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Decorating with neutrals and textures

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Domenica Kiely
Written by Domenica Kiely

Decorating with neutral colours can be anything but dull. Whilst it’s true that a neutral home décor scheme offers style longevity, it can also create interest and a sense of drama. The key to ensuring your neutral home is warm and inviting lies in using different textures to create focal points.

Layering neutral textiles and creating interest in the details can be just as dramatic as working with colour.

Amalfi cushions

Take these Amalfi Homewares assorted cushions, for example. Amalfi’s use of luxurious natural textures, such as jute, becomes elevated by the use of on-trend fringed borders, tribal-inspired patterns and eye-catching embellishments.

Indus Design Throws

When choosing a throw for your sofa or for your bed, look for ones with beautiful textural elements to them, like the Indus Throw pictured above. The neutral oatmeal base is lifted by raised textural elements, playful tassles and a small pop of colour.

Koh Living Baskets

Beautiful woven baskets in neutral colourways not only serve a functional purpose as storage for things such as blankets, firewood or toys, but they add texture and interest.

The gorgeous Koh Living Woven Baskets with tassles (pictured above) are handmade in remote Vietnamese villages by local women using traditional techniques that are over 1000 years old. The women work from home, earning a wage that allows them to take care of their children. So in buying one of these baskets you not only end up with a fab basket, but can rest easy knowing that you’ve done your good deed for the day, too.

Coast to Coast Rugs

Another way to add texture is via the use of a rug. Thick, textural rugs are warm and inviting – they encourage you to sit and stay a while. Coast to Coast Imports offer a collection of rugs that are perfect for bringing a living area together.

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 Feature image via Amalfi Homewares.

About the author
Domenica Kiely
Domenica Kiely

My name is Domenica, but my tribe call me Dom. I’ve written for a number of successful and popular Australian blogs, and I have experience working in both education and the media. I have a slight (ahem) shopping addiction, but I prefer to think of it as an ethical contribution to the growth of the economy. I am fuelled by a love of art, photography, home interiors, trashy television and my family (not in that order).