Drew Barrymore's favorite living room sofa is the perfect neutral color – it is a best-seller for a reason

Invest in a hardworking sofa that is sumptuous enough to sink into – but still looks smart and will go with anything

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Drew Barrymore is a force of nature, and not just on the silver screen. The actress, producer, TV host, entrepreneur, and author has been slowly expanding her retail empire, too. 

You may have already spotted her line of kitchen appliances and gadgets – Beautiful by Drew Barrymore – in Walmart stores up and down the country. But following the launch of her social media-famous swivel chair earlier this year, Drew Barrymore has just shared with us her gorgeous new living room furniture pieces that are now available exclusively at Walmart. 

Here at Homes & Gardens, we are particularly excited about the sectional sofa. A key piece of furniture that we predict will be the star of the collection. 

The living room sofa is usually the largest – if not the most expensive – item in a room and is often the most dominant piece, so it is no surprise that the sofa usually dictates the style of the room. So what is it that we love so much about this sofa? The neutral, fail-safe, colorway, of course.

Elegant and timeless in their simplicity, gray color schemes are a stalwart in the world of interiors. Of all the neutrals, gray is the one that instantly brings gravitas. 

'Gray harmonizes well with almost every other hue, making it a most adaptable neutral and giving good reason for its popularity, says Helen Shaw, director at Benjamin Moore. 

Gray shouldn't be considered boring or cold; there are ways to make it feel warm and inviting, either with fabric or furnishings. Sophisticated and nuanced, the easy-to-live-with shade of gray on Drew Barrymore's sectional (from Walmart) will shine in spaces both raw and refined. If you are in any doubt, pair this sectional with the warmth of rattan and timber for a cozy, cossetting feel. 

Treat gray as a neutral and layer it with darker and lighter tones, including plenty of texture and some accent pattern. It offers schemes a sanctuary of calm. Consider pairing it with contrasting colors, too. Designer Vanessa Arbuthnott believes ‘many sage greens (as shown below), softer pinks, and warm blues’ work well as complementary colors.

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Jennifer Ebert

Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.