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5 Easy Steps to A Homey All-White Space

Cozy it up while still maintaining the airy vibe with these ideas

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Original Article: Real Living Team Photography: Dairy Darilag

There’s no denying the popularity of an all-white palette. Not only does it help create an illusion of a bigger space, it’s also a flexible choice whether you’re working on a modern, rustic, or Scandinavian-inspired theme. In a tropical country like ours, keeping the vibe airy is also a must so many homeowners prefer to paint their walls in this non-color.

However, maintenance takes a bit of effort and achieving an inviting home can be a challenge. After all, you don’t want to end up with a bland, uninspired space. Make white interiors work for you with these reminders:


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1. Don’t settle for pure white paint.

Sticking to white is an easy route but it can be blinding. Research about “variations” of white you can work with. “Try off-white, cream, tan, taupe, ivory. These are restful colors and look good in areas that transition from the outdoors, like the living room, dining room, and kitchen,” says interior designer Hannah Acab-Faustino.

2. Incorporate dark tones and natural stains to break the monotony of the space.

Consider getting a dark brown or a black coffee table, dining table, an accent piece, or a massive console table in a pale, natural wood stain as it can break up the expanse of an all-white interior while still letting you achieve a sleek appeal.


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3. Protect your furniture with slipcovers.

If you share the space with pets and little ones, seeing stains and scratches might be inevitable. Keep your pieces in good condition by investing in slipcovers. Slipcovers are made to keep your sofa and armchairs clean. Have a slipcover in cotton twill or canvas stitched up by an upholsterer. You can just throw them in the wash if dirty paws or wine stains soil them.

4. Inject wooden touches.

Touches of wood can add warmth and personality to a space. Consider installing wooden shelves or getting a dining table with a wooden tabletop to cozy up your space. If you’re setting up a gallery wall, you can work with wooden picture frames.


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5. Pick pillow covers with varying textures.

Spruce up the bed or your sofa with a bevy of pillows. Textured pillow covers and fluffy buddies in gray or cream can make your space even more welcoming without ruining the impact of a clean, all-white haven.

This snippet originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of Real Living Magazine.

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