WHAT IS WABI-SABI?
Started originally in ancient China, but was established in Zen Buddhism, with its concept in Japanese. The Wabi-Sabi concept focuses on accepting and taking in imperfections that are surrounding us. It is about giving credit to and accepting the flaws and transience in our surroundings, taking the world for the natural beauty that it has. Although there is no known western translation to this concept, it is an idea that encourages us to always find beauty in whatever is imperfect or incomplete. This concept is not only limited to any particular aspect of life, but it is applicable to every parts including our relationships with people, fashion, decoration, designs and so on.
WABI-SABI INTERIOR DESIGN
As wabi-sabi is a concept that is applicable to every part of our life, we can certainly embrace wabi-sabi in our homes as it is not a concept one plans for. Wabi-sabi can be found in that very little information on that antique hardware, to the old hand-made furniture in your home and other earthling materials like stones and wood. Instead of just working towards getting every new styles and trends into your home, paying attention to the most little form of incompletion or imperfection can help you in creating a home with a nice liveable environment that is welcoming to everyone.
We cannot ignore the fact that our homes would need improvement, but if you keep the idea of Wabi-sabi in mind when purchasing décor materials you would find yourself purchasing unique and suitable materials that are not too expensive and escape the fact that every so often we simply need to purchase new things, however, if you buy these new items with Wabi-sabi in mind, you will find yourself investing in sustainable materials and unique pieces that stand the test of time.
HOW TO EMBRACE WABI-SABI
Wabi-sabi is a very simple concept to practice, it does not require too much money or time. When including a Wabi-sabi concept in your home décor, instead of focusing on creating an ultra-modern home with big spaces, this Japanese concept will help remove every unnecessary things like those fancy ornamental plants and irrelevant decorations you have around your home. The idea is to place value on the essentials instead of the extravagant. Since we have major part of Wabi-sabi connecting to earthling materials, this interior trend focuses on using natural materials like woods, stones and metals. When planning to incorporate this concept into your home, go beyond the normal way of you buying things.
Designing with the idea of Wabi-sabi in mind, you surround yourself with unique natural objects that all serve as a connection between you and your environment. This concept makes you accept you worn-out home items, and you end up appreciating them for the beauty they possess, even when your items at home seem to lose their brand new features you still embrace them the way they are.