When it comes to decorating a room according to a colour scheme, we’re usually ones for bright shades or deep, rich colours. Recently, however, we made over one of our guest bedrooms and we just to make it entirely white, like a spotlessly clean monochrome. We were shocked by how incredibly happy we were with the basics in the end and now we’re looking for all kinds of DIY ways to decorate it in white as well! That’s why we’ve been scouring the Internet for awesomely homemade white decor ideas.
1. DIY faceted vase
Whenever we work with a solid colour or a monochrome scheme, we always try to look for pieces that have some kind of subtle texture or angle within that parameter, just so things still stay visually interesting. That’s why we loved this angular faceted vase outlined step by step on Oh Happy Day so much! They even show you what it looks like covered in white glitter, just in case you want even more personality without breaking the colour code.
2. White painted negative space letter wall art
Just because you’re working primarily in one base colour doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate pops of colour elsewhere, of course. That’s why we liked this negative space lettering art so much! A Beautiful Mess shows you how they turned a plain canvas into an eye catching quote board by making a colourful background, taping out the letter shapes, painting over the whole thing, and then peeling the tape off when it dries. The accent shades will show through the white where the letters are!
3. White and finger painted spots wall art
If you’re going to include a subtle colour pop of some kind in your room, would you actually let every colour have its small moment rather than just sticking to one main accent? In that case, especially if you still really enjoy getting messy when you craft, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Shop Sweet Things kept the background of these canvases a stark white but created little polka dots all over in as many colours as they pleased.
4. Angled colour and white low maintenance potted plants
Are you the kind of person who often likes to keep things clean and white looking but will always make an exceptiong for green because you’re also a big plant lover? In that case, we think you’ll really appreciate the way HGTV kept to both the white and green scheme by making these diagonally colour blocked painted flower pots in all different lovely shades of green to ground the plants themselves into the scheme a little.
5. White and gold hoop modern dream catcher
Perhaps the colour pop or accent shade you have in mind is actually a little more glam and you’re looking for projects that involve a little bit of gold in some way? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at how Almost Makes Perfect made this lovely white dream catcher using a gold ring style embroidery hoop as the base. It’s impressive and handcrafted looking but somehow also minimalist, like the room it’ll hang in.
6. Easy white clay votives
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make some kind of DIY project from scratch, would you actually much rather mould a decorative piece with your own two hands than simply embellishing something that was already made? In that case, we’d be willing to bet that you’ll get along very well indeed working with white clay! We’re in love with the way A Beautiful Mess made these simple but impressive looking clay votives in just a few steps.
7. White chiffon canopy reading nook
Perhaps the all-white room you’ve created is for your little girl, so you’re looking for ways to make sure it still has fun personality and a sense of whimsy to it, despite the very monochrome colour scheme? In that case, we have a feeling this stunning chiffon curtain reading nook outlined in clear detail on Thrifty and Chic might be right up your alley!
8. DIY white hanging macrame chair
Are you actually so invested in the idea of making this white room of yours the absolute best space it can be that the idea of taking on something very challenging indeed doesn’t even make you blink twice? Well, if you’ve got any experience at all with knotting crafts and macrame techniques, then we think you just might be the perfect person to make this fantastic hanging white hoop chair outlined in full detail thanks to Classy Clutter.
9. White painted wine crate jewelry hangers
Are you the kind of person who likes making things the most when they’re both decorative and practical because it makes you feel double accomplished? Well, if you’re also an accessories lover, then we have no doubt you’ll thoroughly enjoy this all-white painted idea from HGTV that involves making lovely little jewelry shelves from recycled, embellished, and wall mounted wooden crates.
10. DIY modern paper ornament
Have you always found that the kinds of crafts you enjoy the most are the ones where something undoubtedly beautiful and surprisingly professional looking is made from the simplest of crafting supplies? Well, we can’t say we blame you, since that’s actually the reason we’re still huge fans of simple paper crafting even though we’re adults now. This lovely, white modern paper ornament outlined step by careful step on How About Orange is the perfect example of what we mean!
11. DIY white and marbled desk
Believe it or not, overhauling the larger things in your house, like furniture pieces that you think could match the new room’s decor scheme a little better, is often easier than it looks! This stunning white and marble desk featured at length on House of Hawkes is the perfect example of what we mean. The varying shades in the marbled top add some depth to the space, and their tutorial guides you through the whole process of making that happen.
12. DIY chic white feather chandelier
If you’re going to keep just about everything white in the room you’re redoing, would you prefer to make sure that the pieces have other types of character to them to balance out the lack of colour? Then we have a feeling this next design might really be the one for you! Take a better look at Muy Ingenioso to see how they made this lovely white feather pendant light, which is precisely the kind of thing we’re talking about.
13. Lovely paper capiz shell chandelier
Have we really caught your attention with the idea of making some kind of unique and eye catching chandelier or pendant light that will act as a statement piece for the room even though it’s also white? Well, if you’re a huge beach lover or living along the coast, then we’d definitely suggest considering this lovely paper capiz shell chandelier from Design Sponge for your room.
14. DIY lace doily pendant light
Just in case you’re still thinking about how much you love the idea of making a unique and eye catching light but you’re prefer something with a bit finer detail or a slightly more feminine style to it, here’s an idea from Emmmy Lizzzy that’s so beautiful we’ve already bought the supplies to make it ourselves! Their tutorial guides you step by step through the process of making a whole orb style light from repurposed lace doilies.
15. Stripped cloth and lace ribbon chandelier
Here’s one last beautiful white lighting design before we go, just to make sure you have lots of options for your consideration! Just in case you loved the idea of incorporating lace into your look but you’re also a little newer to the crafting game and not ready for some of the techniques you saw used on the lace doilies yet, here’s a beautiful alternative from We Are Beholden! They show you how to strip fabric and combine it with white satin and lace ribbons to make a very pretty fringed look that the light will glow through beautifully.
Have you made other kinds of lovely white decor pieces before that would look great in an all white bedroom but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!