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Tenant Decorating Hacks: Maximize Your White Wall Potential

A Stylish Room With Art on a White WallLiving in a Shaw rental home with white walls means easier decorating with a color that never goes out of fashion. It is easy to update & extremely versatile, that’s why it remains a popular wall color. With white walls as a starting point, you can create interior designs ranging from minimalist to the most dramatic. The best part is that there’s no need to paint or put holes in walls, so your security deposit won’t be at risk. Here are a few interior design ideas to kickstart your creativity for your rooms with white walls.

Creative Contrasts. Since white contrasts beautifully with anything, you can go as wild as you want with your curtain choices. When your home has white walls, bright and bold curtains won’t overwhelm the space. You can go for curtains in a contrasting color for an eye-catching splash of color and still coordinate beautifully with the white walls around them.

Scandinavian Style. Clean lines, minimal decor, and lots of white are what the trendy Scandinavian style is all about. If you like this look, your white-walled room is the perfect setting for a soothing and uncluttered look. 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. Truly dramatic interior elements go perfectly with white walls. A gorgeous oversized plant, vase, or piece of art would look stunning against a clean, white wall. With even just one or two large accessories, you can create an eye-catching focal point in your home.

Black and White. There are few decorating schemes as timeless as a black-and-white approach. It is a classic because it can be both simple and sophisticated at the same time. For a classic, coordinated look with your white walls, you can add some black furniture, a black-and-white patterned rug or curtains, ad even photos or artwork in black frames.

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. They come in many colors and patterns, and are easy to apply and then remove. A large mural will be a better focal point and artistic complement to a white room than a single-color accent wall.

Play with Patterns. If your furniture, rugs, or curtains have a lot of pattern and texture, having white walls will pull them together. You have more room to incorporate patterns in your furniture and accessories because white walls create a grounding backdrop for your things. Your white walls are an invitation to try more colorful and vivid patterns in your decorating this time around!

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

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