We’ve heard it all before; ‘too beige’, ‘too vanilla’, and ‘cottage cheese’, terms used to describe neutral interiors that lack that certain oomph! But decorating with neutral colours can be impressive if done right. Read on to find out how.
From wall colour to soft furnishings, neutral spaces are anything but mundane. Neutral spaces are versatile, dateless and extremely tranquil. So go ahead and experiment!
MORE THAN FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
There is a common misconception that neutrals are limited to whites and beiges, but neutrals can also be charcoals and greys, which can be wonderfully dark and moody adding the required boldness in your space.
MIX IT UP
Neutrals spaces crave textures. From wall colour to rugs, to furniture and soft furnishings you can afford to mix it up a little, and why not add some interest by creating the perfect juxtaposition by marrying contrasting neutral textures. Think metallic finishes and raw organic textures, steel, timber and soft wool.
ACCESSORISE AND LAYER UP
Decorating neutral interiors demands that you layer up in order to create visual interest. Add accessories such as cushions, throws, diffusers and picture frames. Layer up with trays filled with candles, mixed with elements of silver, gold or copper. You can subtly introduce colour without changing your neutral colour scheme, for example nestle your favourite coffee table books so that their colourful spines are visible.
ADD SOME PLANTS
Plants can transform your interiors and add structural interest. Neutral spaces come alive when plants are introduced and the difference can be quite dramatic and bold.