With winter upon us, many are thinking about the “white stuff.” Some are sick of shoveling it. Others are wishing for it. Whatever your attitude is towards snow, the right “white stuff” in your décor can create a stylish, fresh new look in every room of your home.
First things first; white is not a color to be afraid of. Yes, you may need to keep some extra paint handy for quick blemish touch-ups, but it is by no means restrictive. You can use white just as you would with any other color: on your walls, in accents like chair rails and accessories, and as a means to highlight pops of color throughout your home. But the options don’t end there! White is bold and beautiful, and comes in so many shades that a subtle hint of a blue undertone versus a red undertone can change a space in an instant. Not all whites match, but several shades can be melded together in different pieces, or layered with various textures to create a warm, cozy utopia.
Here's a few simple dos and don'ts to help you successfully liven up your dwelling with a new whirlwind of white, without creating a look that is cold or washed-out.
Whatever you choose to do with the color white in your home, I hope you find it simple to make it yours with these tips! The versatility of white is sure to surprise you, so get those paint swatches home, and start imagining the possibilities!
photo credit: Emily Henderson