10 Japandi Style Bathrooms | Ideas And Inspiration
Japandi style bathrooms are a relatively new trend, but one that already has some serious staying power. It’s functional yet stylish, combining everything you need with nothing you don’t.
What does that mean in practice? Just think minimal, calm, and organised with natural elements.
In this post, I’m sharing 10 Japandi style bathrooms to help give you some inspiration for your next bathroom renovation project.
What Is Japandi Style?
Japandi (sometimes called Scandinese) bathrooms combine Japanese design with Scandinavian style. This trend takes its influences (and the best bits) from both design styles and combines them into the perfect blend of form and function.
Japandi style aims to take the Scandinavian concept of ‘Hygge’ and entwine it with the Japanese notion of ‘Wabi-Sabi’.
Hygge – a quality of cosiness and comfort that brings on a feeling of contentment or well-being.
Wabi-Sabi – appreciating the beauty found in imperfection.
To design a Japandi style bathroom, there are a few core design elements you’ll need to be aware of and work with.
- Use natural materials
- Bring the outdoors in
- Clean and clear design
- Keep things minimal and uncluttered
- Focus on intentional and functional items
- Use contrast – Light and dark – Modern and traditional (but don’t overdo it)
- Introduce different textures to the room
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10 Japandi Bathroom Ideas And Inspiration
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1. Calming Japandi
A gorgeous example of Japandi style. This bathroom brings in natural elements with its stone countertop and wooden vanity while keeping the room clear, clean and neutral with only the essentials included.
The dark wood vanity helps to create contrast against the lighter tiles while the countertop and shower tray provide some texture to the room. Simple, subtle and perfectly Japandi!
2. The Dark Side
This striking bathroom oasis is full of Japandi design elements. And, just look at that stunning freestanding bathtub!
A perfect balance of contrast with the dark floor tiles against the light concrete bath stand and countertops. The timber panelling helps to bring in texture and natural elements to the clean and minimal room.
3. Earthen Japandi
This bathroom creates a beautifully calming earthen look with its natural timber elements and stone effect wall panels. Bathed in natural light thanks to the glass ceiling this bathroom really brings the outdoors in while keeping things clean, simple and functional. Not to mention that gorgeous soaking tub!
4. Light, Bright and Minimal
A minimalist’s dream. This light and airy bathroom keeps things super simple with only the essentials allowed. Clean white walls contrast with the chunky wooden floating shelves to create a striking visual interest while remaining uncluttered.
5. Monochrome Japandi
One of the cornerstones of Japandi design is contrast and this bathroom strikes the perfect balance. The monochrome styling of white tiles and sanitaryware combined with the black fixtures creates an almost Yin and Yang feel. Again, we see glimpses of timber to help introduce some texture and natural elements into the room as well as a clean and uncluttered design.
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6. Japandi with a Touch of Luxury
This bathroom archives some striking contrast using the black wall tiles set against the concrete effect floor and white sanitaryware. The frameless clear glass shower screen helps keep the room light and open. While the brass fixtures add a sense of luxury to an already beautiful bathroom.
7. Heritage meets Japandi
This bathroom has all the design elements of Japandi style. Such as the contrast between light white walls and the dark grey tiles, as well as introducing texture and natural materials with the gorgeous timber floating basin cabinet. However, it also comes with a touch of heritage with the shapely freestanding bath and vessel basins. Creating a harmonious blend of styles.
8. Soft and Neutral
You don’t always need black and white to create contrast to achieve the Japandi style. This beautiful bathroom uses a softer pastel green to contrast against the white and timber elements in the room creating a calm and warm atmosphere.
9. Sauna Vibes
Sauna anyone? This striking timber-clad bathroom keeps things clean and uncluttered to let the gorgeous timber be the star of the show. Perfectly contrasted against the simple white fixtures this bathroom feels warm and inviting even with its minimalist design.
10. Classic Japandi
The perfect example of a classic Japandi look. A clean, uncluttered design, contrasting colours, natural materials and texture throughout. I absolutely adore this bathroom and encourage you to check out more of Rachael Miklas’ work. I mean just look at that bathtub!
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There you have it! 10 Japandi Bathrooms to give you some ideas and inspiration.
It’s easy to see why the Japandi style is a popular design choice. Bringing together the best of Scandinavian simplicity and Japanese functionality, you’ll love this design for years to come.
I hope this post has given you some insight and inspiration if you’re thinking of going Japandi for your new bathroom.
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Michael is a KBB designer from the UK. He's been designing and project managing new Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom installations for over eight years now, and before that, he was an electrician and part of a KBB fitting team. He created The Bathroom Blueprint in early 2020.