Winter wonderland, some would say. But there is no denying that white lends a surreal, almost fairytale-like impact on any space. We celebrate the purity and calm that white brings into our lives by bringing you ways you can embrace the colour. From textured white walls, concrete flooring to pale timbre furniture, add a few simple elements for that minimalist opulence. Here are ways to be inspired:
Shapes and shadows
White sheers filter the light and create shadows, while niches highlight the objects in them with darkness. And don’t forget, cream is a variant of white and can be just what you need to warm up the scheme. For an added layer of visual interest, mix contrasting textures such as soft, floaty fabrics with raw stone and ceramic.
The tall and short of it
When it comes to arranging a vignette, play with different heights and make sure there’s enough space for each piece to breathe.
Don’t fear the dark. Use vessels, books and collected trinkets to create a personalised display on shelves or in empty nooks. Go one further with an accessory featuring thin black lines, or materials with slightly darker, smudged textures or rough fringes. Then add a little glass sparkle to finish.
Spotlight a surface
A highly textured background sets the scene for a white-based arrangement of objects. Make sure there is diversity in shape and material and that one of the decorative pieces is a standout feature.
It takes two
While steel and chrome will give your all-white space an ultra modern industrial look, natural material such as wood and linen almost instantly adds contemporary yet country charm.
Text and photos by Camera Press