The time of the Danish hygge and Swedish lagom is coming to an end. Now it is the wabi-sabi style directly from Japan that reigns in every interior in vogue. The name seems exotic but indeed this style is familiar and, what may be surprising, it is characterized by imperfection.
there is a philosophy hidden in the wabi-sabi style. It is a philosophy born 600 years ago that opposes the glorification of consumerism and perfection, and advocates above all authenticity. The word “wabi” means simplicity, and “sabi” – the beauty resulting from the passage of time. This philosophy is based on the appreciation of simple things, far from perfect. Each crack or scratch is a sign of individualism that is absent in mass-produced objects.
Simplicity, authenticity and imperfection
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Wabi-sabi interiors should be natural, it’s authenticity that counts! The modest decor, devoid of unnecessary ornamentation is an essential issue and in addition, you will easily maintain cleanliness and order in the interior. It is recommended to surround yourself only with objects that are necessary for us, although they are damaged by the passage of time. The antique furniture, the rough walls, the yellowed paint, the aging wallpaper fit perfectly to this trend that focuses on authenticity and minimalism. The advantage of this style is the freedom widely understood, we do not have to worry about defects, nor the perfection of symmetry.
Interiors in mind wabi-sabi
When arranging your wabi-sabi style interior, rely on natural materials such as wood (preferably cracked, with dark circles), stone (of course raw) or wicker. Linen, cotton and jute are also welcome. Ceramics play such an important role – including hand-glued ceramics from broken elements. Hand-woven carpets will be a great accent. The color palette results from the materials used, so it is based on white, gray and brown, but it can be completed with pastels, green, orange or red colors.