When it comes to decorating the walls in your home, most people think that you need to add colour to create appeal. However, leaving your walls white can have a huge range of benefits and with a bit of clever knowhow, you can establish a really chic and stylish look to any room. Here’s what you need to know.
White might not be the most obvious colour of choice when it comes to decorating your walls, but it can actually offer a lot to a room. White is clean and crisp, and makes a room feel bright, light and airy. It’s a good choice of colour for a small room as it magnifies the sense of space. Being neutral, white is also worth considering if you don’t want to redecorate regularly, because it’s a colour that has timeless appeal.
But a plain white room does need dressing up a little to so that it doesn’t come across as washed out and pasty. The good thing about having a white room is that you can chop and change the look and feel of it quite easily by swapping accessories and furniture, which can be less time consuming and costly than having to keep redecorating.
With your white washed walls as a blank canvas, consider what theme, style or colour mood you want to create for a particular room. The great thing about mixing colours with white is that the possibilities are endless.
One of the easiest options to add colour to a white room is to add bright
inspiring pictures of prints to the walls. They will really stand out with a white background.
Take some time to consider aspects such as curtains or window blinds you can really go for one that dazzles as it will work well against the white walls of the room. There’s a great choice out there, so do your homework and plump for something that oozes appeal.
Flooring is also another consideration, where you can choose something to suit your taste. For instance, a rug with bold patterns or designs will become a focal point in a white room.
White furniture in a white room can still be incorporated.
Whether it’s a white sofa, white bedspread or white wooden drawers, the key is to make sure you add colourful elements to the furniture so that the room doesn’t look too stark. For instance, add colourful cushions to your sofa or bed or a vase of flowers on top of your white drawers. Offwhite or distressed white can look great on furniture in a white room as it adds a vintage feel and can really set the room off.
But, as with accessories, you can go for any colour of furniture you want in a white room. Try to stick to using no more than three colours in the room, as it will be hard to create a distinctive style if you go overboard on shades.
Floral tones are this season’s musthave
so opt for flowerinspired cushions, sofas, chaise lounges or prints to really give your white room some flair.
Creatively Different are a UK based company providing an endless range of beautifully designed and uniquely styled blinds that can be incorporated into the interior design of any room. They supplied these excellent tips on using colour in white rooms.