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Neutrals is an interiors trend that’s never really gone away, but one that can easily to fall into camp boring, from magnolia washed walls to latte coloured sofas and charmless accessories. But there are still ways to inject a sense of style and character into a muted colour palette and the high street has plenty of options, from chic lighting to textured soft furnishings and calming, affordable artwork. Scroll on for 32 of the best high street pieces, ideal if you’re more of a less is less person…

Don’t get me wrong, I love a busy room – give me a well curated bookcase, a busy wallpaper and plenty of ruffled lines any day – but there’s something to be said for an immaculate, muted room with white-washed walls and dare-to-sit-on sofas to match. Done well and it can look super chic, expensive and calming.

Look to design giants Studio McGee – you’re bound to have come across some of their images on Pinterest, Instagram or caught their home makeover show on Netflix – for ways to incorporate texture into a light-coloured room, from rattan basket lampshades to cosy cashmere blankets and decorative ceramics. They’re also great at adding a splash of colour – let’s face it, an all-white room isn’t the most practical – from inky blues to preppy plaid and delicate florals. It’s worth checking out Sarah Sherman and Kier Design Interiors, too, for a wealth of design inspo – think minimalist boucle chairs and rustic natural woods.

On the high street, M&S, Zara and H&M are great for quick-win, affordable accessories, from vases to mirrors, while made.com is the place for pieces that will add a bit of charm and character to a room – case in point: the gorgeous, vintage-inspired rattan screen below.

Designer Sarah Sherman's Instagram feed is a lesson in how to mix a stark white colour palette with rustic, natural woods.

Add dots of colour to neutrals to soften the look - I love Zara's pretty floral, vintage-inspired napkins for adding a little charm and personality to an otherwise muted palette.

French ConnectionLarge Rattan Mirror

Price: £150
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French ConnectionDawn Tufted Cushion

Price: £32
frenchconnection.com

made.comArura Vase

Price: £77
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