White furniture is perfect for contemporary home design. It has a clean look that can go with any home style or décor, and the neutral color serves as the perfect base for building up other décor elements around it. White furniture is flexible and stylish, giving you many options for how you design your living room and for easily changing it when the mood strikes.
Living Room Decor
Here are a few tips for how to easily use white furniture as a base for your living room decor and create stylish décor:
Choose a Centerpiece
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Typically, the centerpiece of any living room is the sofa. Choose a really great sofa, and you have the core for your design – sort of like how you choose a gorgeous wedding dress that sets the tone for the décor for the ceremony and the reception. Go with a quality piece, like a Thomasville sofa, to get an interesting design that will stand the test of time.
Choosing a white sofa as a centerpiece is a great option for those who like white furniture but who don’t want to deal with the hassle of keeping it clean. You can make an impact with the white sofa, but you’ll only have to worry about cleaning the one piece and not a whole suite of living room furniture.
Shape with Accent Pieces
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Your white couch is basically a neutral canvas in your living room. Now, you get to shape your design by what you put around it. The accent pieces you choose will have a big impact on the overall look of the room.
For example, if you choose two bright yellow arm chairs and an orange side table, you will create a sunny and youthful look for the room. Whereas if you choose a wicker side chair and a brown leather arm chair, you will create a tropical or even nautical look for the room. Think carefully about the overall tone you want to set, and then choose the colors and styles of accent pieces like chairs, tables, and bookcases carefully.
Add Decorative Accessories
A neutral base with pops of color is an on-trend look for any room. You can have a white couch and other neutral pieces in tones of beige, tan, or even light grey. Then you can add pops of color with decorative accessories like pillows, throw blankets, vases, lamps, and wall art. You can even decorate with the books you choose to display.
For example, you can create a modern, bold look with a white couch and chairs coupled with pillows in jewel tones like emerald, sapphire, and amethyst. Or you can create a more romantic look with accent pieces in shades of pink and lavender. Get creative to see what you can do with your accent pieces. You can include outside-the-box items like toys, comic books, and even accessories you would find in a salon or a museum. Have fun with it!
Go Bold with a Monochromatic Scheme
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Designing in a single color can make a big impact. If you can handle the maintenance, consider designing your whole living room in white. Have a white couch with white chairs, white tables, white vases, and even a big white area rug. You can add tiny bits of color that are understated, such as a light gray wall or some small indoor plants.
We wouldn’t recommend this choice for busy households or those with children or pets. However, choosing leather can help you keep some of the dirt at bay. But if you have an empty nest and you like the elegance and sophistication that such a monochromatic design can offer, you can make a big impact with this décor scheme.
White is a simple yet powerful color. If you plan properly, you can create just about any design scheme you want when you use white furniture as your base. You can use the white as a neutral canvas to make other colors pop, or you can create a monochromatic design scheme that is powerful in its simplicity. Use these tips to create a look for your living room that you’ll love.