There are dozens of different design styles to choose from when decorating your living room. Although you might not want to paint your living room baby blue or baby pink, there are plenty of other pastel shades that can really shine as part of your decor. Here are some decorating tips you can use to add a beautiful touch of pastel to your living room.
Pastels are defined as any colour with a lighter hue – not just the powdery hues of blue, yellow, and pink, but also the soothing tones of grey, green, and brown. They function as the perfect design detail to round out your space, and they’re a clean and fresh way to create a unique quality in your home. Pastels have less emotional intensity than brighter colours, instead aiming towards a sober and intellectual spirit. They convey sophistication and subtlety in their environment, and draw careful attention to the layers of visual interest in a room. Here are a few pastel design ideas to inspire you.
1. Patterns & Pastels
A pastel colour, when set against a strong pattern, creates a contemporary and chic look that perfectly walks the line between fun and serious. The pastel blue of the sofa above really stands out against the neutral colour scheme, and helps the strong monochrome pattern of the rug become a key feature in the room.
2. A Touch of Retro Charm
In this example, carefully balanced pastel furnishings give the room both a retro feel and a modern edge. Everything in this space is muted, creating an understated yet appealing living environment.