How to decorate with elegant spring neutrals

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  • Give your living room a smart new look for spring with these key pieces

    Breeze into spring with a fresh new scheme for your living room. We’ve found the best key pieces to create a soothing look using a palette of calming neutrals.

    Recline in style with this chic three-seater in a neutral linen-look
    fabric. It has a timeless look but the simple dark-wood feet and unfussy
    lines mean it can transition into a more contemporary scheme with ease.

    Halston three-seater sofa in Cream, £599, Made.com

    Add a hint of French country style to your scheme with an ornate mirror.
    A design with a lime-washed frame will complement putty-coloured walls
    perfectly.

    Vendee mirror, £210, India Jane

    Break up cream and oatmeal tones with a few pieces in dove grey. Get
    antique style at a great price with this classic-look chest of drawers.

    Camille chest of drawers, £349, Swoon Editions

    For a more modern take on a smart neutral look, stick to cool putty shades instead of creams, and add sleek furniture in black.

    This simple tailored sofa in a biscuit tone will earn you countless
    style points. If you prefer a more relaxed look, go for a loose-covered
    design with slouchy stone-coloured covers.

    Balfour sofa in Stone, £945, Within

    Make a neutral scheme feel more contemporary with a few hits of
    black. Choose lighting with black linen lampshades and a few smart black
    vases and picture frames.

    New York floor lamp, £229, Marks & Spencer

    Pep up a neutral sofa with a hint of pattern. Delicate hand-drawn,
    nature-inspired prints, like this hummingbird cushion, will add a
    sophisticated Eastern vibe.

    Hummingbird cushion, £16, Next

    Tahiti lantern, £39, Idyll Home

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