20 Brilliant White Living Room Furniture Design Ideas
The possibilities are endless when you use white furniture as the base of your color palette.
White furniture is the perfect base (or accent) for a variety of design styles, from traditionally beachy to modern chic.
Designer Ann Pyne gave old-school decorating a surprising new relevance in this Upper East Side apartment, where the furnishings are white, white and more white. The white chandelier is in the style of Diego Giacometti and rustic Chinese style chairs, designed for a Billy Haines interior, surround a marble table from R.E. Steele Antiques. The floor is painted.
In this stylish Southampton home, all-white furniture is complemented by one chair’s bright pop of blue. The Belgian linen-covered sofa is by Démiurge, the bergère is upholstered in a glazed linen by Rogers Goffigon and the cocktail table is by Jansen. The vintage plaster lamps were made for Miami Beach’s Eden Roc hotel.
In interior decorator Gabriele Sanders’ East Hampton home, bright white and natural wood details combine to create perfect beach style. In the living room, the white sofa and chair are from Troy’s Box collection. The Panca nesting tables are from Property.
In a living room of a home designed by Nate Berkus and Anne Coyle, the white cowhide rugs are from Anne Coyle Interiors and the white armchair is vintage Italian. These pieces offer a crisp, clean aesthetic in contrast to the darker, moodier sofa.
In the Brazil home of designer Sig Bergamin and Murlo Lomas, white has a persistent presence, making the space feel breezy and carefree. The white daybed in this living room holds cushions made from Balinese fabrics, the armchair is draped with a sarong by Again and the Bertoia chair was discovered at a flea market.
A patchwork cowhide by Galart accents the clean, white furniture in this Manhattan penthouse designed by Daniel Romualdez. The aluminum cocktail tables are by Frederick Kiesler.
Designer Alison Palevsky anchored the white living room furniture of her Pacific Palisades home with a silk rug from Lawrence of La Brea. Aptly situated against the white palette, a painting by Gottfried Helnwein makes a dramatic appearance between the living area and open kitchen.
In the pristine living room of a New Jersey home designed by Nannette Brown, the armchairs, covered in a Great Plains linen, and the ottoman are from the 19th century. The 1960s sconces are German and the rug is by Doris Leslie Blau.
In a Danish couple’s black-and-white weekend retreat, a patterned rug by Caravane and Achille and Pier Castiglioni’s Arco floor lamp for Flos accent a bright white couch in the living room.
Fashion designer Lisa Perry stripped her family’s Florida getaway to its purest white essence, then filled it with bright colors and bold artworks. The incredibly white living room sofa is by de Sede, the cocktail table is by Cini Boeri and the painting, Elaidyl Alcohol, is by Damien Hirst.
Ralph and Ricky Lauren’s light-filled Fifth Avenue apartment epitomizes minimalist style, with natural light bouncing off white furniture, white walls and undressed windows. The custom-made sectional, cocktail table and leather-upholstered carbon-fiber chairs are all by Ralph Lauren Home.
In this Hamptons home decorated by Victoria Hagan, white furniture is part of a nautical theme that is just as striking as it is cozy. A white armchair and large white coffee table are cushioned by deep blues evocative of the nearby sea.
In this charming Connecticut home, white walls and furnishings allow colorful art and accessories to take center stage. Rich Chinese porcelain panels on the walls and mismatched throw pillows bring excitement to the monochromatic space.
In this thoroughly white seaside abode on the Greek island of Santorini, white pillows offer cozy seating, while rope accents are a sophisticated nod to the nautical locale.
In the modern living room of architect Gisue Hariri, a bright-white wall of plaster and plywood is softened with cutout gold-leaf niches. Crisp white chairs are situated near a Tibetan rug by Odegard.
In this Dominican Republic home, the Caribbean is a constant presence — an atmosphere that’s a true call for white furniture. The living room’s sofa and armchairs are by Century Furniture, and the large-scale photograph is by Ruud van Empel. The cocktail table and spherical iron light fixture were designed by Montoya, the bookcase and bar table were purchased locally. The custom seagrass rug is by ABC Carpet Home.
In a chic Montana home, an eye-catching white stand displays a sculpture by Robert Indiana, and is surrounded by a cream and brown rug by FJ Hakimian. The white marble Robert Bristol cocktail table is from Ralph Pucci and the black and white armchair is by Holly Hunt. An Andy Warhol print, purchased at Sotheby’s , hangs above an RJones sofa.
When designer and event planner Antony Todd designed the living room of his Greenwich Village apartment, he conjured a soothing palette of whites and creams in the lampshades, armchairs and center coffee tables. A chocolate-brown couch and chair create shadows against the white hues. The only bold pattern presents itself in the form of a zebra rug, placed on top of a sisal from ABC Carpet Home.
This ultimate rustic retreat on the Greek island of Patmos combines a white color palette with splashes of yellow and purple. In the living room, the 19th century iron beds are used as sofas and covered with antique cotton fabrics, the two tables came from a local school, the handwoven rug is by a nomadic tribe in Central Asia and the barn-wood floor is painted a pale aqua blue.
In designer Kelly Behun’s breezy weekend getaway in Long Island, the Living Divani sofas are upholstered in a white Holly Hunt linen, the wicker stools are by IKEA, the rope stool and blue chair are by Christian Astuguevieille, and the custom rugs are made from African raffia ceremonial cloths.