Home decorating with soft colors can be both beautiful and functional. If done in doses it works well for any age and style of home. If you love serenity and a relaxing vibe I have some ideas, photos and products that might inspire you to give it a whirl!
My living room (above) is always washed in light with the big bay windows facing east. The walls in our home are painted in Benjamin Moore White Dove and allow my love of pastels to be changed out seasonally. Blush and washed blue play beautifully in the modern upscale family homes below. Don’t feel that home decorating with soft colors has to be dowdy and old fashioned! Think…pillows, throws, rugs, books, jars and of course don’t forget the flowers. Scroll to the bottom because I have some pretty sourced pieces to share!
5 Tips For Home Decorating With Soft Colors
- Go with a neutral ground as your background paint color. White is always easy on the eye and won’t be quickly dated like the “color of the year” will.
- Choose major furniture pieces in neutrals as well. From transitional to modern, you’ll find a sofa and chairs in every price range that will stand the decorating test of time.
- Start small with subtle changes if you are just transitioning from a bold palette. Add in a few inexpensive pillows or a throw in sun washed grey or blue.
- Layer and give your room dimension with textural objects. A wicker chair with a cushion in a soft color makes a room feel alive and light.
- Add a rug with soft colors that will not only ground your room but act as a painting does, giving interest.
Using all of these tips, or just a few will make a difference and keep your room pale…but interesting! The rooms that I’ve highlighted below are have different style aesthetics but are in keeping with predominantly pale tones.
Many of today’s modern bathrooms are done in white tones. They look clean and fresh with white subway tiles, carrara marble or quartz countertops and either gold or chrome accents. A dash and splash of color with pastel towels or wallpaper can keep white bathrooms from looking sterile.
Sunkissed colors in beautiful kitchens and with fresh flowers and pastel dishes. Remember that none of these items are permanent fixtures! Home decorating with soft colors again achieved in these kitchens for a brief interlude to change over time.
Home decorating with soft colors in the bedroom is perhaps the most simple way to let your feminine side shine. A new throw mint throw or some blush pink pillows are non- permanent stopgap objects and “he” shouldn’t mind.
I’ve gathered a large grouping of favorites and (with the exception of one item) they are ALL FROM TARGET! SCROLL and CLICK on any of the images below to get the product information and pricing. You know that you’ll always find great deals at Target, and many of these items are on sale.