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The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via unknown

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via unknown

One size fits all - While we won't typically say this of most furniture, we can go out on a limb and say that this is indeed true for the white couch. For those who might think it too "vanilla" or bland, I'm giving you reason to look at it from a different perspective - to think otherwise. While many prefer to stick with monochromatic, neutral design, there are many out there raising their fists, shouting quelle horreur! Color, pattern and texture lovers cover their eyes, shudder at the thought of something so, so.... white! But white is the perfect platform for all color.

Think of the couch as your canvas where you begin with a flat clean surface and add color and texture with layers of paint. Only in lieu of paint you add your color and texture using other means... lush colorful pillows, blankets and rugs... Bright (or subdued) hues on walls, ceilings and accessories - vases, flowers, poufs, furniture, curtains and artwork. There are so many ways to add color and texture, if you so desire. Whether you prefer a quiet neutral space or one that is energetic and colorful both can be enhanced by a simple white couch. 

And finally you might ask yourselves, is white really that practical? Yes, indeed it is! Not only is it incredibly adaptable, which is perfect if you tend to like to change things up from time to time, but it suits a myriad of styles from contemporary and urban to traditional. Formal and stylized, streamlined with clean lines or casual and relaxed with removable slipcovers (practical for homes with young families) the white couch proves to have a powerful and timeless presence in the home. 

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via First Dibs

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via First Dibs

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Original source unknown  

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Original source unknown  

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via Veranda

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via Veranda

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image Heidi Wasserman

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image Heidi Wasserman

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via Tumblr

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via Tumblr

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via Tumblr

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via Tumblr

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via ElleDecor

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via ElleDecor

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via First Dibs

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via First Dibs

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via Tumblr

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via Tumblr

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Original image unknown

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Original image unknown

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via Veranda (Vincente Wolf Interiors)

The White Couch :: Your Blank Canvas to Design. Image via Veranda (Vincente Wolf Interiors)

Apple pie pancakes with warm Maple Syrup

Apple pie pancakes with warm Maple Syrup

One Size Fits All :: Sweater Dressing

One Size Fits All :: Sweater Dressing