9 Pieces of Neutral Decor for Calming Vibes

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The Scandinavians might call it "hygge," but the English language is sadly missing a word for when a room just feels indescribably inviting and calming at the same time. Whatever you want to call it, the best way to get there is through well-placed pieces of neutral decor. Think: items in calming creams and beige hues, plus additions that bring natural texture to a space. Check out these Walmart finds to achieve calming vibes in your home. (And, bonus: For more calming, neutral finds check out these Scandinavian-inspired designs.)


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This neutral lounge chair looks more vintage-midcentury-score than budget find thanks to its elegant wood frame.

The texture on this cream pouf gives it a boho feel, and will work effortlessly in a living room where you need a bit more space to sprawl out.

The key to making your neutral decor feel indescribably cozy? The right lighting. This lamp offers a warm glow with a base that will blend in beautifully on a side table.

If you can't make up your mind about a rug, a good default is always a natural fiber, braided variety that can act as a neutral background to your furnishings. Plus, it brings calming texture to a room.


There's something about this minimalist print that makes us think of sunset in the desert.

While you may think of neutral tones belonging to the white, cream, and beige families, gray can also act as a surprisingly solid neutral. Try these pillows on a couch to play with your living room's color palette.

On an aesthetic level, throw blankets — like this cream and gray one — add instant relaxing vibes. Of course on a practical level, they invite you to curl up and actually enjoy your space.

If you're setting up a yoga or meditation nook in your home, to give it a peaceful feel, stick to neutral tones and natural materials. This jute pouf makes the perfect accent.

Just looking at this circular mirror makes us instantly feel more zen. And thanks to that perfect, minimal wood arc detail, it would be a great addition to a neutral living room.


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