Taking inspiration from Wabi-Sabi
Wabi-sabi offers a refuge from the modern world’s obsession with perfection, and accepts imperfections as all the more meaningful – and, in their own way, beautiful. Wabi-sabi lets you embrace imperfection and unpredictability of life. This Japanese concept can help you create a happier home and feel more content with life as it is, rather than always wishing for more.
Wabi-sabi is a cracked and glued together ceramic bowl (check concept of kintsugi), a funnily shaped, home-grown tomato; a dinner created from leftovers; falling cherry blossom; a worn wooden hallway and an elbow patch on your favourite jumper. It’s an appreciation of all that is simple, modest and imperfect. Yet, loved deeply.
Wabi-sabi is about appreciating nature, so pay attention to the materials you bring into your home and go for natural options like wood, steel and stone where possible. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they age well too. Take linen sheets for example, they get better with every wash (and you don’t need to iron them :).