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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 an El Segundo 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. Use your white walls as a starting point to create interior designs that can go from simple minimalist to full-on drama. The best thing about that is you don’t have to paint the walls or put holes in them so you can be sure your security deposit is safe. Here are interior design ideas you can get inspiration from for your rooms with white walls.

Creative Contrasts. White provides beautiful contrasts, which you can use to your advantage when choosing curtains. A home that has white walls can be fitted with 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. The trendy Scandinavian style is all about clean lines, minimal decor, and lots of white. If you like this look, your white-walled room is the perfect setting for a soothing and uncluttered look. Keep things functional and serene by adding rugs and furniture in soft, neutral tones.

Pop of Color. Even if you are a fan of white & neutrals, you could also add accents in one vivid color to break what could be an otherwise boring all-white palette. 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 are also the perfect backdrop for really dramatic interior elements. Just think about how stunning a gorgeous oversized plant, vase, or piece of art would look on a clean, white wall! With large accessories like these, you can add a scene-stealing focal point in any space.

Black and White. There are few decorating schemes as timeless as a black-and-white approach. This classic is both sophisticated and simple at the same time. Even just simple black furniture, a black-and-white patterned rug or curtains, and photos or artwork in black frames will make a classy, coordinated look in a room with white walls.

Hanging Mural. If you would like to have an accent wall to offset your white walls but cannot paint, a removable mural would be a good alternative. You can find adhesive, removable murals in many stores. Aside from coming in many different colors and patterns, they are also easy to apply and then 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. Furniture, rugs, or curtains that have lots of patterns and texture in them will look great against white walls. There are many more things you can do with patterns in your furniture and accessories as white walls can serve as a grounding backdrop for your things. If you don’t use patterns often in your decorating, your white walls are an invitation to try something more colorful and vivid!

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

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