WHAT IS WABI-SABI?
Wabi-sabi is an expression for a Japanese aesthetic that finds beauty in imperfection, transience and the incomplete, and has an appreciation of natural objects and processes. Wabi-sabi characteristics may include simplicity, austerity, roughness and asymmetry. Is your home in need of a little Zen? Here are a few wabi-sabi changes you can make.
See the beauty in what you already have. Embrace flaws and aged items – shiny and new need not apply. Look for handmade. Shop for interesting pieces that have been handcrafted. Even better if they’re a bit damaged, it adds to the charm (and you might get a discount).
Be inspired by nature’s colour palette. But stick to the more subdued tones of grey, green, and earthy neutrals. Choose materials that fade and weather over the years and develop a patina. Everything gets better with age.