No matter how hard we work to keep our homes chic and organized, in today’s world of over sharing, there always seems to be someone around to make you feel crappy about your efforts. And let’s call a spade a spade: It’s a drag.
Well, brace thineselves for Wabi Sabi, friends. The Japanese aesthetic rooted in Zen Buddhism is all about actually embracing interior imperfection—and living your most authentic (read: Cheerios-strewn) life. According to Etsy’s latest home trends report, the philosophy is poised to dominate decor in 2018.
Hmm. Out with the new and in with the old and un-retouched? Now there’s a novel concept for the new year. Below, the core tenets of Wabi Sabi, and some Pinterest visuals to illustrate.