How to decorate with neutrals – 10 of the best

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If you think neutrals are boring, take a look at our stylish collection of room decorations that combine stylish furnishing with sumptuous textures. Soft hues can be relaxing, sophisticated and subtle, a world away from bland beige. Take a look at our ideas for decorating with neutrals and get inspired.

To make a living room cosy and inviting choose shimmering or textured wallpaper in a neutral tone. Use it as a luxe backdrop to a natural linen sofa dressed with textured faux-fur or wool throws. Add floral patterned cushions in the same neutral hue.

If you are lucky enough to have high ceilings, then neutral walls will accentuate the feeling of space in a room. This is the perfect way to offset original features such as a ceiling rose and architrave detail.

A neutral hue is a wise choice for a costly kitchen design that can date quickly. Choose granite or natural wood worktops, and stone floor tiles. Use open shelving or an armoire to display decorative features such as tableware. White walls add a perfect backdrop to this neutral decorative scheme.

Enhance traditional white fittings in your bathroom such as a freestanding bath with dove grey walls and vintage-style accessories.

Neutral tones add a calming tranquility to a bedroom. Choose a dark-wood sleigh bed set against pale walls. Dress the bed with white bedlinen and cushions in luxe textures such as faux fur and velvet in mocha.
A hotel-style bedroom is perfect for a neutral palette. Choose a large upholstered headboard and layer with white bedlinen and textured throws. Keep the walls neutral and for luxe detailing add floor-length taupe velvet curtains.

A neutral child’s bedroom won’t date and can still be fun. Add a little sparkle with fairy lights and cuddly animals.

Create a home office that is both organised and stylish. Opt for whitewashed open shelves and walls. Add storage boxes and magazine files on the shelves to store paperwork and files. Complement the neutral office theme with a subtly toned striped blind.

White hallway with wood flooring

Create a light and airy look with a neutral wallpaper and furniture. Wood flooring adds contrast to this modern country hallway.

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