Not every living room needs a dramatic color palette in order to make a statement. Sometimes, white deserves the starring role. After all, ivory spaces can be lovely, airy, and glamorous especially if your home is blessed with natural light. If you adore the minimal look, feel free to keep things stark — but a well-placed plant or a funky, over-the-top pattern may be the perfect accoutrement to spice things up. Whatever your preferred aesthetic may be, here are 13 ideas that will guarantee your white living room stands out from the crowd.
1. Let natural materials stand out.
2. Play with pops of color.
3. Embrace natural light.
4. Stick with simplicity.
When it comes to white living room ideas, there's no need to get gregarious with your decor. While a refined, neutral palette might be a wee bit more difficult to clean, it can make your room look and feel upscale like designer Erin Fetherstone's all-white living room. Infuse subtle color by adding a sprig of eucalyptus.
5. Add a little glamour.
6. Layer in light wood.
7. Keep the walls bare.
An art-free living room may be an unusual statement — but when those art-free walls are a crisp, pure white, the aesthetic makes sense. Bare walls amplify the room's airy feel. Not to mention, you get to have more fun with the floor like the team over at Studio Muir did by adding a bright and colorful area rug to this all-white space.
8. Toy with tile.
9. Add interest to the ceiling.
10. Drape soft textures.
11. Luxuriate in greenery.
A fiddle-leaf fig never looked so vivid and green than when placed before a white wall. Yes, you'll have to be extra-careful about the dirt — if your pup starts digging in the tree's wide planter, your white walls might not be so white. But if New Darlings bloggers Robert and Christina's lovely living room is any indication, it's well worth the risk.
12. Craft an artsy corner.
If you're an artist, an all-white living room like Sarah from She Holds Dearly's may feel like the quintessential creative space. Without the distraction of bright colors and busy patterns, you can access the deepest corners of your mind. Or just daydream while staring out of the window — whatever works for you.