With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to focus on brightening up your interiors and creating a fresh new look. Last year, pastel colours took the interior world by storm, and it’s still a hugely popular trend now. Pastel colours are ideal for introducing some colour into your décor, without being too bold or daring. They offer a discreet yet effective aesthetic that will brighten your interiors without creating a space that feels busy or cramped. From stylish fridges to curtains and drapes, these top tips will help inspire you and give you an idea of how you can incorporate the pastel shades into your décor.
Complimenting Oak Furniture
In order for your interiors to flow smoothly, you need to ensure your colour scheme compliments the furniture pieces and vice versa. When it comes to oak furniture, pastel colours are a great match, as not only are they soft in tone, but they also help to enhance the natural beauty of the oak grain. From small oak sideboards through to bold dark oak wardrobes, you can make a really clear statement with your décor by combining the pastel shades and oak features together. A perfect example of this would be light pink pastel pillows against a light oak headboard, or similarly, you may find that pastel blue cushions work perfectly on a dark oak dining chair. The best way to capture the best aesthetic is to play around until you find a colour match that works perfectly for your home.
Introducing lots of soft materials to your interiors will help to make your home feel cosy and welcoming from the word go but incorporating pastel colours into this process will really help to enhance that inviting feel and add a fresh touch to your home. There are some beautiful products available in pastel colours that are designed to add a pop of colour to your décor, whilst keeping the things modern and chic. You don’t want to go to overboard with the colours but combining a soft material with a soft pastel shade, you are able to emphasise the delicate feel. From throws and cushions on the sofa, to bedspreads and rugs, you can find so many wonderful items with a stylish design to really add character to your home in an instant.
Discreet and Simple
Many people struggle to incorporate any colour into their interiors, especially when they’re used to a simple white theme, but once you’ve broken the mould it can be really beneficial to do. Give yourself a little credit and have a play around with some simple touches that could transform your home. Whilst pink walls may not appeal to you, you could look at introducing a set of pastel pink plates, some pastel green mugs or even just a selection of pastel coloured towels in the bathroom. These small and discreet features may seem minor, but that little touch of colour can change the whole dynamic of the room in a positive way.
When you add certain items to your interiors you’ll instantly notice a change in the look of the room. A bold piece of artwork can add so much character to the space and really tell a story about the people living there, just like a selection of family photographs in stylish frames can help to create a cosy feel without even making much change at all. With this in mind, you can really work on adding more character to the rooms in your home by getting the pastel shades to shine through certain decorative touches. Your beautiful flower display could be positioned in a pastel yellow vase that compliments the pastel yellow clock on the wall in the kitchen, just like your pastel green curtains could compliment your pastel green armchair. You just need to focus on the features that you want in your home and see how you can add a pop of pastel to bring the space to life.
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