Create an elegant living room by layering neutrals with touchable textures.

Layer neutrals for an elegant living room

Blend calming neutrals with dark accents to add depth.

Blending warm neutrals is a wonderful way to add warmth to a large open-plan space. Choose a creamy shade of off-white for your walls, such as linen or natural calico, and use softer browns like mocha and caramel as your feature hues. You could create an eye-catching feature wall or simply use these darker colours as accent colours through accessories and furniture.

As well as layering colour, bringing together different textures and finishes – such as matt walls, glossy floors and sumptuous leather – will help you to build up layers of comfort in the room. Contrasting your pale walls with furniture in rich, dark tones is a clever way of defining the different areas of your open-plan space. Anchor the look with textured soft furnishings, like a sisal rug or soft cashmere throw.