How to use the pastel trend in your home

How to use the pastel trend in your home

If you think that pastel colors are only appropriate for your baby's bedroom, think again. These soft shades can actually exude maturity and style if used correctly. If you want to give your home a modern makeover, take a look at a few helpful tips to help you use this trend.

  • Contrast is key: "Love pastels, but don't want your space to look like the bedroom of a 6-year-old girl with a unicorn obsession? Add something a bit rough to contrast the light hues — try a beat-up leather chair, rustic wood table, hide rug or cool, sculptural lamp," writes Houzz.com contributor Laura Gaskill. 
  • Pair with a bold hue: To make your room look less childish, pair your pastel features with bold colors. For instance, if you have a pale blue couch, add a pop of pizzazz with trendy royal blue throw pillows.
  • Pick a perfect pattern: Experimenting with patterns and textures is a great way to introduce contrast in your room. Geometric shapes and floral designs are right on trend today. Try selecting  patterned custom window coverings for a dose of pizzazz. Bring textured throw rugs, furniture, and home accessories to the mix.
  • Try masculine hues: A common misconception about pastel colors is that they can only be used to exude "femininity," but the truth is these shades can be masculine as well. Try a light green or mustard hue if you're not a big fan of pinks and purples.

If you're interested in trying the pastel trend (or any other color window coverings) in your New York home, contact Metropolitan Window Fashions for a complimentary at-home appointment.