Create Wabi-Sabi Home With These Basic Tips

"Find the beauty in imperfection."

Ilaria Fatone

"Wabi-Sabi" is a Japanese term indicating the fact that nothing is complete, perfect, and eternal. Wabi refers to living with humility and simplicity while being at one with nature while Sabi is defined to accept flaws and all of the lifecycle. 

Wabi-Sabi home in the context of interior design and deco is one that embraces authenticity, finds value in the weathered, and use simplicity to promote peace and tranquility. Finding harmony in authenticity and imperfections, wabi-sabi interior rather not put latest shiny new-thing or obsess in making every detail perfect. 

Abstract ideas like wabi-sabi aren’t always the easiest to apply, so we put together a few basic tips and tricks you can take advantage of that’ll give your home the cozy, feel-good vibes we all crave.

1. Incorporate The Artisanal and Homemade 

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Ceramics you bought from a cherished vacation, a tie-dye fabric art you made last Sunday and etc. Wabi-Sabi home embraces authenticity and it's all about artisanal and homemade stuffs that possess those characteristics. Sp, why not start doing some DIY projects that can give you contented weekends?

2. Clear Your Clutter


Chaos needs to be avoided even though wabi-sabi told us to embrace the imperfections. Peace and tranquility comes with naturally ordered spaces inspired by feelings, but not dislocated items on the floor that cause fuss and uneasiness. If you're obsessed with minimal aesthetic, you're halfway there, however it takes more sense of life to invite calmness to your room, not only do it for simplicity sake. 

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3. Bring the Outdoors Inside

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Organic greeneries bring refreshing vibes that are unbelievably pleasing. The natural impurities found in plants remind you about the imperfections that are beautiful in some ways. Integrate wooden furniture, fresh flowers and as many plants as you desire, especially succulents that don't require too many maintenance, they are invited in wabi-sabi home. 

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4. Celebrate Mismatched Decor

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Too many matching decors in the house is like putting on uniform for your house, it has lost the character and welcoming atmosphere. Instead, place something you love although it doesn't look matching with that wood cabinet you have, create a house that embraces imperfections yet still remain its loving atmosphere. That as well conducts the term of a wabi-sabi house, everything imperfect that makes this home perfect. 

5. Get Back To The Basics


Wabi-sabi refers to keeping everything with simplicity, however some might confused it with minimalism and start getting rid of the items they like but not appealing with their minimal aesthetic. Again, although wabi-sabi encourages keeping the clutters away, but the most important thing is we kept items that bring nostalgia, happiness, and calming, maximise joy and appreciate everything that makes us happy. 

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