8 ways to add interest and coziness to your neutral living room for winter into spring.
For me, the very best part of having a neutral living room is that I can easily transition it season-to-season with very few changes. Today I’m sharing how to decorate a neutral living room: late winter edition!
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1. add a cozy rug
A cozy rug is a great addition to any neutral room for several reasons. One, it brings in a bit of texture to the space, which is always important when a lot of the room is white and/or neutral.
Secondly, it brings interest to the living room. It is just one more layer to add to a neutral space to ensure the neutral room isn’t “boring.”
Lastly, it adds warmth to the space both physically and visually. For winter into spring, I find it especially important as a living room can be cold during these months, and I love the warmth under foot.
2. throw pillows in muted, warm colors
Throw pillows are the number one way I bring color into my living room each season. As I mentioned above, I love having a neutral space, because it is so easy to get an entirely new look to the room with just a change of throw pillows. For winter, I’m loving the mix of neutrals, green & berry.
But don’t feel obligated to add color to your neutral space. You can get the same warmth and texture by adding in a selection of neutral pillows. Like this combo here.
3. add fresh or faux greenery
For winter, I love to bring in some fresh or faux greenery and sprinkle throughout my living room. I generally save the fresh flowers for spring, unless I find flower I’m loving that goes with my neutral room. Greenery is just so much easier, if you ask me. Above on my coffee table, I have fresh eucalyptus.
And on my console table above, I have some faux stems.
4. throw blankets
Another way I love to add personality to my living room each season is by adding in throw blankets. I love to drape them across the back of a chair, like above.
Or across the arm (or back) of a sofa, like the above blanket.
And in baskets, like above.
5. add candles
I love candles sprinkled throughout my home year-round, but there is just something so warm and cozy about them during the colder, winter months. In the living room, I love them on console, side & coffee tables.
I love decorating a neutral space with baskets. Just like a cozy rug and pillows can do, baskets are so great at bringing texture and interest to the space. Bonus- they are great for displaying more pillows & blankets, as is shown in the baskets above.
I love a basket for a coffee table for both the functionality and the extra layer of interest they bring. In real life, we corral our remotes in our basket above, along with the rest of what is pictured.
I have a very neutral piece of artwork above my fireplace, but that doesn’t need to be the case for you. Add interest (& color) through your living room artwork choices. Yet another bonus of having a neutral room! (note- the artwork above my fireplace is from minted.com and sadly no longer available.)
I do add leaning artwork to my console table each season too. I tend to have a bit more “fun” with that artwork, as it is much smaller and size.
8. add lighting
And last, but definitely not least, is lighting. Great for both adding light for the darker winter month, and adding interest and texture.
I realize I may be sounding like a broken record with the interest and texture over and over, but it really is the key to decorating a neutral living room!
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