Perhaps the most versatile choice for any room of the home, a neutral colour scheme brings a breath of fresh air to both big and small spaces. From white, cream and beige through to brown, taupe and grey, you’ve got a wide spectrum of soothing shades to work with.
Although it’s a step back from some of our more daring looks, styling a neutral scheme can be just as enjoyable. If you want to get it right, make sure you layer different tones throughout the space, and don’t be afraid to play with patterns to liven things up.
To help get you started, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite neutral finds here at Barker and Stonehouse…
Furniture: Create a co-ordinated space with matching items
Coordinated furniture sets create an effortlessly harmonious feel, and in neutral tones they can lay the foundations for a timeless look which can easily be updated as the years go by.
In the bedroom, reclaimed wood furniture will give your neutral colour scheme a dose of distinctive character. Try the Carisbrooke range for classic, timeless beauty, or consider our popular Charlie bedroom range if you’re going for a more rustic look.
In the dining room, achieve traditional charm with our Bambury range. Approved by Mrs Hinch herself, the extending dining table and chairs features a gorgeous mixture of soft neutral tones that keeps it looking fresh.
Alternatively, our Hague range in Natural provides a tranquil touch with its combination of pale wood and wicker.
Seating: Get cosy with natural textures and fabrics
Neutral colours work perfectly with natural fabrics and textures for a look that’s cosy, calm and comforting. Look for seating in soft cotton, linen and fur to complement a neutral interior and bring comfort to your home.
Providing cosy texture aplenty, the Cabana Yeti chair by Timothy Oulton has got snuggly style down to a T. Far from boring, it will give any neutral living room a touch of adventurous flair. For a modern twist on the neutrals trend, our Ombre fringe stool brings together beige and brown tones in a fun, unexpected way.
The versatile Floyd corner sofa is made for relaxing, available in soft neutral fabrics which complement its plump and inviting cushions. A more formal seating choice that looks great in almost any living room, our Berkeley Large Sofa comes complete with slightly scrolled arms and elegant piping.
Accessories: Add interest with unique finishing touches
When stripping back your colour scheme, the small details become even more important – and that’s where your accessories come in. You’ll want to add interest with varying textures and finishes, such as ceramics and soft furnishings. From your walls to your floor, these decorative items will help tie everything together while bringing different elements in.
Take your pick of our fabulous finishing touches to add another layer of style to your neutral scheme.