The sitting room, a place of relaxation and solitude, a hide away from the chaos of day-to-day life. Well, maybe in our hopes and dreams! However, this does not stop me wanting to create a space that reflects this sentiment. I am never shy about saying that I favour a neutral colour palette. I love natural hints and timeless classics; putty, cream, beige and off-white as this palette is the perfect backdrop to showcase design features and statement pieces. These neutral sitting rooms look just divine…
A neutral colour palette gives the perfect opportunity to introduce soft hints of subtle colour. Use cushions, throws and stunning decorative accessories to lift the room and add in seasonal trends. Here are some beautiful sitting rooms with gentle splashes of pale and dusky pinks to inspire you:
See how in the image below an accent chair has been used to give a neutral sitting room a pop of colour and life.
I am also fond of soft greys. Some find them cold but I find them calm and relaxing. Team them with an abundance of sparkling glass and walnut furniture to create a decadent and luxurious sitting room.
As any interior designer will tell you, it is extremely important to have an exquisite lighting scheme in any room, and particularly when designing a relaxing sitting room. Your lighting scheme should bring together ambient, feature and decorative lighting without sacrificing functionality. Combined with elegant furniture, sumptuous fabrics and stunning accessories the right lighting scheme can give a luxurious and relaxing feel to your sitting room. Think lamps, sparkling wall lights and chandeliers.
By using special design features you can make a subtle colour palette come alive with interest and allure. So why not take the neutral route and create a sitting room of calm sophistication; you’ll never look back!
Nikki Wright is an interior design blogger and self-confessed homebird. Her blog showcases her inspirations along with specially selected beautiful products and design. Her design style is opulent and elegant, using muted colour palettes and lashings of sparkling glass. She firmly believes it's time to channel English country living at its best. Take a look at her blog here - butterflylaneinteriors.co.uk. You can follow Nikki on twitter @ButterflyLane_. Read more posts by Nikki.