How to Decorate Your House in White?

White is a very intimidating color even though it’s so pure and simple. It’s the color people usually stay away from when decorating because it doesn’t hide stains at all and it’s not forgiving in nay sense. But if you’re not afraid of a little cleaning and scrubbing, white can turn out to be a real treasure in interior décor.

Use white is a room is small and you want to make it seem bigger. For example, a tiny bathroom can really open up with white walls and fixtures. The same thing goes for any other room of the house, including the kitchen. You’ll have to be more careful and clean more often but at least you’ll know the room is always fresh and sparkly.

Decorating a room using only white is not really advisable. It’s best to choose an accent color and to try to create contrasts throughout the room. If you wish to maintain an airy and peaceful ambiance, then use a light shade light pastel yellow or light brown. If you want to draw attention to something, pick something more vibrant.

When decorating with white, combine different textures so the room doesn’t look plain and boring. For example, have some throw pillows on the bed or sofa, a fluffy area rug or carpet or a padded headboard.

Use small decorations in contrasting colors to add a little bit of dynamism to the décor. In a white living room you could display a colorful painting on a wall or in a bedroom you could have some nice curtains in a darker shade.

You can, of course, opt for white decorations and accent pieces that match the rest of the room but display them in a different-colored frame. If you want white flowers, pick a green or blue vase, white curtains can have a red ribbon and a table lamp can have a colored base.

White can also be just a secondary color. You can have colored walls with a white trim, a colored rug with a white print or you can use white just to add some brightness to a particular area of the room. A white door can really pop if the walls are a different color.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on February 6th, 2011

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