigned by Heather Hamel
Space Plan designed by Katie Beverley
Space PlanDesigned by Katie Beverley
DINING ROOM  designed by Upstate Down
DINING ROOM Designed by Upstate Down
Tablescape designed by Elizabeth Crago
TablescapeDesigned by Elizabeth Crago
McGee & Co Contest designed by Ashley Revivo
McGee & Co ContestDesigned by Ashley Revivo
Kitchen + Dining designed by Kate Freedman
Kitchen + DiningDesigned by Kate Freedman
Dining Room Update designed by April Crook
Dining Room UpdateDesigned by April Crook
Mellow blue + soft rose designed by Chelsea Wilkinson
Mellow blue + soft roseDesigned by Chelsea Wilkinson
Cozinha 2 designed by FlowScenario By giovana mantovani
Cozinha 2Designed by FlowScenario By giovana mantovani
Dining Moodboard designed by Kristen Chanda
Dining MoodboardDesigned by Kristen Chanda
For Etsy designed by Elevated by Elise LLC
For EtsyDesigned by Elevated by Elise LLC
Kitchen designed by Sarah Koppelkam
KitchenDesigned by Sarah Koppelkam
Japandi Dining designed by ally alvarez
Japandi DiningDesigned by ally alvarez
Year&Day Table Scape designed by Siri Anderson she/her
Year&Day Table ScapeDesigned by Siri Anderson she/her
Tablescape Dreams designed by Grace Ingle
Tablescape DreamsDesigned by Grace Ingle
Untitled designed by Rosa Rodas
UntitledDesigned by Rosa Rodas
Living Room - French Modern designed by Laura Steblay
Living Room - French ModernDesigned by Laura Steblay
Dining Room designed by Elyse Flick
Dining RoomDesigned by Elyse Flick

Design tips for decorating a japandi style dining room

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

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

Creating a dining room that serves as a welcoming hub for meals, gatherings, and memorable conversations begins with thoughtful planning. The arrangement of furniture not only influences the room's aesthetic appeal but also its practicality and comfort. By employing a strategic approach to your dining room design, you can achieve a space that harmonizes form and function, making every meal an experience to cherish.

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

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the dining room and 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.
  • Dining Table & Chairs: The heart of the dining room, your table should be chosen with care, considering its shape, size, and placement. This piece sets the tone for the room's overall design and functionality, acting as the anchor for all other elements. Pro tip: Divide your table’s outside dimensions by 24 inches to find out how many people you can seat comfortably. Complementing your table, the chairs should offer comfort and style.
  • Storage Furniture: Practical yet stylish storage solutions like buffets, sideboards, and credenzas are key to a clutter-free dining area. They provide essential storage and a space for serving dishes. Position these pieces to maintain a clear pathway around the table, ideally 3-4 feet from the table’s edge.
  • Area Rug: Love them or hate them, rugs in the dining room are a hot topic. A well-chosen rug can define the dining space and add a layer of warmth and texture. If you opt for a rug, ensure it extends at least 24 inches beyond the table on all sides, allowing chairs to remain on the rug even when pulled out.
  • Decorative Lighting: Central lighting, such as a chandelier or pendant, should be positioned directly above the table to illuminate the area evenly and serve as a visual centerpiece. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the dining room. Don’t forget the curtain rod!

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

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a japandi dining room 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 dining room, 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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