Looking for grey and beige living room design ideas to update your home? Check out this design that is sure to keep you calm AF in 2023!
Designing with neutrals is one of my favorite color palettes. For me, the colors are calm and inviting. It is also the perfect backdrop for any pop color.
When it comes to working with a grey and beige color palette it is important to mix different materials, textures, patterns and finishes in your design. This will add interest and movement to your design.
If you miss the mark here your room will look flat like something is missing and we don’t want that now, do we?!
To give you ideas and inspiration on how you can pull off this style check out all the resources I’ve pulled together just for you.
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How do you decorate a Grey And Beige Living Room?
The key to designing with neutrals is to use a variety of patterns and textures. This means mixing smooth and rough surfaces in your space to add interest and dimension. Pairing a velvet pillow with a fur pillow is an example of how to achieve this look.
While it is true that grey is down-trending and at the end of its ten-year life cycle this modern neutral living room design is anything but boring.
In case you missed the memo, the new trendy color palette is greige, black, and white with pops of color. You may have noticed a lot of black and white in home decor lately. Now you know why.
Greige is a mix of grey and beige and is a fabulous update for the modern contemporary home. The featured living room mixes patterns and textures with pops of metallic to add interest.
How Much Does A Living Room Cost?
Before we get to the grey and beige living room design let’s discuss how much the average room design will cost you.
The typical living room makeover soup to nuts will cost you $8,000 on the lower side and $20,000 plus on the high side. That is not to say you can’t do it for less with lower-priced items but on average expect to spend at least $8000.
Then if you do spend less you’ll be pleasantly surprised. A while back I had done a series of “get the look” and “how much will this room cost” posts. Many readers found this to be helpful since they had no idea what to expect or where to get started.
If you are trying to figure out what your living room makeover will cost download the free budget calculator for guidance.
So for the neutral design living room above the estimated cost without the bookcase and poufs comes in at $6,000. Now if we add the bookcase and poufs the cost would be about $6,500.
Most of the products in this modern neutral living room design are from World Market. This retailer tends to be at a lower price point. The sofa shown is $900 which is definitely on the lower end.
In the image below you can see exactly where the 6K went in this design. I should also mention that the wallpaper accent wall would cost more than $34.99.
You would first have to calculate the number of rolls needed and then either install the peel and stick wallpaper yourself or hire an installer. Naturally hiring this out would add to the overall budget.
Living Room Cost Breakdown
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The pillows are in the product links below but they are not available for shipping so you’ll have to go to your local World Market to purchase those. They have great texture and pattern that will add to the look and feel of your design.
Grey And Beige Living Room Design
The image below shows each piece of the design separated out so you have a clear visual of each item. Keep scrolling for links and details from this design concept board.
1. Small Pendant | 2. Feather Filled Brynn Sofa | 3. Marble and Gold Accent Table | 4. Watercolor Floral Peel and Stick Wallpaper | 5. Sunpan Solterra Coffee Table | 6. Gold Art Deco Bar Cart | 7. Wall Mirror | 8. Wood Isla Bookshelf | 9. Faux Sheepskin Area Rug | 10. Grey Area Rug | 11. Sweater Pouf | 12. Grey Velvet Armchair with Brass Legs | 13. Murray Drink Table | 14. Gold Pillar Candleholder | 15. Gold Buddha Head
1. Small Pendant
Adding accent lighting in a room is a great way to add ambiance and mood. This visual comfort pendant light would look great as a pair on either side of the sofa.
Lighting adds texture and atmosphere to any space so make sure you include general, accent, and task lighting.
2. Feather Filled Brynn Sofa
This sofa is the perfect option for anyone just starting out or on a budget. The price point is fabulous and the rating is 4 stars. No need to worry about the light color because the outer upholstery is a polyester-nylon performance fabric.
The seat cushions are removable and can be fluffed to restore the natural shape after usage. This sofa is super comfy and down-filled so you are sure to spend many hours relaxing on this bad boy.
3. Marble and Gold Accent Table
I have a thing for stylish side tables. Just saying!
This cute marble and gold table will look fabulous next to the sofa or the accent chair. The tabletop offers just the right amount of space to hold your cocktail or home decor.
Just remember it is marble so use a coaster, no harsh abrasives, and be sure to wipe spills immediately.
4. Watercolor Floral Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Peel and Stick wallpaper is a great way to add style and personality to your home. When it comes to wallpaper it is a skill to calculate how much you need. If you are like me and need a calculator head here to Lowe’s or here to York wallcoverings.
Keep in mind that wallpaper is priced by the single roll but sold as a double roll. What that means is that if you need 3 single rolls you need to buy 2 double rolls (or 4 single rolls).
Don’t ask me why that is just the way it goes.
The floral wallpaper shown here has all the colors from this neutral design living room. There are shades of grey and beige so it will coordinate beautifully with this design concept.
Wallpaper is making a comeback. Whether on an accent wall, bathroom, or cloffice it is a great way to add style and originality.
5. Sunpan Solterra Coffee Table
This is one of my favorite coffee tables. I saw it for the first time at HPMKT and have to say this Sunpan beauty is stunning in person.
It is great for modern design like the feature image where mixed metals of silver and gold are throughout the room.
The coffee table is made of sealed concrete and can be used in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
6. Gold Art Deco Bar Cart
As I’ve mentioned before in my opinion every home needs a bar cabinet or bar cart. Even if you are not a drinker you can use it as a tea or coffee station as well.
This one is from World Market and has fabulous curves. I love the round shape and retro art deco vibe I love.
The features of this bar cart are mirrored glass shelves, a gold metal frame, and caster wheels. This makes the cart very mobile and it can be moved around as needed.
7. Wall Mirror
Mirrors are great to make your space feel larger and bring in light when opposite a window. The lines of this one are stunning.
This gold mirror has a unique original design and is surrounded by four lucite rods which add a touch of sophistication. Add this over the sofa as shown, or above your console table or dresser.
This beauty is sure to make a statement in your home.
8. Wood Isla Bookshelf
Now let’s talk bookshelves. They are perfect for holding all your books. If you are a reader like me then I’m sure you have a collection of books.
To be honest I started reading again hardcore when I turned 40 and six years later it is insane the number of books I have read. Like INSANE!!
If you are not a reader then bookshelves are perfect for displaying your favorite home decor, boxes, pictures, trinkets, and more.
This one is great because it is tall and has plenty of storage. The modern two-tone mix of white and gold adds interest to an otherwise classic piece.
9. Faux Sheepskin Area Rug
Add this plush and luxurious faux sheepskin area rug in front of your sofa or chairs for texture and warmth. She is also fabulous to drape over the back of your side chair layered underneath a cute modern throw pillow.
Faux fur is the perfect way to layer in texture and interest in your home.
10. Grey Area Rug
Area rugs are typically used to define and separate different spaces in your home. They are another way to add texture and warmth especially if your floor is tile or all hardwood.
Rugs are also a great way to establish your color palette. This rug features both silver and gold tones mixed with a beige background. Available in multiple sizes this particular rug is an awesome neutral for any home.
11. Sweater Pouf
Aside from the seating feature of this stylish pouf, it is another way to add texture and style to your room. When it comes to poufs and ottomans there are so many styles, sizes, colors, and materials to choose from.
This cute neutral beige pouf is made of 100% wool-filled polystyrene beads. It literally has the look and feel of a super cozy sweater but is disguised as a pouf.
12. Grey Velvet Armchair with Brass Legs
Loving the modern sexy lines of this stylish side chair.
Add this trendy chair to your neutral living room design as a pair if space allows. They would look fabulous with the super cute marble and gold table in between.
For those with limited space create a seating moment with a chair, drink table, and a cute floor lamp in the back.
This chair from West Elm is shown in a beautiful chunky chenille in stone white. It will ship in 3-5 weeks but there are three colorways in stock and ready to ship.
If you want to design your own, multiple custom fabric options will ship in 12+ weeks. You can even order free swatches which is great when you are designing an entire space.
This chair is sure to make a statement in your neutral living room design.
13. Murray Drink Table
We have this exact drink table in our home and love her. The C-shaped table is perfect to hug right next to your sofa or side chair. The heavy marble base provides just the right support to the gold frame.
This table has served us well during the holidays and I highly recommend adding her to your neutral modern living room.
14. Gold Pillar Candleholder
Candles are another must in every design in my opinion and this set is beautiful. I love the play on scale and form in these gold candleholders.
Display them as a trio or split them up in your room to create flow and repetition. Throwing out those principles of design since I just wrapped up teaching the Intro To Interior Design course for the semester. Ha!
15. Gold Buddha Head
The Buddha is my other new obsession. In Buddhism, Buddha means “awakened one,” and is a title for someone awake, and has attained nirvana and Buddhahood.
Sounds amazing… NO?
I think so anyway. So for me, this Buddha’s head is a symbol of staying in the present moment and finding one’s authentic self. I know it sounds deep but the practice of NOT going unconscious or zoning out is something I’m working on these days.
And that my friend is a wrap on this gray and beige living room.
One last thing, it is super important that you measure out your room before you make any purchases. I KNOW I sound like a broken record but it is so important to know what will fit in your space to avoid returns and disappointment.
I truly hope this gray and beige living room design gave you ideas and inspiration for your home. Let me know in the comments what items are your favorite.
Have a fabulous day full of Unicorns & Rainbows!
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Last Updated on November 19, 2023 by Nicole DelaCruz