"Wabi-sabi is the art of finding beauty in imperfection: it values simplicity, uncluttered, underplayed, and modest surroundings. Authenticity is key to wabi-sabi philosophy: the presence of cracks and scratches in things are considered to be symbolic of the passing of time, weather, and loving use--and should be embraced. Another facet to wabi-sabi is the idea of the "obvious pretty" vs. "unique beauty." (source)
Enlarge a small space by coating every surface in white. The absence of color opens up areas that have limited natural light, making them feel airier. Idea Spotlight Add texture with building materials and textiles to keep a pale scheme from falling flat.