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Welcome to Quarter-Life Living, my outlet to help others bring style and sophistication to their twenty-something homes. Everyone deserves to love where they live, no matter the square footage.

WHITE

As I sit here and type this out, there is exactly 0 millimeters of snow on the ground here in Denver. In December! What the heck? As a Minnesota girl, I always want a white Christmas, even if that means I have to bundle up in 3 layers to survive the outdoor temperatures. With the holidays fast approaching, I am crossing my fingers for a flurry-filled forecast, and daydreaming about adding wintery whites in my home.

Now, you might be thinking, "girl you are CHEATING. White isn't a color." You're right. But this is my blog so I can do what I want. White decorations are a classic go-to, because they won't overpower a room, fluctuate with seasonal changes, or make a room feel outdated. And for the skeptics out there who might think a white-heavy palette can make a room look cold or barren, AU CONTRAIRE. Here are 3 easy steps to make sure an all-white room doesn't feel boring:

1. Details Details Details

Select unique furniture and accent pieces with interesting details. This will give the space visual depth and will help it from feeling like a generic IKEA room.

2. Texturize

Adding a variety of different textures (maybe a tufted fabric headboard and reclaimed wood nightstands, or linen bedding with velvet throws) gives much-needed dimension.

3. Be Shady

You don't have to stick to pure white. Adding in ivory, cream, neutral, or dove gray will bring some complexity to the room. 

Now that you've got the steps down, take a look at these striking monochromatic spaces and try to tell me you don't want to jump through your computer screen and call them home.

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Image Credits: 1. My Domaine || 2. Lindsay Marcella || 3. Pinterest || 4. Apartment34 || 5. A House In The Hills || 6. One Kings Lane || 7. Pinterest || 8. DesignLoveFest || 9. My Scandinavian Home ||

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