“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.” Bille Mobayed.
Wabi Sabi is the beauty and appreciation of things Imperfect, Incomplete and Impermanent. It is a concept, an aesthetic and a worldview. It emphasizes of finding beauty in imperfection and accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. It values simplicity, uncluttered, underplayed and modest surroundings.
Wabi Sabi believes that the presence of scratches and cracks is symbolic of passing of time, weather and the loving use and hence should be embraced. Authenticity is the key to Wabi-Sabi. Wabi sabi décor inspires minimalism and focuses more on people living in the space rather than anything else. The colour palette consists mainly of whites and earth tones clearly taking inspiration from the natural materials.
ELEMENTS OF WABI SABI TO BRING TRANQUILITY TO YOUR HOMES
In wabi sabi décor, light and space are the most important elements. They are the best accessory you could give to a Wabi Sabi home. Clutter they say, smudges clarity both physically and metaphorically. A home filled with gadgets and accessories can never offer visual peace. Wabi Sabi décor does not mean that a room should be monkish without any accessorization and life but it should not be stuffed with extraneous details too. Resist the urge to fill every space in your room. A room that is carefully designed and edited helps you appreciate what you have. Clearing unwanted items creates a calm atmosphere and helps you focus on the people in the room and not the other objects.
Natural items give an organic feel to the room. It also means decorating with natural wooden furnitures or floorings. Do not shy away from using those plants in your spaces. Wabi Sabi is all about accepting things the way they are. The imperfections are a beauty and not something that need to be covered and hidden. The more natural you keep it the more you are doing justice to the Wabi Sabi décor. Use all the natural materials you can. Natural is always flawless in its own way, have the eye to identify that beauty.
REAL ART, HANDMADE & ANTIQUE ITEMS
Handmade items and real art help make our homes more personal, original and unique. It could be anything you love. It does not necessarily have to be heavy or loud or expensive. Vintage items are often accompanied by the signs of age and patina. They have a sense of charm and history. these could be your own old antiques or worn part of your homes like exposed bricks or beams.
QUIET & CLEAN
A home should be a space where you can hear your inner voice and feel the inner peace. This can be achieved only if your place is quiet. Noise can be minimized by making sure that at least 25% of every room has some absorbent material like rugs, upholstered furniture, drapes etc. A clean space is like showing respect to the visitors and yourselves. We all live busy lives so expecting no dust and complete cleanliness is not possible. Try avoiding the unnecessary clutter for a peaceful and clean place.
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