Often I write about adding personality to homes through the addition of colour, from bold paints to bright accessories, but there are softer ways to add colour, warmth and texture. These images show how white spaces don't have to be minimalist and stark, instead they can be luxurious and welcoming. The day bed (1) is covered in cushions of various pale tones and textures, which adds interest and depth. Meanwhile, what is essentially a very simple scheme is brought to life with the addition of a statement chandelier. This is definitely a great way to 'lift' pale schemes - check out the light bulb chandelier (5) below for all the evidence you'll need. If you've fallen for it, you can buy it from Pottery Barn. My tip for adding warmth to these schemes is simple: lots of texture. Achieve this effect with exposed wooden surfaces (4), flooring and accessories, just like in these examples.
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