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Did you know that adding color to a room doesn't require painting the walls? You may be afraid of white walls because you've been told they're boring and stark, but this isn't the case. Designing with white walls is a popular design trend in both style and home decor. If you're renting an apartment and can't change anything, white walls might be necessary. But don't worry, because white walls can be stunning and anything but boring! The minimalist appearance is created by white walls, which are clean, streamlined, fresh, and bright. Yes, white rooms can be drab and claustrophobic. White can be a negative choice if you choose the wrong shade, don't have enough lighting in the area, and/or accessorize improperly. A white room may be the focal point of a home if you choose the correct white and add a few simple details.

How to Utilize White Walls and Space For Home Decor

12 Ways to Spruce Up a White Room

1. Natural Light

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: natural light is essential in any space! Because white is already so bright, natural light is extremely effective in white rooms. If a white room is shaded by artificial light or dulled by obnoxious fluorescent lights, it will not shine as brightly as it could. In white interiors, natural light makes the vivid hue even brighter! Not only that, but if you have large windows to let in as much natural light as possible, it's only natural that you'll be able to view outside... making your yard almost a part of your room!

Natural Light

2. Display your Collection

Against an equally vibrant room, a large, chaotic, colorful picture may appear to be confetti vomit. Against a white background? That painting will stand out and become the center of attention in your room. White walls make a terrific backdrop for displaying your collections, whatever they are, and are ideal for persons who have amassed a large number of beautiful items. Painting your walls white might emphasize your collection rather than throwing color all over them. The sleek, streamlined aspect of white walls is reminiscent of a museum. Do you have a favorite piece of furniture? In a bright room, it might drown. However, with a white room, that favorite piece of furniture will become the focal point.

Display your Collection

3. Layer Neutrals

If you go with white for a neutral look, layer neutrals around the space to keep the look consistent. A simple yet appealing atmosphere is created by using various tones of warm or cold creams and tans.

Layer Neutrals

4. Add Color to the Floor

In a white room with white walls, a multicolored carpet or white rugs looks trendy, eclectic, and exciting! In contrast to the rest of the white room, the oriental rugs adds a modern, cultured feel.

Add Color to the Floor

5. Natural Woods

White contrasts beautifully with the natural grain of the wood. Personally, I prefer light woods with white accents. The combination of light wood and white in the room above is appealing and fresh, giving it a bright and airy vibe.

Natural Woods

6. Pops of Color

If you paint your walls white, it doesn't mean you're afraid of color! White is the ideal background for splashes of color, much like it is when used as a backdrop for the painting. Pops of wood tones, blue, and pink make a lovely, feminine ambiance in the modest office area above. With white walls, you can still be bohemian!

Pops of Color

7. Highlight an Architectural Element

Using free-space decors is a terrific method to draw attention to your home's existing architectural features. Despite the fact that the built-ins are also white, the magnificent white fireplace above pops from the wall! The white chosen is bright and lovely, giving the room a fresh and new feel! This black metal staircase is a piece of wall art for white walls in and of itself, thanks to the white backdrop. Color on the wall would swallow up this exposed brick wall. The white walls that surround it, on the other hand, emphasize its beauty and allow it (and the sofa) to shine!

Highlight an Architectural Element

8. Texture

Remember to include texture if you're worried about creating a "boring" white space. Texture adds interest to a room that may be missing otherwise. The whitewashed brick in the chamber above may be a bit of a cheat, but I believe it serves our goal. The wood floor, brick, and blanket textures (not to mention the poms) make a colorful, fascinating, and inviting environment! The above bohemian room makes excellent use of texture, texture, texture. Shag, fur, leather, wood, patterned pillows, and plants distract you from the "simply white" walls. By combining all of these textures and hues, a lovely setting with drool-worthy design components is created!


9. Pair with Black

Black and white are some of the most iconic color combinations. When coupled with black accessories and furniture, white-walled rooms appear exceptionally modern and Art Deco.

Pair with Black

10. Floating Shelves/Built-Ins

On white walls, white shelves look excellent and can be used to store the collections I mentioned earlier. The floating shelves above complement the white walls beautifully since they allow the accessories displayed on them to truly pop! I adore it when accessories are given the spotlight, and white walls are the ideal setting for this!

Floating Shelves/Built-Ins

11. Use Metals

Metals, like natural woods, look fantastic on white walls. Against the white backdrop, the copper chandelier above truly pops.

Use Metals

12. Freshen Up

Last but not least, if you prefer to redecorate frequently, white walls are a terrific choice. White walls are a perfect backdrop for your shifting style if you prefer to change up your bedding and cushions every season. As a result, white is a very adaptable and practical color.

Freshen Up

Here are some frequently asked questions about how to utilize white walls and space for home decor

1. How can you decorate your white living room?

You can decorate your white living room by simply adding a rug and letting it be the main focus of your room. A dark brown Bokhara Rug is perfect for this space as well because it can stand out on its own without any other color or pattern to compete with.

You should also consider picking up some artwork that pops and let that serve as the central point in your living. Your white wall can be a perfect background to display your colorful painting or watercolor prints in your sitting room. You can even throw pillows of all colors and patterns.

2. Which color goes with white paint?

Painted white walls are a blank slate to decorate with. You can apply any color you want that will go well in your space or one of the colors listed below is some great options for painting walls white are Sky Blue, Mint Green, and Dusty Purple. Moreover, warm wooden tones will give a luxurious look to your place.

3. What can you do to make your room a more neutral space?

You can make your space neutral by adding white, black, or gray furniture to your space. You can also cover parts of the wall with curtains that are these colors as well if you do not want to paint them. Neutral space rooms are great for when you are moving or if you want to make the room feel more open.

You can also add plants, white flowers, and other neutral accents to your space in order to give it a less busy look. This will clean up your walls without them being painted any certain color which is always an option as well!

4. How can you style your breakfast room?

The breakfast room can be styled by adding flowers to the center of your table in order to complement the white walls. You can also add a vase with branches inside it that are painted an off-white color or even just natural wood, this will bring out any other colors you may have already put into place such as blue pillows on your bench sea. You may also use other hanging artwork to adorn it.

5. What can you hang on simple white walls?

You can hang various things on your white walls. Some pieces you can buy are large wall decals, framed art prints, tapestries, or even items made of wood that have been painted to compliment the colors in your room already. You could also use a family tree to hang up which is always sentimental and unique at the same time!

We hope that this article has given you some ideas on how to decorate your home with white walls and space. To decorate your white space, you may choose a variety of carpets. RugKnots provides the greatest selection of rugs that will complement your white walls while also assisting you with home décor. For more information please email us at or call us at (301) 660-7046. We are happy to answer your questions

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