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Chic ways to decorate your home with pastel colours

Pastel colours used to be popular in the eighties. Decorating with lilac, lemon, or bubble-gum now seems like an outdated concept. However, pastel colours are far from being unfashionable. Pastels are stylish, suggesting colour without attracting lot of attention. You can add splashes of delicate colour to any room in your home. In fact, incorporating tints of hues into your home décor is what you should do. Why? Besides the fact that pastel colours are in vogue, they are comforting, creating a tranquil atmosphere in the room of your home, be it the bedroom or the living room. Hues of pink, yellow, and purple have been used in homes for decades in interior design to create a warm atmosphere.

If you are looking to update the look of your home without making major changes, you should definitely use pastels. However, you have to be careful so as not to transform the space into something childish. Even though the hues are refreshing, they can come off as being silly if they are not used correctly. Making your home look chic is far from being easy. This is why we have prepared this guide. Keep on reading to find out how to decorate your home with a pastel palette.


Start with cute pastel colour ribbon

When it comes to giving your residence a vintage makeover using cute pastel colour ribbon is essential. Soft-hued ribbon is very relaxing, adding a relaxing mood to any room in the home. Plus, it is very versatile. You will be surprised to see just how versatile pastel colour ribbon is. Here are some decorating ideas using ribbon. You may have to get your needle and thread.  

  • Beautify a recently painted piece of furniture. You have given a plain Jane piece a new look. Adding a coat of paint is not enough, you know. If you really want the piece of furniture to stand out, you should embellish it with pastel ribbon. It does not matter whether the trimmings are purple, yellow, green, or grey. They just have to be in harmony.  
  • Attach delicate ribbon to a glass vase. When you bought the wishing jar, you were not planning on using it to hold your flowers. Yet, the glass vase has been repurposed. With pastel ribbon, you can take the glass vase from plain to beautiful. All you need to do is attach ribbon to the vase. If you use strong adhesive, the ribbon will not fall off.
  • Dress up curtains with coordinated ribbon. What better way to embellish store-bought drapes than to use soft-hued ribbon. Stitch ribbon along top and bottom edges. The result will be a spectacular one. If do not feel like going shopping, make your own curtains. You can use strips, but also lengths of pastel colour ribbon.

Look for pastel accessories

Find pastel accessories. When we say pastel accessories, we do not men accessories for drawing and charcoal. We are referring to things that ca be added to your home to make it more attractive. Pastel ornaments offer a pop of colour. What they do is breathe in new life into your interior space. The question now is what accessories you should choose. You can pick anything from coasters to lampshades. Small accents like these with touches of pastel accents work great for the home. You have to be careful so as not to exaggerate. Too many pale decorations will make your home look small, which is not at all what you want. The bottom line is that you should buy only a few accessories. Keep things simple.

Bring colour with pastel pillows

Toned pillows can transform the décor of a room and the best thing is that they do not deliver a bold colour statement. Pastel pillows allow you to test a tint of hue. So, if you want to know how purple or grey will look in your living room, go shopping for pillows. Finding the perfect pastel pillows is not easy, but it is not impossible either. What you should be looking for is pillows that are out of the ordinary. After all, you do not want your home to look like everyone else’s.

If you want a modern look, then you have to pay special attention these aspects:

  • Fabric. Pastel pillows can be found in a range of fabrics, like cotton, linen, polyester, satin, silk, and velvet. As a rule, natural materials are softer, while synthetic ones are stiffer. Get informed about the types of pillows available at your local store.
  • Number and placement. You should always use an odd umber when decorating with soft-hued pillows. If you are not sure how many pillows to use, we have the answer for you: three. You may love pillows, but if there are too many pillows on the sofa, there will be no more room for you. Or your guests. Three pillows look cleaner than a pile.
  • Size. You want people to remark the pillows you have just purchased. Yet, if they are in a natural palette like light blue or soft pink and small, the pastel pillows will be hardly noticeable. Make sure the pillows are large enough.

Pastel upholstery

If you are looking forward to doing something drastic, think about re-upholstering furniture in pastel tones. You may fear that toned furniture is not suitable for your home décor and that it will make it look outdated. What you should know is that this kind of update will complement your home décor. Due to the fact that pastels are softer versions of given colours, they can be used as neutrals. Dare to enhance your interior with the help of re-upholstered furniture pieces. You will not regret it. If you are not tempted by the idea of delicate upholstery, add colour to the chairs. They deserve a makeover.

When decorating the interior space with pastel colours, you should always think sophisticated. You do not want to be accused of being childish. You are an adult now and you need to start decorating like one. 

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