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While painting your walls is a simple solution to bringing a room back to life, white walls can be your ticket to creative expression. There's an opportunity to spruce up the space with any type of artwork, decorations and furniture the heart desires. But don't let the many possibilities intimidate you; take a step back and think about how you can take advantage of such a large canvas and put your personality and style on display.

If the idea of dressing up your white walls is still daunting and you're not sure where to get started, consider the following tips:

Choose the right white
First things first: If you want to start off with a clean canvas, consider a fresh coat of paint. This is the perfect opportunity to get on the right foot with a blank slate, free of marks and discoloration. Not all whites are the same, however. Pay close attention to the different shades and options before you get started, franchise owner Dee Frazier recommended.

"Pay close attention to the different shades and options before you get started."

"There are hundreds of shades of white with different undertones from cool to warm," she said.  "Remember that not all whites work well together and can reflect differently depending on the lighting in your room."

Follow a monochromatic theme
Even a room with white walls needs a lasting theme to thrive. If you want to emphasize the white walls and encourage the soft, light feel throughout the living space, consider following a monochromatic vibe. A simple touch of color can make a smaller space feel larger and more open than once before.

Take time to pick complementary artwork
Once you have the foundation laid out, it's time to let your creativity run wild. Here, you can continue following the monochromatic theme by choosing black and white prints or bold colorful pieces.

"Choose black and white prints that maintain pallet throughout space," said Frazier. "Use artwork with a pop of color as the piece that's inspired by your personality."

Use bold colors in artwork, accessories and accents.Use bold colors in artwork, accessories and accents.

Pick the right furniture
Just because the walls are white doesn't necessarily mean you can have a free-for-all when it comes to choosing your furniture. Let color shine through your artwork, decor and accessories, and focus on neutrals and textures when it comes to your furniture. This is a simple way to add more character to the room that goes beyond the decorations.

"Pick neutral furniture to compliment your white walls," said Frazier. "Also focus on textures; the right textures on furniture and home furnishings can add much-needed depth to any living space."

Redecorating a room with a blank canvas can seem stressful if you don't have a lot of experience in the design department. That's where a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors comes into play. One of our professionals can come to your home for a free consultation to assess your living space and provide tips based on the white walls you want to decorate. During your meeting, you'll discuss your goals, wants and needs and how you can incorporate your personality and style into the design scheme. By the end of the discussion, you'll feel confident about the future of your white walls and be encouraged to tackle another spot in your home.

So what are you waiting for? It's time to elevate those white walls once and for all. Contact a design consultant from Decorating Den Interiors today to get started.

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