Neutral decor has transformed from drab to fab in recent years and is now a popular choice, whether you live in a period property or a new build.

A neutral colour palette lends itself to so many interior styles and you can experiment with textures, decorative accessories and different shades to create an impactful space, even if you’re not a fan of bright colours.

Read on to discover ways that grey, taupe and beige are anything but boring!

Glamorous neutrals

Oak Furnitureland cream painted Shay bookcase in luxe room with large silver statement wall mirror.

Shay bookcase | @mrs_roobottom_home

When creating more glamorous spaces, neutrals add a grounding effect that plays off against bolder design choices. In this luxe scheme, the oversized mirror brings a wow factor to the room, while our almond-coloured painted Shay range introduces a touch of homely warmth.

Modern country style

Oak Furnitureland Brompton white painted sideboard in a living room with a cream sofa and a labrador puppy looking at the camera.

Brompton small sideboard | @ourhomeinsuffolk

You don’t need to live in a cottage to embrace country-inspired interiors, simply choose furniture that references the aesthetics of farmhouse decor while adding a more contemporary spin. Our Brompton range has Shaker-style features that pair beautifully with cosy neutral sofas, textured throws and subtly patterned cushions.

Rustic decor

Oak Furnitureland cream Gainsborough sofa in a boho-inspired living room with lots of cushion and rustic accessories.

Gainsborough sofa |

Neutral sofas are the perfect foundation for creating a rustic-style living room. Layer with different textures and muted-coloured print cushions for an effortlessly relaxed and inviting scheme. Get creative with accessories and consider using baskets and fabric wall hangings to add interest to the space above your sofa.

Mid-century minimalism

Oak Furnitureland Brighton corner sofa in cream upholstery styling in a monochrome living room.

Brighton corner sofa | @lockdown_lifestyle

For a truly relaxing living room, choose the same palette for your walls and sofa. A retro-inspired sofa, like our Brighton corner style, looks at home in this scheme that’s punctuated with pops of black for a modern take on neutrals. While interesting decorative accessories add a bit of detail to the space

Bohemian spirit

Oak Furnitureland Bridgeport cream sofa styled with textured cushions in a living room with neutral details and styling.

Bridgeport sofa | @emmas_hygge_home

Accessories can instantly lift a room and are a simple way to change the style direction. This neutral living room has a bohemian feel guided by decorative pieces, such as the tufted Moroccan-style rug, the mixed-texture cushions, and the raffia table lamp. The candles and books evoke a sense of cosiness that adds to the room’s inviting appeal.

Hopefully, that’s given you a bit of inspiration for creating the perfect neutral living rooms, whatever your style. Head to our Instagram for more real home ideas and make sure you tag us at #OakFurnitureland to share your style.


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