White living room ideas just never go out of style. Whether you are unsure of where to go with your color scheme or a neutral lover that's now willing to give in to the recent trend of more color, you just can't go wrong with white.
Far from boring, white walls are a blank canvas that can lend themselves to any style, whether that be maximalism or modern country rustic. Plus, we all know white's space expanding and light enhancing abilities, so it's the perfect shade for any sized room too.
But as anyone who has ever typed 'white paint' into Google can tell you, white comes in more forms than imaginable. Off-white, pure-white, ivory, grey-toned whites, blue-toned whites, pink-toned whites, we could go on. And is it important you pick the right white for your living room, so be sure to look at the aspect of your room, which way does it face? How much natural light does it get? Before deciding on a white. And make sure to order samples too so you can see exactly what a shade looks like in your living room.
White living room ideas
Be inspired by our round-up of gorgeous white living rooms, that prove this classic shade can be as striking as any bright...
1. Use a white backdrop to make stand-out furniture pop
This white living room is a calm, serene space, with white walls and edited furniture. The pops of primary colors give the all-white space a focal point while not overly interrupting the neutral scheme.
2. Use white walls to perfectly showcase black & white photography
Striking black & white nude photography adds a refined look to this white living room. On skinny legs, the furniture in this room seems to float above the floor, bringing a sense of weightlessness to the lofty space.
Explore more of this luxe Scandi villa apartment for plenty more neutral interior inspiration.
3. Hang foxed antiqued mirrors for timeless elegance
Aged, foxed mirrors give this white living room a sense of grandeur and work perfectly with the room's plaster work, while modern furniture and a new fireplace keep the space looking fresh.
4. Punctuate a white scheme with black furniture
Black pieces punctuate this all-white living room. Found objects make this place a home, such as the painted Afghani chest, which rub shoulders with heavyweight Danish designs.
5. Add interest with oversized lighting
In this white living room a classic sofa is teamed with a funky pendant and a sleek glass table. It makes sense to mix old with contemporary here. The pale wood flooring brings the whole space together. In addition, a monochrome palette forms the backdrop, and a tactile mix of natural materials, including linen, sisal and marble, features throughout.
6. Go for linen upholstery for a relaxed and rustic space
White walls, a tall, white ceiling, white linen sofa and sanded floors create relaxed and rustic vibe to this living room. The texture are what adds the interest to this minimalist space.
7. Incorporate sculptural shapes for softness
A simple white theme is made interesting through sculptural, rounded furniture and accessories that echo the curves of the living room. The sinuous pieces of mid-century designer Vladimir Kagan inspired the design of the bespoke sofa.
8. Go for sharp angles and bold colors
The design of this white and blue living room was approached like an exercise in geometry. Shapes are perfectly balanced, so that the corners of the day bed are softened by the rounded mirror and the pastel rugs. The fireplace is inset with black tiles in a herringbone pattern, giving a traditional focal point with a twist.
9. Add wood paneling for texture
Wood paneling, linens, and natural materials work together to create a relaxed and rustic-inspired space. A squishy sofa and rustic bench subvert the grown-up paneling to give a relaxed take on Edwardian style. Chunky oak floorboards prevent the space from feeling too austere.
10. Modernize a rustic scheme with metallics
Brass wall lights lend a glam touch to this modern rustic living room scheme, contrasting against the stone fireplace, rattan chairs, and fluffy sheepskins.