How do you make your home feel instantly light, spacious and calming? You decorate in white, of course. An all-white decor not only adds a spacious feel, but it can also inject a feeling of calm and serenity to your space. It provides the perfect backdrop to all of those gorgeous accessories. Some homeowners fear that an all-white room can look impersonal, sterile and – particularly if kids or pets are involved – grubby, but if you design your space with white floor and wall tiles, which are wiped clean, then the room will look forever fresh. All you need do then is accessorize to perfection, and you have a wonderful white room.Tiles Cape Town
Accessorising well is the secret to avoiding the bland, clinical look that white can sometimes give. Adding one or two subtle accent colours is all you need to give it some extra pizazz. In a modern living space this could mean colourful picture frames, cushions or rugs – just a taste of colour to add definition and warmth. Proudly display books with colourful spines for little pops of colour and to add personality to your space.
A sprinkling of textured objects can give an all-white space some warmth. Mix in luxurious touches such as velvety materials or splashes of silver for opulence and glamour. Include billowy translucent window coverings, layers of off-white, mushroom and pale beige shades to keep things indulgent and stop the palette feeling stark or boring.
The ultimate accessory? The humble houseplant. No white room is complete without a houseplant or two. In the bathroom, a vibrant green houseplant will work wonders and is a great way to add energy and vitality, helping to avoid the clinical look.
Classic marble effect
Classic marble effect tiles are effortlessly stylish and can enhance a crisp, modern space and bring a touch of luxury.
If you’re not a fan of all white – a mostly-white room is a perfect backdrop for a patterned floor. Pattern and grey may have been the top dogs in interior design for the last few years, but the flexibility of a white décor and its ability to create a feeling of uniformity and space means that designers and stylish homeowners alike will return to it again and again.