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How to style cream furniture: design tips

Cream. The colour associated with calm and tranquillity. Furniture in cream fabric or paint makes for a cosy choice in the home.

Whether you’re after a French country or a country cottage theme, painted cream furniture like our Bella range, or cream fabric seating like the Amelia fabric sofa collection, will suit perfectly. A timeless neutral, cream blends in effortlessly with many other colours and is easy to style. Its light and airy undertones can also make a space appear bigger and brighter.

Follow our expert tips on how to style cream furniture in the home. From cream sofas in the living room to cream tables in the dining room, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about styling this versatile hue in different rooms of the house.

Mix differing shades of cream furniture together in the living room

Incorporating cream furniture in the living room is a smart choice as it’s timeless and will sit comfortably with items you already own. Try combining several different shades of soft cream furniture together for a cosy feel. Chalky cream storage units, such as a painted sideboard, will look great teamed with an oatmeal-coloured sofa. Accessorise with light floral soft furnishings for a serene feel.

Texture is also important in a cream-decorated living room. Too much of the shade can look plain and uninspiring, so introduce woody textures such as oak furniture to break up the colour. Earthy materials will help to create a warm and rustic ambience.

Use cream furniture to create a welcoming guest bedroom


There’s a reason why cream furniture is so popular in bed and breakfasts and relaxing country cottage retreats – it helps to create a warm and cosy atmosphere that’s perfect for relaxing in. It’s the ideal style of furniture for guest bedrooms and will create a welcoming space for friends and family to get comfy and unwind.

Introduce a large cream oak bed for a powerful hit – like the Country Cottage double bed. For a modern look, try decorating it with contemporary accents such as striped pillows and a colourful throw.

If it’s a country cottage theme you’re going for, decorate the bed with floral accessories and pretty pastels. For a pulled-together look that’s classic and elegant, coordinate the bed with matching cream furniture such as bedside cabinets and a wardrobe.

Incorporate cream in the dining room for a sophisticated look


There are so many ways you can work with cream furniture in the dining room, whether you choose to incorporate a cream dining table, cream dining chairs, cream sideboard or cream display unit. Incorporating cream furniture in this way will create a sophisticated setting that’s perfect for hosting classic dinner parties. Our Country Cottage collection has all these items and more.

Cream upholstered dining chairs, like our scroll back options, work well with an oak table, lending a traditional feel that encourages family members to sit back and relax while they tuck into their dinner. Add a decorative chandelier above for a stylish focal point. A cream table can look equally stylish and will add an elegant feel to your dining space.

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