People usually like to avoid any extremes and that sometimes leads to unfavorable scenarios such as when we find white (or black) to be intimidating and too extreme to be used in interior design and decor. White furniture is unjustly perceived as being impractical and that’s why today we’ll try to change some opinions and to show you there’s really no reason to avoid placing a white sofa or a white cabinet in your living room.
In fact, there are a lot of benefits associated with this color in general, one of the most notable ones being the fact that white furniture creates the illusion of space, making rooms appear larger and more airy.
Although white furniture may seem impractical at first glance, in a lot of ways it’s actually quite the opposite. If cared for properly, white furniture can last for years plus white hides dust better than any dark color so your living room would look more pure, clean and better organized so it pays off to use light colors in interior design. At the same time, white sofas and armchairs can also look and feel more comfortable, making users feel like they’re sitting on soft clouds. Another thing to keep in mind is that you can easily paint existing furniture to make it white for a fresh change of decor.
White furniture is also extremely versatile. The Scandinavian style immediately comes to mind in this case, given the fact that it’s based mostly on light and pure colors, white being the star in most cases. At the same time, white is a great primary color for modern, contemporary and minimalist decors in general but can also be a great choice if you’re going for a classic look with art decor vibes and a chic appearance. Consider using different types of textures and finishes when furnishing a space with white pieces, just to avoid creating a monotonous and boring decor. You can also play with all sorts of interesting contrasts if, for example, you add white furniture to a living room with dark flooring or colored walls.