Our Beautiful White Walls

- Home Decor
Pure white walls. Using basic white paint.

If someone came to me a few years or even months ago and said “hey, you know what? Your house would look great with beautiful white walls!” I would probably respond :noooooo, thank you. No white. It reminds me of hospitals”. But never say never, right? I said yes to white walls this year!

Pure white walls. Using basic white paint.

I must admit that looking at some many beautiful houses with white walls is the main reason i changed my mind! So fresh and beautiful homes! With one very simple thing in common : white walls!

The second thing that helped me change my mind is that , unfortunately color companies over here do not have paint color samples to test the color on the wall before painting. Yes, the color might look great on the paper , but how it looks on the wall is a completely different story! I learned that the hard way!

And last , but not least, finding the perfect shade is not an easy thing! The easiest thing was to get myself a pure white color and start painting! I painted the bedroom, hallway and living-dining-kitchen area (yes, it’s one space for all of these).

Painting our walls white. Work in progress.

Work in progress.

What amazed me the most was how everything just popped up! Spectacular if you ask me! I guess a decorator or architect would not get so excited though! Our wall decor and furniture seem a bit different, they look more vivid. I think that is the word!

Before and after painting our home. White wall are beautiful!

And, yes ofcourse our home is much brighter now! And you know what else? Our little guy is very careful with the walls, maybe because he helped me paint the house and he enjoys all of his hard work now! Except when he gets his crayons and tries to add his signature on his work! We love our gallery wall even more now!

 

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    Katerina Konstantinou
    December 16, 2015 at 11:42

    Ταιριάζει απίστευτα στο χώρο Ζωγραφιά μου! Το wall gallery είναι πραγματικά εκπληκτικό!

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      Zozo
      December 16, 2015 at 18:43

      Το χρυσό άλλαξε τελείως το gallery wall μας. Ένα φσσστ… με το σπρέι κ όλα αλλάζουν!

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    Aspen Jay
    December 15, 2015 at 01:54

    Hi Zografia,
    Nicely done. I love a new fresh coat of paint! And well done not getting your little man to ruin the wall, perhaps I need to paint my walls so my boys are that careful. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and for linking up with us at Talented Tuesday.
    Cheers,
    AJ

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      Zozo
      December 15, 2015 at 17:14

      It’s an everyday battle to keep the walls clean! Thank you for hosting!

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    Pili
    December 13, 2015 at 21:35

    Zografia, you made me laugh… I used to say white walls are only for hospitals too! But it makes the house look so bright and fresh! One of the best things for me is that is easy to repaint it in case it gets dirty, specially with kids.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Two Uses Tuesday!
    Hugs,
    Pili

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      Zozo
      December 13, 2015 at 23:41

      Hi Pili! Yes, touching up was one of the reasons i chose pure white. I have the paint can at the balcony and so far i did repaint a couple of times!

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    Tracy Snyder
    December 11, 2015 at 22:41

    Your walls look great! You’re right it makes everything pop. So bright and fresh! My whole House is khaki, I’m starting to wonder what would happen if we change to white.

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      Zozo
      December 12, 2015 at 00:36

      From khaki to white! Wow! That’s gonna be a big change! Let me know how it goes!

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    Sarah @ Pretty Simple Ideas
    December 11, 2015 at 19:15

    haha I love white walls!

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      Zozo
      December 11, 2015 at 21:25

      I do too now!

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    RandG at FrugElegance.com
    December 10, 2015 at 02:33

    Very Clean & Elegant! Very Pretty!

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      Zozo
      December 10, 2015 at 14:39

      Thank you. Happy holidays!

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    Zina
    December 9, 2015 at 11:37

    τα καλυμματα στις καρεκλες ειναι απιστευτα. και γενικα ολη η γωνια αυτη, ειναι υπεροχη!

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      Zozo
      December 9, 2015 at 23:09

      Σ’ευχαριστώ πολύ Ζήνα! Το κακό με τα καλύμματα είναι ότι δεν είναι αφαιρούμενα!

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    connie
    December 8, 2015 at 23:59

    Such a clean bright space. Love it!

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      Zozo
      December 9, 2015 at 10:22

      Thank you Connie! Happy Holidays!

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    the cape on the corner
    December 8, 2015 at 22:23

    looks so great!
    b

    • Reply
      Zozo
      December 9, 2015 at 10:27

      Thank you for visiting!

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    Christina Makri
    December 8, 2015 at 21:08

    Πραγματικά έδειξε πολύ όμορφο, αέρινο και αναδεικνύονται καλύτερα τα έπιπλα. Καλή συνέχεια σε ότι κάνετε Ζωγραφιά μου!

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      Zozo
      December 8, 2015 at 23:46

      Σ’ευχαριστώ πολύ Χριστίνα. Άξιζε τον κόπο!

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    Lisa/Syncopated Mama
    December 8, 2015 at 15:36

    I’ve always been a white walls gal – I think it just looks so clean and bright. People have always thought I was crazy, so it’s funny to see that maybe it’s coming into fashion now…

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      Zozo
      December 8, 2015 at 15:49

      Hi Lisa, yes white is coming in fashion i think. It’s time to tell people “i told you so, but you did not listen!” Thank you!

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    Momma Machi
    December 8, 2015 at 14:13

    Αχ εγω τους θέλω λευκούς τους τοίχους εδώ και καιρό αλλά με τα πιτσιρίκια δεν το αποφασίζω, όμως φέτος την άνοιξη πρέπει να βάψω, δεν πάει άλλο, επομένως το λευκό θα κυριαρχήσει! Μου αρέσει πολυ και η διακόσμηση σου! πολύ elegant!

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      Zozo
      December 8, 2015 at 15:47

      Ευχαριστώ Μάχη. Εγώ είχα τον μικρό μας για βοηθό, με ακολουθούσε με ένα μωρομάντηλο κ αν έπεφτε μπογιά στο πάτωμα το καθάριζε! Όταν έρθεις προς τα μέρη μας , πέρνα να σε κεράσουμε ένα φοντανάκι! Φιλιά!

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    missionary mom
    December 8, 2015 at 09:59

    I never really liked white walls until now!! . Your photos are amazing . Maybe i ‘ ll have to think it over!! Good job!! Lovely house! Have a nice – creative day 🙂

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      Zozo
      December 8, 2015 at 15:45

      Thank you for all you beautiful words! Especially that you liked my photos. Let me know when you paint your walls white!

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    BERNICE
    December 7, 2015 at 04:44

    Yes i do like the change and brightness and clean crispness of your white walls. I have had tan shades for a long time, i think it is time for white if i ever get another chance to paint walls. HOWEVER i DO love the spot of green color on your table!

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      Zozo
      December 7, 2015 at 13:17

      Yes, that green touch is perfect. I just have to make sure i keep the plant alive!

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    Mary-the boondocks blog
    December 5, 2015 at 17:57

    Zografia the walls look fantastic. I love how clean and crisp the whole place looks. And it probably looks bigger too. I had white walls when I first came here, but they didn’t stay white for long. I had 4 pairs of hands to contend with . But now that they are older I’m thinking of repainting everything in white. You may have inspired me!!

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      Zozo
      December 5, 2015 at 23:36

      Thank you Mary. I like our home much more now, it makes me smile!

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    Beth
    December 4, 2015 at 20:25

    Beautiful! I’ve always been a big fan of white walls! Thanks for sharing.

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      Zozo
      December 4, 2015 at 20:55

      Thank you Beth. I am also a big fan of white walls now!

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