5 Trendy Ways to Decorate with White Walls

Let’s get one thing straight: white walls are not boring.

Their sheer simplicity makes them the cornerstone of minimalist and Scandinavian styles. Your decorations will pop brilliantly against white walls. Rooms appear seemingly larger, and colours are suddenly more attractive against the quiet but demure shade of white. If you’re planning on painting your walls white, here are some trendy ways to decorate:

1. Decorate White Walls With Art

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Photo credit: BoSthlm / Mäklare Johanna Åhman

Framed photographs – especially black and white – create a nice contrast against the white backdrop. You can turn your wall into a creative gallery and hang up other artwork that blends nicely with the surrounding. Printed rugs and blankets also infuse cosiness to the room.

2. Pair White With White

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Photo credit: Morgan Schemel

White cabinets against those white tiled walls create a rather luxurious kitchen setting. As long as you have some elements of wood and steel in the space, you shouldn’t have to worry about having an all-white kitchen.

3. Exposed Brick Walls Are Cool

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Photo credit: Gravity Home

Exposed brick walls juxtapose white in a modern, contempory loft-like setting. We love how raw and unfiltered the bricks are! This whole living room is oozing with style, don’t you think?

4. Colour The Room

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Photo credit: Gravity Home

Liven up a plain space by injecting a plethora of colours, such as a triptych painting, a dark gray couch with two pops of mustard yellow cushions, and plants.

5. Plants Add Freshness

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Photo credit: imoutsidelookingin

Plants are nature’s perfect gifts to any interior. The fresh, vibrant green stands out among neutral shades of white, gray and brown. And let’s not forget that plants are also budget-friendly ways to spruce up your room while adding texture, height and architectural aspects to the space.

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written by Carissa Gan