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Move over, neutrals: We’ve got a new favorite color scheme when it comes to bedroom decor. Pastel bedrooms are making a major comeback, demonstrating that these cheerful hues are for way more than just the nursery. Pastel colors are simple to incorporate in a snap and blend in well with wooden tones and white furniture pieces. They also make for an extremely soothing setup, which is key when designing a sleep space.
Whether you’re feeling light green, blue, pink, or something else entirely (after all, don’t underestimate the stylish power of peach!), we have plenty of inspiration for you below as you decorate your own pastel bedroom. Introduce this color scheme gradually in the form of artwork or bedding, or make a major splash with an accent wall, sofa, or a pop of color on the ceiling. No matter if your style leans classic or contemporary, chinoiserie or boho, there’s room for a dose of pastel in your space.
Does your home feature a pastel bedroom of its own? We’d love to hear how you’ve most successfully incorporated these delightful hues in your home—and hear which of the above spaces most closely represents yours.
1. Paint your walls in a pastel hue
What better place to start than with a fresh coat of paint? This barely-there pastel in an Australian home shines with art pieces in complementary hues.
2. Pick pastel bed linens
There’s no rule specifying that bedding must be a crisp white, yet colorful sheets are sadly kind of rare! In another Australian home, pink linens add instant charm and personality to an otherwise neutral bedroom, adding just a hint of color.
3. Combine pastel bed linens and pastel wall paint
If you want to take things a step further, opt for darling pink linens and then paint an accent wall in a corresponding pastel hue. We often associate light pinks and blues with children’s spaces, but as this Barcelona apartment shows, they can look chic in adult bedrooms, too.
4. Put pastel on the ceiling
Adding paint or wallpaper to a ceiling brings instant pizzazz to any room, and we love how this Melbourne bedroom features a fun surprise when you look up. The light aqua majorly brightens up this simple space and helps to create a cozier room, too.
5. For a soothing bedroom, pick pastel blue
Pastel blues will work wonders in making your bedroom resemble a spa-like retreat. Get the full soothing effect by ditching clutter and keeping furniture and accessories simple, as seen in this Hong Kong home.
6. Yes, beige can be a pastel, and is also quite soothing
You might not think of beige as a must-use color, but this image is inspirational. An intricate chandelier and beautiful wall art over the bed keeps this LA room looking sophisticated and simple, but not boring. And the beige hues keep the space feeling calm and clean.
7. Partner pastel colors with more saturated shades
There’s no need to stick to pastels across the board when decorating your bedroom if you’re worried about pastel colors feeling too subtle; it’s completely fine to mix them with bolder hues as exemplified by this San Francisco bedroom. Rich colors like deep greens and shiny golds can still be incorporated into a pastel design if used sparingly.
8. Need a pastel that’s both soothing and energizing? Peach is perfect
Get peachy! We often see this cheerful color in bathrooms and kitchens, but it can look charming in a bedroom, too. This LA loft shows how it’s done.
9. Paint just one pastel accent wall
As always, accent walls are always an excellent way to work color into a space without going overboard. The pastel wall in this Montreal apartment immediately captures the attention but doesn’t overwhelm the space. It looks gorgeous with the mid-century wood credenza’s finish, too.
10. Pair pastel colors with shades of gray for a moodier room
If you’re worried about a pastel space looking too youthful, you can always pair soft blues or pinks with a color like gray to bring some drama to a space, as seen in this Canadian home. The end result looks Parisian and chic!
11. Paint a pastel arch for just a hint of color
We love a good painted arch, and the idea of using one to create a faux headboard, as seen in this Santa Barbara home, is genius! Pick the pastel color of your choosing, grab some painting supplies, and revamp your space in just an afternoon.
12. Pair pastel with naturally light wood accents
Pastels pair well with light wooden pieces and the combo evokes a sweet boho look. This bedroom in the Netherlands looks like the perfect place to curl up for a long afternoon nap.
13. Play around with purple pastels
Purple doesn’t make an appearance in bedrooms super often, but when it does, it shines! This Charleston apartment does an excellent job of pairing purple with soothing blues and whites to create a serene sleep space.
14. Set the tone with pastel art
If you can’t paint or just want to experiment with a pastel color scheme before committing to a major revamp, set the tone with artwork. Abstract pieces, like the one seen in this UK bedroom, are an easy way to introduce new hues with little commitment.
15. Frame a pastel wall color for a DIY headboard
No need to buy a headboard when you can DIY one with paint! A pastel blue stencil in this Cape Town home almost looks like the real thing. And the pastel color combination gives the room a sophisticated feel.
16. Opt for an off-center accent color
No headboard? No problem. Let a large pastel accessory such as a mirror or bench do the talking, as illustrated in the Brooklyn bedroom above. This is another tactic well-suited to those who are just beginning to experiment with a new color scheme, as it’s not permanent! But you can see how even just a pop of pastel can add interest to a room.
17. Bring pastel colors in with wallpaper
Attention, chinoiserie lovers: Classic panels and wallpaper are chock full of pastel colors and are the perfect option for the traditionalist. The whimsical wallpaper in this Portland home features a variety of pastel shades and would also look stunning in a powder room.
18. Pick pastel furniture for a delightful bedroom addition
Now is your chance to justify that pink sofa you’ve been eyeing for years. Pastel furniture may be seen as a bold choice to some, but this UK home proves that a colorful choice can complement existing pieces quite seamlessly. And be just that addition of pastel your bedroom needed.
19. Or add just a touch of pastel at the end of the bed
If you’re looking for less of a commitment or are dealing with limited space, pastel ottomans are an easy way to add a touch of color to a space, like in this Maine home. Bonus points if you find ones with built-in storage to optimize a small space.
20. Soften dark colors with pastels
Just because your bedroom features a deep wall color, as seen in this California home, doesn’t mean you need to abandon your plans to introduce pastel accents. The right hues can look absolutely charming paired with darker shades.
Published at Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:54:22 +0000