Since the Scandinavian, modern and minimal styles are at the top of their game once more, you’ll see an abundance of white hued backdrops in several trendy interior designs these days. They might look very stylish, but there is one set back that you must counter if you want to try to emulate it in your own homes. Too much white can make a space seem impersonal and very stark. It keeps the house from looking like a home, so here are 5 ways you can counter this aesthetic to cozy up your space.
1. Sporadic accessorizing
It’s important that you accessorize strategically in all-white interiors. You cannot be helter-skelter with your interior designs. Instead, try to use occasional but impactful accessories that are colored in the right way. The white interior design in this image shows how you can use stools, upholstery and even light fixtures to add a sense of personalization to an otherwise stark white interior design.
2. Contrasting furniture
Furnishings make up a major part of any interior design aesthetic, and you can definitely use ones in contrasting colors to add a bit of warmth to your white interior designs. This image shows an interior design that has been furnished in variations of black furniture to counter the impersonal touches of white throughout the space.
3. Wooden accents
Wooden accents emulate nature in its best form, and they’re the perfect way to add warmth to a white interior design scape. They also provide great contrast and are available in a number of shades and textures. As you can see in this image, the oak style wooden texture of the dining table adds a perfectly cozy vibe to the overall ambiance of this interior design.
4. Compensating with colors
If you feel like your white interior designs are too austere and impersonal for personal and private zones of your home, then you can use different colors and patterns to counter balance that effect. The plaid bed sheet and navy blue feature wall in this interior design are the perfect example of how you can do so without going overboard with too much designing.
5. Neutral touches
Soft, neutral colors complement a white interior design in the most perfect ways. You can use them in small gradations throughout your space to counter the impersonal and austere impact of the whites. This feature wall in the bathroom is a great example of how neutral color tones help keep the starkness of whites in check.