Wabi Sabi, Shabby Chic and the psychology of design: interior design styles

Wabi Sabi, an ancient Chinese philosophy adapted by the Japanese and practiced by many Westerners today, offers another way of living that only one way to decorate your home. However, you can adapt your interior and landscape design using the principles of Wabi Sabi's happiness.

"Wabi Sabi" (pronounced "wah-bee sah-bee") was formalized as the tea ceremony of Zen Buddhism evolved. Zen Buddhism originated in India and crossed China in the 6th century and Japan in the 12th century. The ancestral wisdom of Wabi Sabi practitioners helps busy home makers to come up with interesting interior design ideas. The followers of Wabi Sabi's interior design learn to relax, take the time to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of natural design and know that their home does not need the perfection for bring joy, which compares to our research results in Residential Design Psychology.

Before returning Wabi Sabi to the Shabby Chic style, know that the Wabi Sabi lifestyle begins with simplicity, while Shabby Chic interiors often fill the spaces with interesting finds, which can lead to too much care and clutter. eyes. according to the principles of Design Psychology. This lesson of too much design detail, which blocks the look and makes you feel upset, appeared to us when we left our large Victorian home to settle in a smaller house and we had to choose the most important furniture among the treasures discovered during the ten collection, both in antique shops and thrift stores.

If you want to transform your home for a happy life, consider the constraints of Wabi Sabi and the principles of Design Psychology:

Simplify your life and the design of your home . When choosing the best of your treasures, keep the accessories that support positive memories, regardless of their monetary value.

Enjoy the natural beauty . Choose design details with colors, patterns and textures similar to those found in nature, which feel harmonious for people because they connect us to the earth.

Enjoy your home and your furniture, even imperfect . When you love your home, this love shines through and makes cleaning and maintenance easier. Your positive attitude encourages you to find beauty all around, inspiring new ideas for home improvement projects.

Wabi Sabi's beliefs include the principles of incomplete and impermanent conceptions, which correspond to the principle of design psychology that your home needs to grow and change to support your evolving lifestyle and emotional needs.

Unlike Wabi Sabi's use of humble and modest furniture, Design Psychology appreciates the beauty inherent in all things. Enjoy the fruits of your hard work and do not feel guilty when mixing humble and quality works. I love my Millifiore Italian glass lamps installed next to my Mexican Rose rock.

Like any good theory of design, Wabi Sabi finds beauty in the unconventional. Your originality in design makes your home unique. The practice of design psychology avoids the use of "groups" of furniture and prefers unique and individual pieces offering optimal comfort. If you are tempted by a set of furniture, such as a matching couch, loveseat and the three matching tables, do not worry; Just be aware that extra pieces do not have to match perfectly and that mixing styles and finishes creates unique and unconventional spaces.

Design Psychology supports fearless, bold home renovations with colors to provide emotional support while staying sober, with no over-filled pieces, to provide people with backgrounds and a harmonious life.

Similar to the Wabi Sabi tea ceremony, practice daily rituals at home. Create a house to celebrate life, full of peace and beauty. Choose the style of your interior for your happiness.

Copyright © 2005 Jeanette J. Fisher. All rights reserved. (You can publish this article in its entity with only the following author information, with active links.)