White homes can be dog-friendly, too! In a quest to use every square inch, these Indiana homeowners turned a nook under the stairs into a dog house for Olive and Bug. The walls are painted Bright White by Menards, while the floors are painted Clean White by Valspar.
A dark ceiling can help ground a white room, while patterned roman shades add a subtle pop of color, drawing your eyes down to the stunning apron front sink. This gorgeous space in singer-songwriter Holly Williams’ farmhouse was renovated from its old, tattered state.
One of the best ways to get on the clutter free track is to visually create this illusion of more room, height and light with a monochromatic color scheme. And what better color to use than the timeless and opulent white. In fact, we wouldn’t recommend any other color than white to go monochromatic with unless you were decorating on the set of Willy Wonka (III.) Then, you can bring in your personal style or theme and introduce tons of texture with accessories. If you are looking for inspiration to design your room interiors in white, this post is for YOU. These gorgeous pictures of white rooms found on Flickr have character and speak volumes of space with a relaxed beach inspired mood. Now, allow us to shut it so you can check them out!
The guest room in this upstate New York house felt complete with little more than a mid-1800s spindle bed, often called a Jenny Lind after the famous Swedish singer of the time who toured America in a P.T. Barnum production. A plant stand merits new use as a side table.
In the early 1900s, this room was created as a “children’s tea ballroom.” Today the all-white space is a guest bedroom. The designer, Alexandra Champalimaud, selected the Louis XV bed, which still bears the wheels and handles that were used to move it toward a fire or an open window 250 years ago. Here, the bed stays put—and offers glorious views of the gardens.
The laser-cut lantern casts soft shadows on the shiplap walls at night in this California farmhouse.
An all-white bed makes mixing patterns and textures easy. This bed boasts at least four different textiles in different shades of white, including lace, matelasse and homespun fabrics.
The homeowners of this Washington farmhouse painted their bedroom white, but added a series of neutral items—the platform bed, antique blankets, and old leather chair—to the room to give it warmth.
Bright idea: Spray-paint birch and willow wreaths gold for a sophisticated effect.
Using standing mirrors in an all-white bedroom is a no-fail way to open up the room.
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Leats, pintucks, and stitching bring interest and texture to otherwise-understated bedding. Spindle posts add a touch of elegance in this 161-year-old grain mill.
Whitewashing the walls in the attic bedroom of this Montana farmhouse heightened the drama of its pointed arch. “I love the way the horizontal boards emphasize the lines of the pitched ceiling,” the owner says. She found the turn-of-the century iron bed on her first trip to Montana; the chandelier came from an antiques store in Santa Barbara. An English Home quilt (on the bed) and Matteo blanket (draped over the banister) keep the scene from feeling chilly.
With a range hood of salvaged pine and an island supported by vintage porch posts, this Georgia kitchen mixes modern amenities with classic country touches for a lived-in feel.
The ceilings in this Arizona home measure a startling 17 feet, so linen-covered pendant lamps help scale that height down to a comfortable level. The large train station clock fills the back wall for a vintage touch.
White porcelain doorknobs and decor pop against black doors in this elegant 1850s bedroom.
The slanted shiplap walls draw your eyes upward and make the bedroom in this California farmhouse seem bigger than it is, while the laser-cut lantern has a beautiful shadowy effect on the white walls at night.
Striped bedding and textured pillows offset this bedroom’s all-white color palette nicely.
Houseplants and full-length windows help a small room feel spacious and comfortable while drawing the outdoors in. Plants also add a pop of color in an all-white room, like the one in this renovated backyard shed.
A plaid blanket by L.L. Bean laid across an iron bed from Bear Mountain Mercantile adds color and pattern to a guest room.
The white antler chandelier complements the shiplap walls and reinforces the rustic-meets-refined aesthetic of this Alabama farmhouse.
We’re all familiar with the old adages “less is more” and “a cluttered home is a cluttered mind.” No one in their right mind desires to live in a claustrobic space- like apartments aren’t small enough as it is!? And while most of us will agree with these wisdoms, space does become a challenge when consumerism is killing us softly. Luckily for you, there are a few clever tricks you can use to evoke a spacious oasis.
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A white ceiling and walls allow for the oversized, granite-topped island to fill the kitchen without overpowering it. The spindle-leg stools were passed down from the owner’s parents, giving this newly constructed home a sense of history.
White walls and flooring cover the bedroom of this New York farmhouse. The four-poster pine bed wears linens from Pottery Barn.
This Texas farmhouse’s dining room sets a welcoming tone with its drapery-free windows, chippy metal Windsor chairs, fresh flowers, and white walls that showcase an antique-filled bookshelf. A popular gathering spot, the open space draws visitors in.
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White is a popular color for bathrooms, but since it’s likely your sink, tub, and toilet are all white, add a pop of pattern with some interesting tile to warm up the space.
This room accommodates a queen-size bed and headboard flanked by custom floating bedside tables. To add to the bedroom decor, petite lamps and a homemade single-bulb pendant provide ample light without bulk, and a custom lumbar pillow made from Indian textiles helps the room feel a bit wider.
Chalk paint is the perfect way to give your furniture an old, timeworn look, thanks to its thick, matte finish. This Montana blogger coated her childhood piano with white chalk paint to match her home’s farmhouse aesthetic.
In this California home’s master bedroom, white bedding pairs with a Garnet Hill striped duvet cover and throw pillows made out of vintage fabrics.
The owners of this Northern California home installed railroad trestles as beams in their bedroom. A flea-market oil portrait watches over the antique iron bed, covered with Pottery Barn’s fisherman-knit blanket. The walls and ceiliing are painted Kelly-Moore’s White.
Not all whites are the same. Once you start layering different tones, you can’t assume they’ll all go together. You’ve got to look at them next to one another to see if they blend.
Bright idea: Turn old sporting goods into witty wall art by spray painting them white.
A coat of clean, fresh white paint will instantly attract light in any bedroom. Here, a woven-frame mirror from West Elm paired with a mid-century dresser casts a refined look. The gilded touches serve as an interesting contrast to the rural, airy feel created by the connecting screened-in porch.
Bright Idea: No need to call an electrician: Simply hang a chandelier from a hook, with the chain doubling as jewelry.
White walls make a perfect backdrop for these black prints featuring London bus signs, which add a nice contrast rather than overpowering the space. The soft linen sofa and leather ottoman make the living room of this California home feel instantly cozy.
A white-on-white scheme creates an airy, restful master bedroom. Its cheetah-print wicker chair and ottoman offer another nook for reading.
Embroidery adds texture to an interior, while mirrors and mirrored surfaces—in a lamp, tray, or table—make spaces sparkle. Use glass-doored cabinets to highlight favorite items, like the shells and ironstone shown here.
The owners of this rustic 18-century home added a modern touch with a sleek white four-poster bed draped in an 1800s coverlet and opted for his-and-his bookcases rather than traditional stands.
Built in 1932 as the prototype for a planned community on Lake Michigan, this cabin came with a jumble of Old Hickory furniture—antiques that today carry an impressive appraisal. Instead of fighting the lodge vibe, the owners embraced it, tweaking things here and there to suit their style. For example, they painted the master bedroom’s 1930s maple bed and dresser black, then “aged” them with a sanding block.
Display your collection of books on shelves to add contrast to a white room. In this historical New York home, a hanging chain-link lamp gives the study room a center and draws attention to natural light coming in through the open window.
Always remember that white demands accessorizing. Layers of objects with different textures make white rooms really come together!
Linens by My Adobe Cottage adorn an Ikea bed in this simple, cozy child’s bedroom.
White is fantastic at softening architectural quirks. If everything’s painted white, then that odd steam pipe almost magically disappears.
The master bedroom in this Oregon house offers a lesson in mixing old and new: A 1940s mahogany four-poster bed that one of the owners liberated from the barn of a friend’s mother—shortly after graduating from the University of Maine—is dressed with pillows by Martha Stewart for Macy’s, and an Ikea throw drapes across a pair of 1920s English oak corner chairs. The turn-of-the-century side tables sport lamps from Home Goods.
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The bed-frame in this whimsical white bedroom was repurposed from parts of older furniture. The reward is a unique, fresh piece.
In this New York house, tongue-and-groove planks line the walls of the master bedroom and cover its headboard, which conceals a closet (accessed on the other side). The sconce is from Restoration Hardware; the navy blanket from Layla.
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This antique cast-iron bed is dressed in a white cable-knit throw from the Martha Stewart Collection and a white duvet cover by French Laundry Home. A white Anthropologie teacup lamp sits atop the white turned-leg nightstand.
In this upstate New York home, the kitchen’s white walls and open shelving are complemented by a cast-iron sink, vintage-style fridge, and mid-century stove, adding to its farmhouse style.
This master bedroom’s pale palette incorporates different shades of white, cream, gray, and green. The linen headboard cover is by Shabby Chic.
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A white space is instantly warmed up when paired with brown furniture or accents, like this Tennessee home’s Turkish rug and mahogany china cabinet. While white opens the space up, brown helps it feel cozy—an important factor for a room where you’ll likely spend hours relaxing in the tub.
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The pantry in this Nantucket cottage morphed into the “Ship’s Room,” where a built-in daybed evokes a boat berth, beckoning guests to curl up with a good book. A wooden barrel top and a nautical buoy combine to make timeworn wall art.
“I find white linens so comforting,” says the owner of this renovated Wisconsin home that was originally an old grain mill, and we couldn’t agree more. The spindle posts and quilt’s stitching add interesting texture to this elegant room.
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