Turn that rickety old ladder into a showcase for colorful plants and herbs. Karla Holley of Small Town Rambler spray-painted her wooden ladder in pastel blue then adorned it with a variety of pretty pots and planters. The ladder can also be used to store garden tools and potting soil.
The large Wendover artwork was the design inspiration for this living room and dining area and helped to tie all of the pastel colors together. Because of the space's light palette, a dark brown leather sofa adds interesting visual dimension. Curtains by Martha & Ash are a welcome touch of detail.
A reclaimed wood ceiling with exposed beams adds a brilliant, eye-catching detail to this country-style bedroom. The wood bed frame is upholstered with neutral fabric that's lined with nailhead trim. Pastel blue walls add a subtle splash of color to the room, and layered throw pillows complete the sophisticated design.
White two-column balusters guide the wood banister between decorative wood newel posts. Natural light over the pastel sea green walls and white window trim makes for a light space. A subtle stained glass trim on the windows compliments the gorgeous frosted stained glass finish of the singular pendant light hanging above.
The beautifully textured finish of this blue nightstand pops against the white walls. The uniquely shaped black table lamp catches the eye and adds height to the display. Finished with a pastel green planter and decorative box, the details create a simple and stylish display.
Gorgeous translucent glass, often in pastel colors, was a big theme at this year’s Southeastern Designer Showhouse and Gardens from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine. The trend for light, airy details and a Seventies-meets-Art Deco vibe played out beautifully in this glam study from R. Hughes.
These striped wingback armchairs prove that a living room doesn't need a sofa in order to provide comfortable seating for family and guests. The chairs' soft green and cream tones are echoed in the window seat's upholstery, and the built-in display shelves feature accessories and found items in the same soothing pastel palette.
Keep the kids entertained at their next party with this whimsical hat project. You'll need: brown or tan card stock, brown marker, scissors, craft knife, hole punch, hot glue gun and glue sticks, 3/8" width elastic, pom poms in pastel colors, ribbon and a downloadable cone template.
Light cream walls are the perfect pastel backdrop for a child's room. Rich hardwood flooring and dark wood furniture create a beautiful contrast. A striped rug adds pops of orange and green, and placement of toys and art add color and fun that's perfect for a kid's space.
Want to instantly add brightness to a room? Painting your walls and built-ins white is a sure-fire way, and instantly makes any colorful accessories in the room pop. With a white backdrop, you don't need to go for intense colors. On trend metallics and pastels are a great way to add interest.
A striped banquette provides seating around a modern tulip table in this pastel living space. A patterned area rug anchors the room, combining the eating area and conversation space. A portrait of Mao Tse Tung and a mix of furniture styles creates an eclectic vibe.
Pastel placemats with a tassel finish add soft color to the calm color scheme in this sunny kitchen. Black metal chairs pop against the natural wood table with white top. A four-pronged light fixture compliments the industrial vibe of the chairs. Mounted wood shelves in the background create decorative dish storage space.
One of the most classic ways to add a touch of spring to any room is with yellow and green. Instead of a pastel yellow, choose a vibrant shade of yellow such as lemon or canary and mix it with a grassy shade of green.
A wood frame and rope boarder give this circular mirror a nautical finish perfect for a coastal theme. The turquoise bed side table adds a bright and pleasing accent color against the white and pastel yellow wall. A wicker headboard contributes texture to the sunny space.
A black starburst light fixture is mounted into the coffered ceiling over this sleek wood dining table. Simple and stylish wood chairs line the side of the table with a orange chair adding a pastel accent at the end of the table. A bright royal blue rug with white pattern adds a bold color to liven up the design.
Architectural relics from 19th century France were upcycled to make this canopy bed which features an upholstered headboard and damask duvet cover. Pastel shades of blue, rose, gold and peach are repeated in the walls, rug, bedding and furniture. The polenta armoire dates to the eighteenth-century Italian and is from the Piedmont region, south of Milan.
Exposed ceiling beams run perpendicular to the ceiling boards looking down over this coastal bedroom. Pastel blue wall paint compliments the blue details on the bed linens. A striped blue and white chair pops against the lighter colors of the room. A horseshoe shaped dresser bottom and patterned nightstand add beautiful detail to the design.
A design full of spunk and energy, the kids’ bedroom diverts from the norm with a blend of fun vibrant hues and bold striped walls to deliver a definite wow factor. “We were looking at preppy colors, and the hot bright pastels were sort of the beginning of this room,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.