White is one of the most used colors in home decor, both for its charm and indisputable lighting functionality. However, especially if not decorated correctly, using this color too much can create a dull and unwelcome environment. With the new trends, including modern style, shabby chic, Scandinavian and industrial style, white has become an absolute protagonist of interior design. Today, we definitely can say that it’s one of the most popular colors used for painting walls, furnishing, and many home accessories.

Anyhow, this color can be tricky sometimes, and you have to be extra careful when it comes to finding the right décor items. Today, we will show you some of the common mistakes you could make and how to prevent them.

  1. Modest entrance

The entrance to a home is the business card with which one introduces oneself to guests. Often, however, leaving it empty, without a piece of furniture, which outlines the personality of the environment, causes the space to become unwelcoming. If the entrance is a hallway, it is advisable to use a mirror placed in front of the entrance door. Not to mention the importance of plants and the right lighting, which also play a fundamental role in home decor.

house entrance

  1. Living room without personality

You have a nice living room with a light marble floor, you adore the leather sofa, opting for white and, remaining on the theme, the wall behind it is also painted white. In this case, the two main elements, the floor, and the sofa have a background that recalls the same color. This is when you know it is better to break the monochrome and choose a color that will create contrast: for example, a black, gray, dove-gray background will allow your guests to notice the beauty of the marble. Another alternative solution could be putting on a dark sofa, to create a certain personality in your space. Don’t forget to pay attention to details, from maxi paintings to frames, plants, and carpets.

white living room

  1. Empty bathroom

In the bathroom, the presence of sanitary details usually favors the presence of white. To change the atmosphere, a good idea is to add a cabinet under the sink in another color or maybe a big mirrored wardrobe. Also, to bring out the individual elements of your space, designers suggest you use wooden furniture and colored textiles.

white bathroom


  1. Kitchen: breaking the monochrome

For those who love entirely white kitchens, we advise you to choose simple elements that break this monochrome, especially with a very light floor, as can be the case with whitened wood-effect porcelain stoneware. The dark worktop in natural stone or laminate is perfect. Since it is a part of the environment that is widely used and exploited, both the slate stone and the wood are elements capable of ensuring the right level of liveliness to the environment. As for appliances, steel, with its range of grays, allows you to enhance the modernity of the environment, preventing the kitchen from being a cold and apathetic environment.

white kitchen

  1. Bedroom: hospital effect problem

Avoiding the so-called hospital effect when adopting white for the bedroom is essential. The presence of only white elements such as the bed and the wardrobe is possible as long as you have a floor that is in stark contrast. The naturalness of wooden parquet or, for cheaper but equally pleasant solutions ensured by wood-effect porcelain stoneware, is fundamental in this case. Finding yourself a bedroom where white is the only shade present could, in the end, be bedazzling and dull. You can also play with colors by choosing textiles. Choosing contrasting shades for the bed linen, sheets, blankets, and duvet covers will make the environment very comfortable. An alternative choice can be made for the bed’s headboard: by varying the color and opting for slightly different shades, beige, dove gray, metal gray, to create the proper harmony in the room.

white bedroom

  1. Bedroom: looking for elegance and color

For the children’s bedroom, it is essential to create a cheerful, joyful, and imaginative environment. It is possible to stimulate the creativity of the little ones by combining soft colors, light blue, pink, or pastel, to obtain the best possible result. The wallpaper option, even placed on only one of the walls, with subjects and themes that children like, should be taken into serious consideration.


 white bedroom