Sprinkle in some of these eye-catchers to enliven white spaces.
"White doesn't feel cold if you think of it as the stage, not the star of the room," says Shea McGee. That means using white walls and furniture as a back-drop for smaller, vivid elements that give the space some personality, says Todd Nickey. For example: an intricately carved vintage piece, a wildly patterned duvet, or bright yellow trim on the walls of a kid's room.
Here, some ideas (and product suggestions) that really pop:
This shimmery, hand-cast aluminum sculpture dresses up a bookshelf, a console, or a side table.
To buy: Everett the Dinosaur, $40 (7¼ inches), cb2.com.
Citrusy Kids’ Stools
Cheery seats to jazz up a bedroom or a playroom. Available in five hues.
To buy: Linear stools, $69 each, landofnod.com.
Punch up a white bathroom with these striped Turkish towels in hot hues. In six colors.
To buy: Honeycomb Weavy Stripes fouta towels, $59 each, scentsandfeel.com.
This sleek, clean-lined set helps a colorful tablescape shine without weighing it down.
To buy: Roundabout three-piece taper candleholder set, $40, cb2.com.
You don't have to go wild with floral wallpaper to get the pretty, painterly look of botanicals. Just hang a petal-themed print instead.
To buy: Coral Botanical art print, $24 (unframed), riflepaperco.com.