How to decorate a bedroom in pastel colors

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How to decorate a bedroom in pastel colors
Pastels are common colours in decorating styles like shabby chic. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Bedrooms dressed in pastel colours promote relaxation and serenity. These colours remind you of spring in all its richness. Pastel colour schemes work well with decorating styles like shabby chic, but can be used with almost any style. Creating a pastel-inspired room starts with the paint job and is enhanced by pastel-coloured items like curtains and bedding. By combining several different colours and mixing up the patterns, this room will promote relaxation without becoming mundane.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Paint and accessories
  • Curtains
  • Bedding
  • Throw rugs
  • Decorative screen
  • Artwork
  • Flowers

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    Paint the walls a soft pastel colour like peach or spring green. This sets the tone for the rest of the room and gives the room a soft glow that is missing from rooms with white walls. Additionally, colours like soft blues and green tend to improve mood, so consider these colours to bring serenity to your space.

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    Choose a focal wall and paint it a different colour than your other walls. For example, if you've chosen to paint the majority of your walls blue, opt for a light butter yellow for your focal wall. A focal wall is a wall that you want to emphasise in the room. The one your bed leans against provides a logical choice.

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    Select curtains in a colour that contrasts with the wall colour. Select curtains with an interesting pattern and colour. For example, a pattern featuring pale pink tea roses would work well against the backdrop of a mint green wall. Additionally, in cases such as these, the colour on the curtains echoes some of the colours on the walls.

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    Bring visual excitement by adding a variety of patterns featuring the pastel colour scheme in the room. If you've chosen some common colours for the room like green, yellow and pinks choose pillows and bedding that possess these colours. You can then mix and match the patterns. For example, a bed featuring a bedspread with yellow roses might be adorned with green paisley and yellow checkered pillows. As long as all of these colours are in the room, the mixing of the patterns will work.

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    Lay down pastel coloured throw rugs if you have a bare floor. This not only provides warmth for a hardwood floor, it allows you to add another item that features your room's colours.

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    Remember the little corners of the room. Add pastel wallpaper to the shelves in your closet or paint a dressing screen in pastel colours.

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    Hang pastel artwork on the walls. Pastel colours are often associated with spring, so try some old-fashioned illustrations of garden vegetables, spring flowers or portraits in pastel colours.

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    Place flower arrangements on bedside tables. Choose pastel-coloured flowers like lilacs or tea roses. Use fresh flowers in the spring and silk flowers when they are out of season.

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