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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

We Answer Wednesday - How to make a beige room look modern

"I know grey is trending but I can't change all of the beige (tiles, paint and furniture) in my home.  How can I make my beige house look modern and current?"

You are right grey is still the hottest neutral right now but don't get down on your beige.  Beige is still a classic and the good news is  - it works with everything.  We are actually working on a model condo suite and we are re-purposing furniture from a former model and we are working with beige.  Beige is beautiful and it has a really nice warmth to it - so even if it is not trending doesn't mean you need to toss out your beige! Think of your beige home as a perfect canvas for just about anything you want to do to make it look more current.  Here are some ideas to give your beige space and instant lift!

1 - Add Grey - ok so grey is hot but you can't re-do the whole house.  Since beige is a neutral it works will all other neutrals so why not add a bit of grey? Take a look at this image below.  Beige walls and furniture but that area rug in a cool charcoal makes this room stand out. It really keeps this room from looking washed out.

Accent chair:

2 - Add Black.  Yes, black is another neutral but adding black to an all beige space gives it instant glamour and sophistication.  We love the pops of black in this beige bedroom. And if you look closely you will notice the bedside table is a glossy charcoal grey - adding these dark neutrals really make the room pop with some contrast

Munge Leung:

 3 - Add Texture. A beige on beige room can be boring but not if you add texture.  Mixing different textures in one space can make it very visually interesting. This room isn't bold or bright but it is far from boring.  This neutral tone on tone room has some different textures - the solid glass coffee table, the macrame wall hanging, the cow hide rug ;and the velvet and silk textures on the sofa - give this room some depth and sophistication.

Gorgeous, neutral living room from Peridot Decorative Homewear.:

4 - Add some colour.  Beige is a beautiful blank canvas so have some fun! Add some bold pops of colour and some pattern, too. This gives any room some life.  Because beige is a neutral you can opt for any colour and as many as you like.

Adore Home magazine - Blog - Styling sessions:

5 -  Add some animal print.  Pairing a neutral like beige with any animal print adds a luxurious touch.  Any animal print will work - leopard, cheetah, zebra even cow. We love the classic glamour of an animal print - think area rug, pillows, accent chair or ottomans.

Show your bedroom a little “tuft” lovin’ with the on-trend look of a modern wingback bed from Overstock. With its light-colored linen upholstery, this tufted headboard will add a touch of glamour and style while also brightening up your living space.:

6 -  Add print.  Many think beige can be boring but add a little print and you are back to life. We love these chocolate and cream print pillows they add some real pop to the room.  The natural elements in this room also play with the natural tone of beige - the sisal rug, the decorative wood sculpture and the greenery add an organic factor to the space.  Simple yet chic.

How beautiful is this? It's like a beach house in the sky! Who says you can only do "industrial chic" in a condo?:

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