Many people cringe at the thought of working with plain, white walls. Often times white walls are the only option when living in an apartment complex or renting a home. Courtney Otte, Interior Designer and owner of The Modern Hive Design Studio, shows how to how to work with white walls and create a space you love!
Designing a white space is one of Courtney’s favorite missions. “It’s a blank slate, so the possibilities are endless,” she explains.
- Create an elegant space with a chromatic scheme by utilizing furniture and décor of one color with many hue variations.
- Design a mature space with an all black and white theme.
- Invent an energetic modern space by using pops of color with high contrast and funky shapes and patterns. The list goes on!
Check out this space designed by The Modern Hive for The Mason St. Apartments in Omaha, NE.
When working with multiple pops of color, be sure to utilize a color wheel if you’re unfamiliar with colors that work well together. This will help you pair complimentary colors and avoid colors that clash. In the Mason St. apartment, Courtney paired vibrant hues of green, yellow, blue, and red.
Adding art and detail to the wall is key – it adds interest and character. Try looking for a large piece of art with striking colors to set the tone for the space, or consider adding an accent wall with a fun wallpaper pattern that works with your color palette.
To complete the room, make sure to include fun light fixtures that will illuminate enough light. To fit the theme here, Courtney used modern lamps with bold color. If you have high enough ceilings, hang a fixture in the center of the living room to add elegance and to make the space feel complete.
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