As someone who embraces color when it comes to my home, it can be difficult to tone it down when it comes to decorating. Without looking, it’s safe to say that all of my bedding, towels, throw pillows, and rugs are all very colorful and are not very subtle when it comes to pattern. Although I love my apartment, I really can appreciate visiting friends and seeing new places that pull off a neutral color scheme. Linen sofas, white flowers, shag wool rugs, and basically anything that would be ruined with a spill of red wine just looks so simple, clean, and stylish.
In my opinion, neutral tones help to give an interior a much more “grown up” vibe. White, cream, and beige tones exude sophistication and elegance, while grays and dark earth tones seem to portray a more masculine and modern minimal design aesthetic. Additionally, decorating in all white (as impractical as it would be for my lifestyle, not to mention clumsiness!) is a vision of cleanliness and style.
To be honest, whenever I visit a friend’s place who has a beautifully designed neutral-toned interior, I think that maybe my place needs to be a bit more grown up looking. After contemplating for a bit, I disregard the idea since I’m basically so far committed at this point to just having my own unique space full of color, pattern and pooches. I think that having two dogs makes you unable to own anything nice without having some kind of questionable stain, hole, drool, or hair to notice. Pattern and color have become my camouflage and since I’ll always have at least two dogs, I’ll just have to admire these fresh neutral toned spaces in the magazines or when I visit some of my more elegant and grown-up looking friends!
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