How to Warm Up a White Room

May 24, 2017   /   byLauren Foster  / Categories :  Feeds

There is no question that I love white. White furniture, white tops, and especially white walls. When we moved into our house half of it was covered in wallpaper and the other half was a beige off-white color. The first thing we did take down all the wallpaper and give the whole house a fresh coat of white paint. It made a world of difference. But as we moved in and began decorating, I noticed that some of the rooms felt too cold. White walls provide a blank canvas and a clean feeling, but sometimes it can feel too clean. Below are some tips for warming up a space and making your white room cozy as ever!

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 Add details to the walls. Shiplap is all the rage right now, and there’s good reason for it. You can have a simple white room, but the shiplap brings a whole new layer of fun! You can also play around with paneling. I love the variety of modern options at CSI Wall Panels.

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Bring in a colorful rug. If you’ve been following my blog, you know this is one of my favorite ways to bring color to a room. I am a sucker for pink rugs specifically. I love how you can go so many different directions with a room, depending on what rug you choose.

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A pop of color with pillows. Pillows are an inexpensive way to really liven up a white room. When picking your pillows, opt for colorful, large pillows to really make the space feel full.

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Add texture. You can do this with your pillows, rugs and blankets, but I also adore wall tapestries. Even if you choose a neutral color, the warmth of the yarn and materials will really warm up a room.

Paint your ceiling a soft, neutral color. If you are like me and love keeping all your walls white but you feel like the room needs a little extra “umph”, consider painting the ceiling a soft color. I love how my friend Stephanie painted her baby girl’s nursery ceiling a beautiful blush. It adds so much to the room a makes it feel so much more colorful!

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Incorporate greenery. When all else fails, add plants. You can never go wrong with a few extra plants in a space. It’s amazing the difference that they make. They bring in a whole new element of color, without clashing or drawing room much attention away from the other pieces in a room. They instantly bring a room to life!

I have absolutely loved incorporating these tips in our home, and I hope that you will too! Thank you so much for stopping by!!

*Photos by Jessi Nichols Photography and Sophie Brendle Photography

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