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Influencer @carlyshomeideas shares her secrets to creating a zen white living room and her favourite pieces to get the look.
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Looking for white living room ideas to spark your moodboard design session? Well, we’ve teamed up with the queen of white living rooms, Carly x a.k.a @carlyshomeideas on Instagram. Her luxe, zen paradise of a lounge is endlessly scroll-worthy, so we’ve asked her to share her top styling tips and to pick her favourite items from our collection so you can create the look at home…

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1. A white living room always begins with a white sofa…

Carly’s top pick: Galaxy power corner sofa with power headrests

“When I saw the Galaxy sofa, I just fell in love with it. It’s the centrepiece of my white living room: the ultimate chill space for all the family, but oozes sophistication at the same time. And its power recliners are bliss. P.S. If you’re worried about spills, the leather is a breeze to clean!”

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2. Tread softly with a neutral rug

Carly’s top pick: Arela rug

“I love white furniture, but even I like to soften things up a touch with one or two neutral pieces to keep it cosy and homely! This marble-effect rug would be perfect under a coffee table or sofa. I’m obsessed with its gold and beige tones.”

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3. Find love at first sit with an accent chair

Carly’s top pick: Oyster Bay Accent Chair

“I like contrasting styles and textures, so this fluffy chair is very ‘me’. It would sit beautifully next to a white sofa or glossy sideboard. Embracing different styles has taken my styling to the next level. And, let’s face it, who doesn’t want a fluffy chair in their home?!”

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4. Go minimalist with a white coffee table

Carly’s top pick: Bianco Coffee Table

“My top white living room idea? It has to be a white coffee table. It seems simple, but just pop it in the centre of your lounge and it immediately sets the tone for your whole space. Ornaments, candles and coffee table books really ‘pop’ on a white surface.”

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5. Brighten things up with a round mirror

Carly’s top pick: Mondello Mirror

“I’m lucky to have a sky roof in my white living room, so we get a lot of natural light, but a mirror really helps to reflect all that light and make our lounge feel bigger. I love this round design with panelling, it’s modern and adds a touch of soft glam without being overpowering.”

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6. Glow up with glam lights

Carly’s top pick: Eternity Table Lamp and Ada Pendant Light

“When I was creating my lounge, lighting was the hardest thing to get right. That’s why I love these luxe pendant and table lights. They create the perfect ambience at night for relaxing and look stunning in the day when they catch the sunlight.”

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7. Choose monochrome wall art

Carly’s top pick: Brookpace Wall Art

“I will never get over my obsession with monochrome prints. They’re a total must-have in my white living room. I’m a huge fan of abstract, geometric or typography prints, just like this artsy brushstroke piece.”

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8. Stay in full bloom with vases and flowers

Carly’s top pick: Medium Pink Orchid in White Pot

“In my eyes, bringing nature into your home is the quickest way to elevate your interior. I like to keep my palette clean and neutral with white orchids or carnations. These artificial flowers are great, no-faff additions that look beautiful with zero upkeep.”

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9. Keep it simple with modern ornaments

Carly’s top pick: Olpe Large Marble Vase

“The smallest pieces, like this gorgeous marble vase, can have the biggest impact. Look for clean, simple designs – marble and ceramic vases are my favourite – and place in cubby holes or on shelves and side tables. Buy accents you really love, because they’re where your personal style shines."

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We hope this article has inspired you on your style journey as you create your own white living room. Remember to share pics of your finished look on Instagram with #MYFVHOME for a chance to be featured on our feed.

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