How to Create a Fresh & Calming Look at Home

For many of us, our homes are places of respite – a sanctuary to calm our minds and spirits. Natural materials and accessories ground us to nature and invite us to relax our minds away from busy screens and everyday worries.

As such, a fresh palette of cool blues and calming greys paired with warm, natural pieces creates a mindful space for us to thrive. We’ve pulled together all the inspiration and tips you need to create the ‘Fresh Start’ look for stylish pared-back calm in your home this year.

Fresh Start Living Room

blue and grey living room

Pasadena Corner Sofa / Shay Coffee Table / Herald Wall Clock

For the ultimate in relaxation, consider a sofa that wraps around your room, making use of every inch of space. Our Pasadena corner sofa in Pebble is the perfect choice for a fresh palette when combined with tonal hues of blue, black and grey.

oak and white painted coffee table

Pasadena Corner Sofa / Shay Coffee Table

When you are working with a limited colour palette such as this, texture and pattern come into their own so consider a mix-and-match approach with mismatched cushions, contemporary patterned wallpaper and a cosy rug underfoot to add dimension, interest and comfort to your living room.

Looking for more tips on styling your living room? Check out our post on creating a bright and cosy space here.

Fresh Start Dining Room

grey and oak dining room inspiration

Shay Extending Dining Table / Shay Dining Chairs / Romsey Small Bookcase

In the dining room, consider layering soft shades of grey in your finishes rather than stark brilliant white for a feeling of calm and serenity. Our Shay Extending dining table combines two features of this fresh start look – a creamy painted base with an oak table top which gives the room warmth and a natural texture.

Fresh Start Table Decor

Shay Extending Dining Table / Shay Dining Chairs

This style benefits from artisanal pieces where quality is revered and imperfection is welcomed so look out for table settings where the hand of the maker is evident and natural finishes are celebrated.

Fresh Start Bedroom

statement wallpaper and blue grey bedroom decor

Shay King Size Bed / Romsey Dressing Table / Romsey Dressing Table Mirror / Romsey Bedside Table

Pull the fresh start look into your bedroom with an easy mix of finishes including our painted Shay bed alongside our Romsey range of solid oak furniture. Layers of linens create an inviting display so be sure to include luxe linens in tonal shades with cobalt blue, deep teal and dove greys.

blue bedside table decoration

Shay King Size BedKindi Lamp / Romsey Bedside Table

The layers don’t need to stop at the bed. Consider topping a natural carpet with a contrasting throw rug to add colour and texture and bring in a few natural touches like simple fresh flowers on the dressing table or on your bedside table.

Fresh Start Kitchen Storage

oak sideboard hallway

Romsey Large Dresser

Finally, this calm look benefits from plenty of storage options and our Romsey dresser makes use of any vertical space you may have in the kitchen or dining areas. Bring nature indoors with potted houseplants and plenty of woven textures in baskets to make storage both practical as well as pretty.

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With both open and closed storage, allow your own pieces to shine by decanting dry goods into clear jars and stacking cookbooks into the open shelving. Everyday dishes can also be easily reached while the large surface area allows an extra spot for prep, display and serving.

If you’re looking for more inspiration on how to refresh your home this year, be sure to check out even more practical tips here.