Furnishing Style Wabi Sabi – naturally beautiful Living

The Wabi Sabi style of japanese interior design transforms your own four walls into your own personal oasis. After all, home should be a place of rest. The hustle and bustle of everyday life should be left outside as soon as the door closes behind you.

Japanese culture has always been concerned with the relaxation factor at home and has always inspired us Europeans with its interior design ideas and the ideologies behind these concepts.

Wabi Sabi is one of them, with its minimalist design, linear forms and natural color concept. In addition, the idea of a holistic attitude is a special feature of Wabi Sabi.

In this article, you will learn more about Wabi Sabi and how you can incorporate this style of interior design into your life.


This is what sets Wabi Sabi apart

Wabi Sabi originated in Japanese culture and is strongly influenced by Buddhist teachings. This concept of living is also characterized by the imperfect beauty of nature. Once you know the meaning of Wabi Sabi, the deeper meaning becomes clear. Wabi" expresses simplicity, imperfection and impermanence, while "Sabi" illustrates the effect of time on materials and living things. The aesthetic appreciation of aging and imperfection thus underlies the concept of Wabi Sabi.

But what does this have to do with home design? Since the Far Eastern philosophy follows the principle of turning away from soulless consumption and instead turning to nature, the Wabi Sabi concept is ideal for the home. It focuses on minimalism, naturalness, and reflection on the essentials.

Minimalist living doesn't mean eating dinner on folding chairs or sleeping on an air mattress, but rather valuing your possessions and getting back to the basics.

The Principles of the Wabi Sabi Interior Style

It doesn't take much to set up minimalist furnishings and live Japanese, but it does take some rethinking. In order to bring Wabi Sabi not only into your home, but also into your outlook on life, you should use simple, local products and natural, high-quality materials.

High-quality products not only look better, but are also more durable and resistant than conventional brands. If you not only want to live in the Wabi Sabi style, but also want to live this philosophy, you will cherish, care for and pass on your precious and beloved objects.

In addition, Wabi Sabi stands for the enjoyment of visual emptiness. This may sound a bit daunting at first, but minimalist living is all about freedom from unnecessary frills.

If your dining room is furnished with a light wooden table, four white chairs, a light green rug, and a large houseplant, your home is reduced to its essentials, but it is not drab or bare.

Appropriate Wabi Sabi Products for your minimalist Home

All Metallbude products follow the credo of minimalist living design and help you to consciously perceive each piece of furniture and to enjoy Japanese living every day.

Three Examples:

  • A coffee table with a classic black metal frame and solid oak top is perfect for a natural, minimalist and stylish living room.
  • Similarly, a high-quality wall mirror in the hallway has a subtle frame and a decorative shelf for your keys or sunglasses. The rounded edges reflect the softness of Wabi Sabi while adding a modern look to your entryway.
  • To make your bathroom towels not only functional, but also a visual highlight, black metal towel rails are designed to be mounted on the ceiling above the bathtub or shower stall. The U-shape of the metal holder is not only practical, but also timeless, chic and natural.
Side table SOLI - side table made of wood and metal in the color black | Metallbude
Bathroom decoration with side table in Wabi Sabi | Metallbude


Ideally implement Wabi Sabi in your own four Walls

Before you buy dozens of books about Buddhism and your Wabi-Sabi setup becomes an absolute mortification, you should approach this project with ease. A few tips can help you:

  • Pick your favorite. It could be an old wall clock or a slightly tattered salad bowl. It is important that you feel happy when you see or use these pieces. These objects are preferably kept in natural tones such as beige, brown, green, gray or even pink and sand. Similar to the Japanese style, Wabi Sabi follows the color nuances of nature. Of course, you can buy new favorite pieces, but only if you actually use them.
  • In addition to minimalist furniture design and earthy colors, Wabi Sabi focuses on comfort. This means that cushions, curtains, carpets, upholstery, and plaids should always be made of natural fibers such as wool, cotton, linen, and jute.

Discreet patterns, such as circles or braiding, and straight cuts round off the perfect Wabi-Sabi living concept.

Wabi Sabi Inspirations and More

Are you looking for more inspiration and exquisite furniture to love and live Wabi Sabi? In our online shop you will find a variety of high-quality products for your newly designed home. Because home is where you can relax and recharge your batteries.