We all have those people in our lives who make comments about how they don’t know how we have white duvets, sofas, pillows and rugs when we have little ones running about. I’m here to tell you WHY this is the BEST colour in the world to have when you have young kids and pets. I’m also going to share a few ways that I like to live with this colour and clean it.
I personally have almost 4 kids under 8 + a cat & still I prefer white over anything.
Erin from Cotton Stem Interiors actually has four little girls if you can believe it. I know that she’s also had this statement so many times and here is the truth. Sofas like this Ikea Ektorp sofa have zip off covers. The reason I think white is the best colour when you have small kids is because you can throw it in the wash and bleach it. You do not have that option with any other colour. White is so simple to clean because you can throw it in the wash and you’re done. The other thing I love about white is that it doesn’t hide anything. Imagine having a grey or dark sofa and not knowing what stains are actually on your sofa.
The next thing I love about white is that it matches everything.
If you follow Liz on Instagram you’ll know that she has two small dogs and a goat named Grace that are constantly in her home. Liz is known for her lack of colour and how beautiful her homes look with so many different shades of creams and whites. The thing is, if you can bleach it – it’s safe.
Her sofas are all slip covered, so she can easily throw into the wash.
So, here’s a breakdown on WHY white is the best.
- You can bleach it – easy wash.
- You can flip it ( Duvets, gives it extra life before you throw it in the wash )
- Buying slip covered sofas you can easily wash, so you know you have a clean sofa
- It’s ultra easy to decorate with and matches everything
Now, I thought I’d take you down memory lane and my love for white. Of course, my budget is literally non existent, and if it was, I’d have a full house of white everything. But for now, this is how I incorporate white into my homes.
Hope you’re all having an amazing day & Happy Halloween!