Leona Lewis' living room is a 'warm minimalist' haven of comforting colors, furniture and materials

We predict that 'warm minimalism' is here to stay. See how Leona Lewis has perfected the look...

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A peaceful blend of neutrals is a classic approach to creating a beautiful scheme with a sense of calm. The trick is to incorporate subtle colors or patterns to achieve depth and interest. In her Los Angeles home, singer Leona Lewis has softened her predominantly white living room with plenty of texture and plush furniture, all in a muted tonal palette. In short, your chosen room color ideas can make all the difference. 

Decorating with neutrals and warm, earthy colors, inspired by the natural world, adds a gentle and soothing touch to interiors that can be layered with textures and tones to ebb and flow with the seasons. 

'I love the calmness that you create when you have a neutral palette in a room, especially if you wish to replicate the quiet luxury aesthetic', says interior designer Tamsin Johnson.' But this choice definitely doesn’t have to mean boring: you can create an interesting and exciting space by layering different tones, such as off-whites and beige, then introducing a range of caramels and even accents of dark brown or black.'

The power of a neutral color palette to add warmth and elegance to a room should not be underestimated. When decorating with neutrals a key element is the importance of layering with textures and tonal shades. 

‘Touch and comfort are key sensory triggers, especially when it comes to curating a cozy living room, similar to Leona Lewis' space. When decorating with white and neutrals, it is crucial to add in natural elements and pile on texture; a soft rug underfoot, or a diaphanous drape at a window can truly transform a room. Natural materials, such as weathered wood, linen, or marbled slate, connect us back to nature and add interest,’ says founder and CEO of The White Company, Chrissie Rucker OBE.

In this bright and airy living room, Leona Lewis has cleverly curated a space that harnesses the benefits of surrounding yourself with natural materials, such as stone, timber, and wool. It is proof that buying well means you only have to buy once. 

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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.