This is a sponsored post about how to decorate a neutral living room written by me on behalf of CORT Clearance. All opinions are 100% mine.
Remember a few weeks ago when I shared 5 budget-friendly furniture shopping tips? Well my family and I partnered with CORT to kick off our redecorating process and I’m here to share it with you. Our old living room furniture was dark and uninviting. With our new furniture we wanted to choose something that was neutral and modern so that it would never go out of style. When shopping in CORT Clearance Furniture Center, there were so many options to choose from. It was hard narrowing down our favorite choices to just one sofa but in the end we knew that we needed a sectional.
We decided to go with a beige microfiber sectional that is so comfy and perfect for entertaining. I love neutral colors for the simple fact that it is easy to find coordinating pieces to decorate with. Some people think that neutrals are boring. I disagree. Neutral rooms can be plain and boring but they can be fun and inviting too.
Before you begin thinking about how to decorate a neutral living room, there are a few things to keep in mind.
How to Decorate a Neutral Living Room with Pops of Color
1. Choose a color palette.
Once you’ve got your furniture delivered, you’re ready to start decorating. The first thing that I like to do before I get started is to pick out a color palette. A neutral palette is my base but then I choose colors that will compliment our neutral shades. I like to choose bright colors because even on the gloomiest days the room will be inviting. I decided to go with blush, teal, and white with pops of gold as my color scheme for our neutral living room.
2. Find inspiration
Before I went shopping for pieces to decorate with, I hit Pinterest for some inspiration. I searched neutral living rooms to find what colors I liked and what accent pieces I wanted to decorate with. Scour your favorite magazines or even visit your local home decor store for inspiration.
3. Start with pillows.
Pillows are every man’s worst nightmare. My husband can’t stand them on the couch but we all know they look so amazing. Once he realized how comfy they were that was the end of that battle. If you’re not sure how to decorate a neutral living room with pops of color, start small with something simple like pillows. The right pillows can instantly transition any neutral living space and make it inviting. When shopping for our pillows, I knew I wanted bright colors but I also wanted to mix textures and throw in a few patterned pillows. We’ve got velvet, suede, and polyester on our couch. Opting for pillows that coordinate in color but differ in texture will add a fun element to your living space.
4. Incorporate flowers or plants
If you’ve been following me for a while then you know that my green thumb is non-existent. However, I love having flowers and plants in my home. It’s been proven that plants in the home have shown to reduce stress. There’s something about flowers that just make me happy. It makes my home more inviting and adds a nice, soft touch to the room. When choosing flowers to add to your home, think about the color. I chose blush pink roses because they complimented the pops of color in our living room. Hydrangeas are a second option that I love for our space as well. Decorate your coffee table with your favorite flowers for a little extra pizazz.
5. Snuggle up with a throw
Any room in our home isn’t complete without a throw. Friday nights are movie nights in our home. Guess where they happen? Right on our new favorite sectional from CORT Clearance Furniture Center. Coupled with our favorite pillows and flowers, throws are the perfect addition to our decor. Pick a throw color that will compliment the rest of the decor in your space. I chose to go with blush because pink is my favorite color and I have to sneak it in where I can.
6. Add a personal touch.
Personal touches are a must in any home. There’s not a room in our home where there isn’t something that represents our family. Whether it’s a family photo, a golden giraffe, or a souvenir from our latest travel destination – each room is personalized. Photos are a great way to add the personal touch that your neutral living space has been missing. Pictures bring so much color and emotion into any room. Think about personal touches as the final piece of the puzzle when decorating your space.
A few other ways to add pops of color to a neutral room is with side chairs, window treatments, and even an area rug. You could even ditch the white walls and opt for a fun color too!
With these tips, you can forget about the interior designer and decorate your space yourself. Do you have any tips for how to decorate a neutral living room with pops of color?
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