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Summer feels like the right time to lighten our interiors. Pastel colours are often only used in nurseries or children's rooms, but the truth is they can take on a more mature feel in the hands of the right people.
Throughout the years of interior design trends, pastel colours were most popular in the retro era of the 50s and 60s. Today, muted pastels are a playful way to transform your home into a bright and creative space. They lend a tranquil feel to your home, adding a retro appeal to your walls and furniture.
We love how colour creates an ambience that we all relate to. While all-white spaces can be just as chic, there's something special about relying on an energetic colour scheme to express your design aesthetic. Consider these pastel hues for a refreshing change: lavender, tangerine sherbet, apple green, lemon ice, sky blue, strawberry cream, soft yellow, or mint.
These arresting shades are sure to take your home to the next level. But how do we integrate this colour scheme into the home? The team at Lilla Rugs have put together four ways to add a soft pastel touch into your home interior - these inspired spaces will forever change your opinion of soft hues.
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There's nothing like a splash of colour to revive a lacklustre room, and opting for a pastel just may be the perfect place to start. From frosted blues to dusky pinks, summer 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. Want to go all out in pastels? You will be surprised how natural pastel colours are all around us daily. 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.
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Pastel colours can help give a room a soft, fresh feel and a world-class retro-chic appeal. One of our favourite ways to integrate colour into your existing palette is to introduce pastel shades through soft furnishings like cushions and throws.
Determine what room you want to tackle with new pastel colours, and let your creativity run wild! For a summer feel, subtle pastel accents and accessories give the space some flavour.
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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 shades of summer. Pastel hues are charming and refreshing - when teamed with natural materials like wood, they bring texture and interest to the space - a perfect look for this season.
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If you want to incorporate pastels into your home but aren’t ready to go big and bold with colour on the walls, try introducing a centrepiece rug to serve as a powerfully effective pop of colour.
This blog features three gorgeous pastel rugs from our Persian Distressed Rug Collection. These rugs provide a hint of colour and brightness to any room, while the patterns possess a beautiful 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 new favourite Pastel toned rugs: