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Neutral Living Room Ideas for Winter

In this post: Easy and budget friendly neutral living room ideas that are perfect for the winter months. Includes inspiration to up your home’s cozy factor!

roses and boxwood in kitchen sink

When the holidays are over and the Christmas decorations are packed away, our homes can sometimes feel cold and bare. When I decorate for Christmas, my philosophy is the more color, the better. Not so in the winter. During the winter months I crave a calm and soothing vibe. This can be easily achieved by using neutrals throughout our main living space, which is our living room. Read on for my best neutral living room ideas.

living room ideas roses on coffee table

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Neutral Living Room Ideas

The first place I start is with pillows and throws. My newest source for super affordable pillow covers is the website H&M. I have ordered several sets of pillow covers and I have loved them all. They are very well made and the fabrics are rich and hefty. It’s wasn’t even a splurge when I ordered three new sets right after Christmas! 

neutral living room with winter decor

I chose a set in linen, one in velvet, and one in a jute pattern. I can mix and match them anywhere in our home. They instantly added texture to the space and provided a serene sense of calm. The eye travels around the room easily, moving from one neutral piece to another. 

neutral pillows on sofa living room ideas

I got an Amazon gift card for Christmas and it was burning a hole in my pocket, so to speak. I used part of it to buy two new ivory throw blankets for my ladder. They have a quiet design that adds texture without adding color. Plus I love that they are soft and fluffy.

living room ideas pitchers on shelves

living room ideas blanket basket ladder neutral accessories

Living Room Ideas: Natural Elements

After the pillow and throws, I turned my attention to natural elements…and that meant flowers. I picked up a bunch of roses at the grocery and paired them with boxwood from my yard.

living room ideas roses on coffee table

By using the boxwood as filler, I was able to make a dozen roses stretch to fill three pitchers. One trick that I use quite a bit is layering several pieces on a tray to make one cohesive item. It also helps to stagger the sizes of the vessels. If the pitchers were spread around the room in three different places, they wouldn’t have the impact they make all together on the coffee table. The middle sized pitcher was a Christmas gift from my son and daughter-in-law. It’s called the Milkmaid Pitcher and it’s from Farmhouse Pottery in Vermont. They have a lovely site…take a look {HERE.}

roses and boxwood in pitchers living room ideas

The boxwood will last for weeks, so I’ll just have to replace the roses with fresh flowers to keep the arrangement going. I carried the boxwood over to the blanket ladder by hanging little wreaths with ribbon.

living room furniture with winter decor

Living Room Ideas: Something Shiny

A great way to get home decor items that you wouldn’t normally buy yourself is to ask for them from family for Christmas. I always do this and the honest truth is that my family is grateful for the suggestions! Like most of you, I’m rather hard to buy for and they love getting me something I actually want. They gave me the ivory ceramic garden stool and I was so excited. I’ve wanted one for a long time and I think it’s perfect!

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living room ideas ceramic garden stool beside chair

To sum things up:

  • Use pillows and throws in a neutral color
  • Add natural elements
  • Add accessories in a neutral color (side table, lamp, wall decor, etc.)
  • Gather neutral accessories together to make more of a statement (shelves, trays, etc.)

neutral pitchers on shelves living room ideas

Room Ideas: Sources

blue slipper chairs | living room rug | velvet pillows on chairs | linen pillows on sofa | jute textured pillows on sofa | basket blanket ladder | blanket ladder throws | lamps on dresser (similar) | ivory ceramic garden stool | mini boxwood wreaths | tall pitcher on coffee table | tray on coffee table (similar) | lanterns on dresser no longer available

Sofa: Chloe II in Desire Pearl from Artvan (No longer available. Click {HERE} for something similar.)
Chairs & footstools: Elle IV in Ferrel Doe from Artvan 

Some of you may agree that it can be a relief when the holidays are over. I enjoy the hustle and bustle, but I’m always glad to take a step back and slow down a bit. I hope you were inspired to add some neutral decor to your living spaces and cozy up for the winter months.

Reminder: Season 3 of Victoria on PBS begins Sunday, January 13th!

Until next time…

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