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Decorating with Shades of White

Shades of white are a very popular decorating choice right now. A color that used to be reserved for Modernist decor is finding its way into all styles from traditional to shabby chic. Where do you start when you want to add shades of white to your home? We've got three tips on how to add white into your decor no matter what your personal style is.

#1 Add Contrast

No matter if you’re going for a bold statement of a room or a serene calming space, using shades of white with contrast can help you achieve your design goal.

 gray accents white flooring shades of white Hunter Douglas Phoenix 85012

The dark gray walls and splashes of orange against the white floors and walls liven up the space with an almost 3D-like effect. The white Pirouette shades add some visual interest with folds of fabric, acting as a backdrop to the decor.

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This room also utilizes contrast, but in a softer way. The warm wood and walls stand in contrast to the white trim and plantation shutter doors. They are work together to create a cozy and finished look.

#2 Use Your Style

Just because you're using shades of white in your home doesn’t mean that your personal style has to take a back seat. The use of white can enhance whatever look you’re going for.

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The use of white here has created a modern look with the simple furnishings and clean lines. The square windows are used as a focal point, and the white shades reinforce the contmeporary appeal of floor to ceiling windows in this gorgeous foyer.

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Here, white is also used, but to an entirely different effect. The warm wood tones and high ceilings offer the look and feel of a cozy ski lodge. The privacy and light control of the white shades brightened up the space, tying the design together with the soft, white area rug.

#3 Use Texture

The easiest way to use white in your home? Just add texture! Textures create dimension. They invite a charming appeal, adding character to the space. What kind of texture is best? Find the ones that draw your eye, the ones that appeal to your sense of style.

 white roman shades white walls living room hardwood floors Hunter Douglas Phoenix 85012

This family room showcases many shades of white brought together through the use of texture. The textured shades keep the windows and walls from blending together in subtle fashion. A variety of accent pillows and the plush, multicolored rug help to create a space that is fresh and inviting.

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Simple. Stunning. The texture says it all. Folds of fabric from the gray roman shades highlight the angles and striking appearance of the white trim. The carefully selected furnishings showcase the beauty of white, outlined and embellished with dark design elements. This room has been transformed into a inviting, yet elegant, place to relax.

Invite Shades of White!

If using shades of white in your design still feels overwhelming to you, our team at Grand Valley Window Coverings is here to help! We can walk you through the design process, helping you select the colors, fabrics and textures that will dress your windows beautifully and coordinate with your personal style. Contact us today for your free, in-home consultation.



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