White Interiors - Design Ideas
Most people tend to think of White as the safest colour for interiors and treat it like a neutral non-colour. Home owners sometimes even paint their brand new homes White then live in the house a while allowing them to see how the light falls during the day and to experience their new home without the distraction of any colour. However White is a gorgeous colour in its own right making a bold design statement and is the perfect backdrop to many interior styles. Here are a few gorgeous design ideas from Scandinavian to Modern Minimalist all of which focus on the color white!
If you love Scandinavian design style, you will know that Nordics love the colour White. The cool light of the northern hemishere is why pale colours work well in Scandinavian homes although it may be relatively new to us. To make this style work you should combine rustic and vintage pieces to give a cozy feel to your home. Bring nature into your home with wicker baskets stacked full of freshly cut logs by the fireside and layer hand knitted chunky throws on sofas. Soft furnishing fabrics tend to be made from natural fabrics such as linen or printed cottons. Combine curtains with Vintage curtain poles in Faded White or Distressed Linen from our top two wooden pole brands Acanthus Vintage and Advent Designs. Acanthus Vintage have four shades of white curtain poles all with beautiful unique finials.
For a Modern Minimalist style you can pare everything down, paint the walls white and add some chunky sofas in wool or leather and add some vibrant colours to the mix. Marimekko is a Finnish Fabric Designer from Scandiavia and these bold prints would look great in curtains and cushions. If you are hanging curtains select a Silent Gliss Metropole in white for a no fuss look. Now that Silent Gliss have introduced a flush endcap this pole has a totally streamlined look and no rings. Cording the pole makes life a while lot easier too. The trick is less is more. You don't want anything fussy just some nice wall art and a few comtemporary pieces will ensure a no fuss lifestyle, less cleaning and a very chic look to your home.