White Bedroom Furniture
In all forms of art, there is beauty found in chaos but in order to create a masterpiece, one must maneuver the elements, define the limits, restrain that which should not manifest and create with fervent desire and utmost precision.
You encounter a blank page and suddenly ideas exploding from different realms of your mind hit the paper ceaselessly. Your pen plays with words until they bleed of magnificence; taming your thoughts in order to achieve a creative consistency present only in a cohesive and disciplined art. The splendor of an empty canvass is the freedom in which you can paint liberally, drowning yourself in the magic of creation until its tangible edges and corners bring you back to reality.
With a bare white bedroom gazing back at you, it would seem that the possibilities of creation are quite boundless, yet only for a second. Interior design is a functional form of art. It must conform to humanistic limitations thus, design elements are made in accordance to them.
The characteristics of white bedroom furniture have to listen to the occupants’ needs and whims for subtlety or grandiosity. They must be able to enliven the ambiance of the bedroom without deviating from the white theme of the interior. A balance of awe and neutrality should be achieved.
It is not a form of contradiction to add colors in a dominantly white room. Instead, it is a wise undertaking as long as the proper colors are chosen and the appropriate amount is distributed. A white painted bedroom furniture set can be the ideal element to put in a white-themed bedroom. It follows the norm and the look it will create is very consistent.
From the walls to the ceiling and including the furniture pieces and accessories, such immaculate whiteness can be heaven for some people but for others, who value cleanliness and neatness, but do not have the time to exert effort in maintenance, this place could be a torture chamber. There must be ways to compromise and draw the line between what’s livable and its extreme opposite.
A light oak bed with matching side tables can be negotiated in place of the painted furniture pieces. They are not completely white but with silky white sheets and pillows, damask patterned white wallpaper and white sheer curtains then your dream of a whimsical snowy bedroom will be actualized.
There is a wide array of neutral paint colors that you can use for a white bedroom. Sand is a color that can match almost anything. If bedroom furniture pieces such as the bed, side tables, dresser tables and closet cabinets were to be painted this color, then the look that you’re aiming for can still be achieved.
This may not sit well with the majority who dreams of having a pristine, all-white bedroom, but this is worth a try. Consider a sleigh bed in light powder blue paint with luxurious white sheets and overstuffed pillows. Use a similar paint color with the walls but apply a coat of silver airbrush paint as top coat.
Distribute the silver paint evenly, without covering the initial coat of powder blue paint. What would come out is a textured, fresh blue wall with a metallic sheen that would seem like grey clouds. If you add silver vases and frames, you’ll get a sparkling white bedroom with a very classy twist.
Glamorous White Bedrooms of the Past
When you are unsure of the present, look to the past for guidance. Most furniture pieces of earlier decades have surpassed the challenge of times and change. They have proven their functional and aesthetic value as depicted in modern homes that still make use of them. Some of these furniture pieces are even sought after by art collectors and showcased in galleries and museums.
Classic furniture designs are reproduced because there is a high demand for them even today. The designs are exemplary and lasting and they can fit into modern interiors as accent pieces, as background for the funky and eclectic furniture if they happen to be ordered in sets and most especially, as the main furniture sets in a consistent, Classic-inspired interior.
The swirling arabesque carvings in a white-painted, femme queen-sized bed with curvaceous foot board and a matching head board, not to mention stylish cabriole legs, will sweep you off your feet. It will bring you to fantasy land when surrounded by a silky white armoire with floral gold leaf carvings at the foot of the bed, a large dressing cabinet with full-length mirror and paneled walls with intricately designed dado and borders. It is simply called white indulgence.
A French white bedroom can be replicated using a large bed with powder coated white metal head board and foot board. The designs are usually tubular with legs in similar shape as the ones used in the head board and their details resemble leaves and curvy lines. You can leave the walls white or with a hint of rose pink paint to cheer the place up, a blush so subtle it glows without being conspicuous.
The flexibility and grace of wrought-iron bed frames, twisted and turned in intricate patterns, make this option very suitable for classical furniture designs. A stylish bed with wrought iron headboard is quite exquisite to look at if surrounded by carved wooden furniture pieces painted in white. You can also have it painted in silver and gold, a touch of the dainty antique in a beautiful white bedroom.
While you are at it, you can add a comfortable bench in white and cream striped upholstery with wrought iron legs at the edge of the bed and a see-through folding screen near the dressing table, still in wrought iron material to complete the look.
Nothing compares to wood furniture pieces in elegance and individuality. For one, their colors are natural therefore uneven and their grains and knots will always be different. Their imperfections are what make them beautiful hence they never go out of fashion. In a plain white bedroom, they are the main attraction. If presented in their natural colors, they can serve as the diversity that the room needs.
A rich dark walnut bed will not ruin the white interior theme. As the representation of a neutral color, it will only emphasize the white duvet covers and pillows and the painted white furniture pieces and light pine flooring.
White in a Modern Bedroom
white bedroom furnitureBlack is a symbol of power and masculinity in the present time. White is its counterpart, or so it seems. The latter color has a strength of its own. If in the past, white depicted submissiveness to the more dominant colors because people then were concerned with bold and grand interiors, now it is a primary color that intimidates with its sleek and straight-forward aura.
A contemporary white bedroom will never be complete without a matte-white, lacquer-finished wood platform bed. For a masculine effect, why not add a full-length mirror in silver-painted frame. Closet cabinets with mirrored doors near one side of the bed will grant its sophisticatedly modern look. The room will seem spacious and minimalist, cold perhaps, but with the right accessories and window treatment, it can become a livable and comfortable urban hub.
A painted white brick wall as background for neutral toned furniture pieces like lounge chairs, accent chairs and tables is perfect for loft and apartment bedrooms. The furniture pieces that are made of natural or engineered wood and upholstered in white leather are great combinations to bring the white interior closer to its natural and earthy roots.
Metallic surfaces are a white bedroom’s ally. Furniture pieces such as drawers and cabinets with stainless silver bases go perfectly with white-painted walls and large picture windows with silver frames. The accessories such as an imposing chrome-plated pendant lights, stylish floor lamps, carpets and throw pillows with contemporary grey and white patterns only make the white interior look crisp and interesting.
Dark colors like black and brown can make white furniture pieces and accessories pop out. A black box bed with white drawers on each side and stuffed with printed white-and-silver sheets and matching pillows will make the white elements a lot more attractive. Dark oak display shelves lining a wall can emphasize the white and glossy ceramic vases, white-covered hard-bounds and trinkets placed within each shelf. It creates a functional accent wall.