You may be at this stage right now, or you’ve already gone through it: At one point or another, everyone goes through the apartment living phase!
We’re often told that creating an accent wall will help “punch up” our décor. It’s a great solution, as long as it’s “doable” – but it may be impossible for any number of reasons: the landlord says you must repaint the wall white when your lease is up, or painting is just not your thing… so here’s our guide to surviving when you’re “stuck with white”!
Making do with white is in fact great news, since this colour is “hot” right now. One key benefit is that it brightens up a room with inadequate lighting and makes it look bigger. Think of the white walls as a blank canvas on which you can give free rein to your imagination and creativity!
Here are a few tips to make your new canvas “sing”:
- Play with different textures and materials: a microfibre sofa, a glass table and a few white faux fur cushions can add a little glam to the room.
- If you feel the urge to play with variations, think about diverse shades of white – eggshell, cream and ivory, to name just a few. Juxtaposing glacier-white walls and a charcoal grey sofa can create quite a striking, ultra-modern effect, despite neutral aspect of these two colours.
- Adding touches of wood gives the room a warmer look; white furniture rarely goes out of style, so you can dare to keep it traditional. Your floors – especially one made of pine, as found in older apartments – can also be part of a truly beautiful effect.
- To enhance the room and add some colour, use accessories – such as a lamp or some candles – as well as paintings, frames or posters.
Don’t get stressed if you’re “stuck with white”. Treat it as a means of access to a whole new world of possibilities… an opportunity to bring out the designer within you!
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