Wabi-sabi is a decorative trend that everyone is talking about. Let’s find out more about this art of imperfect perfection. Here are a few decorating tips from Nedgis.
A term coming straight from Japan, “wabi-sabi” designates an aesthetic concept that celebrates the beauty of simplicity, imperfection, and changes that time brings.
Let’s begin this decorating story by taking a closer look at this Japanese term. Consisting of two intertwined principles, Wabi refers to the feeling of fullness and serenity experienced by observing nature. Sabi is the sensation one gets when one sees that things change and change by the influence of time.
Thus, simplicity and naturalness are the keywords of this Japanese artistic movement. Our interiors are, therefore, the ideal place to express this philosophy of life and style, that is to say, the acceptance of the passage of time and the beauty of imperfect things. Asymmetry is beautiful. A piece of furniture or a decorative accessory with history has a fascinating story to tell.
How to Decorate Your Home in a Wabi-Sabi Fashion
- Raw and simple materials with irregular shapes and relief are the foundation of design: wood, steel, stone, glass, terracotta, linen, or cotton.
- Natural colors in light, neutral and soft tones are the essential color palette – gray, taupe, terracotta, brown, beige, green, khaki…
- Based on the design concept of Less is more, minimalist and perfectly imperfect decorations are at home in this aesthetic philosophy. Creating natural harmony in the room as a whole is a wabi-sabi way – the beauty of simplicity, imperfection, and changes that time brings.
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