Nature is a great place to look for interior inspiration – natural, neutral colours bring a calming influence to your home making your room feel tranquil and serene. Spring is the perfect time to incorporate these pared-back tones into your home, bringing a fresh approach to your styling.
Choosing a neutral toned sofa is the perfect base to a room which allows you to really start to experiment with colour throughout the space. Many designers use neutral colours to great effect by contrasting them with deeper wall colours. It’s easy and inexpensive to change your wall colour, so if you do want change your palette, you won’t be constrained by the colour of your sofa.
Natural neutral scatter cushions
Incorporating several diluted shades by layering scatter cushions and throws can create a calming feel and add interest whilst bringing a natural feel-good factor into a room. The use of these soft furnishings creates a focal point within the room, also adding the ultimate cosy place to curl up in the evening, when all you want to do is sit down and relax.
Choosing soft natural fibres such as wools and linens to contrast against textures like marble, warm cork or basket-weave will help you add depth. For a simple way of mixing your textures, try introducing some rustic wicker baskets for storage, against the smooth backdrop of a white wall. Simple, but effective. With cool greys and fresh neutrals dominating the interior colour palettes, it’s important to break up this softness by introducing different textures. Rattan is a wood-weave design used for furniture and echoes a Scandi style which is still extremely popular this season.
Using accessories like textured ceramics is an easy way to incorporate neutral tones to your home in an inexpensive way. Ceramics have a wide range of uses from decorative pieces to vases, making them a perfect item to add to your home.
Woods also bring a natural look into your home and these can be used in a variety of ways. Using a wooden light shade in a room can create a focal point that will catch people’s eyes when they walk into the room. Or why not opt for a wooden headboard on your bed? Headboards are perfect for contrasting against a neutral colour scheme and with a large range of woods available to use, there is a tone and style of headboard for everyone.
Terracotta and clay
Terracotta and clay tones in a kitchen are a simple way to bring a stylish look into your home without using too much colour and overpowering the space. These warm tones are a perfect contrast to neutral cabinets and worktops as they create a depth to the room which opens the space up. Earthy colours can work in any style of home from a sleek city apartment to a rustic country cottage.
Natural colours are simple to add into your home style scheme, for more inspiration and ideas check out our Pinterest boards or read our selection of blogs.
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