By Luann Durham. interior. Published at Monday, May 28th, 2018 - 12:25:06 PM.
For some. wabi-sabi is more of a guiding principle than a design trend. It's about accepting things as they are. rather than spending your time wishing for something better. and retraining yourself to find the positives in less-than-ideal situations. However. even if you're not ready to go all-in philosophically. including some of these principles into your interiors may be a great starting point.
Wabi-sabi is about deliberately working to find the beauty in existing imperfections. With that in mind. feel free to leave a rough edge to your completed design. That decorative bowl that you glued back together after it fell and shattered? Feel free to give it a place of honor. Your unmade bed? Here's permission to call it “artfully mussed.”
If you're looking for a quick way to help your home feel more like you. a gallery wall might just be a perfect choice. Put simply. this design choice allows you to showcase who you are and how you'd like for it to be put on display.The first step is to decide what exactly you'd like to show off. Feel free to peruse sites like Freshome for some gallery wall inspiration. but items like photographs. artwork.
As for how to go about pulling those things off. your best bet is to focus on the layout. Wabi-sabi interiors favor paired down layouts where the functional items are the focal point. Build the room around the furniture and be sure to leave plenty of negative space.When you're ready to consider accessories. pay special attention to items that also have a functional purpose.