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15 White Room Ideas That Are Anything But Boring

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While some people might say decorating primarily with white is boring, we think that couldn’t be further from the truth. White is a vibrant and bright color with an endless number of decorating possibilities. A white room keeps mid-century modern styles from looking dated, farmhouse style looking fresh, and sets the stage for Scandinavian design. The decor of a room pops against white, whether keeping it simple with natural materials and neutral colors or adding bright hues for a high-energy space. An accent of wood, whether on the floor or as a piece of furniture, goes a long way to warm up the starkness of an all-white space. Remember that less is more, even with a white base. When painting a white room, consider that paints aren’t one-size-fits-all. A range of undertones in white paint can create a multitude of different looks. Benjamin Moore has over 200 shades of white, after all. Enjoy these white room ideas!

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Scandinavian Meets Mid-Century

An eye-catching branching bubble chandelier and rich mid-century modern furnishings look timeless (read: not at all dated) against a crisp white backdrop.

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Effortless Eichler

Talk about a clean kitchen. Soft lines of wood, both on the flooring and the ceiling, compromise the sharpness of the white cabinetry in this San Francisco classic home style.

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Cozy Scandinavian Style

Inviting textures in neutral tones adds comfort and style to this living room, proving that shades of brown and tan don’t have to equal boring.

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Dreamy Boho Bedroom

Bohemian, mid-century, and minimalist design styles all come together to create a serene, but not sterile, space. We love the vintage-inspired dresser, and how nothing else in the room fights for attention. Shutterstock

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Shades of Grey

Don’t underestimate how peaceful and captivating a grey color palette can be. The white base to this room allows it to remain bright and lively, while the grey tones make it livable and minimalist.

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Creative Cutouts

This home takes wood detailing a step further with built-in cutouts that break up the consistency of the white walls. Shutterstock

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Industrial Reborn

Warehouse, meet the new house. The white walls and ceiling accentuate the character found in both steel-framed windows and the industrial lighting of this once-factory.

Fireplace, wattle boxes with pillows, bed, African posters in a boho bedroom interior

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Bohemian Beauty

This white bedroom features several softening details, from a sheer canopy draping from beam to bed, to the natural fiber accents in the bench, basket, and rope that give this room its hip vibe.

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A Nordic Kitchen

This kitchen and dining space create their Scandinavian look with a combination of white and wood. The white paint stays dynamic with its blue undertone, while the wood remains soft and warm for the perfect balance of color and texture.

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Country Living

A country kitchen gets a fresh upgrade with a coat of white, which accents details including French doors and paned glass above the cabinets.

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Modern Marble

In this all-white space, a gray on white wrapped marble countertop subtly steals attention, while dark wood flooring provides a stunning color contrast.

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White Water

The simple beauty of this bathroom leads the eye right to the modern soaking tub and out at a picturesque view. What makes this room really pop? It’s the black framing on the wall-sized window.

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Mid-Century Entry

Four major pieces create a warm and stylish entryway that looks both tidy and lived in — the ultimate combination.

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Contemporary Cohesion

Simple detailing on the white cabinetry, shiny chrome fixtures, and dark wood flooring make this white kitchen a chef-worthy space.

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Minimalist Meals

This city apartment looks lavish with little, made beautiful with a few signature pieces: an oversized pendant lamp, an oak dining set. Fresh greens bring this look to life.

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