There are approximately three (3) reasons why you should
have white furniture in your home.
And by furniture, I specifically mean coffee tables, occasional tables,
dining tables, dressers, and other medium or large wooden objects.
I am not talking about white couches
Numero Uno: You really, truly, do live in a country cottage.
(You're not just being "cutesy" and pretending you do, because you
can't figure out any other look).
Dos: You are currently decorating an infant's bedroom.
And, finally: Your home furnishings are quite contemporary.
In this case, white is more than allowable.
However, I'm really hoping you're not going the
"contemporary must mean stark white everywhere" route.
That's it. Three reasons. You disappointed?
Think again before you go into auto pilot and decide
white is the way to go. It's cheap-looking, it's boring, and looks like
you're decorating a country cottage.
Only weird..you're not.
P.S. If you are offended by this post, don't be. If there is one rule that is absolutely true in design, it is that there is no hard-and-fast rule.