There’s no shortage of perfectly styled home decor images available online. With a quick scroll through your Instagram feed, you’ll find meticulously made beds, shelfie-ready bookcases, and living rooms that could easily be mistaken for a magazine spread.
If social media’s obsession with perfection leaves you feeling exhausted instead of inspired, you’re not alone. As interest in authenticity has grown, so has the number of searches on Pinterest for wabi-sabi.
In fact, this term has seen a 98 percent year-over-year increase in searches from 2017 to 2018. Could this ancient Japanese philosophy be the antidote to the pressure we put on ourselves when decorating our homes?
What is wabi-sabi? Wabi-sabi has its roots in Buddhism, when tea was ceremoniously served in handmade bowls that were prized in spite of any imperfections or irregularities.
If they cracked, they were often repaired with gold or silver resin to celebrate their age and utility rather than to conceal their flaws. Read on to find out more!