Muted, almost pastel shades of blue, pink, and grey have become pretty popular for decor again. Bold, bright hues can be a bit much for most (and can be hard to get right), but that crisp, all white color scheme is a tad unrealistic unless you’re single with no kids or pets, and eat colorless foods, lol.
Softer pastels are much more forgiving, and will also bring a sense of serenity into a room. My client Kim Cox (Gracious Living Guide) redecorated her guest bedroom and I was completely floored when I saw it. I seriously wanted to pack up everything and take it home, lol. It was just serene, and all of the texture made it feel so luxurious and posh. There’s one big piece she’s still looking to replace (not pictured), but the overall aesthetic is modern and glam, without being too girly.
I asked her about the inspiration behind the room and where she got the key pieces from:
Where did you find the artwork and the bed?
KC: The artwork was from HOMEGOODS!!!! The bed I bought online. I wanted a high back upholstered bed and I needed it quickly. I couldn’t buy it locally because I had to order it and wait for it to come in. I think I got it at Wayfair. I got it within 2 weeks.
Inspiration behind the room’s design:
KC: The inspiration behind my palette/style was “soothing”. I wanted that bedroom to inspire calm and peace in the person inhabiting it. I wanted it to be a respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Gorgeous, right??? Kim doesn’t know it yet, but I’m moving in, lol.
The moodier shade is easy to decorate with in other styles as well:
- Bohemian Style: mix with patterned or animal print rugs, bright, colorful pillows to add contrast, and lots of texture.
- Scandinavian Style: mix with smooth, natural or white woods, and scaled-back accessories in white, gold, or copper.