There are endless reasons to consider a light, white palette for your home. White is dramatic, but it’s also open and airy, creating a sense of space and light even when both those things are in limited supply. It’s cohesive, creating a story of style for the home. It modernizes outdated spaces and pieces. And, magically, things like odd joinery, exposed piping, and other potentially unwanted idiosyncrasies seem to disappear when they’re painted a crisp, bright white. Here are our avourite ways to decorate with white.
Use Colour Pops
Start with a clean white space and go to town with bright homewares and accessories. The best part about this approach is that when you feel like your space needs refreshing, you’re not stuck with huge pieces that are difficult to replace. Grabbing some new cushions in your new “It Colour” will do the trick! You can also give your neutral space a warm boost by pairing items with wood.
The advantage of white homewares is that even if every room is different (and, dare we say, a hit haphazard), by selecting white homewares you can tie every space together and make sure your personal style is being showcased in every corner. Homewares shown here are available online right now, and will be available across our stores very, very soon!
To prevent a predominantly white space from becoming dirty, be aware of the fabrics and materials you’re using. A great trick is to appropriate outdoor fabrics and furnishings for your indoor space – they’re designed to be stain resistant, and will look just as fabulous in your living room as they do on your patio. Another option is to cultivate a comfortable, lived-in look and feel where rumpled throws and unironed fabrics will fit right in.
It’s also important to be aware that in a clean, white space, there are no distractions. Everything in the room will be clearly visible and very noticeable! This means every piece you select is vitally important to defining the character of the space – so choose carefully.
To help get you started, we’ve curated some of our favourite pieces in our Decorating With White collection. Whether you’re looking to use white decorator items, use a white canvas to showcase colour pops, or create an all-white masterpiece, we hope you discover something perfect for your dream space.