13 Beautiful White Living Room Ideas

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Have you ever just known that your home decor needed an update? I’ve reached that moment. I really, really want more white in our living room. First, I needed inspiration. I found 13 beautiful white living room ideas to get me started on this update.

I do indeed love white. It’s crisp, clean, fresh, and lends itself to any decor style.

It can be modern or traditional, farmhouse or southern, chic or classic. White never goes out of style.

Think of white jeans, a crisp white blouse or a soft cotton tee. A pretty white sundress or a soft white sweater.

These things never go out of style. They are timeless.

But, as you know, white isn’t just white: there are a million shades of white.

And, you may ask, why the living room? Well, because it’s the main room of our homes. For me, it’s also the room that I like least. I want it to be the room I love best.

A new color palette, one that is adaptable and timeless, seems like one way to give our living room a new look. Hence, my search on Google and Pinterest revealed these 13 beautiful white living room ideas.

13 Beautiful Ideas to Use in a White Living Room

This is my initial search for white living room ideas. In the coming weeks, I’m sure I’ll narrow down my likes to pinpoint exactly what I want our living room to look like.

In future posts, I’ll share the issues I have with our living room and how I plan to address them.

With these issues in mind, I was ready to do a little research into white living room decor ideas that I could use in our living room.

WHITE LIVING ROOM IDEAS

My goal in researching new white living room ideas was not to find the perfect solution. It was to find pretty rooms where white was used to create a lovely atmosphere.

I am hoping to find ways to incorporate white into our living room while maintaining warmth and a comfortable, traditional vibe.

Although I’m sharing 13 white home living room ideas, I probably scrolled through hundreds of images and visited several dozen websites. These are the ideas that really attracted my attention.

These 13 beautiful white living room ideas are in no particular order. They just struck me as pretty and doable. You will see that they have similar characteristics.

WHAT WAS I LOOKING FOR?

  • what accessories to use with white
  • how are shades of white used together?
  • what materials and textures are used? wood, metal, fabric
  • what materials or colors were used with white
  • what wall and trim colors were used

I didn’t necessarily love everything in each of these white living room examples.

But there was at least one thing that I really loved and thought about incorporating in our living room. I’ll tell you what that one thing was for each room.

And don’t forget: white isn’t just white. It can be cool or warm. It can be oatmeal, wheat, flax, camel, mushroom, creams, and taupes.

FARMHOUSE TOUCHES

This very farmhouse living room is from Heather of Beauty for Ashes. Our home and our living are very traditional, even slightly formal. I do love farmhouse style, but only in small doses for our home.

White Living Room Ideas

WHAT DO I LOVE IN THIS ROOM?

  • comfy white linen (?) chairs
  • shades of white
  • natural wood in the coffee table
  • symetry of the wall
  • natural accessories: books, corbels, frames, and the amazing clock

NATURAL ACCESSORIES

This living room with the pretty ottoman and accessories is from Lucy of Craftyberry Bush.

White Living Room Ideas

WHAT DO I LOVE IN THIS ROOM?

  • white sofa
  • woven basket with natural clay pots and moss (all of which I already have) on the white ottoman
  • woven baskets on the shelf
  • pops of green in plants
  • natural finish of the lamp and the wood buttons on the throw pillow

WHITE AND PASTELS

Like Summer of Summer Adams, I love pinks and it’s such a pretty color to mix with white.

White Living Room Ideas

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT THIS ROOM?

  • pastel pillows
  • pastel flowers
  • spare arrangement on the bookshelf
  • mix of formal lighting with the casual woven basket ( I have a similar one.)
  • large picture window ~ like ours

TRADITIONAL AND CASUAL

This living room from Zvey Joy had several elements that spoke to me.

White Living Room Ideas

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT THIS ROOM?

  • love, love this sofa. It looks like it has a sectional end which is something I’ve considered in a new sofa.
  • sofa in front of a large picture window like ours
  • it appears that there is a sofa table behind the sofa, also like we have
  • green plants
  • woven basket
  • wood and metal coffee table and the wood side table

OH, THAT BERGERE CHAIR!

Sheila of Maison de Cinq provides a great example of a Bergere chair.

White Living Room Ideas

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT THIS ROOM?

  • of course, the Bergere chair. We have two that I want to refinish and reupholster.
  • arms on the white sofa
  • mix of finshes on the tables: natural woods, glass and metal
  • mix of styles in the tables to soften the formality of the room

STONEGABLE BLOG

I’ve always loved any room from Yvonne of Stonegable.

White Living Room Ideas

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT THIS ROOM?

  • shades of white used: white~white, taupe, oatmeal
  • mix of textures
  • mix of patterns in the pillows
  • natural wood in the chest, lamps, and mirror
  • long white basket
  • texture and pattern of the rug
  • pops of green

POPS OF BRIGHT COLOR

Christina of RemodelandaCasa definitely isn’t afraid to use color with white.

White Living Room Ideas

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT THIS ROOM?

  • the bright white walls
  • the board and batten accent wall
  • the bright pops of color in the art and pillows
  • the trim on the drapes
  • the large round mirror
  • green plants
  • metal and stone (?) coffee table
  • the small pink ottoman

METALLIC STYLE

This room by Kinsey of Kinsey Walsh uses great accessories.

White Living Room Ideas

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT THIS ROOM?

  • style of the sofa
  • white fabric on Bergere chair
  • glass and metal coffee table (similar to ours)
  • gallery wall with gold frames and whtie mattes
  • white lamps and vases

CITRINE LIVING

I have featured Tamara of Citrine Living before because she is so good at mixing blue and white.

White Living Room Ideas

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT THIS ROOM?

  • classic style
  • beautiful use of blue accessories
  • use of gold/brass in the light fixtures and picture frames
  • white accessories: vases, garden stools, lamps
  • white paneled fireplace ~ similar to ours
  • white wainscotting

RANDI GARRETT DESIGN

Randi of Randi Garrett Design is one of my favorite designers and this room is gorgeous.

White Living Room Ideas

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT THIS ROOM?

  • lots of natural light
  • the white sofas
  • big picture window
  • symetrical arrangement
  • use of metallic gold

MINIMAL STYLE

Hanan of Halfway Wholeistic created a simple arrangement of furniture in shades of white.

White Living Room Ideas

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT THIS ROOM?

  • the fabric and style of the sofa
  • the wood coffee table
  • mix of woods in the chair and table
  • the leafy plant

COZY SITTING AREA

Now granted, this scene is a small snippet of a living area and I certainly don’t have a red barn in my backyard. Liz Marie has created such a cozy spot.

White Living Room Ideas

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT THIS ROOM?

  • the cream chunky throw
  • the comfy chair
  • the small cozy sitting area
  • the shades of white
  • different wood textures
  • different fabric textures

FARMHOUSE LIVING

Shelby of Farmhouse Living has created a light and airy white living room with farmhouse accents.

White Living Room Ideas

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT THIS ROOM?

  • white stone fireplace
  • natural wood mantel
  • layered rugs
  • large picture window with white sofa in front of it
  • accessories on the shelves
  • big green plant
  • wood coffee table
  • ottomans on the hearth

WHAT ELEMENTS WERE USED WITH WHITE?

What were my favorite white living room elements?

  • by far, white sofa and white chairs
  • lots of natural woods ~ tables, lamps, accessories, decorative items
  • glass and metal ~ especially gold and brass tones
  • woven baskets
  • mulitple shades of white
  • white accessories: lamps, vases, pillows, throws, decorative items
  • green plants

What are you favorite white home decor elements? And, what rooms did you like? I would love to know so please leave me your opinion in the comments.

As we go forward with plans for our living room, I’ll focus on these elements. To save these and more white living room ideas (and ideas using white in other rooms), I created a new Pinterest Board White Home Decor Ideas. I hope you’ll visit it.

I’ll be adding this post to the Board and I hope that you’ll PIN IT, too.

White Living Room Ideas
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14 Comments

    1. Thanks so much, Julie, for the positive feedback. I learn so much when I do posts like this one. Lucky, you for getting to see Yvonne’s home in person.

  1. I’m feeling the need for a refresh in our home too so I am starting to make those changes! Great post Carol – thanks for the inspiration 😊

  2. Such pretty rooms, Carol! Great post breaking down the elements that make a white room warm and cozy. Lots of great inspiration here!

    1. Glad you liked it, Kim. These are some of my favorite posts to research and write. It seems to be readers’ favorites, too.

  3. This is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing on Fabulous Friday Link Party. We sure appreciate you. Hugs and blessings to you.

  4. Carol,
    What a beautiful post. I loved how you pulled the elements from each room that you loved and then shared your recap at the end. I’d love to share a link on my Dirt Road Adventures on Sunday.

  5. I love this post and I love white! I have a white slipcover on our sectional and I have two white chairs…and I have ten children! What I love is that I can see when it’s dirty and I can wash it…no guessing what’s on the sofa, I know when it’s clean and I know when it’s dirty! That Summer Adams room with the green and pink is gorgeous!!

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