Here's How to Nail the White on White Look at Home
Clean, chic, calm—these are just a few choice words to describe a well-designed white on white interior. What was once restricted to a Bondi beach pad or a Swiss chalet, the white on white look is practical and appropriate for any range of interior decor styles from rustic farmhouse to boho luxe. There are a few key ingredients that go into creating a white home that's anything but stale, so grab a notebook and have a read of our tips for nailing the white on white look at home.
Texture is your best friend
Let's face it—without a range of lovely textures a white room is nothing more than a blank (and boring) canvas. While white is the perfect base to begin your tonal decorating journey, the addition of tactile materials such as jute, linen (we've got you covered on that one) and organic wood really bring a room to life and promote a sense of comfort and relaxation. See below for ultimate pendant light and chair inspo!
Choose your paint colour carefully
If you're not quite versed in the difference between Antique White and Whisper White, you're not alone. The sheer amount of white paint options on offer is enough to overwhelm even a seasoned decorating expert. Take yourself down to your local hardware store and grab a few different tones to test at home. This might sound like a laborious task, but you'll see why it's necessary when you view them sampled on your own wall. Every home has varying light conditions and so it's super important to see how the colours react in the flesh.
The idea of white can be a scary thought, especially those with children. Luckily, inventions like linen slipcover sofas are a thing so you can have more peace of mind at home. If you're committing to a white on white interior, you need to be all in! That means not being precious about marks on the wall or smudges here and there. Your home needs to be a stress-free paradise, so we suggest you invest in washable paint and cushion covers to achieve the look.
Bring in beige
White's warmer cousin, beige is a great colour to help elevate your white on white interior. Whether it's a cushion, rug or artwork, implementing beige tones throughout a room will automatically up the cosy vibes at home. The best part about the introduction of beige is that it's soft enough to not break focus from the overall aesthetic while automatically providing another visual dimension.
Add interest with sculptural pieces
Shapes and lines are important to keep the eye interested in a white on white space. We suggest keeping things simple and classic when it comes to sofas, coffee tables and larger pieces, but encourage you to experiment with organic and sculptural objects as decoration. Group them together for added pizazz.
Green should be seen
An all-white room punctuated with leafy greenery is honestly a heavenly sight. Use interesting oversized fronds and bunches of green leaves to break up the white tones and create eye-catching vignettes. This decorating tip doesn't have to cost anything either—with backyard greenery sufficing just nicely.
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