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Decorating and adding color to spaces with white walls

Decorating and adding color to spaces with white walls

The always combined classic white is the usual familiar backdrop for walls everywhere. Although they expand the space and are bright and comfortable, white fountains tend to look boring. Adding color to white walls is a perfect way to add color to your design. With the right pointers and tips, you can achieve just that, even if you can’t change the color of your walls.

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A new and improved headboard

There are many ways to forge a headboard yourself. This is very easy when you want a nice, colorful look behind your bed but don’t have a proper headboard. Some fairy lights behind a curtain can add sensuality to the room, and photos and arts can better bring out the personality of the room.

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Huge furniture options

Once you’ve chosen the color palette you want, it’s time to customize the colors of the walls and furniture in the room. There are an unlimited number of options so the choice is yours. From colorful chairs and patterned sofas to artsy bookshelves and contemporary tables, it’s always easy to find something that goes with the timeless white wall.

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The power of contrast

Adding vibrant and bold colors to your room is just the right trick when you are working with white walls. Emphasize the room with an eye-catching decor that is united in an ideal polarity. The furniture and even the little things like curtains, rugs, pillows and wall decorations can play a part in the beautiful picture.

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Expand with mirrors

The placement of mirrors gives your room a brighter and more spacious atmosphere. They are dramatic, classic; They feed the eye and improve the decorative effect. When working with mirrors, it’s important to remember two things: where they are and what they reflect. The spot where you place your mirror should make a good, expanded picture. Maybe put a frame around it or have it in an unusual shape to spice things up.

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An ideal background for works of art

Contrast also plays a role here. To adorn your walls with beautiful and vivid artwork, your walls are best white and unnoticed. You can use the walls to make the artwork stand out and with the right lighting you can create a rather vague and artistic effect. Very stylish! An artist can construct and strengthen his own artistic corner with a white gallery. You can choose any style you want – it will always work great with the wall.

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Play off the neutrals

For lovers of neutral tones, a white wall is ideal if you want to create a calm and relaxing environment. Combined and layered with the calming colors of the neutrals, a white wall gives a simple, appealing and fresh look.

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shelves

Shelves are a big deal when it comes to decoration. You can place any objects on it at any time. You have a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes to choose from. They bring lively depth and, when used properly, can enrich a room. For example, place mirrors on a shelf and then place impactful objects next to the mirrors. The room can also be livened up with cute little plants on the shelves.

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Turn a memory problem into an ad

Do you have any flashy accessories that you would like to display? Putting things like a hat, jewelry, scarf or bag in a specific place on the wall can be both aesthetically pleasing and practical for your use. It’s a smart and pretty interesting way to impress and improve. Complete the idea by using something fun as a coat hanger – pegs, for example.

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Try bolder curtains

If your furniture choices are a little simpler, you can always add a little more excitement to your room by working on the little details. Using unique patterns or gorgeous bodies around your windows is just one of the ways you can do this. To improve the effect, you can always mount them from the ceiling.

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Why not just a frame?

Have you ever thought about hanging blank frames on your walls? They may not contain anything, but the sheer outstanding atmosphere of many frames, each different in shape and size, could create a real artistic atmosphere in your room. Decorating white walls with frames is inexpensive, yet very effective.

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Something that stands out

For all of the colorful folks, you can always consider adding accent pieces to the room. It doesn’t have to be anything special – pillows, lamps, and other bells and whistles can revive a room just fine. Something with more colors can make a big difference in a room, as opposed to neutral colors.

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Wall decals

Are you a person who requires frequent changes? Then you will always receive wall decorations that are easily interchangeable. With the countless designs of wall tattoos, you can decorate the room according to your current ideas and place it anywhere.

Have fun with upholstery fabrics

After choosing the dominant colors, you can use them for the fabrics. The color of your pillows, decorations and accessories will be immediately picked up by the white walls, especially when sunlight strikes the room.

What to do with the flooring

A living rug or a colorful rug is just the right choice for someone who wants to be a little bolder in their design decisions. You can even paint the floor and by combining its color with the accent pieces in your room you can give it a theme and step it up in style.

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Folding screens

The division of the space while enhancing the authenticity of the room style is easily achieved by using folding umbrellas: three framed panels that are attached with the help of hinges. Apart from their sheer presence, which already makes a room more extravagant and unique, it offers space for items that can be hung on top. Although they look elegant, their prices and styles come in a wide range so you are flexible.

The colorful beauty of an outdoor landscape

Leave your windows untouched. Perhaps the process will compromise your privacy, but never doubt the power of a surrounding landscape. The ever-changing outside world is the perfect place to inspire your design. One thing to keep in mind is to keep all items that are exposed to sunlight safe and protected.

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Use self-adhesive wall decals

Wall decals are a smart approach to decorating white spaces. They enhance the mood, give the room its authentic character and color the surroundings. They are easy to assemble, easy to reposition, and come in many varieties that can aid your creative process.

Reinforced fabric wall paneling

An interesting wall covering is achieved when light fabrics are mixed with liquid starch and hung on the wall. It is easy to remove and won’t leave marks on the wall if you wash it well. Using different pieces of fabric and cutting them into different shapes can create a personal backdrop for your room. This collage could be a real statement!

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