8 simple steps for making your home fantastically neutral

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8 simple steps for making your home fantastically neutral

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
 Living room by 株式会社建楽設計
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A tasteful home is often a neutral home, so we thought it might be a good idea to take a closer look at this pared back trend, to see if you might be tempted to instigate it in your home. We've scoured a multitude of projects, all of which have been overseen by master interior designers and we think we now know how to hone in on the neutral look. We've put together eight easy ways that you can bring neutral motifs into play in your home, so take a look with us now and see if simple really can be special!

1. Pick your colors and hues before you start.

 Living room by AShel

Whether you want to go for a variety of beiges, honey tones or even a palette that features coffee and cream themes, it's important to really decide on this right at the start. Don't start decorating until you have a mood board with all your colors on.

2. Try your hand at some Scandinavian design.

 Dining room by pur natur
pur natur

Möbel, Boden und Beleuchtung bilden eine perfekte Symbiose

pur natur

A great way to tap into neutral design is to embrace the Scandinavian trend that is hot right now. With lashings of natural wood and simple white, it's a fast and easy way to leap in! 

3. Use plants as neutral accessories.

 Bedroom by Bloomint design
Bloomint design


Bloomint design

Obviously we are talking about neutral homes, not minimalist ones, so you'll want to add in some accessories. We think plants are a nice natural way to embrace some accent tones and exciting detailing, without straying too far from the au natural side of things.

4. Keep your furniture minimal.

A neutral living room always looks great, but try not to compensate for a muted palette of colors by having too much furniture. The overall feel should be light, airy and uncluttered!

5. Choose sumptuous materials.

 Living room by In:Style Direct
In:Style Direct

Living room : Neutral tones

In:Style Direct

Just because you are limiting your color scheme, it doesn't have to mean that your materials palette will be limited too! Luxurious, opulent fabrics, within your neutral colors, will make a wonderful impression, so reach for the velvet!

6. Think more creatively about your space.

 Kitchen by Sensearchitects Limited
Sensearchitects Limited

Cooking, Drinking and Chilling

Sensearchitects Limited

This kitchen has us inspired! the use of an extra segment of worktop as a breakfast bar is amazing and by keeping the lion share of the furniture in the center, bright white walls diffuse the darker tones with ease. Wow. Neutral decor never looked so good!

7. Don't be afraid to add contrast.

 Bedroom by V Multimedia
V Multimedia


V Multimedia

How do you know when a color is neutral? It's a hard question to answer, but one way is to introduce dark, contrasting shades that are inherently colder. We certainly aren't afraid of a little black furnishing here and there and it makes the neutral white look even more dazzling.

8. Add earth tones if you need warmth.

For a warm neutral scheme, using earth tones is a tried and tested method. Soft browns, natural wood, sunny but pale yellows; these all work well and create an uplifting space with little to no effort. So gorgeous!

For more neutral decor tips, take a look at this article: An elegant home to inspire you.

Could you be a fan of neutral decor now?
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