Styling a Layered and Neutral Living Room

Nothing says classic design like a neutral palette. For a living room that you’ll still love years from now, throw out the pops of color and opt for soft shades of cream and gray.

Neutral pieces with a lot of layered texture are the perfect fall transition pieces. Your home will feel extra cozy, without compromising style.

layered and neutral living room1. Abstract Art, Minted, $ 22 and up | 2. Gray Sofa, West Elm, $ 1,299 | 3. Louis XIV-style Chair, Arhaus, $ 1,399
4. Faux Fur Pillow, Wayfair, $ 45  | 5. Wool Shag Rug, West Elm, $ 199 and up | 6. Graphic Quote Pillow Cover, H&M, $ 6
7. Gold Dot Pillow, Wayfair, $ 30 | 8. Copper Sequin Pillow, H&M, $ 18 | 9. Cream Tassel Throw, Open Sky, $ 110

A great sofa with a unique shape and a pair of statement chairs create a beautiful classic base that will really stand the test of time.

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A neutral rug with an interesting pattern is a great way to liven up your space with a subtle pop. And abstract art is the perfect addition to this design. It’s graphic and modern, so it balances the traditional furniture well.

dark couch

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Layered textures like fur and cable knits are a must when going with a neutral palette. The varying textures and finishes don’t leave any room for bland or boring.

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To really take your color-free space to the next level, bring in some metallics. Copper and gold are both neutral, but layering them together creates a collected look. A graphic black and white quote pillow is the perfect final touch that keeps this design from feeling too formal and brings in just the right amount of fun.

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The best part about choosing to design with a neutral palette is that you really can’t go wrong. The more layers the better, and all neutral shades mix well together. Have fun styling your neutrals!

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