6 INSPIRING WAYS TO DECORATE WITH WHITE

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A color symbolic of a blank canvas, white is surprisingly in demand for 2016.

White, really?

Yes, absolutely!

One would argue that white is void of style, interest, and well of course…color. However, I beg to differ.

I consider white a palette cleanser of sorts. After being immersed in color day after day (which isn’t actually a bad thing) I love relaxing in my living room which I recently painted Alabaster by Sherwin Williams.

The secret to getting it right when decorating with white is knowing how to add the right combination of textures, textiles, and finishes to create a warm, inviting space.

Read on to learn how to make your room look like a slice of heaven and less like an urgent care clinic.

 

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  1. Use white to highlight natural wood structures. The rustic beams, whether original or fabricated, become works of art when supported by a room of white furnishings

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2. Use white in various shades and textures to create warmth, especially in the bedroom. The heavy, luxurious wool blanket evokes thoughts of comfort and protection against the chilly morning air.

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3. Use white to place emphasis on your amazing view.  While the seaside view is breathtaking, the breakfast area isn’t a scene you can ignore. There’s an abundance of sculptural beauty from chandelier, to the table and accessories, and the chairs.

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4. Use white in conjunction with natural materials to add texture underfoot and bamboo roman shades to add interest to your windows.

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5. Use white with moments of black, in lighting, rugs, and pillows. It offers the eye some welcomed contrast and adds refinement to the space.

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6. Use white in abundance, but know that even a touch of color will steal the show. The suzani-printed pillows are showstoppers and even whispers your name from across the room.

Looking to experiment with white in your home, but still don’t know where to begin? Send me an email –>here<– to schedule a design consultation. We’d love to transform your home into the restful retreat you deserve.

Images via Kara Mann, Chicago. 

 

 

 

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