Are you constantly worrying about improving and upgrading your home with new decorative items? If you answered yes, then you may be interested in learning more about the art of Wabi-Sabi. After all it’s all about embracing imperfection and creating a happier and healthier home environment for you and your family.
Wabi-Sabi is basically two different concepts that when combined bring a feeling of warmth and contentment. Wabi means quiet fulfilment and tranquility combined with simplicity. Sabi on the other hand equals grace and acceptance. The two terms combine focus on accepting imperfections while finding beauty within the incomplete and imperfectness of our surroundings. In essence, Wabi-Sabi embodies the Zen philosophy of simplicity (Kanso), asymmetry (Fukinsei), beauty in the understated (Shibumi), naturalness without pretense (Shizen), subtle grace (Yugen), freeness (Datsuzoku), and tranquility (Seijaku). Wabi-Sabi values are simple and embody minimalism and nature.
Wabi-Sabi as an Interior Design Element Within Your Home
Westerners tend to strive for perfection in every area of their lives including the overall appearance of their homes. The knowledgeable experts at Future Vision Remodeling can update and redesign your home to help you embody the principals of Wabi-Sabi by incorporating the imperfectness of nature into your design. Your design team will incorporate natural wood, marble, and handmade tile combined with soft color palettes inspired by nature such as calming seafoam or cherry blossom mixed with a hint of soft beige to create a warm and welcoming interior that is not fussy or pretentious. Not only are natural products pleasing to the eye, they get better with age. Floral prints and flowers are a key symbol of Wabi-Sabi and represent an appreciation of the imperfectness of our surroundings. One of the biggest advantages of Wabi-Sabi is that you don’t have to have a large budget to bring the principles into your living space. Begin by examining the decorative items that you already have and repurpose them into your new design. Wabi-Sabi embodies the enjoyment and pleasure of using the things that you enjoy as opposed to placing them out of the way to be admired from afar.
Embracing the Art of Imperfection
Wabi-Sabi equates to minimizing the belongings with in your home as opposed to constantly adding new items. Getting rid of clutter will allow you to utilize the pieces that really matter to you to stand out and become the focal point of the room. Once your Future Vision interior remodeling project has been completed you may find yourself with the need to purchase a few key pieces to truly embrace the art of imperfection. If that is the case, consider adding some used vintage pieces or handmade item as opposed to the mass produced pieces that are so readily available.