What Is “Wabi-Sabi”?
Wabi-Sabi has been around since the 15th century, and is about finding beauty in imperfection, and should be considered as more of a guiding principle than a trend. It requires creating deep connections with all things natural and encourages you to enjoy the simple things in life.
Each word has its own meaning. Wabi refers to peace or tranquility fused with simplicity. People who savor what they have and don’t crave for much else are often described as wabi. It was used to describe the monks in Japan in the 14th century because of the calm and simple life they led.
Sabi, on the other hand, is described as chill or peace. It mostly applies to objects, but can easily be extrapolated to a person as well. It has its roots in the Buddhist teachings about imperfection and an acceptance of that time and existence.
Since this philosophy emphasizes on the natural, it’s no surprise that decor calls for natural products. You don’t have to go all in and become a “wabibitos”, but you could start by imbibing some of these principles in your interiors.