Luxury Living: Tips for having an all-white space

February 7th, 2013 § 0

White-living-roomWhite spaces appear to be effortlessly clean, romantic, sleek, and very pristine. As plain as it maybe, the perfect white interior is quite hard to achieve.

Different kinds of white

What we see is white is not really just white. It is a whole array of colors with different effects that may depend on the lighting of the room and what furniture and decors you use in the space. There are cool whites that can have the undertone of green, blue, or gray. They can be dull or crisp. On the other side of the palette are the warm whites with tinges of beige, peach, or yellow.

The first decision you need to make is how to choose the right white for your room. You need to ask yourself what look you want to achieve. Are you planning to have a modern look with strong lines and very little clutter? If yes, go for the cool whites and go for furniture with very simple lines and smooth surfaces. You can also add metallic elements, glass, and mirrors to complete the look.

If you are planning to go for the romantic aspect of a white room, go for creamy, warm whites with natural textures and details like marble, wool, lace, and unglazed porcelain.

How to create a great white room

Making an excellent white room will depend on two main principles, texture and elements that will standout against the white background.

Plain white can be boring but your can make this scheme exciting by adding the right textures. You can add rich textures from wood, stone, and fibers like linen, cotton, or wool. You can also combine some sleek surfaces like mirror, high-gloss materials, and glasses.

Make sure that what you will put in the room will standout against the white surroundings. Pick the most striking artworks and accessories. Go or wood sculptures that you come across with during your travels or bold artworks that speak well about you.

If you are really going for white, remember that it also gets dirty quickly. Be prepared to keep your room spotless and that will involve washing the walls and cleaning your furniture regularly.

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