If there is one thing you can rely on, it’s that the shops will be full of pastel items for the home come spring. It must be the thought of all of that blossom blooming against a blue sky that makes us yearn to fill our little abodes with all things pink and blue.
And if you are reluctant to try this enduring trend because it’s just too girly for you, this doesn’t have to be the case at all. In fact it can look very grown up and sophisticated if you follow just one or two little rules.
Keep walls neutral. White or grey walls work really well with pastels, but avoid painting an entire room in a pastel shade if you are going to use coloured furniture and accessories as it will end up looking like a nursery.
Keep wood tones light to emulate that very popular Scandinavian vibe. One antique piece in a room is okay but more dark wood than that and it will ruin the effect of airy lightness.
Avoid floral patterns if you don’t want to go down the vintage/retro route. Geometric patterns are fine and a few items in black and white (rugs and cushions) will help to balance the pastels and create that much needed sophistication.