Decorating with Neutrals

One of my favorite thing about working at the ReStore is seeing what rolls off the donation truck. We get new donations daily, so it’s always a surprise what you might find at the ReStore. Today our truck driver Rob came back from his daily pickup, and rolled up the truck door to unveil a truck full of shiny, brand new furniture from West Elm (squeal). I had so much fun staging the furniture, and thought I’d share a couple tips on home decor.

1. Using neutral colorsProcessed with VSCOcam with s2 preset

love neutral colors–they’re simple, classy, and elegant. Using a minimal color scheme keeps a space looking clean and uncluttered. While it’s always tempting to gravitate towards bold patterns and colors, try sticking to a couple of hues and spread them evenly throughout the space. Monochromatic colors have the effect of making your space feel more spacious and open. Remember, sometimes less is more.

2. Adding pops of colorProcessed with VSCOcam with s2 preset

If you want to change it up, this can easily be done by adding a burst of color. In this case, I added a couple contrasting mini martini tables to brighten up the overall color scheme of the space. Once you have your core furniture items, you can always add smaller decor items with contrasting or complementing colors to match your current pieces.

3. Playing with different texturesProcessed with VSCOcam with m4 preset

Mixing textures add some subtle variety in the way the living space looks. In this picture, we’re mixing metals with the natural jute look. I love how little details like the buttons on the chair, the etching on the metal table, and the burlap grains on the chair all blend together to create more structure to the room without adding too much visual weight.

Enjoy your three day weekend, and we hope you get the opportunity to cozy up with a blanket and good book! 🙂

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