Home Attic Style Take a look around this calming family home, awash with white in every room

Take a look around this calming family home, awash with white in every room

by Monika Bürger

The family has always loved the calming, neutral decor, so when they decided to buy a period property in Cambridge with green walls, feature wallpaper, and dark floors, something had to give. ‘We like a decoration to be simple and rooms to be clutter-free – everything has to have its place,’ says the homeowner.

Friends advised us to live in the house for a bit before we made any changes. But we just didn’t feel comfortable with the mish-mash decoration – the rooms felt too disjointed and overwhelming.’

Soon after the couple moved in with their two sons, they hired a decorator to paint all the rooms white. ‘We hadn’t paid much attention to interiors in our previous home as we’d always been too busy with work, so I was taken aback when the decorator asked which shade of white,’ says Rebecca.

I spent ages going through the color charts and trying tester pots and finally settled on a white with a hint of grey, as it changes depending on the natural light in the room, and looks lovely everywhere.’ Because there really is the best white paint for each room of the house, depending on natural light.

As I was still getting to know my style, I didn’t want to spend lots of money on something if I wasn’t totally sure it would look right,’ she says. ‘I learned how to lime wax and painted old brown pieces to achieve a shabby chic whitewash effect to lighten the rooms.’


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After adding warmth and texture throughout with natural and white wood furniture, panelling, rattan, and plants, Rebecca’s really pleased with the results. ‘We’ve achieved a relaxed and calm home where the rooms flow,’ she says. ‘Now, I don’t feel like I have to apologize for having a white house, it’s absolutely perfect for us.’

The homeowner sanded and varnished the original floorboards. Rattan storage, a natural fiber runner and a large potted plant add warming texture and tactility, bringing an essence of the outside-in.

Express your style all over your home with a feature-worthy rug. They’re made from a woven, polyester chenille for a soft and textured look. Plus, choosing from our wide array of designs, you’re sure to find just the rug to match your decor. Rugs are one of the best, attention-grabbing pieces to design a room around. Use the colors within the rug to help choose art prints, furniture fabric, and accent pillows.

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I love the look of French country kitchens, which inspired the shaker-style cupboards and old farmhouse table,’ says the homeowner. ‘We chose a floor with an aged look, yet light and practical,’ she continues.

The second-hand farmhouse table was updated by painting the legs and pairing it with new chairs. ‘I kept the high-level glass bricks from the old utility room,’ she says.

Park it in style on this incredibly versatile bench, upholstered with vegan leather featuring all the designs you love. The perfect indoor bench, it will give any space an instant upgrade. Dress it with plush blankets or throw pillows to keep it elegant, but super cush.

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Sitting room

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Using white paint helped pull light into a windowless area, whilst the clever use of stepping mirrors up the wall gives the room height. ‘The symmetrical layout opens up the narrow room and creates balance,’ says the homeowner.

Add throw pillows to whatever room needs an extra dose of comfy. Filled with a fluffy faux-down insert, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. Available in four sizes and all measurements are made without pillow insert.

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A super-scaled world wall map is the ideal decorative (and educational) feature in a playroom idea.

With our Wall Murals, you can cover an entire wall with a rad design – just line up the panels and stick them on. They’re easy to peel off too, leaving no sticky residue behind. With crisp, vibrant colors and images, this stunning wall decor lets you create an amazing permanent or temporary space. Available in two floor-to-ceiling sizes.

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Main bedroom

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‘We installed more attractive windows to create a focal point,’ says the homeowner.

A feather wallhanging is an elegant touch, in addition to a plethora of layered textiles, which add depth and subtle contrast to this one-palette white bedroom idea.

Our lightweight, warm Comforters induce sweet, sweet sleep – and take your bedding to the next level. Designs are printed onto the super-soft material for brilliant images and a dreamy, premium feel.

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Guest bedroom

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Out of the blue, the homeowners decided to try something different – painting the wall panelling in the guest bedroom a dramatic black. ‘I made the wall panel and painted it white but the natural light gave it a lilac look, which I really didn’t like,’ she says. ‘Black was brave for me as I was worried it might make the room look too dark, but now I’ve never loved a wall more.’

The black wall panelling idea looks striking against the white bedhead.

Our customers tell us ALL the time how soft and warm our Throw Blankets are (the secret: Sherpa fleece). Even better, they get softer the more you wash them. They’re a perfect addition to any living room couch. Featuring a crisp, vivid design on the front with a reverse white side.

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Kid’s bedroom

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A painted triangle motif gives definition to neutral walls in a child’s bedroom. A mountain-themed rug echoes the wall geometry.

You went for the duvet… you fancy, huh? Now it’s time to finish the job and dress it up with some premium design. Our natural fiber cotton duvet covers feature your favorite artist’s design on the front. The lightweight cotton offers a more breathable option to keep you cool in the summer and toasty in the winter. Plus, just like your favorite pair of jeans, our cotton bedding gets softer after each wash! Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen and King sizes. Duvet insert not included.

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Dressing room

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Using an upcycled furniture idea the homeowner turned her childhood school desk into a chic dressing table with lime wax and leftover paint. Dried flower accents add texture with details of everlasting pretty.

Find somewhere soft to land. Our floor cushions are the super comfy and style-forward option for the boho side of us all. They’re UV coated to protect against fading and water resistant so you can avoid scrambling to bring them inside whenever there’s a touch of weather. Grab a few to have on hand whenever seating is hard to come by or for a fun option for kids to use out in the yard.

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A simple update with a rustic shelf, plant holder, and pelican poster give character to the plain decor. Bathroom plant ideas always welcome a fresh detail.

Stop neglecting bathroom decor – our designer Shower Curtains bring a fresh new feel to an overlooked space. Hookless and extra long, these bathroom curtains feature crisp and colorful prints on the front, with a white reverse side.

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