Ideas for Decorating a Living Room in Pastels


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Pastels are hotter than ever this spring, but their appeal will not necessarily end as summer arrives. It is a sophisticated color palette that is ideal in a living room with cottage charm or true elegance. It is a design that two of my decorating clients chose, and the results were gorgeous. Each living room was designed in different ways to reflect the personalities and styles of the individuals, but they were equally lovely.

Choose a Beautiful Light Pastel Shade for the Walls

When decorating a living room in pastels, begin with the walls. Choose a beautiful light pastel hue. Blue or pastel green are excellent choices when desiring a cool and calming atmosphere. Creamy pastel yellow is ideal in a room that could use a little brightening. My clients both chose blue, and it became the backdrop for beautiful works of floral art, lovely new furnishings, accessories and more.

It is Okay to Add Splashes of Bright Color

Do not be afraid to incorporate bright colors into the decorating scheme in a living room bathed in pastels. They will make the lighter colors pop in amazing new ways. However, do not overdo bright hues when decorating a living room in pastels. They should be used to simply accent the space.

Consider Creamy Beige for Upholstered Furnishings

Pastels should not be overdone either. The living room should not look like an explosion of wedding shower mints. When decorating a living room in pastels, opt for creamy beige upholstered furnishings. If new furniture is not in the decorating budget, buy creamy beige slipcovers. I have used slipcovers in my home as well as in the homes of clients, and they can make old living room furnishings look like new.

Accessorize with Pastel Throw Pillows

Throw pillows can be a big part of the living room decorating scheme when going with pastels. Match the wall color when choosing the first set of throw pillows, and select two additional accent hues. To keep it visually interesting, select a brighter set in addition to the pastels. Brighter hues can be used to outline and accent soft and creamy pastels and neutral colors.

Redecorating and designing a living room is a big undertaking, and it should not be taken lightly. Carefully consider changes before spending money on paint, furnishings, accessories and decor. Pastels are beautiful, but spring will pass. Make sure that light creamy hues are the best choice when decorating your living room in creative new ways.

Image source: http://blog.damasketdentelle.com/index.php/2013/02/neo-traditional-decor-in-pastel-hues/. Best Pastel Living Room

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