Creating a calming interior space

Friday 1 May 2020, Written by Laura Tompkins Tags: Contemporary, Wood Effect, Interior Design

Whilst we are spending more time at home, many of us are craving calming interior spaces to relax in, whether it’s your bathroom, lounge or even just a corner of a room. In this week’s blog we’ll be looking ways to help you create a calming oasis and how to get the coveted ‘Japandi’ style.

What is Japandi?

Japandi is a new interior trend that embodies minimalism and is actually a hybrid of the words, ’Japan’ and ‘Scandi’. Think modern yet rustic Scandinavian design teamed with the traditional elegance of Japanese décor, this style is all about functionality with a handful of statement pieces creating a serene space that’s homely yet calming.

Bathrooms

The bathroom is a great room to transform into a tranquil haven and what’s more relaxing than unwinding after a long day in a restful bubble bath? Creating a Japandi style bathroom is simple when using tiles, opt for neutral colours and textures in large format for fewer grout lines - our Tileworks range is perfect for this:

Fixtures and fittings also play an important part in creating this look and incorporating lots of seamless storage will allow for space to store products and bottles, allowing for clear surfaces to naturally create a calming Japandi style. Team with a statement oversized showerhead, glass shower screen and natural textures and colours for your own peaceful sanctuary.

Living Area’s

For a Japandi style living area, the same principles apply but of course the space needs to feel more cosy. For flooring, wood effect floor tiles are perfect for adding character and style as well as being functional. Pair the natural wood effects of Lignum or Boreal with soft furnishings in neutral tones for a serene and cosy space.



If wood effect tiles aren’t your style, try natural stone effect. The soft neutral tones of Pietra Lombarda are perfect for creating the Japandi style, pair with a crittall style screen and simple cabinetry for a clutter free, calming area.

Small Spaces

Even just transforming a small space or corner of a room in the Japandi style, will help you to create an area of your home perfect for unwinding in. Try creating a reading nook using simple and natural materials and textured fabrics. We love the soft hue of Celaya wall tiles, style with a simple wooden bench and soft cushions for a simple, peaceful space.

Large Spaces

Larger open spaces can also adapt to this style, opt for large format wall and floor tiles that complement each other such as Krea wood effect floor tiles and Montblanc brick wall tiles:

Or keep it really simplistic with our Simplesmente floor tiles, perfect for creating black canvas to build upon:

Finding the balance between a minimalistic and welcoming space will help you transform any area of your home into a Japandi inspired haven.

For more ideas, head over to our Inspiration pages or browse more images on Pinterest.

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