White makes any space feel light and spacious and can be a bold statement for a bedroom. But it can also be blinding. It’s easy to get it wrong; you don’t want it to look like your sleep in a padded cell.
White is pure, clean, and welcoming. But it can be clinical, intimidating, and dazzling.
We’ve searched for the most balanced and attractive white bedroom ideas, so that you can bring the charm of calm, with a little notch of naughtiness to your nightly resting place.
Brick takes to white as ducks take to water. White brickwork just works; so if you’re lucky enough to have exposed brick in your bedroom, paint it white and let the room illuminate itself. White is motifically sequenced in this space: the futon, the minimalist wall art, the side-table with the pom-pom bloom. But it’s softened with the decadence of animal skin (fake, hopefully) and the grounding rye-grass twist of the carpeting; warming up the stark cold of the walls with natural tones, balancing this wash of white. But the cherry on the cake has to be the deep black of the feature wall, bringing this warehouse the warmth and homeliness it so craves.
A Whiter Shade Of Pale.
You’d have to have some confidence in your ceiling beams for this palette hammock to really help you feel at home here, but the floating bed is a tiny touch of genius, giving the white painted floorboards an endless flow, uninterrupted by a single piece of furniture. These floorboards are uneven and irregular, and there’s no better way of unifying a floor that would look tatty if exposed, than painting it white, adding a sheen to distract from the rusticity. The gleaming chalky white of the gable roof brings a space-age patina to this rustic beamed cathedral of a ceiling. You’re going to need thick black-out drapes for this palace of incandescence, otherwise you’ll never get a wink of sleep in this heavenly loft. The subtle hints of bone and eggshell lift this ethereal castle into a calming zone of serenity.
Nothing brings the tranquility of ancient forests into the home better than exposed wood. And this stunning gradient of wooden textures provides rustic reassurance with the elegance and simplicity of white. The ash-stained paneling makes for an unctuous feature wall, against the insouciance of the propped-up picture frame and the painted travel chest. The crisp bed-linen features an interest of textures that require no variety in tone but make this bed look so inviting that you’d literally need a crane to lift you out in the morning. Once again, we see white painted floorboards, which are surely the must-have feature of any fabulous bedroom in 2018.
The endless white of the walls extending up onto the ceiling frame this stylish bedroom with frosty lines, warmed from the floor upward. The ecru carpet and pewter rug introduce a neutral base to this parade of white and grape, expressed through the super-knit throw and the middle scatter-cushions. The headboard conjoins the floor to the wall in ecru, and the hanging lights frame this blissful bedroom with a symmetry belied by the wall art and shelving. This is an excellent example of white warmed with well-considered earth tones.
This busy mix of texture, tone, and taupe has the feel of the festival teepee, while the string lights cast shape and light into this bohemian pavilion. The hammock seat accentuates the playful slack of the surroundings, while the ashen greys introduce a grown-up sensibility that prevents this whimsical mess of scattered ideas from looking too confused. Relaxed and imaginative.
This stunning conversion makes a magical feature of the A-framed ceiling. The horizon of white accentuates the length of this massive space: the walls and the flat solid floors add a spacey mystery to the guts of this beautiful home. The A-frame is painted in a slightly different hue from the ceiling and the floor, helping to make a feature of this nude roof. The exposed stonework and the picture-perfect circular window make this room a surprising combination of rustic luxuriance. The chandeliers might not emit much light, but they certainly create a statement that this understated space is not afraid to splash the bling.
This masculine room in white and black is as cool as it is lazily refined. The asymmetry of the wall art, flaunting its variety of frame-shapes confirms that this is a space of the self-assured. The magazine pile bed-side table provides a striking juxtaposition with the ornate lamp, while the vintage black cast-iron radiator brings together the headboard, the Venetian blinds, and the spurious frames of the pictures. The polished floors are softened with an ecru rug that provides texture to this sleek, structured selection of right angles.
Shades Of Chrome
This fantastic bedroom is resplendent in shades of white and chromium grey. The grey cashmere walls bring warmth to this monochrome scheme that luxuriates in its tasteful embrace of lightened hues. The painted silk of the floorboards keeps the greys from overwhelming and sucking up the natural daylight, while the bed linen keeps this muted array of off-whites fresh, crisp, and brimming with invite. Stunning.
White is the new black; although black has never been the mainstay of the bedroom unless you’re a grumpy teenager. We love the brightness that these combinations bring to create space and crisp lines into bedrooms that sell houses. What do you think? Feel free to share your comments with us, and find out what your friends think as well.