Ikigai – the New Trending Concept for Interior Design and… Life

Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) (ee-kee-guy) is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being.” It is similar to the French phrase Raison d’être. Everyone, according to Japanese culture, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is important to the cultural belief that discovering one’s ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life.[1] Examples include work, hobbies and raising children.[2]

Source: Wikipedia

This concept is the new trend when it comes to interior design. Thinking and over-thinking about what is the entire purpose of your home will make you easily pick the concept for the entire design of the house.

You will find inspiration for decorating in the Ikigai style in the following article on Elle Decor:


This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.

There are a lot more visual ideas on Pinterest if the flow really got you!