Grey is a contemporary, on-trend colour – and one that’s going to be big this winter. It’s pared-back enough to fit the season’s mood, while also being versatile. When it comes to grey living room ideas, we suggest keeping your walls light or white. That way, if you want to switch your living room colour palette in the future, you won’t have to get your paintbrushes back out. Instead, go for grey furniture and accessories to create the grey living room of your dreams. Here are our favourite living room decor ideas – in shades of grey.
Rugs are the easiest and most effective way to bring your chosen living room colour scheme to life. They’re usually pretty big, meaning you’ll be able to create your desired look with just one piece. But because they’re on the ground and not directly at eye level, you won’t risk overdoing it with your favourite shade. A handwoven rug is a durable option, like this grey Moroccan wool rug, or grey rug with neon details. Or, if your sofa’s grey, a monochrome rug is a smart idea to avoid colour claustrophobia – like this black and white handwoven rug.
Another easy idea to bring your grey living room together is adding grey accessories. Smaller pieces mean you can play with lots of shades of grey, and add interest and dimension to your space. Add a grey spiked mirror or grey decorative wall hanging to your grey living room – these unusual pieces mean your living room will stand out, despite its muted colour palette. While a grey woven rattan light shade will take your grey decor scheme to new heights – literally.
If you’re adding throws and cushions to your grey sofa, our top tip is to choose tonal shades rather than identical – it’ll add interest and energy to your living room. This large grey tassel throw is playful, and brings contrast to a more subdued colour scheme – as does this grey Moroccan pom pom throw. Or, for a look that’s more luxe, a simple grey handwoven throw draped over your sofa will lend a touch of sophistication – a smart grey living room addition.