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Ten contemporary white interiors that brighten up dwelling areas

Interiors that are (almost) completely white can have a calming, minimalist feel. For our most recent lookbook we have collected 10 examples from the Dezeen archive, ranging from an Australian penthouse to a Japanese-informed apartment in Barcelona.


Although most of these interiors also attribute some colour, what unites them is their brilliant white walls and primarily wood flooring. The deficiency of paintings and other wall hangings could have felt chilly and sparse, but alternatively makes an virtually monastic, tranquil emotion.

Ebook collections in vibrant colors liven up some of these monochrome rooms, although many others attribute one particular element in a contrasting hue or add tactile extras to produce more visible fascination.

This is the most up-to-date roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks sequence supplying visual inspiration for the home. Earlier roundups include things like Scandi-type residing rooms, loft conversions by architects and L-shaped kitchens.


Penthouse M, Australia, by CJH Studio

In this penthouse on Australia’s Gold Coast, beautifully curved styles are applied to add desire to the pretty much entirely white interior.

Beige tones and black aspects were added to distinction versus the white and to generate a luxurious ambiance by employing a restrained color palette. Flos’ adjustable 265 Wall Lamp hangs higher than a Macbeth facet table in black hemlock wood.

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Urgell apartment

Urgell Apartment, Spain, by Bach Arquitectes

Bach Arquitectes’ inside style for the Urgell Apartment in Barcelona characteristics salvaged tiles, which incorporate a ornamental contact to this living place with its white walls and white sofas.

An extensive e book selection and a range of plants produce a warm, welcoming experience, even though a contrasting black dining chair from Safeveih adds a darker observe to the interiors.

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The House on Drolet Street by Asgoneau Design

Household on Drolet Street, Canada, by Dominique Jacquet and Anne Sophie Goneau

It doesn’t get simpler than this interior in Dwelling on Drolet Street: white walls, white flooring, and mainly white furnishings, as very well as a Catifa Lounge Chair in gray from Arper.

An LP-participant is the explanation for the only splash of colour in the home, a assortment of vinyl records that sit next to the empty wall. Rather than feeling dull, the sparseness of the decoration will allow the listener to take it easy and target on the musical knowledge in this new music corner.

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White interior with wooden floor

Residence 23, US, by Vondalwig Architecture

The exterior of House 23 in New York is clad in blackened wooden, in sharp contrast to its white interior. In the sitting down room, a pale-pink daybed stands out versus the white walls, and a Kalon Stump Wooden stool matches the wood floor.

The yellow Nordic Spherical Knot Stool from Homary is correctly juxtaposed versus the couch. The two colors are pretty much reverse each other on the colour wheel, producing them a great match in accordance to color concept.

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116 and 118 Sorauren by Ancerl Studio

116 Sorauren and 118 Sorauren, Canada, by Ancerl Studio

Ancerl Studio created this pair of Toronto properties to appear like a solitary setting up. Within, a range of finishes – which includes metal, reclaimed wooden and weathered bricks – give the white-painted interiors a additional natural and organic touch.

A deep couch and snug chairs in beige and off-white pick up the white of the walls and ceiling.

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Living space and terrace in House and the River by After Party

Residence and the River, Lithuania, by Immediately after Occasion

This characterful creek-side residence in Lithuania features a pink kitchen, but most of its interiors are soothing white. In the residing space, an off-white daybed sits next to a cosy cream rug.

Whilst the flooring and walls are white, the area encompassing the fire, which sits on a boulder, has been painted gold to generate an eye-catching element.

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Akari House by Mas-aqui

Akari Home, Spain, by Mas-aqui

Named right after the Japanese expression for mild, the dazzling Akari Residence life up to its title. In the open-prepare kitchen area and dwelling room, a low off-white sofa sits against one particular wall, with a distinct view of two flower paintings on a floating wood shelf on the opposite facet.

A white ceiling enthusiast and white tiles completes the pale inside, which also characteristics designed-in wooden furniture and a wood ground.

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White dormitory

White Dormitory, Japan, by Scenario-Actual

White Dormitory presents lodging for three cafe personnel on Teshima Island, Japan. Its 3 bedrooms all have their have kitchen place and aspect white-washed wooden floors.

Pale wood benches with sage-eco-friendly pillows and brown ceiling beams soften the home and give it a more rustic feel.

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Soho Loft by Julian King Architect

Soho Loft, US, by Julian King

A sculptural white wall provides a little bit of drama to the thoroughly clean, basic inside of this Soho loft developed by Julian King.

A tall bookshelf with a rolling ladder provides the only color in the home, which also has a dining spot with a live-edge walnut desk and wood chairs.

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XS House by ISA

XS House, US, by ISA

Designed on a web page with an “very slender” footprint, this flat in the XS apartment elaborate has a shiny open-strategy living and eating home.

A fluffy toss in a pale pink color decorates a white couch that matches the apartment’s partitions, which element intelligent geometrical slice-outs to open up up the house.

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This is the hottest in our collection of lookbooks offering curated visible inspiration from Dezeen’s image archive. For extra inspiration see past lookbooks showcasing Scandi-style dwelling rooms, loft conversions by architects and L-shaped kitchens.