White is One of this Year’s Hottest New Trends. Our Interior Designer Looks at How White is Right in the Living Room

White Furniture – Trendy Living Room Furnishings

White furniture is a fashionable choice for many interior designers, especially those working on smaller apartments as it can create a calm and serene space while also making a room feel larger and lighter. The latest nautical interior trend has also created a new appeal for white furniture, especially in the living room.

White Furniture – Trendy Living Room FurnishingsWe all know that choosing the right colour can transform your living room into a classy and comfortable space, but how white is right? Choosing white as the dominant colour works perfectly in modern living rooms as it creates a blank canvas, allowing you to introduce accent colours through accessories such as lighting, wall art and soft furnishings.  If you want your living room to feel cosy, and are worried that white will feel cold, then look for furniture that has been distressed to add character. You might want to dress your space with fluffy cushions and soft throws to create balance (so your room has an airy and open feel, but also has warmth).  Another benefit of white furniture and walls is that you can tailor your living room to suit the season. In spring and summer, for example, simple changes such as adding yellow and blue cushions to your sofa will enhance that fresh feeling. In winter, you can change to reds, warm browns and muted tones to create a much more cosy and relaxed interior.

White Furniture – Trendy Living Room FurnishingsWhite furniture is available on the high street in many different styles including shabby chic, oriental, painted and distressed so you will easily find items to suit your theme and personality.  The benefit of choosing white furniture, either for an entire room, or to just introduce one piece, is that it will instantly update the look and feel of your living room.

 

White Furniture – Trendy Living Room FurnishingsIf you love the nautical trend, then look for wooden furniture items that have a white-washed appearance. This means they have been painted and then rubbed down so some of the timber grain shows through.  Blend this distressed furniture with natural elements such as water hyacinth baskets, mirrors and accessories to really complete the look.

 

White Furniture – Trendy Living Room FurnishingsIf you want to add a touch of the Orient and create a calming space, you may want to consider introducing white lacquered furniture to your living room.  For this look, a feature wall with oriental themed wallpaper will give your room a stunning focal point. You might want to add simple oriental accessories such as Buddha’s, urn vases and bamboo lighting to bring the whole look together. Puji has a wonderful selection of Oriental inspired accessories that will give your sitting room a tranquil and relaxed look.

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