Wabi sabi in the interior design – Live the imperfection
It imparts patience to us because, as he says, nothing will ever be perfect, and knowing it will make it easier to see the beauty in imperfection.
What does this mean exactly for home decoration?
Since the essence of philosophy is to accept the passage of time, the cycle, it can easily see the beauty in the older objects, the value in the damaged pieces.
Like other styles, it does not follow specific shapes, specific colors, or pieces of furniture or objects that are typical of that style. The style follows the basic philosophy itself, using a simple, natural, used, costume and above all eye-catching imperfection in furnishing and decorating the home.
Defective, damaged, unfinished objects
Creating and maintaining a perfect home can be exhaustive and may be a bit boring. If we let go of perfection, and flawless, unfinished or damaged objects will appear, our apartment will be more lifelike, more exciting, more humane.
Scratched floors, furniture, faded textiles, or bounced paint tells about life and, as such, creates coziness.
Be amazed at everything that is not perfect and if you can fit harmoniously into your furniture, choose a decoration. Mostly these are not found on the shelves of the big department stores, in old attics, flea markets, auction sites.
Use of natural materials
Connecting to nature is close to the spirit of wabi sabi, raw and restrained materials are perfect with their own signs. The wood’s pits, the changing colors of the clay, the roughness of the skin or its smoothness, the diversity of the stone all reflect this spirit. These materials are “alive,” they are used over time, they are used, and their appearance is constantly changing (patina).
The change and variety of live and dried flowers, fruits, is a delightful symbol of wabi sabi.
Restrained, natural, faded colors
As wabi sabi prefers natural materials, it follows that colors are subdued, close to earth, and often faded by age. Different shades of brown, gray, mustard yellows, duller green colors, whites are the most typical, with deep blue, rich terracotta red.
Preference of handmade objects against mass production
There are no two completely identical craft products, and in part it gives their beauty. The uneven wood carving, the clay vase, the glaze, or even a lost brush stroke on the painting make the view unique. They give character and attraction to hand-made objects.
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