Written by Becca Green

6 grey living room ideas to inspire you

If you’re a neutral interiors lover and are a fan of grey tones, take a look at these living room schemes that will inspire you.

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Grey has been one of the most popular shades for people decorating their homes for the past few years. It doesn’t have to look dull and uninspiring, it can be the perfect neutral backdrop to let your interior style truly shine. Take a look at these grey living room schemes to spark your own ideas.

Modern mix

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A grey living room looks sleek and modern but break up grey tones with splashes of white and traditional styling elements. Introduce on trend features to your space to make it feel new and fresh – @at_the_willow_tree has a vase full of the foliage of the moment, pampas grass, which warms up her grey scheme.

Dark interiors

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A lot of us have a certain image of what a grey living room looks like (it may feature crushed velvet and diamante décor) however it can be far more contemporary than that. Opt for a darker grey to suit a more eclectic space and accessorise with darker accessories that reflect your own personal style.

Read more:5 common myths about dark interiors debunked

Brass details

Grey is a cool tone therefore a grey living room can be guilty of looking cold and uninviting. Rectify this by styling your living room with brass detailing. Take pointers from @sofadotcom and introduce metallics through your choice of furniture and accessories. A coffee table with gold legs or a gold ornate mirror are just a couple of ideas to get you started.

Elevated design

Elevate your grey living room scheme with subtle design features. Grey can naturally look quite flat so bring it to life by thinking outside the box with your ideas. Transform your walls from 2D to 3D with contemporary wall panelling. This is a great way of incorporating a feature wall in your living room without deviating from your grey colour scheme.

Read more: How to create wall panelling with beading

Scandi styling

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Scandinavian-inspired interiors are still a massive hit for 2020 and is a popular styling option for those that love clean and minimal spaces. A monochrome palette naturally suits a Scandi space and the grey scheme above is definitely one of our favourites. Brighten your grey Scandi scheme with clean white lines, which may manifest in your choice of furniture, artwork and soft furnishings.


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