I’m usually drawn to rooms with lots of color in them. So I was surprised when this very neutral-toned room stopped me in my tracks. Featured on Houzz, it is sepia colored, like an old photograph. It combines neutral tones of brown, gray, black, white, and gold with interesting layers and textures for a clean, modern aesthetic.
When the words “neutral” and “modern” are used to describe decor, I tend to think of a place that’s cold, sterile, and uninviting. But this room is just the opposite of that! Lots of texture and all of those gorgeous pillows make this space look warm and welcoming. And that rug–wow!
Does this look like the kind of living room you’d like to curl up in for an evening at home? Then you’re in luck! I’ve found five ways for you to get a high-style look like this for low-budget prices.
1. Invisible Floating Shelves
Books become art when they seem to be stacked impossibly high against a wall. Find out how to make your own invisible shelving system at The Simply Living Blog.
2. Industrial Style Coffee Table
Weathered wood and metal combine to make a simple, elegant coffee table. SAS Interiors shares a tutorial for turning a thrifted glass coffee table into the one in my inspiration photo.
3. Black and White Herringbone Rug
The stunning geometric pattern of the rug in my inspiration photo totally makes this room. Guess what? You can make this! Find out how at Wool and Flax.
4. Gold Dot Pillow
Perfectly Imperfect painted a white pillow with gold dots, getting a look very much like one of the pretty pillows in the neutral room I found.
5. Tripod Floor Lamp
These vintage tripod lamps could cost you a pretty penny if you buy them retail. Keep your eyes open for thrifted tripods, and you can make one of your own, like this one at Knock Off Decor.
Are neutral colors your thing, or do you like more pigmented shades? Is this a room you could imagine in your own space? Do you think you could enjoy having a patterned rug as bold as the one in my inspiration room?