Embrace the winter season by bringing classic white shades into your interior. Forget reaching for the warming color palette, cool whites can bring comfort in the colder months when paired with the right textures and decorative touches. Timeless and elegant, white can make smaller spaces appear bigger and bring a modern touch to even the most traditional of homes.
Think muted tones alongside stark whites; more shades are needed to balance the brilliance of pure white. Whether you go for grays or beiges, look to subtler shades to contrast your choice of white hue rather than a bold stand out color. Lighting is imperative at this time of year, and never more so than with white interior backgrounds. Think about the space you are lighting and also about what you want to add, is it just brightness – or are you looking to add interest and or color? The right lighting can do all of the above.
White will work in every room in your home, from the bathroom to the living room, it’s as versatile as it is timeless. In the bathroom if you haven’t got white already then it is simple to bring more into the mix, look to new soft fluffy towels folded and stacked to add a practical touch of white. A vase or other center piece can also work really well in the bathroom, and be enough to refresh the space. Fresh green foliage set against the background of a white vase or planter can be the perfect finishing touch in a bathroom.
Keep it clean and minimal; white interiors work best when they are pared back and accessories are kept to a minimum. With large bookcases use them to add color rather than to fill with clutter, rearranging your belongings to fit these rules can make a huge differences. Hide anything that is unsightly in cupboard or behind large stacks of books, and then arrange the shelves in style to bring pops of colors to white backgrounds. Display favorite trinkets sparingly and make them a statement, rather than over cluttering shelves and spaces.
A great color for the bedroom, white will add tranquillity and calm to this space and help keep the atmosphere relaxed. Go for all white walls or simply add white bed linen with complementing light tones in cushions and blankets for a quick update. For more depth look to darker hues such as grays or turquoise to offset the white and keep your room looking stylish and modern. Keep accessories in the same color palette to ensure the room stays relaxed and cohesive in style.
Conducive to a serene workspace white is also ideal in a home office or study. Helping to eliminate distractions. For a personalized touch add a statement wall of wallpaper, look for monochrome designs to keep the palette neutral. Invest in a good working lamp, and keep desk clutter to a minimum. White serves as the perfect blank canvas for creativity and productivity.
Bring warmth to your white focused living space with tactile textures. Chunky knits and woolly finished across cushions will make a tired sofa inviting and renewed. Rugs are imperative this season, and a sheepskin or animal skin design will bring comfort and instant style to any space. Look to brands such as UGG© and Pure Lana for the perfect textured soft furnishings to complement your white winter interior style.