Welcome to another addition of the blog! Today we will be talking about how you make white work in your home! White is a very popular color in design right now! It is bright, it is neutral, and you can pair any color with it! I think it is very important to add some coziness to the color white, as it can feel sterile and stuffy at times.
Painting walls is an inexpensive thing to do, but it is a pain! So I tend to lean towards whites for wall color; I know I won’t tire of it because I can change other accents in the space to bring in any color I am craving (whether that be seasonally, or just because I am ready for a change).
Texture is a huge thing to keep in mind when working with neutrals! I love adding texture to make white spaces feel cozy! Some examples of incorporating texture is with layering!
Layering rugs with a lot of natural texture is a great way to make a neutral space feel alive! I love the way spaces feel so cozy even thought the colors are monotone. Natural textures like jute are a great way to make a space feel more authentic and alive. More great layering items include throw blankets, pillows, and plants!
Bringing in pattern to a space is another great way to break up a primarily white space. My own bedroom, for example, mixes solid colors that have cozy textures with a traditional floral pattern. I determined my color palette and what my floral/traditional pattern will be, and then mixed in some geometrics and stripes to ground it all out!
I really enjoyed styling my space with darker pieces like the nightstands and lighting! I think these items really compliment the space and adds dimension that the space was calling for. I added wicker to bring in more natural color and texture to the room, and added greenery! The color green helps bring nature colors from the outside in!
Having a neutral background allows you to get really creative with furniture, and accents! These are the parts of design that any person can achieve in a home, whether it be a rental, an old home, or a brand new home. The way to style your space will determine the mood of the home, so giving yourself a clean white background to showcase your style is a great way to start making your space feel cozy and homey!
I hope you had fun reading along today, and can see yourself using white in your home!
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