The other day, we talked about using colour to create impact in your home. Today we’re looking at the polar opposite, bright, beautiful white. It’s undeniable – there is something absolutely ravishing about a bright open space, crafted top to floor in complete white. It exudes a timeless sense of style, feels fresh, crisp and completely modern. It’s also a very simple look to create – you certainly don’t need a Hollywood designer budget to create a very glamourous and chic living space in white.
To start with, it’s important to get your furnishing accessories right. When it comes to white, keeping it simple is best. Go for unadorned pieces that will radiate a chic white glow without clutter. In the living room, try a glossy sideboard unit in a minimalist shape, or a chic storage unit without any unsightly ugly handles to spoil the look.
Sofa sets look incredible all in white. Whether it’s a soft, squishy leather three seater, or a more elegant long sofa with monochrome embellishments, or even a chaise lounge in white, work an updated take on vintage glamourous style. Mix up the seating with a collection of individual arm chairs and sofas – a space age white sphere chair brings cool, edgy touch to a living room, and is a fun touch for a kid’s room.
All white dining rooms can look both striking and elegant, and are perfect spaces to offset the delicious bright colours of a summer meal. You can go for a chic, über modern circular leather table, with seats moulded to its shape. Or even an outlandish, amazing table crafted from bent glass, which looks both streamlined and futuristic. If a more down to earth look is your style, then try a painted wood dining set, which looks both natural and fresh.
In the kitchen, a white space can create a refreshing, open feel, and gives an inviting look. Tone down the space age references here with vintage inspired dressers and cupboards instead, that hark more to quaint country style. White dressers are the perfect foil to a collection of beautiful china, and their painted finishes are easy to clean in case there are any food splashes or spills.
A pure white bedroom can be an incredibly relaxing space. Try a simply crafted four poster bed with billowing white curtains, for a romantic fairytale look. Chic white wardrobes and dressing tables give a stylish touch and can work in any size room.
To complete your new fabulously white space, don’t overload the area with clutter or excessive decor. Chrome or gold touches compliment the white beautifully, and shine with luxurious lustre. Try a vintage picture frame painted in metallic gold, or pick sleek chrome elements on your furniture. Monochrome touches like black vases, fluffy white rugs and natural wood pieces all work brilliantly with a white room.
An all white space doesn’t have to be intimidating or expensive – create your own relaxing haven by picking the pieces that work best with your home and lifestyle.