The Best Bright White Spaces

When it comes to bright white spaces, we're all about relaxing and serene over minimal and sterile, but achieving such a look can be tough. The key is to vary the intensity of the whites you use on walls, upholstery, and furniture and balance the coolness of the tones with warm neutral components like natural seagrass and nubby linens. The 15 spaces in our slideshow have nailed this easy-in-theory but tricky-in-practice look. Click through for inspiration for decorating everything from a powder room to a formal dining room in all white hues and check out some of our favorite products below for crafting a layered, yet monochromatic look.

For more white room advice, check out 5 Tips for Mastering a Perfect White Bedroom.

Photographs: 1. Slettvoll 2. Chambers + Chambers (architect and source) 3. Clements Design (designer and source) 4. Darryl Carter photographed by Moris Moreno for Elle Decor 5. David Duncan Livingston (photographer and source) 6. Julie Hillman Design photographed by Manolo Yllera for Architectural Digest España 7. Lotta Agaton photographed by Pia Ulin 8. Photographed by Melanie Acevedo for Veranda 9. via MiCasa 10. Nate Berkus (designer and source) 11. via Nuevo Estilo 12. Sarah Sherman Samuel (designer and source) 13. Photographed by Scott Frances for Architectural Digest 14. Photographed by Maxwell Tielman for Design Sponge 15. Villa + Villa photographed by Sharyn Cairns for Real Living