When it comes to my home, I am not good at commitment.  I get bored and like to change things up and move things around from room to room as I shop my house.  For this reason, I’ll forever be a neutral-loving girl when it comes to basic furnishings.  But after I finished my “someday” living room design plan, I started getting a little nervous that I hadn’t included enough texture or color to keep the room from looking too plain.

I then turned to one of my favorite places {Pinterest, of course!} for inspiration to remind myself how beautiful and cozy neutral rooms can be.  I think the key is to include a variety of textures, wood tones, metallic finishes, and pattern to help give the room depth in the absence of color.  Add in a few plants and colorful accessories and you’re set!  So here’s a look at some of my favorites that show the beauty of neutral living.


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TIDBITS & TWINE Neutral Living 1
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What’s your color story?  Do you decorate with neutrals or do you prefer something with more color?
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  1. Lambi Newsham says:

    I read one of your other blogs about the steal for Serena & Lily and now I can’t find the link. Can you resend as there were so many good ideas and you had a great throw blanket. Thanks.

  2. I appreciate the neutral look, and I enjoy seeing the style, but my favorite color is red. I tried to go neutral, but when I tried it, I noticed I only made it a week. I wanted color and added back in red, green, and blue, but in touches and accents, not a bold look. I do have all white walls and a tan sofa. In the bedroom, I have yellow, green, pink, and white. I think my style is cottage style, and though it is not crazy splashes of color and clashing, it IS eclectic and not symmetrical everywhere. I am not messy with the decor or garish. I don’t like that. I just couldn’t stick to neutral, even though it was pretty and easy to do. I missed the colorful accents too much!

  3. For me, gray is a neutral. Beautiful spaces.

  4. Tyler Scott says:

    Thanks for this informative piece.

  5. This post showcases my exact style when interior designing. I love the tranquility and romantic feel that neutral colors bring to a traditional and contemporary room with the incorporation of rustic/vintage and antique accessories- it’s my fav! All of these images are very inspirational. Thanks for sharing, Kim. You have great taste! :)

  6. I’m in LOVE with neutrals. I agree with you 100%. Gorgeous inspiration photos.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Jamie – Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment! :) Kim

  7. Kim,
    I’ve been waiting for your chandelier post since your mentioned it a few days ago. Fabulous!!!
    I can’t wait to try it!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Janet – I’m so glad you liked it! Let me know how your project goes! :)

  8. I love the neutrals in your pictures, but recently I posted a post about going more dramatic with black walls! The pictures I used had lots of windows with trim, white furniture, and beautiful black walls.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Sounds very dramatic! I’ll have to check it out!

  9. I’m with you! I have slowly been replacing all of the color in my house with textures and patterns in neutrals. It is fun to add pops of color with the seasons and holidays, but overall the neutral scheme is very classic. The photos you’ve shared are beautiful examples of this look. Love it!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      “Classic” is a great word for it! I agree!

  10. I think I change my mind on color as the seasons change. I had done away with all the red when we lived in CA and had none, THEN I “thought” I wanted to add bits and pieces for a French Country look. So, I painted a wall red in the dining room. Guess what? I hate it. I am in love with the neutral palette with some black. All of your photos are great inspirations! Hubby ain’t gonna be happy that I want to paint it over so I’ll wait till he has a project out of town (he likes to come home for lunch). He’ll get over it. :)

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Amber – Your comments always make me smile! It sounds like you’re enjoying and embracing the process of change…and dragging hubby along for the ride! My husband and I are in the same boat. :)

  11. Those pix are all so beautiful and calming you may make me a “neutral” love. Thanks for pinning them and sharing.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      I’m so glad you liked the photos!!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      That is an amazing room, isn’t it?! I love those doors…and that clock!

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