Add interest and cozy farmhouse style with these decor ideas for white rooms.
I remember when I thought white rooms were so boring.
I was into cranberry red, royal blue, and golden yellow back then.
Don’ t you just love how tastes change over time?
Although I still love color, I’ve fully embraced the neutral (and white!) trend. It’s my current thing.
I shocked even myself by going with such a white white in our Living Room (Simply White by Benjamin Moore) – and loved it from day one.
However, once a room is all fresh and white, it’s important to add elements to bring in interest, life, & warmth to an otherwise blank space.
Here are 6 ways to add interest and cozy farmhouse style to white rooms:
1. Mix in some black & metal elements and features
A friend once told me that every room needs a bit of something black to ground the space and add interest. The powder room above shows how a generous dose of black in the floor tiles, grout, sink, accessories and light fixtures can add so much interest to a room with lots of white.
2. Warm up white rooms with Wood Tones or Brick
I love the warmth that wood tones bring into white and neautral rooms and spaces. Wood tones don’t just have to be actual wood, though. Wood tones in the photo above include a wicker basket, wood colored book spines, vases, and a mirror frame.
A tiny bit of brick in the fireplace surround adds some more warmth against a completely white wall.
3. Sprinkle Greenery throughout the space
Adding greenery -whether real, live plants or faux – brings freshness and life into any space. Of course it goes well with white rooms, but really greenery is always appropriate in any color of space!
4. Mix in Soft Furnishings & Textures
The coziness of a room or space isn’t determined just by the colors that are used in it. Textures play an important role in how a room feels. Softness added in through the texture of a rug, blanket and chair fabric make the above all white space feel so welcoming and inviting.