Vases, sculptures, and decorative objects in soft neutral tones
Neutral hues will never go out of style, and they have a calming effect in a space. That’s why we love neutral decorative objects. When you style a room with neutral objects that vary in materials and silhouettes, the result is a calming space filled with vignettes that spark conversation and visual interest.
From creamy whites and beige tones to classic blacks, we have a wide range of home decor objects waiting to be styled in your home.
Take a look at some of our favorite neutral home decor ideas, featuring designs from MUUTO, Ferm Living, MENU, Kristina Dam Studio, and more.
Creamy Whites + Beige Tones
A sculptural and playful vase design featuring two openings for flowers, stems, or dried greenery. You can also leave it empty and appreciate its U-shaped design.
We love the texture of this neutral vase that comes in two sizes. Style the larger size on the floor for a neutral statement piece.
Inspired by the pottery of the Cycladic region, this vase can be styled with or without greenery. We love the simple and clean silhouette!
Every angle of this ceramic sculpture provides a new perspective on its form. The creamy white shade is so clean and refreshing!
Travertine and sandstone come together to form this geometric neutral candleholder. The two natural textures complement each other beautifully while remaining neutral.
Basketweaving meets ceramics with this neutral basket from Ferm Living that can work as storage or as a plant pot! There's something so nice about the contrast of an earthy green house plant with a creamy white basket.
The Shell Pot honors the natural beauty of seashells, offering a vessel for plants or a simple sculptural object to put on display on a mantel or a bookshelf.
The Ania Vase from the Muses collection fuses timeless and contemporary design. We love the details of its handles.
The Era Vase has such a distinct shape, perfect for arranging in design vignettes, or solo. Also from the Muses collection, it's a perfect neutral vase that works just about anywhere.
This minimalist concrete sculpture seamlessly fits in any space. We love its cubist form made with concrete.
Earthy Browns + Grey Tones
Made from Terra cotta with a grey engobe, you can use the Large Bowl for plants or floral arrangements.
Change your perspective with the Dual Vase, which can be displayed on either end.
A design object that doubles as storage for your tiny treasures, the XL wooden sphere is an ode to natural oak wood.
Earthy marble and a reflective mirror meet in this conical sculptural design inspired by the classic toy. This neutral home decor idea is sure to spark conversation!
This black marble bowl makes for a great centerpiece, or a functional design object to drop keys and other items in an entryway.
This small storage box is made from a beautiful Brown Bidasar marble. We love how the organic material complements the modern form of this handy storage box.
The name of these vases comes from a painting by Norwegian artist Theodor Kittelsen that features a mythological water spirit named Nøkken that rises from the dark waters of a forest pond.
We love the grey tone, too. Mix and match a variety of sizes and colors for a wonderfully neutral decor arrangement.
Black is a lovely neutral to contrast with lighter accents in a room. These COOEE vases are just so lovely in a smooth matte black!
Another COOEE favorite in a striking geometric shape. One of our favorite parts about COOEE is the irresistible texture of each piece. You have to feel it to believe it.
According to Nordic mythology, ‘heima’ means home or the world, and this 4-armed wrought iron candlestick makes any home feel cozy. We recommend styling it on a coffee table in a living room. Black design objects like this one can really help to balance out the black screen of a television.
Normann Copenhagen reintroduced these classic yet modern bowls, and we love using them as design objects on a sideboard in a dining room, a dining table centerpiece, or even as a fruit bowl in the kitchen.
Made with a high-quality casted aluminum, this minimal and sculptural candleholder adds ambiance to any space. We love how the flame of a tealight looks in this minimal piece.
Two smooth marble circles are combined to create a beautiful sculpture that you can interact with. It also makes a lovely gift for the newlyweds who appreciate neutral home decor. The two rings symbolize an infinite bond.
Made with black brass, this trinket bowl was originally cast from the shell of an oyster. The contrast between the industrial black brass and organic shape makes for a beautiful little trinket bowl.
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Batten Home carefully curates Scandinavian furniture designs and minimalist decor objects for the modern home. We are inspired by a Scandinavian aesthetic and Danish design philosophies with a new modern design feel we like to call new Nordic design.