December 8, 2023

13 Ways to Improve Your Neutral Interior

House Beautiful Marketplace Neutral interiors have a timeless appeal that transcends design trends and spikes…

13 ways to improve your neutral interior

House Beautiful Marketplace

Neutral interiors have a timeless appeal that transcends design trends and spikes in the popularity of certain shades. The beauty of a neutral colour palette is that it goes with just about anything.

We’re firm believers that neutral and bland are not synonymous – in fact, with careful interior styling, neutrally decorated spaces can hold much visual interest and offer a welcoming feel. The key to this is the inclusion of statement décor and furniture that complements the aesthetic whilst offering a distinct textural, visual and stylistic appeal of its own.

The House Beautiful Marketplace has many carefully curated styles that are guaranteed to elevate your much loved neutral interior, and we’ve picked out a few of our very favourites.

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Adding a mirror to your interior is a failsafe way of making the space feel lighter and brighter. This romantic arched mirror features a pared-back cream tone, making it the perfect fit for any neutral palette. The delicate framework adds traditional charm without straying too far from a minimalist look and feel.


Halle Striped Tassel Throw in Cream


Pared-back shades of beige and cream create a subtle striped effect on this woven throw, which features playful tassel detailing. The combination of texture and pattern is a great way to add detail to your neutral interior, and in doing so, adding personality and warmth.


Larson Armchair in Cream


A sophisticated accent chair is a must-have piece in any understated yet well-curated interior. The structured wooden frame is contrasted by a comfortable linen seat, creating a laidback and inviting feel. Style with a highly-textured rug and contemporary floor lamp for a cosy yet smart reading nook.


Cassia Potted Lavender Faux Plant in Cream


Bring the outdoors in with this sweet faux lavender plant, nestled in a textured ceramic planter. The greenery of the plant adds a pop of colour to otherwise neutrally decorated spaces (which helps to break up the look of a room), whilst the crackle effect of the planter adds interest.


Talia Round Oak Coffee Table in Natural


Neutral interiors and minimalist design go hand in hand, particularly when the design in question features tones complementary to the shades found in neutral décor and soft furnishings. This oak coffee table features a light natural shade and a pared-back design — the ideal fit for equally understated living rooms.


Emma Floor Cushion in Black


An extra seat for informal entertaining, this plush floor cushion offers a laidback way to get comfy. The cream base and monochrome striped upper surface make for a striking contrast that is emphasised by the cushion’s woven texture.


Odette Rectangular Oak Console Table with Drawers in Natural


Understated in design and with a decidedly Scandinavian feel, this sleek console table features light oak wood with a subtle chevron inlay. We love the clean lines of the design and the tapered legs. Better yet, it features two handy drawers for storage.


Cierra Candle Holder in Natural


Textured décor is a great way to add depth to a neutrally decorated space. Natural textures, such as the rattan reeds this candle holder is crafted from, complement neutral tones well and serve as a great visual focal point.


Sleek glass always works well in neutral interiors due to its simple yet elegant look and feel. The modern silhouette of this vase creates a floating effect that is guaranteed to catch the eye. Style with dried flowers for a simple yet effective look.


Ari Set of 2 Tealight Holders in Grey


Inspired by the minimalist shapes of Nordic ceramics, this set of two tealight holders creates a subtle statement in the home. Add your favourite candles and situate them on your coffee table for cosy evenings at home.


Leah Round Mirror in Black


Create the illusion of more space with this oversized circular mirror. The barely-there frame in sleek metal only adds to the feeling of openness. This mirror works well in compact areas (like apartments or hallways) and will make your home feel ultra roomy.


Harriet Vase with Handle in Natural


Ceramics are a great way of introducing personality when it comes to dressing a neutral interior space. We love the sleek glaze and organic shape of this vase.


Francesca Tray in Brass


Made by hand, these beautiful contemporary trays feature mirrored bases and a timeless brass finish. Perfect for storing your trinkets, these also work as candle trays.

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