Who doesn’t long for a bedroom that acts like a lullaby? If you’re sleep-challenged—isn’t everyone these days?—consider creating your own cloud chamber. Fans of all-white bedrooms use words like “tranquil,” “blank slate,” “no distractions,” and “Zen” to describe the appeal. There’s also an automatic tidy look that comes with opting for all white: a single color creates cohesion and, like a T-shirt, can stylistically go in any direction.
Too much etherealness, however, can be chilly and soporific (not necessarily in a good way). The key to a successful all-white approach is to introduce texture, slip in subtle patterns or varying shades of pale, and to accessorize with books, art, plants—or simply a wonderful view. Here are 27 standouts that demonstrate the great versatility of all white.
Under the Rafters
Her advice is to take stock of your shades of white and make sure they “marry up” by holding them against each other: “You may not realize it, but your white bed linen could be a very warm white and your white joinery might be a very blue white.” Her paint of choice for bedrooms is pure white pigment (titanium dioxide), “the base they use for mixing all whites: it’s a fresh, glowing white that works with everything.”
Bright (Removable) Accents
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Studio Apartment White
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The Paneled Chamber
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