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Are you designing a japandi office 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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Dining Shelf Styling MoodBoard designed by Alicia Hammond
Dining Shelf Styling MoodBoardDesigned by Alicia Hammond
Curved desks designed by Olga Dragieva
Curved desksDesigned by Olga Dragieva
The office designed by Jalisa Pierce
The officeDesigned by Jalisa Pierce
Barbie's Dream Office designed by Barbara Williams
Barbie's Dream OfficeDesigned by Barbara Williams
nail salon moodboard designed by lila beach
nail salon moodboardDesigned by lila beach
console table options designed by Katrina Greenwood
console table optionsDesigned by Katrina Greenwood
Office designed by Savannah Crawford
OfficeDesigned by Savannah Crawford
Conference Room designed by Mary Whitmire
Conference RoomDesigned by Mary Whitmire
Office Selections designed by Carley Chapdelaine
Office SelectionsDesigned by Carley Chapdelaine
Untitled designed by Joy Tan
UntitledDesigned by Joy Tan
Office designed by Samantha Zurek
OfficeDesigned by Samantha Zurek
Living Room Gallery Wall Black Frames (copy 2) designed by Raven Dorsey
Living Room Gallery Wall Black Frames (copy 2)Designed by Raven Dorsey
Laurie's Office designed by Lauren Kelly
Laurie's OfficeDesigned by Lauren Kelly
Office designed by Ashley Harrison
OfficeDesigned by Ashley Harrison
Studio Naturale designed by Vince Allen Hernandez
Studio NaturaleDesigned by Vince Allen Hernandez
Office + Gym: Mood Board designed by Emily LaCivita
Office + Gym: Mood BoardDesigned by Emily LaCivita
DESK & WINDOWS designed by Alexina Salinas
DESK & WINDOWSDesigned by Alexina Salinas
Art Board designed by Kate Seymour
Art BoardDesigned by Kate Seymour
Office Combo B designed by Cailey Gulinson
Office Combo BDesigned by Cailey Gulinson
Office Mood Board designed by Kntrice Yvonne
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Kntrice Yvonne
Office Combo A designed by Cailey Gulinson
Office Combo ADesigned by Cailey Gulinson
Office designed by Amber Howell Higgs
OfficeDesigned by Amber Howell Higgs
Office designed by KT Lehman
OfficeDesigned by KT Lehman
Office Mood Board designed by Michelle Rosenhouse
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Michelle Rosenhouse

Design tips for decorating a japandi style office

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

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

The design of your workspace can be as crucial to your productivity as your morning cup of coffee. Whether you're carving out a corner in an open-concept living room or in the process of a remodel to create a dedicated office space, these are our tips to help you create a space that works (pun intended) for you:

  • Desk & Chair: The cornerstone of any office, your desk provides a designated workspace for your computer, monitor, books, and other essentials. It often serves as the focal point of an office or study, so place it where it best suits your workflow, ideally near natural light to boost mood and productivity.
  • Bookshelves or Storage: Every office needs storage. The material you choose for your storage can really help lean into the desired japandi style of your workspace.
  • Seating: Extra seating options, like an accent armchair, or sofa can add a cozy touch and provide a spot for guests or a change of scenery for you. Position these to encourage conversation without disrupting your work zone.
  • Area Rug: An area rug adds warmth and can define a workspace within a larger room. Place it under your desk and chair to anchor the space, ensuring it's large enough to allow for easy chair movement.
  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the office 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 behind the desk to serve as a focal point.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. A desk lamp is common for those late work nights burning the midnight oil. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. 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 office. Don’t forget the curtain rod!

Remember, the best office design is one that reflects your personal work style and needs. Experiment with different arrangements until you find the perfect balance of functionality and comfort. If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on Home Office Design.

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