It’s really not fair. Film makers have despairingly used white walls as the backdrop for ice queens for so long that few people can look at them without thinking, “Cold-you-know-what.” But you know what? Don’t be duped. White walls aren’t just for Ice Queens. They are for very nice people, too.
So how do you use white on your walls without feeling like you live in an igloo?
Here are a few of my favorite tips to warm up those white walls and get a cozy, bright, and inviting space…
1. Add linen.
2. Add pattern.
4. Buy a plant.
3. Add blankets.
Call it silly, but a cozy blanket actually adds immediate cuddle factor both practically and visually.
4. Use Wood.
Wood floors, a stack of birch by the fireplace, or a wood coffee table brings earthiness.
5. Add nature.
Dried flowers, pots of basil, and even a vase of twigs bring depth and raw beauty to a space.
6. Go for Cement.
7. Embrace Amber.
8. Bring in shades of dusty pink and grey.
9. Throw in lots of cute stuffed animals (or more pillows!)
All photos via Stadshem. (This home is currently for sale in Sweden!)