Staying true to the winter wonderland of the season, the look of ivory and off-white walls is set to steal the spotlight at home for 2016. With paint brand Benjamin Moore declaring Simply White as the new Color of the Year, nuanced hues of white paint are officially en vogue this year. If you’re craving the illusion of simplicity, here are a few ways to incorporate this chic minimalist trend into your décor now.
Create a monochromatic aesthetic with creamy furnishings and ivory curtains: For decorating lovers who adore simplicity and prefer muted décor, try redecorating your living room with shades of white. Flatter your off-white walls with a cream-coloured leather sofa, shaggy white area rug and sheer ivory curtains. Complete your updated space with a classic white lampshade for the look of soft lighting, and add large metallic mirrors to enhance the appearance of your heavenly décor.
Introduce a contrasting effect with wine red and black décor: If you’re aiming for more of a striking statement, contrasting details can instantly rejuvenate a tired or dull space. Try showcasing your off white walls with sleek black leather sofas and bold wine-coloured accent pillows. For a finishing touch, modern black shelving and a burgundy area rug can offset the pale walls and bring your space to life with rich winter hues.
Use wooden touches to craft a quaint effect at home: The winning combination of dark wooden accents and white walls can bring rustic charm into your space for the colder months. To offset the simplistic and clean white paint, decorate your walls with ornate wooden wall décor, dark stained bookshelves and framed rectangular mirrors.
Decorate your bedroom with white walls and black accents: Luckily for anyone with a passion for elegant décor, white walls can contrast flawlessly with black décor. To bring timeless sophistication to your bedroom, pair your white walls with creamy linen bedsheets, embroidered throw pillows and black and white flowing curtains with an abstract print.
Adorn your walls with colourful photo frames and funky mirrors: If your wintry walls have left you coveting colour, try injecting rainbow hues into your décor with multicoloured finishing touches. From photo frames in sweet pastel shades of blue, lavender and pink to neon mirrors in quirky shapes, adorning your pristine walls can help you rock this trend.