Growing up my dad had to have white walls. Everything was white. Everything! I didn’t realize how much this drove me crazy until I painted blue stripes on my bedroom wall, just to liven things up. Oh it was pretty lively in there. It took my poor dad so many coats to cover up those circus stripes.
As I grew up my hatred for white walls only grew stronger. Eventually, I discovered that I was trying to prove that plain white wall was a bad thing. When in reality it was probably becoming my favorite paint choice. Are you too hating your white walls? Well don’t! I promise they really can be good.
Makes Room Larger
Let’s face it. We’re always trying to do everything within our power to make our homes look and feel bigger. One of the best ways to do this is to brighten up your surroundings. Having a crisp white paint on your walls will no doubt make a room appear to be much larger than it is. The light that you introduce just bounces off of the walls and makes for a more inviting space.
Oh painting can be awful. Just absolutely the most horrid thing ever. So why paint, and then re-paint again, throughout the years. Instead do nothing. Leave your walls as white as can be and do nothing to change them, other than the occasional touch up of course. Think you still need a change in your surroundings? Now that’s easy. Buying a new area rug can be simple and cheap. Painting an entire room can be exhausting and even potentially expensive.
Great Background for Art
If you’ve been to an art gallery, you are fully aware of how often the walls displaying the art are usually a stark white. Well this is because the art you hang looks so much better when it’s placed against a blank background. If you are an art lover and want to display your collection best, then make sure you have nice white walls.
Allows You to Bring in Color Elsewhere
Don’t forget your drapes, area rugs, flooring, cabinets, or furniture. No matter the room or space, you can bring any color or pattern when you have white walls. You are actually allowed much more creativity in any given space when you have a blank canvas to work with.
Change is Good
If you’re anything like me, then you like to change-up your rooms decor once a year. So now that I have white walls, it has made for a pretty easy and inexpensive way for me to change-up the look. I simply change pillows and the occasional textile, and my room is brand new. It’s so great I love it.
See for yourself. These rooms only further prove my point.