There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love a pop of color in their homes, and those who like to keep it understated and subtle. If you’re part of the former — read on to learn about what neutral decor is. If you’re part of the latter, we think our carefully curated neutral home decor tips will really resonate with you.
What is Neutral Decor?
In a nutshell, a home with Neutral Decor style typically consists of an earthy, natural color palette applied to all its elements such as the walls, furniture, upholstery and decor.
The irony of the colors used in this stunning bedroom — ivory, white, beige, brown — being usually considered boring, isn’t lost on us. We love how these colors, infused with interesting textiles, patterns and materials, come together to create a swoon-worthy space.
Why’s everyone talking about Neutral Decor?
If neutral decor has recently caught your attention, it’s probably because it has turned into a sought-after style. Here’s why we think that’s the case:
- The pandemic has made us revisit our homes, and we’re now turning them into soothing, zen-like calm sanctuaries — precisely what neutral decor has to offer with its relaxed vibe.
- Furniture pieces in neutral colors are easily found in mid-century modern styles, which are typically more affordable than traditional or classic-styled furniture; making it all sorts of easy to achieve this look.
- With its elegant simplicity, this decor style is timeless and adaptable to fresh design trends. So you won’t have to re-do your home every six months!
How you can achieve the look
Paint the town neutral
To create an all-neutral home, start off by painting your walls into a subdued grey, white or an off-white. Accent walls with wallpapers or bright colors aren’t inherently part of this aesthetic and may dilute the easy-on-the-eyes look you’re going for. This works especially well for small, compact apartments, since painting your walls in shades of off-white and light gray will immediately open up your space to make it feel more expansive.
Say goodbye to colorful furniture
If you’ve got furniture in bright hues such as reds, yellows or blues, you might want to consider replacing them with pieces in muted and natural shades. Distressed furniture with brighter wood tones, blends wonderfully into neutrally designed homes. For your functional pieces, such as a chest of drawers or a TV console, you could play with mid-century modern styled furniture, designed in lighter hues of wood, to transform your home into an understated abode that is your own little island of calm.
A little contrast can create magic
Hints of black metal accents here, and a little tan upholstery there could help create a rich contrast within your mostly pale-colored space. Craving more color? Introduce greenery with oversized planters and succulents to different parts of your home. Then step back and appreciate the chic, rustic look you’ll have achieved!
Make friends with natural textures and materials
From an off-white stone wall to unusually-shaped wicker baskets placed in corners of your home, embrace all-natural materials and textures to add life into your neutrally done up space.
It’s time to let you in on a secret. How does the neutral look seem so effortlessly beautiful all the time? This is because it’s often complemented with a sunny, light-filled space. Sunlight will bring to the fore the interplay of subtle tones with the myriad of patterns, materials and textures you’ve thrown in.
Get the neutral look with a little help from CasaOne
If you’re looking to transform your home into a laidback oasis, this decor style is ideal for you. Here’s a little sneak peek into some of CasaOne’s most popular neutrally-toned furniture and decor.
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