Layer Neutrals for Modern Sophistication

Create a stylish, modern living room by layering different hues of warm and cool neutrals.

Layer neutrals to create interest

It’s easy to create a sophisticated neutral colour scheme. To add depth and interest to your home decor ideas, try painting the walls in a range of warm neutrals, such as oyster, stone and sand, like in this living room. Adding different textures like silk and fur in your soft furnishings will add even more diversity to the space.

A unified, modern look

For modern, contemporary decor ideas, add cool neutral furniture in off-whites. Here, the polished concrete floor reflects light upwards, bouncing it around the room and increasing the sense of space. The floor also mirrors the colour of the ceiling, tying the room together.

Elegant finishes

To create warmth in a large space, add natural materials to your interior design, such as wooden furniture, cotton cushions and soft wool throws.

You’ll see that the different greys and variety of textures add layers of interest to this room, proving that neutral schemes don’t need bold accent colours. But if you’re keen to create contrast, a good interior decorating trick is to add a few black accessories for a truly elegant finish.

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