How to Decorate with Winter Whites

Hello! I’m Sarah back with another monthly mood board! Last month I dove into warm brown tones and shared some inspiration for fall decorating. Today, as the winter season is upon us, I am going to share my love of decorating with crisp winter whites and soft neutrals.

Not too long ago, decorating with whites was strictly reserved for the modernists. It was regarded as having a cold and bare feeling with little or no warmth…almost clinical. But over the last few years, white rooms have been transformed with layers of different neutrals to create a very warm and inviting space! Lets take a look at some great rooms with soft whites and neutrals done right.

white roomSuch a mix of different styles and textures in this space.

white roomWhite floors and white walls are warmed with lots of texture and natural elements. And this light fixture is so unique! I love the breeziness it adds to the space.

neutral living roomThis space has a much more sophisticated feel to it. Black window trim adds contrast against the light grey walls.

white room with wood tableThis table is blowing my mind! Look at all the amazing textures going on in this space! We have a completely white backdrop that is warmed with the addition of warm wood, soft mohair, worn leather and cool concrete.

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Theres not a cold or clinical thing about these spaces. Are you ready to learn how to winterize your space with whites and neutrals?! Here’s my top 3 tips on decorating with these tones as well as a pretty mood board to feast your eyes upon.

How to Decorate with Winter Whites

Decorating with Winter Whites from Just The Bees Knees for

1. TEXTURE. In case you didn’t notice my ramblings about texture in the photo captions, TEXTURE is the key to having a warm, neutral space. Natural woods, faux firs and soft fabrics are a great way to add texture to your space. Also try concrete, marble and leather to add visual interest.

2. METALS. Mixed metals are all the rage, and white rooms are the place to use them! Warm brass mixed with a mirrored surface or shiny gold accents all add interest and a touch of sparkle. And yes…metallics are considered neutrals!

3. VARYING TONES. Vary your tones of white. Mix bright whites with soft creams,  pale grays and creamy taupes. And don’t forget to add a dash of contrast with dark browns or charcoal grays!

So whats YOUR take on decorating with White? Do you love the neutral textured look? Or prefer something a bit more bold?Read more at



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Table Lamp  /  Mirror  /  Chest of Drawers  /  Antlers  /  Chandelier  /  Bookshelf

Stool  /  Geode   /  Brass Bookends  /  Chairs  /  Gray Pillow  /  Table  /  Sofa  /  Floor Lamp

Geometric Rug  /  Wool Rug  /  Side Table  /  Coffee Table  /  Canister  /  Ottoman

Studded Pillow  /  Petal Pillow  /  Silver Pillow  /  Love Pillow  /  Bar Cart


Thanks again to the Remodelaholic team for having me today! I’d love for you to come and visit my blog, Just The Bees Knees and check out my other mood boards! And if you are loving the white washed look, I’ve got a terrific tutorial on how to apply whitewash finish to your furniture.




More white decorating tips and inspiration:

Decorating with White

Decorating with White on Remodelaholic

Choosing the Perfect White Paint ColorQuick Tricks for Choosing the Perfect White Paint Color. Remodelaholic

Designing a Black and White Nurseryblack and white nursery

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  1. Where can I purchase theses funky chairs in the second picture? They are beige slipcovered looks like. Beautiful room by the way! Thank you for you time when you have a free moment

  2. I love decorating with shades of white mixed with light grey and now adding in whitewashed wood and even beige sofas. We’re currently working on our family room with this color palette and it’s feeling so warm and inviting. I love that if I feel the need to add color, I can easily grab throw pillows, toss blankets or even colorful objects.

  3. Love u’r ideas i will try the winter whites. Ideas and when I’m done, i will take a pic & send it to u via email.