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The Power of Neutral Colour Palette in Home Decor

When decorating your home, neutral colours are a timeless choice. They offer a sense of calm and balance, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in any room. Neutral colours, such as beige, grey, white and black, are versatile and can be paired with various tones and colours to create a custom look. Here are some reasons why neutral colours are an excellent choice for your home:

  1. Versatility: Neutral colours can be used in any room of the house, and they are suitable for various decorating styles, from minimalist to traditional. Neutral palettes can also be easily combined with other tones or colours to create a unique look specific to your tastes.

  2. Creates a Cohesive Look: Using neutral colours throughout your home makes a cohesive and harmonious look. It allows different rooms to flow seamlessly into one another, giving the impression of a larger space.

  3. Timeless Appeal: Neutral colours stay in style and look chic and sophisticated. They are a safe choice for homeowners who want a classic look that will endure the test of time.

  4. Adds a Sense of Calm: Neutral colours have a calming effect and promote relaxation and serenity. They are perfect for creating a peaceful and stress-free environment in your home.

  5. Provides a Blank Canvas: Neutral colours allow homeowners to experiment with patterns, textures, and accessories. They offer a neutral backdrop that can be easily updated with a pop of colour or a bold pattern.

Neutral colours are a fabulous choice for anyone decorating their home with a timeless and versatile style. At Revived and Restored, we offer an abundance of neutral-coloured furniture, such as white, beige, grey, taupe, brown (woods), and black. Neutral-coloured furniture can be a good option for creating a cohesive design in their space without overwhelming the other elements in the room. They offer a calm and peaceful atmosphere against a blank canvas for homeowners to express their sense of style, i.e. with cost-effective home decor accessories.

There are many reasonably priced home accessory items available that can add a touch of style and character to a space. Some options include:

  • Throw pillows - Decorative throw pillows are a cost-effective way to add colour, texture and pattern to a room. Decorative throws and cushions are a simple and effective way to add a pop of colour and texture to a neutral room. Use them to accent existing furniture or add a cosy and comfortable feeling to a space. Choosing complementary colours, patterns, and textures can help tie together the room's overall design and create a cohesive look. When selecting throws and cushions, it's important to consider the size, shape, and scale of the room and the existing decor to ensure a harmonious balance. Adding decorative throws and cushions can be an inexpensive way to refresh the look of a neutral room, making it feel inviting and personalized.

Julia originates from Poland and, since 2012, has run her successful soft furnishing business in Canterbury, offering beautiful hand-designed patterns for her fabrics, cushions, wallpaper, linen tablecloths and throws. The influences of Hungarian and Polish backgrounds and her passion for folk designs, costumes, lace and embroidery led her to widen her search for artistic influence in both cultures.

  • Rugs - Area rugs can be affordable and add warmth and texture to a room while defining a space.

The Power of Neutral Colour Palette in Home Decor
Rugs are a versatile and stylish way to add warmth and texture to any room in your home. With various materials, patterns, and sizes, there's a rug perfect for every taste and budget. No matter what your personal style may be, there's a rug that's perfect for you. By choosing the right type of rug, you can transform any room in your home into a warm and welcoming space. Jute rugs displayed here are a popular choice for those who prefer natural and eco-friendly materials, as they are made from the fibres of the jute plant and are durable and sustainable.
  • Candles and candle holders - Scented candles and candlestick holders can create a cosy and inviting atmosphere in a room. Hand-turned candle-painted holders are a beautiful and unique way to bring warmth and light into your home. These candle holders are crafted by skilled artisans using traditional techniques, creating one-of-a-kind pieces that are both functional and decorative. Whether you're looking to add a touch of ambience to your living room or brighten up your bedside table, hand-turned candle-painted holders are a beautiful and unique way to do so. With their combination of artistry and functionality, these candle holders will surely bring warmth and light into your home for years to come.

Here at Revived and Restored, our in-house craftsman Rob Day hand-turns candle holders, and we hand-paint them to create a rustic charm to add character. We can custom paint you if you are after a particular colour or finish.

  • Wall art - Framed prints, posters, and canvases are an affordable way to add colour and personality to a room.

Adding artwork to neutral home decor can be a simple and effective way to add colour, texture, and personality to your living space. With neutral decor serving as a neutral canvas, you can let the artwork be the star of the room and make a bold statement.

When choosing artwork to complement a neutral decor, you can opt for bright, bold pieces to add pops of colour and interest to the room or go for more neutral pieces that complement the existing colour scheme. Whether you choose paintings, prints, photographs, or sculptures, there's no right or wrong way to add artwork to your home.

The Power of Neutral Colour Palette in Home Decor
Paula Kemp is a Staffordshire-based artist working mainly in oils and cold wax. She paints mainly semi-abstract landscapes, which involves a process of layering colours, blending and scraping into the work or adding texture. The continuous cycle of adding and then taking away produces an interesting visual body of work.
The seasons greatly influence the colours used, and the dramatic skies are immersive.
She recently turned professional in 2020 and has exhibited in London Mayfair, had a solo exhibition in Repton, Derbyshire and successfully attended art fayres around her local area. This painting is called 'Breathe'.You can find Paula at

  • Decorative vases and jars - These can be used to hold fresh or dried flowers or simply as a standalone decorative item.

Decorative vases and jars are popular household items that enhance a space's aesthetic appeal. They come in various shapes, sizes, materials, and colours. They can be used for a variety of purposes, including displaying fresh or artificial flowers, storing small items, or simply adding an eye-catching accent to a room. Decorative vases and jars can range from traditional and classic designs to modern and contemporary styles, making them suitable for a wide range of interior decor styles.

The Power of Neutral Colour Palette in Home Decor
Here is a perfect example of decorative pieces in a cosy corner of Kelly and Peter's stunning 400 year old self-catering holiday home 'Les Chauvins' in South West France, situated on the Dordogne/Charente border. Kelly sources their furniture, furnishings, homewares and equipment locally and sustainably or buys handcrafted, antique or vintage where appropriate.

  • Picture frames and custom wall art - are a cost-effective way to display family photos, artwork and other treasured items.

Displaying picture frames in a neutral decor scheme is a timeless and cost-effective way to add personality to your home. Here are some tips for displaying picture frames in a neutral decor scheme:

Creating a gallery wall is a great way to showcase multiple pictures in one place. You can use a variety of sizes and shapes to create a cohesive look and stick to neutral frames to match your decor. Mixing and matching different frame styles can add interest to your display. For example, try using a mix of wood, rattan placemats, and acrylic frames in various sizes. Hanging pictures at different heights can add visual interest to your display. Try to vary the height of each picture so that they don't all line up in a straight row. Grouping pictures by theme can create a focused and interesting display. For example, you can group your family photos or hang all of your travel photos in one area. Remember to have fun and play around with different arrangements until you find the best one for you!

  • Lamps can add a lot to a neutral decor scheme.

Here are a few ways they can enhance the look and feel of your space: Lamps provide functional lighting, making it easier to see in the room. They also add a warm and cosy atmosphere to the room, making it more inviting. Textured lamps come in a variety of textures, from sleek and modern to rustic and organic. Choosing lamps with different textures can add depth and interest to a neutral decor scheme. Coloured lamps offer an excellent opportunity to add a pop of colour. Lamps come in a variety of styles, from traditional to contemporary. Choosing lamps that complement your decor style can help pull the room's entire look together. Lamps can play an essential role in a neutral decor scheme, adding texture, colour, style, and functionality to the space.

Another beautiful example of lamps in a neutral bedroom setting, courtesy of

These are just a few examples of home accessory items that can be reasonably priced and help elevate the look and feel of a space. Whether you prefer a minimalist look or like to make a statement with bold accessories, neutral colours are the perfect foundation for any home.

Take a look around our furniture shop for more inspiration.


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