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Tenant Decorating Hacks: Maximize Your White Wall Potential

A Stylish Room With Art on a White WallOne benefit of living in a Grand Rapids rental home with white walls is that white is always fashionable. Because it is easy to update and is extremely versatile, it is a very 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 you don’t have to paint or put holes in the walls, so you don’t risk your security deposit. You can start with these interior design ideas for rooms with white walls.

Creative Contrasts. Make a beautiful contrasting design with white walls and curtains. When your home has white walls, it can accommodate bolder curtains without overwhelming the space. Curtains in contrasting colors will catch the eye and offer a splash of color that coordinates beautifully with the white walls around them.

Scandinavian Style. You can also go for the Scandinavian style, which is all about clean lines, minimal decor, and lots of white. If you like this soothing, uncluttered look, your white-walled room is the perfect space. You can also add functional rugs and furniture in soft, neutral tones to keep things serene.

Pop of Color. If you like white and neutrals but think that an all-white palette is a bit boring, consider adding accents in one vivid color. Without making drastic changes, you can add personality to a room by using a single shade like emerald green, navy blue, red, or orange. Throw pillows, artwork, rugs, curtains, and other elements in your chosen shade can make those white walls pop!

Oversized Accessories. Many dramatic interior elements seem to be made for white walls. Imagine how visually enthralling a gorgeous oversized plant, vase, or piece of art be on a clean, white wall. Even just one or two large accessories can be the show-stealing focal point of any space.

Black and White. There are few decorating schemes as timeless as a black-and-white approach. This classic combination is both simple and sophisticated at the same time. Your white walls will beautifully set off black furniture, a black-and-white patterned rug or curtains, or photos and artwork in black frames.

Hanging Mural. A removable mural is a great alternative to an accent wall to offset your white walls. You can find adhesive, removable murals in many stores. In addition to the wide variety of colors and patterns to choose from, they are also easy to apply and remove. Unlike a single-color accent wall, a large mural can be a focal point and artistic complement to your white room.

Play with Patterns. White walls also look great with furniture, rugs, or curtains that have a lot of pattern and texture in them. You have more freedom with patterns in your furniture and accessories since the white walls create a grounding backdrop for your things. If you are not used to using patterns in your decorating, your white walls can be a canvas for you to experiment with something more colorful and vivid, for a change.

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

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