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6 Elegant Decor Tricks for White Walls

White has a lot of benefits when it comes to home decoration, but it also has a few drawbacks as well.


White has a lot of benefits when it comes to home decoration, but it also has a few drawbacks as well. While it can make any room look more spacious, airy and more open, even with a lack of windows, it can also look drab and uninviting in some cases. However, white and its versatility allows you to do a lot of things that you couldn’t be able to do with other colours. It also leaves you a lot of room to breathe when it comes to accessorising. Let’s take a look at some decor tricks for white walls.

Choosing the Right Furniture

If you’re trying to decorate a living room, the first step is finding the right chairs, couch, and accent furniture. In this case, you should stick with off white cotton or linen for the furniture. You could also complement the room with warm rustic woods. Rattan could work very well in that case. You could also decorate the walls with nice black & white prints or get a wall clock in either bronze or limestone.

Use Colours Wisely

Just because you have a neutral, whitewashed room, it doesn’t mean that you have to completely ban colour from it. While the main goal is to keep everything clean and simple, just adding a few touches of colour could really bring it alive. One way you could do that is by adding a colourful stained glass lamp or one in a flashy colour like bright red, for instance. You could even get a few inexpensive lanterns and paint them yourself with spray paint.

Use Lighting

Lighting is everything when it comes to white rooms and knowing how to use it wisely could take any white room to the next level. Romantic and soft lighting will make your boho-chic all-white bedroom look effortlessly stunning. Couple that with linen bedding and a whitewash wood headrest and you have the perfect Parisian dream bedroom.

Pick the Proper Shade of White

While you might think that all whites are the same, there are over a hundred different shades of white that you can choose from. Knowing how to alternate tones could help you create variety and add depth to the room.

One of the most important things when picking white is the kind of light in the room. If the room gets a lot of natural light, then you could use cooler tones with a grey or blue shade to counteract it. If the room is more dimly lit with artificial lights, then you should go with warmer cream tinted or beige tones.

Alternate Textures

Using textures properly is the best way to make sure that your monochromatic room doesn’t come out as drab and boring. Get creative and add white brick veneer or a stucco pattern to your living room. Use different materials for the tables, chairs and furniture. And add a cozy rug as well. All these will allow you to get a more interesting look. You could also look for blankets or throw pillows with interesting, rough or heavy textures to give your room even more personality.

Let Artwork Shine Through

There’s nowhere where artwork gets to pop out more than in a white room. In this case, it’s better to go big and make a central art piece the focal point of the room. You can use some of a painting’s colours to pick accessories for the room, but stick to one or two only. This will add a few flashes of colour to the room and accentuate the art piece even more.


With these few tips, you should be able to make any white room stand out. Make sure that you always take lighting and functionality in consideration, and don't be afraid to experiment.  



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