Seamlessly transition from one season to another by decorating the interior with white. The versatility of white makes it easy to match every color, pattern and material in your home aesthetic. Check out these white decorating ideas for inspiration on how to make the most of white decor in your home.
1. Decide on a Right Shade of White
Start by choosing the right shade of white for your interior design. Add a bright, clean feel to your home with pure white. Create a welcoming space with warm tones like ivory, cream or eggshell. Create a sleek, sophisticated look with cool-toned whites like porcelain or snow.
TIP: For best results, decorate with warm or cool tones and paint in pure white for added depth. Pure white paint is great as a wall color, or it can add light by decorating vases, picture frames, and other decorations. Choose main colors like cream for warm-toned rooms and porcelain for cool-toned rooms, and build your existing color palette around them.
2. Match with Wood Tones
Infuse an all-white space with warm wood furniture, such as dining table and chairs in the dining room and coffee table in the living room, or warm wood accents such as a wood wall mirror or picture frame to bring comfort to an all-white space. Bamboo, rattan, mahogany, birch and oak provide warm, neutral tones to expand your space.
3. Balance White Furniture & Decor With Neutrals
Create a captivating space by balancing white trim with cream, gray, muted brown or even black or charcoal tones. Base on white walls, use cream furniture and wood armchairs to complete the look. The cream sofa pairs beautifully with the light grey area rug, while the wall print, area rug and side table reflect the black shade and balance the room.
4. Make the Most of White Upholstery
Update the interior design aesthetic of the bedroom with a white upholstered bed frame as a focal point for other neutrals and white furniture. A black and white checkered bed frame serves as the main palette to reflect the rich grey tones of the charcoal area rug and accent chair, while white light fixtures and white bedside tables complement the white bed frame and bedding.
5. Complement white with pop-color furniture
Update existing furniture and decor with white accents. Let white pop by contrasting it with bold colors like spring green, navy blue or fuchsia. You can easily achieve a bold color accent by adding a few blue decorative chairs or a decorative yellow tray. Infuse a white room with lilac, olive green, sage blue or peach for a more subdued yet striking look when paired with warm white.
6. Elevate Space with White Vanities and Lighting
Simplify the process of decorating with white by adding white vanity tables, mirrors, lamps. The white vanity blends beautifully with the white walls and furniture and contrasts the room with bold wall colors and furniture items.
7. Bring White Decor Outdoors
Brighten up your outdoor space with a white outdoor lounge chair, sofa or dining set. Transition your outdoor space from spring to summer and summer to fall with colorful cushions and planters. Try bright colors like cobalt blue, turquoise, citrus orange or sunny yellow in spring and summer, and burnt orange or olive green in fall. For a minimal approach, infuse your morning coffee with a white coffee table, a white planter for potted plants or a few white cushions on a chair to provide a cozy space to relax in your morning.
8. Introduce White Marble
Bring in white marble to create an overall look that also adds color to your white palette. Incorporate white marble into your kitchen dining space with a white marble dining table, or expand your living room with a white marble coffee table. Add marble coasters to your current dining space for a low lift.
9. Highlight White Space with Plants
Introduce rich greenery into the white walls and trim to add a natural element. Tuck a real or faux fiddle leaf fig plant in the corner of the room to complement the white space, and use radishes and peppers to sprinkle on wall shelves or elevate your table top. Pot your houseplants in white pots to help them stand out more. If you want a natural look without real or artificial plants, use botanical prints to complement empty spaces.
10. Elevate Your Space With Mirrors
Simplify the process of decorating in white by adding decorative mirrors, vanity mirror lettering, and bathroom mirror cabinets. Mirrors blend beautifully with white walls and furniture, and contrast the room with bold wall colors and furniture items.