Using neutral colours at home doesn’t have to mean being boring.
I personally enjoy putting together various off-white shades, greys and soft fawn colours to bring my bedroom to life. There are lots of interior tips and styling ideas below that will help you create an adobe that’s perfect for relaxing in. So, if you’re looking for ways to incorporate neutral shades into your home then be sure to give these a go.
Off-white scatter cushions*, Mohair pink throw*, Vintage patterned cushion cover*, Textured bedding – all Julian Charles | Knitted cushion covers – John Lewis | Wall mural – Graham & Brown | Ampersand Light* & Hexagon Light* – both Iconic Lights | City canvas* – Bonusprint | Candle – House of Fraser | Fake plant – Debenhams | German Shepherd sign – gift
How to Decorate with Neutral Colours without Being Boring:
1. Pretty Patterns
Add a patterned cushion cover, throw or curtain to create interest in the room. I used a vintage inspired cushion cover that’s in a soft beige and grey to add visual interest.
2. Subtle Tones
Believe it or not there are different shades of white. If you’ve been to B&Q or Homebase and walked down the paints isle you would have noticed that there’s more than just ‘white’ paint available. So, by mixing these off-white shades you can create a calm space with ease. Go wild 😉
3. Natural Elements
Neutral colours can be complimented nicely by the use of natural pieces of furniture or accessories. My wooden bed frame in this case adds a natural, chic finish to the bedroom but do try other things to just wooden furniture, like a stand alone wicker basket or even a jute rug.
4. Tactile Textures
I’m a big fan of textured surfaces that I can stroke or bury my feet into. Just like the knitted cushion cover in the photo or mohair throw, tactile textures can add an interest to your interior through it’s visual appeal.
5. Present your Personality
Don’t forget to add your personality into the room. You can find lots of decor and neutral coloured hangings or signs that can carry a slogan that’s meaningful to you. I recently adopted a white German Shepherd puppy and received this quote as a gift.
6. Quirky Lights
Add an interesting light to build on your interior design style. You would have hopefully spotted two lights; an ampersand light on shelf and a hexagon one on bedside table, both of which are white but add a certain modern character to the room.
7. Need for Nature
Whether it’s real or fake, a plant can really add a fresh feel to the room. Bring your interior to life and have a think about not only the type of plant that you’ll be adding but the plant pot in which you’ll keep it in.
8. Love Layering
Throw upon throw, upon lots of bedding. When it comes to creating a heavenly haven for hibernation in your bedroom, there’s nothing wrong with adding lots and lots of layers. Scatter cushions galore and soft covers will made a bed that you’d just want to jump into, curl up and never get out again.
9. Reflect on your Surface
Metal accessories can help bounce the light off their surface, creating an even brighter and lighter space. Also, when it comes to neutral coloured interiors, a brass or copper injects interest because of its reflective surface that your eyes are attracted to and then adds another tone to your decor as well.
10. A Spot of Pale Colour
You can get away with adding pastel colours to a neutral space. Did you notice how I subtly added pale pastel pink using a framed word on my shelf above the bed and the throw too? As long as it’s subtly done, it can look fabulous in a neutral interior scheme.
11. A Favourite Feature
Add a feature wall in a neutral colour. I have an awesome book feature wall and what’s unusual about it is that it’s in white and grey shades only. It’s a stunning pattern that’s bold yet in a subtle way.
12. Decorative Accessories
Adding off-white, beige and grey candles and trinkets all add to the final finish. Be sure to collect these and add extra interest to your room.
13. Artistic Flare
Don’t forget to use your walls. Wall art or a canvas of your favourite photographs can both celebrate your personality and complete your interior design look.
I hope I’ve convinced you that neutral colour schemes don’t have to be boring and if you have any other tips you’d like to share with us then do comment below.