White decor: yes or no? With the polar cold outside, all I see is white everywhere. But bring this shade inside the house, and it’s anything but cold. Sophisticated, elegant, and timeless, the white decor is versatile, even when you have children. I have several ideas, throughout the house, to decorate in white.
Incorporating white decor elements into the living room, especially if you have children or pets, may not seem like the best idea. But think about it! White is the only color that bleaches. For furniture, choose pieces that are removable and machine washable. Wooden furniture, painted white, or melamine are easy to care for and will brighten up even the darkest room.
On the accessory side, add touches to your white decor that you can sprinkle throughout the room in the form of lampshades, decorative cushions, knit throws, or even decorative porcelain objects.
In the dining room, white decor gives the room a relaxed and welcoming air. Often associated with “Scandinavian” style decorations, white plastic shell chairs are practical and easily washable, allowing you to wipe up messes.
The iconic furniture of the last century was often made in white, such as Eames’ Eiffel (photo), Wishbone & Tulip chairs, and Saarinen’s Parson (photo) & Tulip tables.
The kitchen is the preferred place to imagine white decor. Moreover, kitchens dressed all in white have become very trendy in recent years. Bright and “clean”, monochrome kitchens transform even the most obsolete of places.
However, one must be careful not to fall into the trap of “all-white” which, without texture, can seem boring. To add texture, vary the materials used by harmonizing, for example, a white subway tile with a Carrara marble mosaic. Or matching white kitchen cabinets with granite, marble, or Corian countertop of the same color.
When it comes to accessories, white is in the spotlight! Plates, storage pots, cups, and serving dishes are all immaculate, snow-white. A great chef’s detail to consider: food is put in its best light on white plates.
Also read: How to Decorate Your House With Black
Give your room a hotel room look with immaculate white sheets and a textured comforter cover in the same hue. A few colorful cushions or a pretty colored canvas on the wall will bring life to the room and the white décor you’ve created.
Even the curtains are white. To counteract their transparency, make sure to select blackout curtains or if you have them custom made, have a blackout curtain lining added to the back of each panel.
Finally, in the children’s room, the white decor is soft as a cloud. Ideal for a unisex room, white is the color of the stork. Vary the soft and enveloping textures, in monochrome of whites and creams, to create a room that is rich and warm.
Then add fun accessories with a sense of humor, like this owl lamp or this small frame with rabbit ears from Anthropologie.
There’s an expression that says that if you can’t avoid it, then it’s better to go with it. Well, I don’t know about you, but with these few ideas featuring a white setting, that’s what I’m going to do!
Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff.