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.

Try mixing 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. 

Make sure there’s enough space for each piece to breathe

 

Light show 
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.

Use vessels, books and collected trinkets to create a personalised display

 

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.

Make one decorative piece 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. 

Natural material works well too

Text and photos by Camera Press