Design Trend: Decorating in Winter Whites

Cloud Slipcover Sofa at Belfort Furniture
Cloud Slipcover Sofa at Belfort Furniture

Whether you have a love or hate relationship with snow, you may find that decorating your home in winter white hues is the perfect approach for your style.  Inclusive of other soft neutrals such as creams, light greys, and soft taupe, decorating your home in white provides a relaxed environment that allows your eye to notice details.  Changes in texture throughout your choices will enhance the space and create a welcoming feeling for guests.

Cloud Slipcovered Sofa by BeModern

A classic white slipcovered sofa that’s beyond comfortable, the Cloud Sofa is one of my favorites – and obviously a favorite of many!  This neutral sofa serves as the perfect gathering area.  Yes, it’s white and sometimes that is scary for a sofa you want to actually live on, but remember it’s a slipcover sofa.  The slipcover can be removed and cleaned, just be sure you follow the directions per your fabric choice.  If you prefer a fully upholstered version for your sofa style, look into choosing a Sunbrella fabric, available on sofas from BeModern, Rowe, Kincaid, and Vanguard.  Sunbrella fabrics allow you to live worry free.  Simply wipe with a damp cloth to clean any stain that does occur, and if it’s stubborn you can use bleach…yes, bleach on any color for this fabric.

Melange Chest of Drawers at Belfort Furniture
Melange Chest of Drawers at Belfort Furniture

Hooker Furniture Mélange Classique Scroll Chest of Drawers

If you can’t bring yourself to stick to all whites, choose some soft hues to accompany your space.  This Chest of Drawers features a very soft blue hue paired with cream with an allover weathered finishing technique to soften the look.  We love this piece for any room of the home because you could always use extra storage.

Alister Accent Chest at Belfort Furniture
Alister Accent Chest at Belfort Furniture
Teresa Side Table at Belfort Furniture
Teresa Side Table at Belfort Furniture

The Alister Accent Cabinet by Vanguard and the Loft Living Teresa Side Table

Mirrored, glass, and metallic accents help to add dimension to a monochromatic room.  Pairing these dynamic accents to whites and greys creates a cool, calming room.  This combination brings one word to mind: opulence.

White Cambridge Bedroom at Belfort Furniture
White Cambridge Bedroom at Belfort Furniture

The Cambridge Bedroom in the Eggshell Finish by Aspenhome

For a bedroom that lets you easily drift off into sleep, think white.  This soft hue allows for a cozy atmosphere even when you layer on white or cream bed linens.  Starting your bedroom with white furniture is essentially a blank canvas.  Think of the window treatments and bed linens as accessories where you can bring in color and an option that's easily switched out when you want a fresh start.

In need of more design trends and decor ideas?   Visit Belfort Furniture – Washington’s Premier Furniture Mall – and shop our showrooms and galleries filled with complete room settings.  Conveniently located in Dulles, Virginia, Belfort Furniture's educated staff and design team are here to help guide you through furniture selection for your home.