Styling a White Interior

So you love white your white interior and you want to know how to go about it without it looking too boring, cold and unwelcoming?

There are a few tips and tricks that will give your white home a lovely feeling of calm, comfort and style.

image via Arianna Trapatti

image via Arianna Trapatti

Texture will give you depth and layering.  You can add fabrics, rugs and organic items such as branches, flora and foraged finds from the beach and bush to make your interior more interesting.

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image via lizmarieblog.com

Add a contrasting colour to make your white truly pop.  Most often it's black but also try a bright accent colour to draw you into the room and focus your attention on an artwork or furniture piece.

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image via mamaisonblanche.blogspot.gr

Timber always adds warmth and a natural element to a white room.  The connection to nature brings a calm and serene feel into a space.

image via The Style Files

image via The Style Files

Vary the tones and shades of your whites to add more depth and contrasting textures also warm up white colour schemes.  For example the shiny reflective silver vases above vs the rough worn cane baskets balance perfectly with the chalky surface of the stone urn and dull metal of the food covers below.

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image found on Pinterest

Then there is pattern which works hand in hand with texture in most cases.  The floor below adds real wow to this room with the use of a repetitive pattern and contrasting black.  Can you imagine how boring it would be with a plain floor?  It also introduces a Moroccan theme to this space enforced by the lanterns.

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image via thesnapassembly.com

Don't be afraid to experiment with your white interior, it is the best canvas to start layering homewares on.  Start with the floor and work your way up.  Take inspiration from art and pull out your accent colours to use in cushions and throws.  And don't forget to bring a little of nature from the outdoors in. Before you know it you'll have a peaceful, calm space that really feels like home.