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Bring the Cool Look of White Home for the Holidays With Design Tips From Ashley

Nov 5 2012 12:00AM


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ARCADIA, WI -- (Marketwire) -- 11/05/12 -- Without question, today's white trend was born in technology. But this urban hue has a rather impressive history in interiors. White was first favored by modern designers and architects almost a century ago for its ability to brighten a room by simulating natural daylight -- and to simplify it with a fresh, uncluttered quality. These same attributes are inspiring white's comeback.

"White is perfect for any room since it can open up the smallest of spaces or add structure and unity to larger rooms," says Brenda Dillon, VP of Merchandising. "You'll find plenty of fresh, new white looks this fall at Ashley Furniture HomeStore. Look for it on furniture, lamps, pillows, rugs and more."

But how can you bring the modern, clean look of white into your home in time for holiday parties and entertaining? Here are six easy ways:

1. Black-and-white art. White goes with any color -- but its soul mate, without question, is black. You just can't go wrong with stylish black-and-white photos of Paris, New York or San Francisco in a modern room.
2. A white rug. Better yet, make it a shag! Perfectly retro, this high-touch texture helps hide dirt and offers the right contrast to cool, sleek furniture.
3. A white platform bed. If there's anything more chic than the sleekly low, horizontal lines of a platform bed, we don't know what it is.
4. White furniture. Whether it's a sofa, media chest or table set, white furniture is simple, straightforward and goes with anything. Recessed pulls and chrome legs add to the sleek look.
5. White sheets. Set against sophisticated gray bed covers, white sheets are cool and stylish. They're also the perfect backdrop for modern pillow patterns or a brightly colored throw.
6. A white lamp shade. They add light to a room even when they're not turned on. Choose a white-shaded lamp with a chrome stand for even more light reflection.

To learn more about the latest decorating trends, or to browse the hottest new furniture collections and accessories, visit

About Ashley Furniture HomeStore
Ashley Furniture HomeStore, the #1 furniture retailer in the United States, delivers quality, affordable furniture to customers at over 450 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Japan. Ashley Furniture HomeStore is an exclusive provider of furniture from Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., the largest furniture manufacturer in the United States. "Like" Ashley Furniture HomeStore on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, or see their design-focused boards on Pinterest.

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Paulette Rippley
Media Relations
Ashley Furniture HomeStore
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