A simple life – Wabi Sabi Interior Design
I came across this concept recently – it’s really interesting so thought I’d share it with you. It’s called Wabi-sabi interior design – it is design which is characterised by soft and rustic colours, aged objects such as flawed furniture, scratched wooden objects and worn tiles. Wabi-sabi interiors use tarnished materials which are old, chipped and faded – nothing is pristine, shiny nor new.
This kitchen is the perfect example of something inspired by wabi sabi. Nothing is new and yet it is still an inviting and intriguing space!
The concept of Wabi Sabi design derives from Taoism and Zen Buddhism – ‘wabi’ means poverty in Japanese and ‘sabi’ means autumnal grace – 0verall I think that this kind of design is meant to evoke a humble and peaceful space in which inhabitants can live.
I read this comment about this type of design and think it suits it perfectly: “nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect”. It is pure and simple. Characteristics of the wabi sabi aesthetic include authenticity, asymmetry, simplicity, modesty, intimacy, and the suggestion of the natural processes.
This is a concept I’ve really enjoyed exploring – it seems like it is not purely a design process but also a way of life. It is a design which invites you to live a natural life which is uncluttered and only filled with meaningful possessions. By stripping away all the unnecessary junk in our lives we can live in a space which is comfortable, non-fussy and surrounded by items which are treasurable! For more information just google the terms Wabi Sabi Design and you’ll find that a lot comes up on the subject!
The Design Fairy x