“What is Wabi Sabi Style?”, you may be asking yourself. At first, you thought it was something on a teppanyaki menu. But, you then had an embarrassing moment and found out it is a cultural ideal that the Japanese have embraced for centuries. Well, at least that’s how it went down for me!
The wabi-sabi ideal is one which embraces a simpler lifestyle, with fewer possessions. This gives one a deeper appreciation for the little things. Finding beauty in and respecting old things is part of the harmony.
In design, this philosophy embraces and celebrates imperfection. This means that cracked bowls and cups are appreciated rather than discarded. Also, designers look to natural things for beauty. Do you have raw wood or chipped paint on your walls? That is a perfect example of wabi sabi style. It relates the history of your home rather than being negative. Embrace this simple, uncluttered way of decorating.
Due to the simple elegance of wabi sabi style, it’s easy to pull off. Think of understated and natural. You’ll get there!