6 tips that prove you can create eye-catching décor using white
White is often hailed as the ultimate ‘neutral’ shade, but these interior ideas show that it’s anything but…
White décor has been popular for years now, and shows no sign of slowing down. It’s not hard to see why of course. White interiors make a room instantly feel brighter, lighter, cleaner and airier. However, white can also get written off as a ‘safe’ or even ‘boring’. Well, we’re here to show you that this is not the case.
White décor can be just as daring and dynamic as even the boldest hues — it’s all about how you use it. Let’s take a look at 6 exciting ways to bring white to the forefront of your home’s interior design.
Don’t fear white upholstery
You might be thinking: white interior design looks great, but it’s impossible to keep it clean. Family life can all too easily wreak havoc on stunning white upholstery in particular, but there are ways to get around this. Certain fabrics like faux leather, faux suede and white denim are ideal for busy homes, as they’re easy to clean and don’t show dirt too easily.
Get to know the different shades
Like red, blue, pink, yellow, green, purple and every other colour out there, white comes in many different shades and hues. Getting to know these different options will give you the best chance of finding the white with the most impact. From warmer shades with yellow undertones to crisp, blue, cool hues, there’s a whole spectrum of white to be discovered. Decide what kind of ambience you want to create with your space — homely and inviting or cool and minimalist — and pick a shade which fits it perfectly.
Pair it with pops of colour
Although we’re focusing on decorating with white, don’t be afraid to add pops of colour here and there. Not only will this add depth and interest to the room, but it will also help the beauty of your white décor stand out even more.
When bringing neutral tones and colourful notes together, it’s important to get the balance right. Choose one or two shades to scatter throughout the space, or introduce one larger block of colour to break up the white, such as a feature wall.
If you’re keen to avoid colour altogether, you can create equally dramatic and engaging spaces by pairing black and white tones. Black cushions on a white sofa, black curtains against white walls or a striking piece of monochrome wall art can all bring just as much excitement as colour, while also maintaining a chic and classy edge. Monochrome looks pair particularly well with geometric shapes and well-defined lines.
Create textural interest
Another way to add depth to a white room is by treating your other senses, such as touch. Introducing a range of textures to a space adds layers of luxury to a room, whether it’s through upholstery, accessories or soft furnishings.
Combine white and metal for the ultimate ‘wow’ factor
The right look is even more important when it comes to the heart of your home. If you’re like many of us, you probably spend more time in the kitchen than anywhere else. Combining white kitchen furniture with a metallic edge is a great way to keep this essential room looking and feeling fresh. Brass, copper, gold or stainless steel appliances stand out beautifully against white cabinetry for a timeless yet trendy look.
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