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Tenant Decorating Hacks: Maximize Your White Wall Potential

A Stylish Room With Art on a White WallAn advantage of living in a Pewaukee rental home with white walls is that white is always in fashion. This popular wall color is very easy to update and is extremely versatile. 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. Here are a few interior design ideas to kickstart your creativity for your rooms with white walls.

Creative Contrasts. White provides beautiful contrasts, which you can use to your advantage when choosing curtains. When your home has white walls, bright and bold curtains won’t overwhelm 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. The trendy Scandinavian style 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. Keep things functional and serene by adding rugs and furniture in soft, neutral tones.

Pop of Color. If you like white and other neutrals but do not want an otherwise all-white palette, adding accents in one vivid color can keep things from getting boring. Even a single shade– like emerald green, navy blue, red, or orange– can bring more life into a room without making any drastic changes. Throw pillows, artwork, rugs, curtains, and other elements in your chosen shade can make those white walls pop!

Oversized Accessories. White walls make the perfect background for truly dramatic interior elements. A gorgeous oversized plant, vase, or piece of art would look stunning against 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. It is simple and sophisticated at the same time, that is why it is a classic. Achieve a classic, coordinated look with black furniture, a black-and-white patterned rug or curtains, and photos or artwork in black frames against your white walls.

Hanging Mural. You can also have an accent wall to offset your white walls without painting by using a removable mural instead. 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. A large mural will be a better focal point and artistic complement to a white room than a single-color accent wall.

Play with Patterns. Furniture, rugs, or curtains that have lots of patterns and texture in them will look great against white walls. 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 Pewaukee property manager about the guidelines within your lease. Not renting from Real Property Management Greater Milwaukee? Now’s your time! Browse our available rental listings and fill out an application today.

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