While the fashion world seems to be obsessed with monochrome, the look can be tricky to translate to interiors. Living rooms are meant to be a place to converse, relax, and relish in the comforts of home. A neutral living room is not only easier on the eye, but it’s also quieter than having various shades. Moreover, it’s beautiful and exudes timeless elegance. Neutral colors are also versatile, allowing you to decorate even as your preferences and trends change.

If you’re looking to create a stylish living room space with a neutral theme, here are some ways you can make your living room stand out.

Incorporate a Few But Functional Furnishings

Living rooms only need a few pieces of furniture, making them easy to design.  Having a set of sofas, coffee table, armchair and occasional tables designed for conversation and comfort is enough. You can choose to add multifunctional pieces like ottomans, mantles or bookshelves in neutral shades such as gray and brown. An area rug helps to center the room and makes your space cozier. If you’re short on space, look for furniture that can be used for other functions.

Add a Statement Piece

You can add interest to what you consider dull or boring living room space by including a statement piece. A round marble table not only adds a bit of luxury to your space, but it also contrasts the neutral furniture in your space.  You could also opt for a beautiful piece of artwork or a gorgeous rag to grab people’s attention.

Mix and Match

While you may have your living room in the same cohesive color palette, you don’t have to settle for the same pieces. You can mix and match fabrics and styles to create some elegance. A mix of vintage and modern will be a perfect choice if you’re looking to add a little depth. What’s more, you can go for tables and sofas in varying sizes and shapes. A chair with a unique silhouette or a chaise lounge would also make your space look fresh.

Focus on lighting

There is a misconception that neutral colored spaces are boring and just plain boring. If you’re looking to make an impression, consider adding dramatic lighting for that sophisticated look. A dazzling chandelier can serve as a décor item while at the same time giving your space a sense of presence and purpose. You can also have an assortment of table lamps, sconces, and floor lamps to add light throughout the room. Ensure that all the corners are lit as dark corners make a room appear smaller than usual.

Opt for Quality Fabrics

You don’t have to go for all white or brown furniture. As a homeowner, you can combine the neutrals as long as you’re knowledgeable about your upholstery and textiles choices. Manufacturers can measure the durability, clean-ability, strength and friction, if you’re afraid of spills and stains, look for fabric that has a stain protectant. Leather, microfiber, faux suede are durable and will last you a long time.

Add an eye-catching wallpaper

A beautiful wallpaper serves as a focal point to your living room space. If you have a neutral sofa, you can select any wallpaper design to add visual interest to your space.

Experiment with cushions in different colors and patterns

You don’t have to settle for plain sofas when you can make an impact. Simply, throw in cushions with different colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes.

Play With Patterns

Go beyond upholstery and accent fabrics when adding pattern into your neutral living room. Woven blinds, paneled woodwork, and coffee tables have abstract striations and geometric grid designs that complement a space without overcrowding it.

Complement With Mirrors

Mirrors are useful in a neutral living room as they reflect light and enlarge the space. Moreover, they are neutral and add depth whether you are dealing with grays, creams, whites, browns or any other shade.

Include Scents

If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your space, consider introducing scents and candles to your living room. You can also find candles that match your neutral theme.

Creating a stylish living room is possible even if you’re working with a neutral theme. Try out some of these ideas to revamp your space.