Pastel perfection: 7 ways to decorate with pretty pastels

How to decorate with pretty pastels and playful notes

Pastel shades and country interiors are a match made in heaven and it’s a trend that is set to last. Whether it’s a whole scheme or touches here and there, you can pretty-up any room of your country home with furniture or accessories in ice-cream colours. Blend with playful pattern-pops and delicate floral details to bring relaxed charm to country living. Check out these beautiful images for more inspiration…

Vintage kitchen
Display decorative china in a classic plate rack painted in baby blue for a cheerful vintage-style statement in the kitchen. Mix and match favourite patterns and plains in different shapes and sizes for an eye-candy storage solution!

Garden charm
Paint plant pots in calming pastels and pot-up with summery blooms to add vibrancy that leads all the way from an entrance area to your garden. A pretty floral panel on a curtain lends itself to the garden theme.

Dainty dining

Create a light and airy dining room by combining furniture in delicate hues with spritely colour-pop accessories. Muted tones of mint, lemon, duck egg and blush work well against a neutral foundation for fresh country-chic appeal.

Lucious living
Pick a pretty soft pastel sofa for timeless feminine appeal and scatter with countryside inspired cushions in jolly shades for a quick and easy seasonal update. A striking feature rug and dotted-about votives of wild flowers will add a final flourish to the look!

Cosy bedroom
Lie down and be lulled into a lovely slumber by a soothing pastel-themed bedroom. Layer soft bedlinen with textured cushions and throws for sumptuous bedtime bliss. A decorative feature wall adds elegance, while wooden accents spread rustic charm.

Landing of loveliness
Who says hallways have to be dull? Turn it into a cute space to enjoy as you move from room to room. Pick a statement storage piece in a charming pastel hue and frame against a wall painted in harmonious pastel shades. Paint dados and skirting boards in a slightly darker tone for a modern accent.

Bathtime bliss…

A palette of pastel blue and greens creates a serene and fresh feel in the bathroom – perfect for relaxing bath times. Traditional roll-tops can be upcycled with a coat of chalky paint to add a pop of pastel to a plain room.

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