Colors can have a great effect on our moods. Warm colors like red, yellow and orange fire up our appetites, while cooler colors like blues and greens relax our eyes and our minds. Neutral colors such as black and white also have their own effects on us, but perhaps the most versatile color of them all is the plain, old-fashioned shade of paper white.
As fall settles in, you might be worried that a white room might look too “summery” throughout all the seasons. To counter this, there are a number of ways to redecorate your white room to give it an austere yet warm look for the colder seasons.
First of all, fill up the room, but don’t clutter. The great thing about white is that it maintains a cohesive look, even in rooms with a lot of knick-knacks and baubles. To add depth to a white room, don’t be afraid to put up whatever items to have to display, from mirrors to old collectibles. Just remember to arrange them in a way that doesn’t look messy.
Don’t neglect how versatile a white room can be. Traditional furniture in rich, dark woods can offer an interesting contrast to a perfectly white room and help add depth without looking too heavy or drab. In fact, warm, dark browns can really add a sense of coziness that is perfect for the colder season.
Finally, take a step outside and find things and color schemes that you can bring indoors. There are a lot of DIY projects that you and your family can do to bring in the warm feel of autumn into the home. Go shopping for new slipcovers and pillowcases that reflect the changing colors of leaves on the trees. With enough hints of autumnal reds, oranges, and browns, your summery white room can become a cozy living space that’ll keep you warm through the colder months.
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