Why Not Paint the Whole Room?

Why Not Paint the Whole Room?

Sarah Coffey
Jan 15, 2008

We loved yesterday's good quote from Peter York (perfect for the January Jumpstart). When he mentions painting a Victorian piece white and changing out the handles, we can think of a few times we've done just that. It's a decorating trick that almost always works...and you can apply it to a whole room if you want. Painting a set of mix-matched pieces white (or another color) unifies a room and brings together discordant styles. Bring in an accent color or two on the walls, on the floors, or with accessories. Click below for more examples...

We painted our bedroom dresser ivory with white handles. We added white frames for the photo arrangement and white storage boxes to pull the look together. (We're thinking of painting the hamper white as well.)

Victorian, Moroccan, and Mod styles all come together in this white living room. Image via Living Etc (check out their entire gallery of white living rooms for inspiration.)

Top Image via Maine Cottage.

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