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The beauty of a white bedroom is that it can take the form of any style. It can be calming, bright, warm, fresh, crisp, or cool — you name it. The key to getting an all-white room right is to layer on the texture and know where to add the right accents. Take a look at these white bedroom ideas and tips to create a space that’s anything but boring.

Turn up the Texture

When you have a monochromatic palette, playing with a variety of materials is a great way to create depth. You’ll want to layer on texture, so to speak. Start with what’s already in your bedroom, like woodwork, brick or even subtly textured drywall, and build off of that. Woodwork can be painted white or left as is for contrast, or you can do something in between like a whitewash that will retain the texture of wood but keep the space light and airy. Either of these options would be great for a farmhouse or rustic feel. Exposed brick can also be painted to soften existing harsh red tones while leaving just the right amount of texture to add interest (think industrial chic). Keep things sleek and minimal for a modern take on an all-white bedroom; think smooth walls and clean lines. Having trouble thinking of textures? Choose two or three of these and incorporate them into bed linens, upholstery, window treatments and accents throughout the room for a rich, layered look:

  • Linen
  • Silk/satin
  • Velvet
  • Faux fur
  • Leather
  • Lace
  • Matelasse
  • Sheers

When choosing furniture for white bedrooms, also think about how you can combine multiple materials to complement other textures and patterns in your bedroom. Wood, lacquer, cast iron, plastic, acrylic, wicker and rattan are all excellent options — whether they’re white or not is up to you.

Add a Hint of Color

You can still retain the dreamy, airy feeling of a white bedroom while adding in color. The trick is to be subtle about it. You’ll want to insert hints of whichever color you choose so that they provide interest but allow the space to stay true to its serene, all-white roots. Introducing subtle patterns that include white, either with wallpaper or bedding, is a great way to do this. Gray and blue are both popular colors that will quietly complement white, but more bold options that pop are certainly welcome. Color may come in the form of materials you choose to bring in, such as a warm, brown leather, rich wood tones or shiny metal details. Also consider using small, colorful accents that can be easily swapped out, like throw pillows, artwork and decorative objects.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a white bedroom renovation or are building a designer bedroom from scratch, Houzz has 142,346 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Prime Custom Kitchen & Bath and Metro Building and Remodeling Group LLC. Look through bedroom photos in different colors and styles and when you find a white bedroom design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful white bedroom ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.