5 Easy Tips for Adding Character to a Living Room

When decorating with pastel colours the impact can lie in the build-up of the intensity of the shade(s)you choose. Subtle design statements with pastel colours offer a balanced sense of vibrant wellbeing with a calming sense of sanctuary as we head into Spring. Solid colours lend themselves to a timeless, elegant design whereas pastel patterns can nod to the latest trends – the choice, as they say, is yours.

Decorating with pastel colours – where to start

Decorating with pastel colours can lighten your space. Pastel colours often work best as refreshing accents which tie together elements of your soft furnishings – of which your custom blinds, can be a prime example. Pastel patterns can often be very striking; think florals, checks and geometric shapes.

When decorating with pastel colours, Roller Blinds can display a subtle shade or a dramatic hue on a generous canvas. Play with intensity here – try a subtle selection of paint colour on the walls, (or even just one feature wall), set off by a bold hue of the same pastel shade in your blinds.

Example colours to consider

Contrasting pastel shades can also offer the wow factor – try a two tone set of vertical stripes, perhaps?

  • Pastel colours to consider in Spring could include duck egg blue, vanilla, peach and lavender
  • Contemplate a trio of pastel colours for the kitchen, such as antique white, mint green and soft grey
  • For the living room possibly a trio of warmer tones: coral, orange and soft yellow

Decorating with pastel colours – our top ten tips

  1. Start with a design scheme – such as a seaside beach hut, ice cream parlour, candyfloss shop, spring garden planting
  2. Decide on solid colour or pattern or strategically incorporate both for a unique design
  3. Work on your walls – choose paint, panelling, paper – or even all three!
  4. Story tell with your statement – from the subtle to the dramatic, try out the build up of the intensity pastel colours can offer
  5. Custom blinds offer more than just a bespoke design – the solid colour of powder blue in a set of Vertical Blinds for the home office can convey a sense of gentle movement by the very nature of the slats. This could suggest the idea of lapping waves in a coastal scheme, for example
  6. When decorating with pastel colours bring this trend right up to date with a set of metallic colours in the legs of your sofa, coffee table or chairs. Try silver, gold, copper, bronze or steel
  7. Soft furnishings like cushions, throws, table runners, napkins and placements carry pastel colours well in a range of textures
  8. If you have a bay window maybe include the ‘layered window’ look. Roller Blinds plus made to measure Curtains could be paired for maximum effect
  9. Bring your ice cream parlour or beach hut theme to life with a really bold set of painted Plantation Shutters – a truly customisable option
  10. When decorating with pastel colours try a statement piece of art over the mantelpiece to really capture your chosen theme formally or in a light-hearted way

How Blind Technique can help you explore decorating with pastel colours

From inspiration to installation, Blind Technique are here to help with friendly, expert, professional advice in person at our Eastcote Showroom, by phone on email or via live chat here on our homepage.

We offer free, no obligation quotations for you to consider the best custom blinds options to suit you.

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