If you are stuck with white walls in your rental and aren't allowed to repaint in color, you have two options: ask the landlord if you can repaint in white (a softer, more forgiving white!) or go with the flow and make the most of what you have. After all, white walls can be terrific! A monochromatic white walled home can be cool, minimalist and chic or the perfect blank canvas to showcase color, texture and personality in your furnishings and artwork.
Maxime Masters a Rental. In this serenely monochromatic rental, natural and neutral colors make a subtle statement against white walls.
Haley & Ted's Bright White Cottage. Bright, colorful art brings this white room to life.
Polly & Ben's Sherman Oaks Shangri-La. This room, with its mid-century modern furniture, could look overly sanitized but it doesn't thanks to soft lighting, warm woods, and little pops of color.
Lots of artwork and cozy inviting furniture are a perfect antidote to white walls in Cate & Davy's Cozy Home.
Liz's Well-Edited Half of A Durham Duplex. Here is an example of how white walls draw attention to your shelves--so keep them tidy and colorful! The mustard and grey accents are modern but earthy and soft enough to create a cozy atmosphere.
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