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Staff at HGTV headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn. returned to work this morning chattering about snow falling around the area. Unless you live in or around the Great Smoky Mountains, snow in these parts is rare. So, it takes just a few flakes to stir up excitement about the possibility of more of the white stuff and time spent away from school and work sledding, building snowmen or just snuggled up at home. A good snow is a beautiful thing – in so many ways.

If you like the crisp, clean look of a blanket of snow, why not bring some of the beauty of the white stuff indoors? Enjoy the peacefulness of being surrounded by white (or accents of white) in your home décor. If you’re stuck indoors by winter weather, check out options online. Use HGTV Marketplace to create a Wish List of what you like. That’s how I found these wonderful, white things:

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To whiten up a room, start with a white light fixture such as this white glass globe light from Thomas Lighting.

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For warmth underfoot, choose a white rug with some pattern such as this 5 X 7 geometric design from MAT.

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A few well-placed white accessories such as this Filigree Bowl from Target is an inexpensive way to add a splash of white to any decor.

For more monochromatic drama, add a piece or two of comfortable furniture in white. This is my idea of cozy — the Petrie Apartment Sofa from Crate and Barrel. Keep a white room uncluttered and clean by stowing your audio visual equipment in a cabinet such as this distressed white armoire by Ballard Designs.

For more white ideas, often HGTV hosts will feature the color white in their rooms. This Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m., watch Divine Design and see how Candice Olson uses touches of white in a European-Inspired kitchen makeover. And watch a Deserving Design Christmas Special this Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8:30 p.m. as Vern Yip uses white furniture to create a contemporary look in an old firehouse.
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Vern lightens and brightens with white.

If you’re not ready to devote an entire room to the lovely color white, Christmas is a great time to experiment with all shades of white. I love this white 47 inch tree from West Elm and this set of ceramic tree napkin holders.

How do you decorate with the color white?
What’s your favorite way to spend a snowy afternoon?

4 Responses

  1. Trish says:

    I do live here in wonderful Knoxville , TN.
    We do just love these rare flurries ,don't we?
    Brings a new excitement to the air !!!!!!!
    Knoxville is such a great place to live, HGTV needs to focus more in this area !!! Just a thought

  2. MomG says:

    Something about snow is so inspiring. You're right. It is a beautiful thing. One of my favorite things to do with my family in the snow is make snow ice cream. I always wait until the second snowfall (to clean the air, mom always said) so many seasons we don't get to enjoy this treat. We don't have two significant snowfalls! So those of you out there with snowy winters, enjoy!

    I love decorating with white. It's so crisp and clean. I saw a (mostly) all white nursery once, and it was stunning. Keeping it clean – now that would be challenge. Let it Snow!

  3. ColorQueen says:

    Some people say white isn't a color and steer away from it. I think white is coming back, and in a big way. I LOVE BOLD COLORS, but sometimes, what a room needs, what a wardrobe needs, what this world needs, is a little bit of white. How much more peaceful can you get?

    (plus it's a great backdrop for accessories/fabrics that are wonderfully colorful and interesting in their own right)

  4. Perhaps I’ll stop too surprised by this.

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