Working With White Walls: 6 Ideas From Bold Bedrooms of Real-Life Rentals

published Jul 20, 2014
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You don’t need a bold wall paint color to turn the tide on a bland bedroom. These six bedrooms — despite their white walls — are real-life examples from our house tours of rooms that wow. And they are full of bold ideas to borrow for your own bedroom (in case it’s feeling a little too white and boring).

Pictured above: Can’t do color on the walls? Do texture instead! And then also put texture on the bed, too, just for good measure. The bedroom in Gregory and Jenny’s Relaxed Hippie Bungalow shows you how it’s done.

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Don’t like your white walls? Fill them up! Fill them with art, collectibles, anything that has the kind of color and vibrancy you wish your walls had. This full-walled bedroom spotted in Allison’s Silver Lake Charmer With a View.

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Dramatic light fixtures, bold colors in a painting and stunning succulents make this almost all-white bedroom anything but boring. Seen in Emily & Ian’s Mod and Musical Space.

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A room filled with tons of stories (and colorful spines) can never be boring! And placing those books on a modern, industrial-inspired bookshelf works, too. (Though, for those who can’t do wall drilling, a free-standing bookshelf would work just fine). This bedroom spotted in John’s Third Floor Flat in Ft. Greene.

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A striking black and white pattern in an area rug partners with a modern light fixture hanging over the bed to make this white-walled room pack in a lot of personality. Seen in Robb and Jamie’s Schoolhouse Flat.

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Oversized art matched with lots of thoughtful accessories will help any room feel more full and sophisticated, and a rental bedroom with all white-walls will feel more bold! This room spotted in Alison’s Collected and Curated Apartment.

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