Here Are 6 Ways To Add A Pastel Touch To Your Home Interiors

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Pastels are the latest and greatest design trend for 2020. The balmy days of summer feel like the perfect time to lighten your interior. It’s time to transform your home into a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity with modern and muted pastels but in the right balance! While we may often think of pastel colours as appropriate for nurseries or children's rooms, the truth is they can take on a more mature feel in the hands of the right team. Throughout the years of interior design trends, pastel colours were particularly popular in the retro era of the 50s and 60s. Today, they lend a relaxed feel to your living space, adding a retro appeal to your home furnishings, kitchen appliances and are uniquely modern in neutral paint colours for your entire home. We’ve always loved how colour creates an ambience that we all relate to. Consider these pastel hues for a refreshing change: lavender, lilac, tangerine sherbet, apple green, lemon ice, sky blue, strawberry cream, soft yellow, or mint. And remember, these beautiful shades are not just for the warm season; soft pastels are a look that can last all year long. But how do we integrate this colour scheme into the home? The team at Lilla Rugs have put together six ways to add a soft pastel touch into your home interior. 

 

PASTEL WALLS

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Want to go all out in pastels? You will be surprised how natural pastel colours are all around us daily. From frosted blues to dusky pinks, pastels are in and can add a sense of calm and simplicity to any room. It’s time to consider incorporating some colour into your interior design theme. Paint the town lavender by applying a fresh coat of pastel paint to the walls in one of your rooms. Soft, soothing, varied and versatile, they can be fairly neutral when necessary and perfectly suited for a sophisticated space. 

Supersaturated pink and blue tones can sometimes set the wrong tone for a room, giving it a more child-like feel than the sophisticated yet playful ideal you're after. Adding a dark element to a pastel colour palette is perhaps the sexiest way to work pastels. Just a smidge of the dark and moody will transform your pretty space into a den of sophistication in an instant. Be sure to choose a paint colour and room wisely and try to play more off of your tastes rather than current trends. 

 

WALLPAPER

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No matter how much we love our bolds and brights, we also have a soft spot for lighter, feminine Pastels. If you want to make pastels the star of the show by some dramatic statement, opt for a graphic wallpaper mural in a pastel-heavy palette. A carefully selected wallpaper provides a complementary backdrop for furniture and other home accessories in similar shades. However, you don’t need to commit to it for an entire room to test the magic; a pop of colour at the right spot can show the power. Consider wallpapering just one wall to accent a more minimalistic room - this will ensure that you don’t regret the decision to paint the walls pastel later on. 

  

SOFT FURNISHINGS

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A great way to introduce pastel colours is in soft furnishings, such as cushions and throws to keep a harmonious ambience. Pastel colours can help give a room a soft, fresh feel and a world class retro-chic appeal. Determine what room you want to tackle with new pastel colours and then let your creativity run wild! It only takes the smallest of pastel accents and accessories to give the space some flavour.

ACCENT RUGS

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If you want to incorporate pastels into your home but aren’t ready to go big and bold with colour, try adding a rug to serve as a small, but powerfully effective pop of colour. A Persian Rug provides a hint of colour and brightness to any room - the patterns also possess a nice texture that will create a cosy atmosphere in your home. A Persian or Oriental Rug will be a lovely addition for those looking to capitalise on the pastel trend while still bringing out the warmer tones in a room. Here is a selection of our favourite Pastel toned rugs: 

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Featured Rugs (left to right) - KATHERINE, VALEPASTEL

 

 

STATEMENT FURNITURE

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If you want your furniture to pack a punch, make a statement by placing pastel furniture pieces throughout your living space. There’s no better way to breathe new life into a room! Enrich your home with the hues of summer with a charming and refreshing look perfect for the season. Team pastels with different wood tones to introduce texture and interest, as well as elegance and comfortability. 

 

TILES

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Pastels aren’t just for living spaces; they can work their magic in bathrooms and kitchens too. In fact, using pretty shades in a highly functional zone such as a shower room looks all the more cool - with so many intriguing materials and colours around right now, there’s no excuse to head straight for the laminate flooring anymore. One way to keep a pastel colour palette feeling grown-up is to combine with stylish natural finishes. A delicate mint green tile with an irregular finish sets a playful tone for a small space and establishes a game-changing colour palette.

 

KITCHEN APPLIANCES

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Kitchen appliances in pastel colours are all the rage right now. They provide a vintage vibe harkening back to the 1950s and 1960s. Using pastel accents in the kitchen is a great way to add subtle colour and charm to the interior. The light and muted nature of the pastel tends to reflect warm energy, this is especially true for white, clean kitchens where a pastel pop of colour adds humour with its retro vibe.

We have a whole range of Persian and Oriental rugs, that would team perfectly with your pastel themed design. How will you use pastels to decorate your interiors? Let us know!

 

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