The colour white is associated with peace and serenity, so surrounding yourself with it may be useful on your journey to inner harmony at home. Painting your walls will always bring about the biggest transformation but for quick, easy changes invest in ivory-toned linens and soft furnishings. Texture is key for that all-important cosy feeling, so don't be afraid to layer in different shades of white and thickness. The best thing is the result will look as good in summer as it does in winter. Just swap a faux fur cushion for a linen or cotton cover and away you go.
Cool whites have blue, grey or beige undertones and help to make rooms seem bigger and brighter. They're perfect for spaces where you want to create a clean, crisp feeling, such as kitchens and bathrooms, and help to visually cool down north-facing hot spots.
When in doubt, some Mediterranean magic will help inject light and air into your home. The pearly-white bliss of Santorini and Mykonos is timeless for a reason, a beacon of coastal minimalism with soft edges. Even dreaming of these sun-drenched rooftops and traditional white houses will add a touch of sunshine to your life.
Think white, think plush. If you're worried about the lack of colour, textured blankets and cushions are the way to go. Natural materials such as sheepskin, fur, fleece and white leather will help you to hunker down in style while the natural beauty of woven furniture, such as rattan and cane, will lighten and lift the space.