This Spring we’re crushing on pastel home decor. Think refreshing minty greens, soft pale pinks, lavender, and creamy yellows – the perfect splash of color to add to your living space. These subtle, soothing tones will effortlessly update your home for a fresh and tranquil spring vibe, and you needn’t spend a fortune either. Take a look at these five quick and easy ways to inject the pastel trend into your home.
Put a Pillow On It
Incorporate the trend into your living space for less than $20 with a few new couch cushions. Without having to rethink your entire room’s color scheme, choose one or two soft shades which will complement the existing tones in your living room. Opt for textured fabrics or micro prints for a luxury look. Go one step further and choose a couple of candles in a matching shade, and place them around the room.
Take your spring refresh to the next level and get your paint brushes out. Feature walls are often used as a chic way to add a splash of color to a room, so why not choose a pretty pastel shade and paint one wall of your living room, kitchen or bedroom with it. You could also try a patterned wallpaper with pastel tones for a more modern, or classic touch, depending on your print.
Focus on the Little Things
You don’t need to go all out, you can add a subtle hint of this trend easily. Think about a new bedside lamp, or a rustic flower pot filled with softly toned spring flowers (faux flowers will last longer), on your kitchen table or dressing table. You could easily replace your old curtains or add a rug to wooden or tiled floors. Easiest of all, simply get a new set of pastel toned bed linen or a softly woven throw for your sofa.
Upgrade Your Kitchen
Items that we rarely rebuy, but often need to, are our day-to-day kitchen essentials. This is such a simple and easy way to follow this color trend: think about refreshing your old tea towels with a few pastel shade styles, picking a retro kettle or toaster, or updating your crockery collection with a pale shade alternative for a quick color lift. If you want to go beyond the appliances, you could even paint your kitchen cabinets or kitchen chairs in a shade of pastel blue or green.
Do It Yourself
If you’re feeling nifty, give this DIY idea a spin: Dig up that old metal luggage trunk that’s been housing all your old photos in the corner of your room, and upcycle it for an artistic bedside table. Spray paint it pastel green or blue and leave some areas bare for a rustic feel. If you have a big trunk, you could even use it as a center table instead.
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