5 Calming, Neutral Room Designs to Inspire You Now

Tips to make your own space airy, effortless, and serene
Calm Neutral Living Room Design
GlucksteinHome Sinclair sofa, Clive swivel chairs, Fulton coffee table

It’s no surprise that many of us gravitate to neutral room designs. After all, there’s something innately soothing about a space that feels light, airy, and effortless. Are you looking to invoke a little more serenity into your home? We’re sharing a roundup of some of our favourite neutral room designs. There’s plenty of inspiration ahead to bring a little more calm to the chaos.

1. A Warm Neutral Bedroom

If there’s any room we want to feel tranquil, it’s the bedroom. As the place you begin and end each day, make sure yours is a place of quiet comfort to rest up for busy days ahead. To get the look in your space, opt for bedding with a subtle pattern and neutral palette. This taupe bedding with a woven fan design reverses to a beautiful stripe, which adds plenty of interest without overwhelming the room.

Neutral bedroom design
GlucksteinHome Paloma bedding

2. A Living Space Fit for Golden Hour

Our living rooms are designed to be enjoyed any hour of the day, but golden hour is always special. In this space, creamy walls pair with a dreamy, down‑filled sofa and warm, brushed brass accents. There’s no better place to watch the sun trickle in at sunset than in this neutral room design.

Golden hour living room
GlucksteinHome Limited Greenwich sofa, Sanborn nesting tables

3. A Monochromatic Double‑Height Living Room

Light, bright, and airy. We love the balance of light and dark hues in this neutral, two‑storey living room designed by Brian Gluckstein. The creamy white sofa is flanked by velvet swivel chairs, which add warmth and texture. Dark accents through the coffee table and black and white artwork add a dose of contrast.

Double height monochromatic living room
GlucksteinHome Sinclair sofa, Clive swivel chairs, Fulton coffee table

4. A Mixed Material Kitchen

Who says a neutral kitchen has to be boring? In the kitchen, designed by Brian Gluckstein, the secret to the effortlessly layered look is mixing up the materials. A travertine‑look island takes centre stage and plays beautifully with the matte black metal framing around the fridge and pantry. The range and hood are sleek in stainless steel. And a beautiful brushed brass faucet is like a bit of jewellery for the room.

Mixed material kitchen

5. An Earthy‑Hued Hallway

The sightlines in this long neutral hallway designed by Brian Gluckstein are simply stunning. But the real winner? Moss green velvet drapes that add a hint of drama to this black and white space.

Calm neutral hallway room design

Photography by Angus Fergusson and A Plus Creative


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