A neutral room can be like a blank canvas, giving you the opportunity to let your creativity shine. It also allows you to update the room periodically over the years without making any major changes. This is why choosing cabinets, flooring, and furniture in shades such as white, beige, and grey has become so popular. Neutral living rooms give homeowners the freedom and flexibility they desire.
Once you are done choosing cabinets, flooring, and furniture, brighten up the room and stay on budget by adding color in these six affordable ways.
- Put some paint on it.
Painting your walls is an inexpensive way to update a room — with minimal effort and big results. When picking a paint color, think about the mood of the room. Is your living room a quiet place where you read and watch the occasional movie? Or is it filled with energy, kids playing video games and dogs playing catch? Use color to complement the vibe.
You’ll also want to consider how the color will layer with other elements in the room. Consider your TV room cabinetry, lamps, picture frames, and mirrors before committing to a new paint color. A color wheel can help you get a good idea of how different hues play off each other.
- Add decorative throw pillows.
When you have a neutral couch, you are able to easily change the color scheme in the room and celebrate the seasons. Just swap out your throw pillows for different colors and designs, depending on the current trend or time of year.
Don’t feel the need to match perfectly when picking throw pillows. It’s okay to choose different patterns, textures, and complementary colors to create balance and express your personal style.
- Don’t forget cozy throw blankets.
Another couch accessory that can brighten up the room is a throw blanket. No matter what time of year it is, it’s nice to cuddle up with a blanket when watching TV. But if you only like your blankets in cold weather, use a storage ottoman or basket to tuck your throw blanket away when not in use.
Whether your living room has windows or a sliding glass door, you can use the natural light and colorful drapery to bring new life to your neutral living room. Drapery is also easy to swap out with the seasons — so rather than stick with one hue all year long, choose something rich and bold for the winter, and something brighter and lighter for summer.
- Area Rugs
Give neutral floors a boost by placing a vibrant area rug underneath your living room furniture. Depending on the layout of your furniture, you can frame your entire living room set or go with a smaller rug that sits just beneath your coffee table. In addition to adding a pop of color, a rug can make your living room feel more intimate — especially if it is part of an open concept floor plan.
Highlight your living room’s new color scheme with décor that brings it all together. From more permanent pieces like coffee table books, trays and vases, to interchanging candles, plants and flowers, create a world where living is easy and your living room feels like home.
At The RTA Store we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen bathroom, laundry room, home office, bar room or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design tool!