White Out

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Recently, we have seen a surge of all white bedrooms in expert design circles. Unfortunately, many shy away from such a scheme out of fear their space will appear barren and sterile. When managed incorrectly, this may indeed be the outcome. From French Provincial to minimalist or vintage, tackling an all white bedroom can either defeat or complete you. In this ideabook, we will address the key elements to ensure an all white colour scheme is bold, modern and fresh—no matter what style you have in mind.

The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in our home. As much as we don't want to admit it, we spend, although asleep, the biggest portion of our lives there. Self-expression in a bedroom is also important, we want to relax and unwind in a place that reflects our personality. There is much debate in the design world when it comes to what colours are appropriate for producing emotions of recovering and tranquillity. Blue is often suggested, but like most things, has the tendency to date.

It's in the Details

When attempting the all white look, it is above all, extremely important to consider texture. Experimenting with different material finishes such as leather, lace, wood, linen and chiffon fabrics can create an interesting balance and bring a room to life. It is also virtually impossible to make a mistake when playing with such a delicate colour and limited colour palette. You are also able to mix expensive and budget materials together for an overall polished look.

Vintage Charm

When recreating 'Shabby Chic' or 'French Provincial' styles, white plays an essential role in their outcome. Be sure to steer clear of high gloss finishes and minimalist designs, instead, choosing old lacquered wood finishes, wrought iron details, rustic materials and of course, flea market finds. All this results in an inviting and trendy style that shows all white is far from boring. Both of these styles are not governed by too many boundaries; it is possible to mix vintage pieces of furniture and decorations with contemporary soft furnishings and material finishes to execute these vintage styles in the best way possible.

Pure White

For the white purists, it is the perfect colour for contemporary minimalist design. Pure white fits in perfectly with straight lines, clean shapes and emphasises a fresh and clean look. Minimalism is not for everyone; ensure the room is well lit and that the prevailing white elements in the room are bold, unusual or eye catching. 

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100 shades of white

modern Bedroom by FELD Architecture
FELD Architecture

Appartement Luxembourg. Chambre

FELD Architecture

White is not just white. On average, most paint companies supply approximately 100 different shades of white. From pure white to cream, from antique white to eggshell, it is possible to mix these varying colours to form a unified and complete look.

Sensory Overload

When attempting the all white look, it is above all, extremely important to consider texture. Experimenting with different material finishes such as leather, lace, wood, linen and chiffon fabrics can create an interesting balance and bring a room to life. It is also virtually impossible to make a mistake when playing with such a delicate colour and limited colour palette. You are also able to mix expensive and budget materials together for an overall polished look.

Nooks and crannies

White is ideal for small or oddly shaped spaces. For example, it highlights and complements the shape of a loft bedroom to create a visually spectacular space. Light is a key element in the room pictured, it bounces off each wall opening up even the tightest and most hidden corners.

Relax and unwind

If you are fortunate enough to have access to magnificent scenery, an all white colour scheme ensures the most important aspect, the view, remains the focal point. Busy colours, patterns and textures can interfere and distract from the most important element of the room. In this instance, you have the perfect haven to sink into the covers and let all your worries and troubles drift away…

Still hungry for more bedroom ideas? See our latest collection of bedroom furniture or bedroom furniture sets to keep your appetite going!

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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