Start with greys and whites but add statement pieces and and bold accents to keep things interesting.
Get the Look: bold details spice up a neutral palette
Even if they are subtle and understated, accent chairs will always make a statement. A gentle monochrome pattern will offset a neutral sofa nicely. Carly chair, Dh3,499, Crate and Barrel
Suspend a cluster of lanterns from the ceiling for an unusual take on the traditional chandelier. This will bring down the height of your ceiling and create an aura of intimacy. Rotera lamp, Ikea stores nationwide
A beautifully made bed is the key to a stylish bedroom. Richly coloured, comfortable bedding looks fabulous and is a joy to sink into at the end of a long day. Miro Flowers duvet cover by Diane von Furstenberg, Dh1,500, Bloomingdale's
Don't be afraid to put colour on the walls. Paint is a quick, affordable and easy way to transform a room. If green feels too ambitious, start with muted champagne and brown tones. Bustan 8155 by Jotun Paint, price on request, Jotun Multi Colour Centres
A contemporary lamp will brighten up a neutral room in more ways than one. The studio lamp is on trend right now - and for good reason. Tripo floor lamp, Dh1,795, The One stores nationwide