Friday, March 6, 2015

How to Decorate with Neutrals

Neutral spaces are generally thought of as being cold and uninviting. Alternatively, they can be seen as boring and uninteresting. However, when done correctly, neutral spaces can be quite the opposite.

To successfully pull off a neutral space you need a mix of factors. First, you need varying shades of white to keep things interesting. Second, layer on texture. Woven fabrics, baskets, and different textures all help to bring out the overall neutral design.

In this example, the wood farm table, linen chairs with nailhead trim and white ribbed bowls add just the right amount of texture and color. The antique bronze chandelier and green flowers give the space a little dose of color. The coffered ceiling and trimmed out pillars don't hurt either.

All white, gorgeous dining room and that front door is amazing!
Via Indulgy

White curtains, walls and furniture are paired with tone on tone curtain panels as well as a chunky throw. The blues in the pillow and on the artwork add subtle color. The black lamp, basket and moss add balance.

Varying shades of neutrals are the key to this space. Patterned bedding gives the room interest. Textured artwork above the bed draw the eye in. A mirror adds light and a reflective quality to the space. The bronze chandelier anchors the room and the tufted headboard adds visual interest.

Neutral bedroom with Useful Gray wall color from Sherwin Williams. Maybe color for kitchen/dining?
Via How to Decorate

There are so many great elements in this space such as the framed mirror, wall mounted shaded sconce and stone countertop. The vanity with its different depths and raised panel doors add detail. The pop of brushed gold on the counter and black frame give the room a subtle pop of color.

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Via Evolution of Style

This neutral kitchen is anything but boring. The dark wood floors and countertop ground the all white cabinets. The multi-hued backsplash pulls the eye in and the moulding and stainless steel farm sink add interest without being overwhelming.

Dark wood floor, white cabinets, neutral subway tile, farmhouse sink
Via Liz Marie

Happy decorating!


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