What Houzz contributors are saying:
1. Snow whitePure white, oddly enough, is actually not used as much as one thinks. Some whites reflect tones of blue, some are pink, some are green, but this is just white in its purest form, without any tint. Yet it’s not stark or clinically sterile; the all-white scheme, in fact, adds to its cool and airy look. White reflects light, making walls and boundaries disappear, so a small space seems larger.Take a look at these white living rooms
Built-in shelvesInstalling long, floor-to-ceiling storage cabinets on walls, such as in the living room, can be an efficient use of space. It doesn’t look bulky, offers enough storage and gives the room a clean, uncluttered look. Plus, it reduces the need to have large cupboards that take up floor space in the room.
Regular clean-upsLike many people, I’m more of a regular procrastinator than a regular cleaner, often preferring the motto ‘Why do it it today, if I can do it tomorrow?’ However, since having kids and a home to look after, I’ve learnt the hard way that this motto isn’t really doing that much for me.
Embrace close-together furniture (but do it right)Sure, a larger living room would give you plenty of space to walk around the footstool and the sofa here, but how necessary is that space? As long as you have room not to have to duck or weave uncomfortably, you have enough. You just don’t have a huge living room. And that’s okay – as this clean, serene and inviting living space proves. If you’re filling a long, narrow room with a sofa along one wall, if you can fit in an L-shaped design, as here, then do – it’ll help to reduce any corridor effect. If not, play around with other ideas to visually do the same – something like a big framed print or a large plant against the end wall to break up the long lines.Again, let’s hear it for all-white for small interiors. That is a key factor in this airy result, rather than one that feels cramped.Here’s how you can get an all-white decor right