Move over minimalism, it looks like wabi-sabi inspired interiors will be the number-one home décor trend for 2018. And while the undone style might celebrate imperfection, getting the look just right takes careful selection.
The ancient Japanese worldview is derived from Buddhist teachings about finding the beauty in imperfection and impermanence. In the home, the wabi-sabi philosophy translates to the use of organic materials, flawed pieces and authentic, eclectic design principals. A respect for natural, raw materials is important to the wabi-sabi way, so steal your colour palette from nature and go for earthy, neutral tones.
“No matter your personal style, there is one key factor to nailing this trend for your home,” explains Etsy trend expert, Dayna Isom Johnson. “Accepting the idea that your home does not have to be showroom-ready is all it takes. Keep it real, be authentic, and be happy that for once you don’t have to make your bed to be cool.” Sounds good to us!
Ahead, some inspiration to get you into the wabi sabi frame of mind…