How to decorate with neutrals

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Why: Natural materials are the perfect foundation for a neutral scheme that’s packed with texture – far from a boring option.

How: Combine neutrals – no more than three or four shades at one time, though – for a calming, sophisticated space.

Layer up plenty of textures to add as much interest as possible: consider jute, sisal or real-wood flooring and soften with slubby linens and smooth leather.

The rich diversity of stone finishes are a fantastic place to find inspiration. Find a flooring option you like (limestone, travertine, slate…) and use it as your starting point.

Top tip:
When combining painted and natural-wood surfaces in a kitchen choose plain accessories to keep the look clean.

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