Winter whites

It’s no secret that Scandinavians love to use plenty of white in their homes. Discover ways to make white feel warm and inviting.

White is so popular in Scandinavia as it provides the perfect backdrop to those long winter days when natural light is limited. But there’s a subtle art to avoid a home from looking cold and clinical – choose varied finishes and materials to keep the look interesting.

Look for contrast, such as touches of gold or oak

An all-white room might feel like that sanctuary you crave to balance your busy home life, but there’s more to styling with white than no colour. White rooms work when attention is paid to the details. So mix different materials, textures and finishes for a space that’s still full of visual interest.

Choose interesting shapes and effects to give white pieces depth

Look for concrete accessories for a modern all-white style, while pieces in white porcelain can lend delicacy. Even all-white bed linen can look cosy with delicate trims.

White Pom Pom Linen Bedding, from £35| Jat Table Lamp in Soft White, £68| Blom Dining Chair in White, £300 pair| Milla Tall Vase Set, £25 pair| Decorative White Stars, £18 pair.

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