Hi everyone…it’s Lucy from Craftberry Bush once again. I hope you’ve all been keeping well.
Today I wanted to speak to why I love using neutral furniture in our space. Serving as a blank canvas to my ever changing decor moods, having neutral furniture allows you to achieve different looks by simply tweaking a few items here and there. Lets see what I mean…
We recently ordered these Laurel accent chairs and I love their beautiful lines. The size/dimensions are also small enough for a tighter space, while still looking great in a larger area as well.
These chairs have also become a family favourite, specially for Brody who seems to have claimed them as his.
But that is exactly what you would expect when you bring a new piece home. Ideally, each item in your home should be special and truly represent you and those who live in your home.
The diamond button tufting breaks up the neutral-coloured upholstery and as I mentioned, the chair’s proportions work well for adding extra seating to a living room or bedroom without being overpowering. Here I’ve paired them with a blue tartan pillow; a classic look that blends well with the chair’s lines. The tartan pillow was sewn by my mom and every time I look at it, I picture her sitting in front of her sewing machine.
I’ve carried the colour onto the built-in shelves by adding a few blue porcelain accessories, as well as old books with the accent colour.
I truly believe in infusing your home with homemade items; on this shelves you will find either handmade items or items that we have collected over the years. For example, the cute blanket holder you can find he tutorial HERE. The various paintings I have painted over the years and my favourite, the French script antique letters under the cloche.
This second look, while not season specific, the feel of this decor is suited for the summer months as it conveys a coastal feel.
I simply added a few inexpensive jars and a couple of accessories that mimic the colour of the throw and also brought in the palm tree to give the space a fresh feel. It’s probably one of my favourites, as I will tend to decorate with shells found on family trips or fill little jars with sand from family vacations.
This last look is more neutral and would work best in the fall and through the winter. But to give it a year round look, simply replace the fur pillow and throw with something lighter.
Once again, the shelves compliment the look by containing neutral items, including books facing out, a little greenery and a few organic touches, like a pine cone and the agate rock which is also a DIY, you can find the tutorial HERE.
As you can see, by simply changing a few items around, you can make a big impact in your space, all thanks to a neutral background.
So, what was your favourite look?
Thank you so much for stopping by today…I hope to see you again very soon.