Thursday, September 11, 2014

6 Tips for Creating a Stunning Neutral Living Space

Decorating with a neutral color palette doesn't have to be boring.  Yes I love color but a neutral space designed right can be just as exciting. Whether in a dining room, living room or bedroom, decorating with neutrals creates a restful elegance. 
Using contrasting patterns can seem scary to some, but the key is to use a coordinating color palette. If you stick with the same color or color family, the mix of patterns will complement each other rather than seeming too busy or distracting. - See more at: http://www.rent.com/blog/10-tips-for-creating-a-non-boring-neutral-space/#sthash.UyG9bIWY.dpuf

You can create the soothing and serene aesthetic of a neutral chic space with these 6 easy tips: 

Layer a mix of rich texture via rugs, pillows or throws - The texture used in a space is just as important and the hues used. When decorating with neutral, incorporating textures like leathers, chenille, wicker, fur, and even bamboo all help to add warmth and personality in the space. Layer different textures in neutral tones to create visual interest in the room.
Using contrasting patterns can seem scary to some, but the key is to use a coordinating color palette. If you stick with the same color or color family, the mix of patterns will complement each other rather than seeming too busy or distracting. - See more at: http://www.rent.com/blog/10-tips-for-creating-a-non-boring-neutral-space/#sthash.UyG9bIWY.dpuf

ng contrasting patterns can seem scary to some, but the key is to use a coordinating color palette. If you stick with the same color or color family, the mix of patterns will complement each other rather than seeming too busy or distracting. - See more at: http://www.rent.com/blog/10-tips-for-creating-a-non-boring-neutral-space/#sthash.UyG9bIWY.dpuf
 
Add subtle pattern - Tone on tone pattern in a neutral space helps to creates visual interest without disrupting the room's overall neutral palette.

Incorporate metallic finishes - Use metallic finishes to add a bit of sparkle and contrast. Metallic finishes can be introduced via chandeliers, draw pulls, sconces, vases, accent furnishings and accessories.
     
Use furniture with interesting or eye catching shapes - The shape of the items used is very important when the design elements in the space are the same or similar hues. In order for pieces to "stand out," use furnishings with lots of structural detail,  interesting lines and shapes.



Look Alive - Incorporate some greenery/plant life and natural elements to keep the space from looking too sterile.
 


Use varying shades - Incorporating different shades of the neutral color in your design will create a well-styled look and a sense of depth and sophistication.
 
 

 What are your thoughts? Ready to get your neutral on?

2 comments:

  1. My favorite way to see neutrals in a space is with varying shades and textures. Kept waiting to see your bedroom in this roundup. It's a perfect example!

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  2. Zara would love for her Dad to have a nice manly rug for his "man cave"

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