Pastel has been a strong fashion trend for over a year, with no signs of falling out of favour (take a look at the perfect pastel-accented faux-fur coats in our round up of SS15 style trends for your home).
If you want to incorporate pretty pastels into your home, take a look at the following tips:
- Less is definitely more: As enticing as it may be to go a little crazy on pastels: a mint green throw here, a powder blue cushion there – you need to know where to draw the line, unless you want to emulate Barbie’s Dream House. Stick to two or, at a push three, colours and try to intersperse some neutral beige and cream to balance the look.
- Avoid the cutesy and quaint: If you’re decorating a family room with pastel shades, make sure that you avoid too much of the sweet stuff. Contemporary shapes that incorporate pastel tones is the look we’re going for here; avoid frills at all costs.
- Think big or think small: You need to pick a side here! With pastels, it’s far better to either get one statement piece and decorate it with neutral tones, for example a pale pink sofa is going to look a bit fourteen-year-old girl’s bedroom with an array of similarly-hued cushions. Pick a team and stick to it.
Check out our current favourite ways to incorporate a little pastel into your home:
Dahlia Pink Wallpaper – £44.99 per roll
This delightfully floral pattern will keep the summer alive in your home all year ’round. Great for bedrooms and a feature wall in the lounge. Perhaps not one for the entire room, however, as the pattern is rather bold and may create the illusion of less space.
Sevilla Green Velvet Dining Chairs – 2 for £169.99
Who said dining chairs had to be dull? Liven up your eating area with these snazzy pastel green beauties. They’ll also look fabulous at a breakfast bar – just make sure you don’t get messy mitts on them!
Dauphine Silver Dressing Table with Stool £249.99
There are no words to describe this fine piece of furniture, but we’ll do our best. Perfect for beauty lovers, this dressing table and chair will look divine in a whitewashed room with otherwise minimalistic furniture. We’ll take two, please…