The White House

I love this wonderful white space. Not usually a colour used in family homes, the Eklunds of The Netherlands have managed to use white throughout their home to great effect!

The simple colour choice makes this home feel clean and calm. It definitely helps that they have such great organizing ideas which have been used throughout the home to store away all the brightly coloured clutter that tends to accompany children… There are some great ideas to be found in the pics below.

Take a tour of a different kind of “White House” here:




Paula: ‘People think I’m chicken for only using white but I came to this through a process. The more white I added, the calmer I felt. I pick furniture that’s designed to rescue life’s mistakes, everything is washable. And I’m neat. Time is a luxury with four kids, why waste it searching for things? For me chores are life’s little pleasures. I share them with the kids. When they’re small like Ella, 3, and Kalle, 1, being involved is enjoyable. Nils, 11, and Noa, 8, are older and have a different idea of what’s fun!’






Nils: ‘Our home is so WHITE!!!!!!!! I like white, but it would be nice to see some blue or yellow. Life is easier in a tidy house and rules are OK but sometimes they mean I have to do more chores than my younger sister Noa. I like my room best – I enjoy having some space and privacy!’



Noa: ‘I have this great idea to paint my room like the sky – light blue with a yellow sun and white stars. Our home is mega fantastic and the best thing is the huge bed in Mum and Dad’s room. On Saturdays we all sit on the bed and watch movies.’



Artur: ‘For my wife Paula it’s important that this place is functional, but I love the aesthetic of our white home. It’s so bright it almost feels transparent. I love the feeling of openness – it’s energising.’

So what did you think? If only I could start all over with this clean palette! Maybe I’ll be making a trip to the hardware store this weekend to start transforming all my wood to white!

source: the style-files
images: IKEA Family Live

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. I love your home. Purity it shows. This also challenges your family to maintain the cleanliness it shares with you. I just love it. Some important things are the emphasis to it. Brilliant idea of having a white house.

  2. I love your home. You can barely see the emphasis after all. Plus, you and your family members would be challenge to maintain the cleanliness of it. Good job you made it. Purity!

  3. Wow! what a lovely home you have here. It feel so relaxing to stay on your living room. I love interior designs and it’s so clean. Thanks for sharing this to us and job well done!

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