Sophisticated and serene, or bold and impactful, grey is the perfect colour to create a blank canvas in your home decor.

Will you go for an elegant look paired with silver and velvet, or an industrial-inspired interior with slate grey accents? There are so many options when it comes to this ever-popular colourway. Plus, grey walls and furniture allow your accent pieces to do the talking.

Grey is a great colour to work your own style around. Unlike some other colours, it doesn’t set the tone of an interior by itself, it steps back and lets you decide how you would like to approach the decor scheme. This is why it’s a perfect option for any room in the home. Read on to discover how to decorate with this versatile colour.

Grey bedroom ideas

Oak Furnitureland Burleigh weathered oak bedside table in a muted bedroom with wall panels.

Burleigh bedside table | @cottagerenovationcwmrhys

Decorating your bedroom with grey is a lovely choice for those who want to feel tranquil and serene while they dream. It’s a calming shade that leaves room for warmth. If you’re worried about grey looking too cold, then take the same approach as you would with an all-white room and add texture with throws, cushions, and add lamps to brighten the space.

Grey upholstered bed in grey and blue bedroom with Oak Furnitureland Highgate furniture range.

Highgate chest of drawers | Highgate bedside table | @rachelslovelyhome

You could go also for the cottagecore modern farmhouse aesthetic by using Shaker-inspired furniture in your bedroom and soft grey accents on your bed. Finally, you can give your space a contemporary twist by introducing luxurious materials like velvet. Be sure to layer cushions and blankets so you create a soft haven that just begs to be climbed into. Instead of having blinds, flowing curtains will also provide that element of gentleness that you’re aiming for.

If you’re wondering what colours go with grey bedroom furniture or interiors, we recommend soothing pastel shades – think baby pinks, seaside blues, mint greens, and warm peaches. Basically, anything that will subtly sing you to sleep and contribute to making your bedroom a complete relaxation zone.

Grey living room ideas

Grey living room featuring Oak Furnitureland Parquet TV unit.

Parquet TV unit | @life_at_kuldana

A grey lounge is a timeless choice that lends itself to a variety of styles, whether you like elegant pale tones or bolder options.

Choosing a grey sofa is a neutral option when it comes to pairing with other colours as it really does work with everything in the spectrum. No matter if it’s fabric or leather, your sofa will easily slot into new or existing decor schemes.

Use cushions and throws to add texture and colour contrast to your living space, with pleasing combinations including sunny yellows that will brighten up your space, inky blues that create a chic backdrop, and clean whites that provide a delicate contrast. There’s so much room to experiment!

What furniture goes with a grey sofa?

Neutral sofa with a cute brown dog sitting on and the Burleigh pedestal table in the background.

Burleigh pedestal side table | @our_wandsworth_home

Style-conscious designers love the grey-all-over look, so pairing your grey sofa with painted grey furniture is a really fashionable option. This explains why our classic St. Ives range is so popular. We love how fresh and modern the sleek finish feels, but the pieces still have elements of traditional, rustic styles.

One idea is to bookend your grey sofa with the side table from this collection or point your seating towards the corner or large TV unit so your grey theme has visual clarity.

How do you accessorise a grey sofa?

Oak Furnitureland Malvern grey fabric corner sofa with blue and cream scatter cushions.

Malvern sofa | @budgethomeinterior_

As mentioned, soft furnishings will be your primary accessory with a grey sofa as these provide a splash of colour or an opportunity to layer more grayscale shades on top of each other.

Additionally, consider hanging a mirror or a clock over your grey sofa to complete the look, or add some houseplants to liven up an interior which you might otherwise perceive as too stark.

Grey dining room ideas

Open plan kitchen featuring grey scroll back fabric dining chairs.

Scroll back dining chairs | @paintitprettyhome

Keeping large furniture pieces in the same shade of grey as your walls will give you an understated look that’s ideal for your dining room. This could be light grey walls or floors paired with a farmhouse-inspired dining table or even a matching sideboard alongside it.

Even the smallest of dining room accessories can be matched, such as beautiful show china in your display cabinet or matte lighting fixtures to spotlight the areas where your family will congregate for mealtimes. All these will add to the overall calm look.

Grey hallway ideas

Oak Furnitureland slate grey Grove console table close up with a glass lamp and a bouquet of flowers.

Grove console table | @our_surreyhome

Our hallways are often the most neglected area of the home, but they’re so important when it comes to making a first impression!

Make a striking feature of your hallway with our Grove console table, which definitely gives the wow factor the second the door opens. This slate grey painted range is softened with a natural oak top that brings warmth to your entrance space. Accessorise with pretty blooms for an extra special hello.

Hopefully, that’s given you plenty of ideas for how to decorate with grey. Head to the Oak Furnitureland website to discover beautiful furniture to pair with your grey schemes. We’d love to see how you style grey in your homes. Tag us at #OakFurnitureland on Instagram.