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Keys to Creating a Captivating Neutral Interior

July 26, 2017

captivating neutral interior

My personal design esthetic definitely leans towards traditional lines with a touch of glam and thoughtful pops of colour. But I must say, there is something beautiful and elegant about a room layered in neutrals like grey, and if you love grey you will love these bedroom ideas at
They are fresh and crisp, creating a relaxed and comfortable vibe. But without careful intention, it’s easy to slip into ho-hum beige on cream on beige. So I’m sharing three keys to creating a captivating neutral interior.


Without colour, texture is the number one way to add interest and depth to a neutral space. Think woven rugs, knit textiles, furs, and rustic or worn woods.

captivating neutral interior

captivating neutral interior


To create that crisp feel, punctuate a neutral space with black (which is also considered to be a neutral), such as a wrought iron table, black accessories, or electronics. The contrast against the other neutral elements creates the depth and elegance we’re after.

captivating neutral interior

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When designing a neutral space, make use of every surface – add interest through lighting, a wall treatment such as shiplap or a tone on tone wallpaper or by highlight a vaulted ceiling with beams.

captivating neutral interior

captivating neutral interior

captivating neutral interior


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  • Reply Via B Design August 9, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I enjoyed looking at these pictures. Shiplap is always a good go to!

    • Reply Neelam August 9, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Thank you! It really is and now with great shiplap wallpapers, it’s easier than ever. Thank you for stopping by!

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