Beat the winter blues with modern white decor

The winter season is in full swing, which means there’s no better time to embrace the fresh, modern aesthetic of wintery white and neutral decor. Far from basic, a snow-white color palette has an almost magical ability to bring light and energy into your space — something we could all use more of as we deal with gloomy winter days. To keep the dreaded winter blues at bay, we’ve got our favorite pieces from white decor that will brighten up any room in the house.

CandleHand “You Rock” White of 54 Celsius

Who said white decor can’t be fun? This 54 Celsius “You Rock” CandleHand is a smart way to add personality to your space and is sure to spark a conversation with guests. Jaime, the founder and chief creative officer of Design Milk, also likes her Candlehand candles, saying they’re “a really cute and stylish accessory — makes it hard to choose whether to light it or leave it on!” Let’s vote it up so the rock and roll vibes never stop.

$40

Conical candlestick from Puik Design

Conical candlestick from Puik Design

There’s nothing like the warm glow of candlelight to make a room cosy, and the industrial white concrete design of the Conic Candle Holder from Puik Design makes for a unique, tactile way to incorporate winter white into your space. The steel spring detail makes inserting and removing candles easy, and it’s even available in black and gold finishes, giving you the freedom to change up your look to your liking! For added brightness, opt for a solid white tapered candle.

$45

White speckle 10

White Speckle 10″ Dinner Plate from Norden Goods

Never underestimate the power of beautiful tableware to completely transform everyday meals. These White Speckle Dinner Plates from Norden Goods will make any dish (even the ones you just slapped together) look and feel like a gourmet-level creation. The white speckled glaze makes every meal look vibrant and colorful on your plate, while the stone exterior adds an earthy touch and makes these dishes extra satisfying to hold – but don’t worry, they’re made for everyday use. withstand (and are dishwasher safe!).

$44 each

Hanging self-watering planter by Eva Solo

Hanging self-watering planter by Eva Solo

We could all use a little more green in our homes (it’s one of our favorite design trends this year!), especially in winter when we’re counting down the days to spring! This hanging planter from Eva Solo makes caring for your houseplants in winter easy – nylon wicks in the bottom of the top level of the pot draw water from the planter’s water reservoir as needed, allowing your plant to run at its own pace. stay hydrated!

$59

Stack Gray Art Print by Tom Pigeon

Stack Gray Art Print by Tom Pigeon

Tom Pigeon’s Gray Stack Print proves that a minimal white color palette can still be playful! The print’s stack of bold, geometric shapes stand out against the light gray background, creating a modern graphic look that’s soft and neutral enough to still work seamlessly with the rest of your decor.

$94

Dumbo Bookend Pair in Medium Warm White from Tortuga

Dumbo Bookend Pair in Medium Warm White from Tortuga

Between their modern curved shape and creamy white color scheme, Tortuga’s Warm White Dumbo Bookends create a beautiful contrast to the multicolored spines of your novel or cookbook collection. Made from solid powder-coated steel, these heavy-duty bookends can support the weight of your stack yet to be read, bringing fashion and functionality to your shelves.

$83

Limited Edition Flipping Out Desk Clock from cloudnola
Cream velvet knot cushion from Knots Studio
Ausi white table lamp from Graypants Inc.

Ausi white table lamp from Graypants Inc.

Playing with texture is an important key to getting the most out of a white decor, just look at the Ausi White Table Lamp from Graypants inc. Handmade from recycled cardboard, the Ausi Lamp has a unique lantern-like texture that is enhanced by the warm, ethereal light it emits. Use it as a functional light source for everyday tasks or to create a soothing, intimate atmosphere.

$355

NOMADE Table Lamp by Design Milk x Hollis + Morris

NOMADE Table Lamp by Design Milk x Hollis + Morris

Designed in collaboration with Canadian design brand Hollis + Morris and Parisian architect Antoine Rouzeau, the striking NOMADE table lamp features a sleek, ultra-modern design inspired by vintage petrol lamps used in the railway, mining and marine industries. With a unique lacquered metal base to hold the lamp, and a Plexiglas disc that catches and diffuses the light for a warm glow, this chic table lamp is guaranteed to brighten up your space.

$225

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Alexa is a commercial editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound Phoebe. Alexa’s first stops in any new city are the art museums, a longtime art and design lover. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shopping picks, she may be buried in a book, watching reality TV, or going on an adventure in her town with her partner and pup.

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