Set off grey with surprise colour
When working with a muted scheme, it can be easy to assume that monochrome is your only option for an accompaniment to a greyscale design, but by doing something as simple as adding a dash colour to a room you can completely alter its overall feel and ambiance. If soft and gentle best describes your style, try adding a whisper of pastel in a delicate blush or pale lilac, or if your personality and interior design both scream striking and bold, a contrasting mustard yellow or midnight blue could be perfect for you.
Create contrasts with texture
Adding varying or contrasting textures is a great way to bring movement and life into your home, and can be a fun way of playing around with décor. Scatter faux fur cushions against waffle blankets for layers of contrasting comfort, experiment with floor textiles and sink your toes into a luscious plush or shag pile rug, or add a chunky knitted throw to snuggle up with at the end of a long day.
Shape the room with lighting
Without colour to brighten up your bedroom, you’d be forgiven for worrying about your room feeling dark and uninviting. This is where you get to have fun with your lighting, whether you add a subtle glow with a string of fairy lights, create a feature corner with a task light or illuminate your room with brilliant lighting and a statement chandelier.
Show your personality with art
Few schemes lend themselves so easily to an artistic touch than a monochrome interior. A perfect backdrop for any style of art, adding a piece of art is a fast way to alter and personalise your décor. Create a feature wall by arranging a series of framed prints or paintings above your bed, go minimalistic with a single black and white photograph or transfer the room’s focus away from the bed and onto a piece of well-chosen sculpture.
[Image credits: Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Decor Concept, Living Etc]
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