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Remember the fashion rules of yesteryear? Do not wear white after labor day–no white pants, no white shoes, no white handbags. Well, as with most old rules, those days are gone and it is not only OK but trendy to wear white all year long. The same holds true for your home.
White slipcovers have long been associated with summer decorating. They remind us of vacation homes on the beach or the cabin by the lake. If you use slipcovers in your everyday rooms there is no reason to change them out now that summer is over. Warm them up a bit with cozy throws and pillows in colors of the season. For example this Waverly fabric featuring a black and white all over pattern is very sophisticated and can be used year round. If warmer colors are what you are looking for mix brown with turquoise, orange, red or gold for a real autumn feel.
If the idea of white slipcovers is just too summery for you, consider replacing them with off-white or an oatmeal color to achieve the same light feel in a warmer tone. You could even keep the seat cushions white and use beige for the body of the furniture to create a two-tone effect. This color combination can certainly be used year round.
White painted walls, a white porcelain collection, white lampshades, crisp white linens, white cable knit throws, a fluffy white tassel on a dark wooden door, a fluffy white shag rug to warm your feet—see–your home can wear white after labor day! All of the fabrics shown are available here.
Combine this with white slipcovers for a sophisticated look.Beacon Hill