Pretty pastel interior design ideas

Pretty pastel interior design ideas

Are you looking to create a dreamy, soft, and soothing atmosphere in your home? Look no further than pastel interior design! This dreamy interior style is ideal for any style of home, and pastel colours have a way of adding a touch of elegance and charm to any space, from fluffy sky blues to perfect pastel pinks. 

In this guide, we'll dive into what pastel colours are, where you can incorporate pastel design in your home, and provide you with our top tips for achieving the perfect pastel interior.

What are pastel colours?

Pastel colours are delicate, light shades typically achieved by adding white to a strong shade of a colour. Pastel colours often include shades such as blush pink, baby blue, mint green, lavender, and lemon yellow. These colours are soft and muted, creating a sense of peacefulness and instantly making a room feel calm and inviting. They are perfect for those who love subtle pops of colour that don't overpower the space – Danish pastel is a popular interior theme that is taking social media by storm, which incorporates those pretty pastel colours with sleek Scandinavian style. You can find out more in our guide on how to incorporate the Danish pastel trend at home.

Where can I include pastel interior design in my home?

Pastel interior design can be incorporated into just about every area of your home if you want! If you just want to add a simple touch of elegance and whimsy though, here are some popular places where pastel colours can truly shine:

Pastel Flooring

Flooring plays a significant role in the overall look of a room, and when it comes to pastel interior design, you have several flooring options to choose from. We offer a range of flooring materials to compliment your pastel theme, including carpet, LVT, and laminate flooring:

  • A plush pastel-coloured carpet can create a cosy atmosphere in your living room or bedroom - shades like soft pink, lavender, or light grey are great options. Tapi's carpet collection offers a wide selection of pastel options to suit your style and needs – if you need any help with which flooring will go with the colours in your room, check out our guide on redecoration hints and tips!
  • If you prefer a sleeker look, laminate or engineered wood flooring in pastel shades can add a touch of elegance to your space. Light oak or washed-out grey options work particularly well with pastel colour schemes.
  • Vinyl and Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) are versatile options for any room, including kitchens and bathrooms. Tapi offers a variety of pastel-inspired vinyl and LVT flooring designs that are not only beautiful but also durable and easy to maintain.


Pastel Room Decor

One of the easiest ways to introduce pastel colours into your home is through decorative accents. Think about using pastel-coloured throw pillows, curtains, rugs, and artwork - these small touches can make a big impact and give your room a fresh and airy feel. Consider choosing a pastel colour that compliments your existing colour scheme e.g. if you have neutral walls, a pastel blue or pink will add a subtle hint of colour without overwhelming the space.

Pastel Colour Palettes

When you're picking out a pastel colour palette for your home, it's important to choose hues that harmonise well together in your space. Why not try some of these stunning pastel combinations:

  • Combine blush pink with creamy whites and soft greys for a sophisticated look. This palette works best in bedrooms and living rooms, creating a serene and romantic atmosphere.
  • Capture the tranquillity of the ocean by pairing baby blue with sandy beige and hints of seafoam green, perfect for bathrooms and coastal-inspired spaces.
  • For a playful feel, mix lemon yellow, mint green, and lavender., a combination that is perfect for children's rooms or creative spaces, and goes really well with a bohemian interior style – our guide on how to incorporate bohemian style into your home has lots of guidance you can use to create a dreamy space.

Tapi's pastel interior design tips

Achieving the perfect pastel interior design doesn't have to be daunting! When you're incorporating pastel colours into your home, it's essential to have a neutral base because this allows the pastel hues to stand out and take centre stage. Go for neutral walls, such as whites, beiges, or light greys, and this neutral backdrop will create a clean canvas for your pastel accents to shine.

Don't be afraid to be bold and mix different pastel shades together. Combining multiple pastel colours can create a visually pleasing look, however, be mindful of balancing the colours to keep it cohesive. Using a dominant pastel shade and incorporating smaller pops of other pastel hues throughout the room is a good way to try this. Texture can also add depth and interest to a pastel-themed space, especially mixing different textures like fabrics, rugs, and accessories to create visual contrast. Adding a chunky knit blanket, a velvet throw pillow, or a woven rug will easily add warmth and dimension to the room, as well as being cosy too!

Pastel colours always look best in natural light, so open your space up by letting in as much natural light as possible. Avoid heavy curtains or blinds that block sunlight and if you have limited natural light, strategically place some mirrors around to reflect light and make the room appear brighter and more spacious. As well as mirrors, pairing pastel colours with metallic accents can add a touch of sparkle and sophistication. Consider incorporating these metallic finishes in light fixtures, mirrors, or decorative accessories, and use shades of rose gold, copper, and brass that can beautifully compliment pastel shades, creating a stunning visual contrast.

Greenery and natural elements can enhance the softness and freshness of pastel interiors, such as placing potted plants, flowers, or succulents in pastel-coloured pots or vases to bring life and a natural element into your space. Not only do plants add a pop of colour, but they also purify the air and create a calming atmosphere.Remember, pastel interior design is about creating a soft and soothing atmosphere that reflects your personal style. Experiment with different shades, textures, and combinations to find the perfect pastel palette that resonates with you.

Here at Tapi, we understand the importance of flooring in creating a cohesive and stylish interior. Our wide range of carpet, laminate, vinyl, LVT, and engineered wood flooring options in pastel shades can help you achieve the perfect pastel-inspired space, and if you’d like to try something new, why not check out our Style Inspiration guides?


Published: 28-06-2023