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Tenant Decorating Hacks: Maximize Your White Wall Potential

A Stylish Room With Art on a White WallA benefit of living in an Alexandria rental home that has white walls is that this color never goes out of fashion. The reason why it is a popular wall color is that it is not only easy to update but is also very versatile. You can create a wide range of interior designs ranging from minimalist to one that’s full of drama using the white wall as a starting point. The best thing about that is you don’t have to paint the walls or put holes in them so you can be sure your security deposit is safe. Here are some interior design ideas for rooms with white walls that you can start with.

Creative Contrasts. White provides beautiful contrasts, which you can use to your advantage when choosing curtains. A home that has white walls can be fitted with bolder curtains without overwhelming the space. Curtains in a contrasting color attract the eye, offering a splash of color that coordinates beautifully with the surrounding white walls.

Scandinavian Style. The Scandinavian style is all about clean lines, minimal decor, and lots of white. Your white-walled room is perfect if you like a look that is soothing and uncluttered. To keep things functional and serene, you can add rugs and furniture in soft, neutral tones.

Pop of Color. If you like white and other neutrals but do not want an otherwise all-white palette, adding accents in one vivid color can keep things from getting boring. By using emerald green, navy blue, red, or orange, you can transform a room’s personality without making drastic changes simply by using a single shade. Throw pillows, artwork, rugs, curtains, and other elements in your chosen shade can make those white walls pop!

Oversized Accessories. White walls make the perfect background for truly dramatic interior elements. Imagine how visually enthralling a gorgeous oversized plant, vase, or piece of art be on a clean, white wall. You can use just one or two large accessories and have yourself a stunning focal point in your room.

Black and White. There are few decorating schemes as timeless as a black-and-white approach. It is simple and sophisticated at the same time, that is why it is a classic. Achieve a classic, coordinated look with black furniture, a black-and-white patterned rug or curtains, and photos or artwork in black frames against your white walls.

Hanging Mural. You can also have an accent wall to offset your white walls without painting by using a removable mural instead. You can find adhesive, removable murals in many stores. Aside from coming in many different colors and patterns, they are also easy to apply and then remove. Compared to a single-color accent wall, a large mural serves as a focal point as well as an artistic complement to a plain white room.

Play with Patterns. If your furniture, rugs, or curtains have a lot of pattern and texture, having white walls will pull them together. You can do more with patterns in your furniture and accessories because the white walls create a grounding backdrop. If you haven’t used patterns much in your decorating, your white walls are an invitation to be more adventurous and try something a bit more colorful and vivid!

Before you unleash your inner interior design, be sure to chat with your Alexandria property manager about the guidelines within your lease. Not renting from Real Property Management Optimum? Now’s your time! Browse our available rental listings and fill out an application today.

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