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Get the Look: Winter Whites

Create your own winter wonderland using the season’s signature color. 

Written by Emily Benda

Decorating with white in the home can be a daunting task. But with various textures, patterns, and shapes, the color can brighten up a room and give a polished look. Here are some of our favorite ways to use white this winter. 

This embroidered woven from Thibaut is a refreshing and elegant fabric to complement your home. The geometric details draw eyes in and spice up a pure white fabric to create something more elegant. 

A rug is a great way to incorporate the winter white aesthetic. This Loloi shag rug incorporates transitional designs to add texture.

Let this Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams chair stand out in its striking Scandinavian-style metal and soft Tibetan lambs wool. The combination brings a modern feel to a classic Windsor chair, and the bright white fur is both striking and cozy. 

This cool white marble coffee table from Crate & Barrel would make a great addition to a sitting area. The statement base made from aluminum and polished with a brass finish warms the cold marble top and creates a conversation. 

Photo: Werner Straube / Design: Gail Plechaty

A white and gold palette warms up a room and exudes luxury. Case in point: this light-filled sitting room. Beneath a gorgeous coffered ceiling, a paisley sofa and Louis chairs offer sophisticated seating. Tour this stunning Chicago home.

Add this hand-carved wooden side table from Bunny Williams Home to your winter white wonderland. A white painted finish softens an all-white palette, and its simplicity complements whatever accessories are placed upon it. 

With shorter winter days, good lighting is essential to a home. The frame and sprouting flower motifs on this Currey & Co. light fixture bring a little spring to a winter scene. The gesso white finish on wrought iron gleams as each blossom shines from the chandelier.  

The floral designs of this lovely textured silk from Duralee are sure to dress up a room. Adopt it for a new set of drapes, and enhance the bright sunlight streaming into your home.  

Strike a sophisticated note when you place this porcelain vase on a coffee table or bookshelf. The artichoke leaves with distressed edging add texture. Fill with fresh blooms or potpourri for a dose of color. 

Awe guests with this “Adrift” Coco wall décor from Palecek through Neiman Marcus. Handcrafted from sliced, polished coconut shells arranged in petal formations, this piece brings texture to the walls and is sure to spark conversation. An acrylic frame balances the complex design with clean, cut lines. 

Photo: Emily Jenkins Followill / Design: Beth Webb

Sleep in the clouds with all-white bedding. Accompanied by a palette of light grays, blues, and beiges this bedroom's white linens create a wispy, dreamy retreat from the cold. An upholstered bed frame and cozy throw continue the soft look. 

"Jardins du Monde" ceramic chargers from Juliska rethink classic white tableware with intricate layers of petal designs. The geometrical pattern adds a layer of elegance to the table, regardless of a modern or traditional setting. Bonus: this charger is oven, microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe, making it practical as well as stunning. 

This table lamp from YLighting highlights crisp lines and antique brass accents. The timeless Carrera marble offers adds interest to an all-white concept and is complemented by an oyster linen shade.

Photo: John Besler / Design: Cynthia Hayes

White brightens up a kitchen and keeps it looking fresh. Natural elements in this space, such as the wooden ceiling beam and woven pendant, pop against the white palette and add a layer of texture.