Neutral decor does not equal boring decor — not with furnishings and home accents from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Neutral tones — white, cream, beige, natural, ivory and tan — can even out vibrant colors or form a foundation for redecorating in a room. This understated background gives you a solid starting point and the freedom to accessorize with less reserve than you might have to employ otherwise. Select furnishings, window treatments and rugs in solid or printed neutral tones and work in brighter tones with your accents. Or if you want to stay with your current color scheme, we have just the right neutral home accents to complement the pieces you already love in your home. 

Rosebud Home Wall Sign Indoor Outdoor Patterned Chair Pad

Rustic Country Chairside Table Windsor Chair Set
Seagrass Cottage Nightstand


Neutral furniture creates a fresh palette in any room. Using basic pieces like tables and chairs with whitewash, beige or cream finishes will give you more versatility with your decor. Bolder accents like rugs, wall decor and curtains will create an equal balance with these neutral tones, and you can change these accents out more often with the assurance that they will complement your furniture. Our Shaker Collection, as well as many of our dining collections, stools and benches, are offered in white or other neutral colors, so you'll be sure to find just the right color furniture to fit your decor. 

Country Shaker Sofa Hall Table in Ivory Savannah Foyer Table


Perhaps the simplest way to incorporate a neutral scheme into your home decor is with the use of area rugs. We suggest not opting for a plain neutral rug; rather, choose one with a print or with subtle, pale colors in the fibers. This will make your floors part of the decorative aspect of your home, and they may provide you with a little inspiration in finishing your decorating as well.

Ombre Stripes Wool Rug
Indoor/Outdoor Cottage Garden Rug Dunes Wave Wool Rug Collection

Elizabeth Window Frame Mirror Ceramic Shell Dance Lamp

Home Accents

When a room reflects your personal style but it still feels like it's missing something, think neutral! A garland or wreath that features white flowers will complement any decor and will add a fresh, garden look to your home. For a dining room or bedroom that needs just a little change, go beige or natural with chair pads and linens on your bed or accent bench. Wall decor in neutral tones or natural wood looks great on a wall painted in a bold color, and these elements can create a natural or rustic look in any room.

Enamel Bread Box
Yankee Wool Blend Chair Pad Lillian Chenille Bedding

Bird Lace Runner in Cafe Crochet Wire Basket
Crochet & Pintuck Toss Pillow

Lace & Crochet

White and cream lace are also wonderful options for creating a light and airy feel in a room. Lace and crochet placemats and runners can dress up any surface, whether placed on a dining room table during the holidays or a hallway table displaying figurines or family photos. Don't worry about clashing colors or decor styles — netural-toned lace or crochet accents will only add to the decorative appeal. 

Macrame Lace Curtains Cameo Rose Sheer Curtains