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5 Essential Pieces You Need For A Neutral Living Area

Darker, lighter, or something in between—fifty or more shades of gray can make an impact

Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo) | courtesy of the brands (Products)

When it comes to sprucing up any part of the home, it’s a safe choice to turn to neutral picks. From accessories in white and beige to seating pieces in taupe and gray—these will surely turn a drab area into a chic, comfortable part of the home.

Many homeowners experiment with gray as this option not only brings sophistication and elegance, it can be easily paired with other colors, too. Whether you’re on the lookout for investment pieces or you’re still looking for the best to way to spend a chunk of your bonus, here are five must-haves you can add to your shopping list:

An armchair you can sleep in

Austin Armchair, price available upon request, Dhalton Home

Don't settle for a lonely sofa and two side tables! A comfortable chair in a light color can function as a reading nook, too. The best part? You can declare it's your special seat for movie nights.

A conversation starter

Cabaret End Table, price available upon request, Kenneth Cobonpue

Is it a table, a chair, or both? This piece designed by world renowned furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue will surely keep the conversation rolling. With the craftsmanship put into the knotting and weaving of the piece, it can liven up even the smallest of living areas.

A pretty sofa that brings an old world charm

Gray Addision Tufted Sofa, P38,000, Urban Abode

This sofa can very well be the focal point of your living area. Push it against the wall and liven it up with pillows in varying textures to create a comfy escape. To highlight the tufting and nailhead trim, you may forego having a throw.

A sleek chair you can use to hold a vignette

J104 Chair, price available upon request, HAY

For those who want something unexpected in their living areas, a lovely chair in dusty gray can hold a vignette. Give your tables a break and place this in a corner of your living area to hold a stack of books, accessories, and other knickknacks.

Functional nesting tables

Kilo Solid Oak and Grey Metal Nest of 3 Side Tables, price available upon request, Habitat

Whether you need three tables or just one for a get-together, the Kilo can get the job done. Place it in the middle of the living area or beside your sofa—it can still catch the attention of guests. You can also take your creativity to the next level by setting up a vignette that makes use of all three.



Dhalton Home

  • The Magnolia Residences. Ground Floor, N. Domingo Street, New Manila, Quezon City.
  • Tel. no. (02) 806-1327


Kenneth Cobonpue

  • The Residences at Greenbelt, Esperanza St., Greenbelt, Makati City.
  • Tel. no. (02) 576-1639


Urban Abode

  • Unit E - Prime 08-B, CW Home Depot-Ortigas, 1 Doña Julia Vargas Ave., Pasig City.
  • Tel. no. (02) 570-4663


HAY at Design Story

  • 3/F, Uptown Mall, Taguig City.
  • Tel. no. (02) 815-6022



  • 3rd Level, Abenson (beside Ascott BGC Hotel), 28th Street and 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
  • Tel. no. (02) 887-5247

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