White Living Room Furniture – The Serene Choice That Never Goes Out Of Style

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.

Architects Anna and Eugeni Bach gave this living room a very chic and welcoming appearance, making white furniture the star View in gallery
Architects Anna and Eugeni Bach gave this living room a very chic and welcoming appearance, making white furniture the star

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.

The combination of white furniture and white walls and ceilings can be a bit boring but not if you add contrasting focal pointsView in gallery
The combination of white furniture and white walls and ceilings can be a bit boring but not if you add contrasting focal points
Alternate between light and dark color tones with a few in-between nuances to create a balanced and welcoming decorView in gallery
Alternate between light and dark color tones with a few in-between nuances to create a balanced and welcoming decor
Another great combo puts together white living room furniture and wooden floors complemented by exposed beamsView in gallery
Another great combo puts together white living room furniture and wooden floors complemented by exposed beams

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.

This is a living room designed by Vanessa Alexander and features a modern decor with Tuscan influencesView in gallery
This is a living room designed by Vanessa Alexander and features a modern decor with Tuscan influences
When it comes to furniture, off-white often seems like a friendlier choice compared by pure whiteView in gallery
When it comes to furniture, off-white often seems like a friendlier choice compared by pure white
Mix white with blue to create a breezy, coastal vibe in your living roomView in gallery
Mix white with blue to create a breezy, coastal vibe in your living room
Complement a white sofa with a colored rug or an accent wall for a balanced lookView in gallery
Complement a white sofa with a colored rug or an accent wall for a balanced look
The all-white walls, sofa and flooring combined with the large windows give this living room a very pure and airy lookView in gallery
The all-white walls, sofa and flooring combined with the large windows give this living room a very pure and airy look

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.

In this case, Ardesia Design used white and off-white furniture to create a bright and inviting living roomView in gallery
In this case, Ardesia Design used white and off-white furniture to create a bright and inviting living room
Usually when working with white in interior design there's should also be a contrasting accent colorView in gallery
Usually when working with white in interior design there’s should also be a contrasting accent color
White furniture looks chic and glamorous and is perfect for small spacesView in gallery
White furniture looks chic and glamorous and is perfect for small spaces
The white living room furniture is complemented here by wood paneling on the accent wallView in gallery
The white living room furniture is complemented here by wood paneling on the accent wall
An all-white living room can end up looking cold and austere without a suitable palette of textures and finishesView in gallery
An all-white living room can end up looking cold and austere without a suitable palette of textures and finishes
This is a gorgeous living room designed by A-cero using the timeless black and white combinationView in gallery
This is a gorgeous living room designed by A-cero using the timeless black and white combination
This is a beautiful of how a monochromatic decor can be made interesting and cozy by the textures and finishes usedView in gallery
This is a beautiful of how a monochromatic decor can be made interesting and cozy by the textures and finishes used
Use white furniture to emphasize the openness and airiness of an open plan living roomView in gallery
Use white furniture to emphasize the openness and airiness of an open plan living room
It's not just the the color palette of the interior design that matters. The windows bring in plenty of color tooView in gallery
It’s not just the the color palette of the interior design that matters. The windows bring in plenty of color too
White furniture is a great option if you're going for that snow white vibe similar to what helin & co architects created hereView in gallery
White furniture is a great option if you’re going for that snow white vibe similar to what helin & co architects created here
White furniture can also comes in the form of accent pieces which complement the primary pieces and their colorsView in gallery
White furniture can also comes in the form of accent pieces which complement the primary pieces and their colors
Use white furniture to make a space seem larger and brighter but also to emphasize form and styleView in gallery
Use white furniture to make a space seem larger and brighter but also to emphasize form and style
White sofas and armchairs are surprisingly practical and great at making living rooms look comfortableView in gallery
White sofas and armchairs are surprisingly practical and great at making living rooms look comfortable
Pure white furniture and matching walls, floors and ceilings make this space seem bright despite the lack of windowsView in gallery
Pure white furniture and matching walls, floors and ceilings make this space seem bright despite the lack of windows
One would actually expect to see white furniture in an ocean-side vacation homeView in gallery
One would actually expect to see white furniture in an ocean-side vacation home
This double-height living room is furnished with two comfortable white sofas and matching armchairs, featuring a beach-inspired decorView in gallery
This double-height living room is furnished with two comfortable white sofas and matching armchairs, featuring a beach-inspired decor