Decorate a home in delicate whites

This divine Swedish apartment is decorated in pure whites throughout. The effect is a small space that feels spacious and has a fairytale atmosphere. Clever layering of textures and a few subtle splashes of colour here and there make the rooms feel anything but sterile.


While most spaces decorated in white have a tendency to feel cold, this home feels warm and welcoming. Furniture and decor accessories are distressed and finished to reflect a comfortable shabby chic look that creates a more informal, casual look.

The robin's egg blue-painted vintage bench with a faux fur throw in a muted brown makes a statement on one wall in the open-plan living space.



When decorating in all white, it's important to soften the look by incorporating layers of texture. Fabrics are one of the easiest ways to add texture, whether you select a delicate lace or a luxurious faux fur. Plants and organic materials are another way to add texture.

This simple yet elegant bedroom carries through the all-white theme. The vintage table doubles as a dressing table and writing desk. A simple woven basket filled with fragrant lavender sits atop a small table in the bedroom. Freestanding cupboards in the bathroom provide plenty of storage space.