If you still don’t know what is the Wabi-sabi decoration, discover this aesthetic, close to the Zen philosophy, that will fill your home with nature and balance.
One of the decorative trends of 2019 is the Wabi Sabi. Close to Zen philosophy, it is inspired by nature to find beauty in the simple and imperfect. If you didn’t hear about it, we will explain it to you and tell you how to include it in your home.
Wabi-sabi is much more than a trend, it is a way of life. And no, it’s not a typical condiment of Japanese cuisine, although its name is very similar. Little by little, and in relative silence, this philosophy has also been introduced into western decoration. And it seems that 2019 will be the year in which it will be consecrated as a decorative trend on the rise.
An aesthetic that finds beauty in the natural imperfection, that bets on hand-made complements while embracing the imperfections of life and neutral colors, does it sound right?
Wabi Sabi, what is it?
WabiSabi is a Japanese term that comes to mean finding beauty in imperfection. Wabi makes reference to living with simplicity and humility being one with nature. Sabi is defined as the ability to accept the cycle of life in everything and everyone with its imperfections, with the decadence that time implies.
In interior design and decoration, a WabiSabi style house embraces authenticity. Find value in the elements lived and marked by time while promoting a sense of peace and tranquility through simplicity. More than a trend element of fashion, it advocates harmony, authenticity
It is practically the opposite of the world obsessed by the perfection in which we live. A simple idea that can be complicated to put into practice. That’s why we tell you what elements will give that
Return to the basics
Close to minimalism but without its coldness. The Wabisabi proposes only to let in those objects that give us utility, beauty or nostalgia. Houses that promote calm and spiritual happiness through basic objects that reach our hearts.
Keep what makes you happy and brings you calm. Or what is necessary for your daily life. Before the aesthetic premium and comfort,
Nature gives us the most perfect and imperfect materials. Wood in its natural state, aged by time, marked by the passage of time. A common element in the Rustic trend.
Also, natural stone is beautiful and imperfect. You can use it in your kitchen or bathrooms. In addition, its durability and resistance make it ideal for all kinds of elements that will beautify your home. Floors and walls also very natural, almost rustic.
But also the fabrics and all other materials, more natural is better. They will help you feel comfortable and create a relaxed and natural space. The wicker chairs, the raffia baskets, the hand-woven wool rugs, the linen fabrics … A whole world of sensations that turn a house into a home.
Neutral and natural colors
The color palette is very basic. Based on the neutral tones, white, neutral, gray and brown predominate, but also green or black. Very natural and sober colors. The ones we can find in nature. Flee from the artificial.
Exterior and interior merge
The organic materials and the natural elements are part of the wabisabi decoration. Plants, wood and stone with their imperfections are a daily reminder of the beauty of imperfection. As well as the passage of time and that everything changes.
To take advantage of the good vibrations that the natural elements provide us at home. Include fresh flowers and many plants are what we want in the decoration. The exterior and the interior merge into a unique environment full of well-being and harmony.
Wabi Sabi Includes handmade and artisan elements
Embracing and celebrating authenticity in any form. Includes all handmade and artisan elements. Buy handmade products in your holidays, do your DIY crafts or recover the pottery from a local market.
All of them will be elements that will bring authenticity and warmth to your home. This is undoubtedly one of the essential characteristics of wabisabi decoration and that will help you create a very special space. Each one will tell a very personal story that will enrich your home. Bet on the authentic!
Not the whole package
Not everything needs to be united and cohesive to feel as a whole. Actually, environments in close styles break the atmosphere of a home. They are artificial. Choose what you like and makes you feel good over aesthetic and get the most perfect imperfect environment.
No gloss or metallic
Simplicity is key in Japanese aesthetics. Therefore, we should avoid glare, metallic and everything that may be excessive. Neither the excess of prints nor the shiny or too luxurious materials. When in doubt, always opt for simpler elements without many adornments.
Keep disorder away
The fact that wabi-sabi decoration praises imperfection does not mean that disorder is considered part of it. Our home must be kept organized and tidy to inspire peace and tranquility, but without obsessing.
Kintsukuroi, the imperfect is beautiful
In Japanese art the imperfection of objects is not considered a defect. Not everything needs to be perfect, the passage of time, the blows of life are also part of the objects, and of us. And they look proud. The ‘Kintsukuroi’ or ‘Kintsugi’, is an art that consists of repairing broken objects by filling their cracks with precious metals, such as gold or silver.
This is an art that reminds us of the fragility of life and objects. And they show us that blows and defects are part of the story . You have to wear them with pride. This is also the Wabi-Sabi decoration that seeks authenticity and personality over aesthetics or perfection. Home is not a perfect place and we like it more like that. What do you think about the WabiSabi decoration? Had you heard about her? Tell us your impressions, we will be happy to hear your opinion. And don’t forget to pin us on Pinterest and follow on Facebook We have been captivated by its simplicity and authenticity. Happy week.