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From ‘slow living’ to ‘hygge’ to ‘lagom’: Behind all the trends from near and far is an attitude to life that strives for purity and a return to the simplicity.
We’re part of an era that is once again focusing on more naturalness and a slower pace of life: Concentrate on the essentials, discover the art of simplicity, live purism. This is what the new living trend from Japan is about: Wabi-Sabi. Natural materials that age deliberately, light colors and lots of light are particularly popular now! In Japanese poetry, Wabi represented simplicity, a departure from materialism, a conscious life in modesty and in harmony with nature. Wabi is reminiscent of the pure originality and the natural elegance of things. Sabi means "the blossoming of time" and symbolizes the beauty and serenity that comes with age. The moment when the inconsistency of objects in the form of a patina, wear and tear and visible repairs is revealed.


Wabi-Sabi is much more than just an aesthetic concept. One can even consider this lifestyle as the philosophy of life of Zen Buddhism. This also includes seeing the beautiful in the imperfect. Simplicity becomes the new ideal for home interior!
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Recognize the beautiful in simplicity, imperfect and old. Vintage finds from the flea market that will find a loving home in your interior or your grandmother's inherited cupboard. All pieces of furniture and decorative objects with soul are welcome. Get rid of old ballast that won't put a smile on your lips and use the tried and tested Marie Kondo method. Reduce your interior and enjoy the associated ease.

How do you implement Wabi-Sabi in interior?

Similar to other interior trends, such as ‘Hygge’, Wabi-Sabi is not an interior style, but the principles:

- turning away from soulless consumption and turning to nature
- reflecting on the essentials
- using simple, local products and natural materials of the best quality
- the appreciation, maintenance and inheritance of long-serving objects
- enjoying optical emptiness
 - reflect this attitude of mind also in living.

Minimalist yet cozy ─ you can do it thanks to the warm tones of natural materials. The color selection corresponds entirely to the philosophy and focuses on the essentials. 
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Screeching colors and overloaded patterns are out of place in this style of living. Instead, the following nuances are in the foreground:
- warm beige
- delicate gray
- light natural white
- soft cream tones
The colors integrate harmoniously into the interior. If you want to loosen up the interior with a few colored accents, you can set delicate highlights with pastel shades such as rose, lime green or matt pigeon blue. For example, as a wall paint or with home textiles such as pillows and blankets. The use of muted earth tones adds a splash of color and thus provides more depth in the interior.

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If you want to move purism into your home, you should use the following materials:
- rough linen fabrics - tanned leather- used earthenware- natural driftwood
When decorating the table, natural materials such as linen napkins, hand-blown vases with fresh meadow flowers and handmade candles complete the look.
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Rely on everything that does not look perfect at first glance. Signs of wear and minor flaws ─ these are the things that make up this living style. Asymmetrical lines, mouth-blown glasses with bubbles or a cup-set consisting of individual pieces that are not alike. Anything that may be sorted out as a lack of quality or sold as a second choice in Western design perfection is exactly right here.

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