5 stylish ways to decorate white walls

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Art can make white walls less stark. (BoSthim/Mäklare Johanna Åhman pic)

White walls are not boring. Their simplicity makes them the cornerstone of minimalist and Scandinavian styles. It’s fresh, clean and classy.

So, just before you decide to repaint the white rooms in your house, take a minute and think about the possibilities first and why white walls are truly the best option.

Decorations pop brilliantly against white walls and rooms appear larger. Plus, colours are more attractive against the quiet, demure white so it really is a great canvas for you to unleash your creativity on.

Running out of ideas on how to make your white walls pop more? Here are five trendy ways to do it.

1. Fill them with photos and frames

Raw brick contrasts with stark white. (Natalie Warady pic)

Framed photographs, especially black and white ones, create a nice contrast against a white backdrop.

You can turn your wall into a creative gallery and hang up other artworks that blend in nicely. Printed rugs and blankets also add cosiness to the room.

2. Pair white with white

White on white in the kitchen is elegant, but it should be broken up a little. (Morgan Schemel pic)

White cabinets against white tiled walls create a luxurious and clean kitchen setting. Add some elements of wood and steel to the space to break up all that white somewhat.

Otherwise, colourful appliances would be a great eye-candy to in an otherwise pristine setting.

3. Exposed brick walls are a welcome disruption

Raw brick contrasts with stark white in a lovely and tasteful way. (Gravity Home pic)

Exposed brick walls are juxtaposed with white walls in a modern, contemporary loft-like setting.

You can easily create a stylish interior by combining raw and unfiltered bricks that contrast with stark white walls.

4. Add a touch of colour

Use pops of colour on the walls and with the furniture against a backdrop of white. (Gravity Home pic)

The beauty of having white walls is that absolutely every colour will go well with it. Have an affinity for bright yellow or neon? Go for it!

Now’s your chance to inject a plethora of colours into a plain space and let your imagination run free when it comes to decorations.

Take the picture above as an example. The designer used white walls as a backdrop for art such as the triptych painting which contrasts with the dark grey couch and two pops of mustard colour in the cushions.

5. Plants add freshness

Plants are a budget-friendly way to add interest to a plain space. (imoutsidelookingin)

Plants are nature’s gift to any interior. The fresh, vibrant green stands out among neutral shades of white, gray and brown.

Plus, plants are a budget-friendly way to spruce up your room by adding texture, height and architectural aspects to the space.

This article first appeared in kaodim.com

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