Doing Neutral Right

Remember when I put together my 2020 trend predictions? I was, and still am, convinced that this year will bring a surge of individuality. Design is not meant to be stagnant. We constantly create, adapt, rework, and morph new styles. But then, a pandemic hits. If you are like me, I crave a calming space now more than ever, and for me that means a more neutral palette.

While I touted colors and patterns would be surging this year, I think the home environment has shifted so drastically that people may pause their bolder modifications. Millions of people are still working from home, balancing home school, and staying safely distanced. With so much going on indoors now, a neutral environment can create a soothing oasis to weather this storm in.

Doing It Right

One point I want to make clear: neutral doesn't have to be boring. The key to creating the perfect neutral space is layering textures, patterns, and objects to add visual interest throughout the room. For example, if you have a linen or boucle sofa, consider a high-pile woven or shag rug. Mixing the different materials you use will help it from feeling generic or stark.

Another key thing to consider when creating a neutral space is bringing in wooden and metal elements. If you want an airy look, you can stick with lighter wood or gold finishes. To add a little more edge, you can create a bold contrast with darker stains or oil-rubbed bronze. Whichever you prefer, Eclectic Goods has you covered! Check out the whimsical lookbook and click the product name below to shop:

ECG Neutral Lookbook - Classic

Caspia Rug in Ivory | Avery Velvet Sofa in Cream | Jumbo Hand-Knotted Wool Pillow No. 2 | Vintage Hemp Lumbar Pillow No. 2 | Jerrin Natural Side Table | Scandi Lounger ChairAnita Coffee Table | Modern Globe Floor Lamp | Modern Globe Table Lamp | Idyllic Surf Over-Sized Framed Art | Marble Chain Object |

I mean, doesn't that just look dreamy? Are you digging the neutral look or craving color?

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