The month of March has hit us with a bang and the bright mornings and nights are starting to emerge.. Which means one thing… Spring is near! And I don’t know about you but there’s only really one colour palette that screams Spring to me – Pastels! When I think of pastels, not only do I think of the neighbourhood in Edward Scissorhands (pictured below) & Cadbury’s mini eggs (yum!) I think of gorgeous powder blues, minty greens, lucious lilacs and blush pinks. This soothing colour palette goes well with both neutrals and bold colours and never goes out of style. Here’s how I would introduce pastels into my home. So whether you would like to simply add a pop of pastel to you home accessories or completely transform your home with them, keep reading!

 

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1. Wallpaper

 

I know what you’re thinking, “wallpaper – really?” But there are honestly some beautiful pastel wall papers out there along with paint if you prefer more of a plain look. Adding a pastel feature wall to your room can create a stunning focal point and disguise ugly or bare walls. This would look amazing as a feature wall for your bedrom to go against in your bedroom or even in the hall way styled with some large floor plants and a side table. 

2. Kitchen appliances & utensils

 

SMEG Appliances from Dougan’s Furniture

If you would rather keep neutral wall surroundings (or are maybe not allowed to alter them) another way to bring a pop of pastel colour is through your kitchen appliances, utensils and accessories! As you can see below, the mint green fridge contrasts beautifully against the black and white tiles and kitchen. You could mix and match different pastel tones with maybe a baby pink kettle and dusky blue toaster – you decide! You can even go a step further by adding a pastel coloured bin, mugs, crockery, bar stools etc – just depending on your vibe! Dougan’s Furniture have an excellent selection of SMEG appliances in pastel shades.

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3. Soft furnishings

Similar to what I mentioned before when I was talking about kitchen appliances, if you would like to add some pastel tones to your living area – without having to commit to painting your walls – just change your cushions, rugs & throws! Pastels contrast so well against dark charcoal greys and neutral tones so ths is a solution for changing up your colour scheme with little to no effort and it is also budget friendly!

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4. Paint your furniture!

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Do you have any old furniture lying around that looks a little sad and worn? Don’t throw it out, paint it! As you can see above and below, this chest of drawers have been repainted and slightly distressed and it looks amazing! This is such a great way to redecorate on a budget and have a piece in your home that noone else has!

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5. Accessorise!

There are so many gorgeous way to accessorise your home with pastels, from plant pots to candles, to vases and storage boxes/baskets – the list is endless! Check out Dougan’s Furniture for some stunning accessories. TK Maxx & The Range have also got some great pieces!

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So guys, what did you think of my pastel decor ideas? It’s got me so excited for Spring! Let me know in the comments!!

Until next time,

Lauren x

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How to style your home with pastels
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How to style your home with pastels
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Want to know how to style your home with beautiful pastels for Spring? From mint greens to luscious lilacs, I have put together some tips together for you guys!
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Lauren McIlroy
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