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4 Ways to Decorate with White Walls

Turn plain into lively with these easy ideas

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Photography: Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photo)

White walls may seem plain and dull but you can treat it as blank canvas. While it can make your room appear a bit bare, you can take this as an opportunity to explore the different possibilities that you can do to liven it up. Aside from using wallpaper or hanging framed photos and prints, you may also experiment with your decor and accessories. Here are handy ideas that you may want to consider.

Choose furnishings in primary colors 

Red, blue, and yellow are primary colors that usually come in strong shades. To serve as accents in a room dominated by white, you may want to add colorful pillows and planters to your space. They can complement the white walls to create a contemporary look.

Try neutral hues

Aside from choosing solid primary colors, you may also opt for neutral shades. Greens and blues can add a relaxing vibe to any room. If you are into earth tones, shades like browns and creams can be paired with a wooden bed frame and vibrant sheets.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Pick accessories with textures

Don’t be afraid to use white accessories against your white walls! Choose items with texture or interesting surfaces like wrinkled prints and paper, fur, or even rough stone. If your bedroom has white walls, spruce it up by adding a quirky lamp or paper decor.

Go for colorful fluorescents

Aside from furnishing your room with colorful accessories, you can also add edgy and vibrant light fixtures that will surely pop in an all-white space. Choose pieces with stunning lines to add character to your room.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

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