Pink is one of those colours that can make a room look fabulous or awful. We decorated our bedroom about eight years ago and I based it on a Laura Ashley wallpaper I had fallen in love with which came in a chalky shade of pink. It is no longer available sadly but it was called ‘Lari.’ There is a similar one available but it isn’t quite as delicate which is what I loved about it. We used it on the back wall only and painted the rest of the walls cream.
I love this room, it really is our calm retreat and I often struggle to drag myself out of that bed!! I also love to sneak away for 15 minutes to curl up in the corner chair with a good book and a cup of tea. (A rare but indulgent treat!)
The sloping eaves in the roof add character to this room but they do create a storage conundrum. We talked for ages about what to do with the corner space and in the end, we just went with stacked baskets at one end and the chair and footstool at the other.
I do love pink in a room but I am aware that it can be overwhelming. Personally, I prefer to see it used as an accent colour but having scoured pinterest and the internet, I am convinced that it can be seriously beautiful used on the walls as well. (Best to keep it pale though?) Look at this oh-so-pretty girls room:
I also found some ‘pretty’ amazing grown up bedrooms:
It’s not just bedrooms that look great in pink though. Although I feel that the brighter shades of ‘hot pink’ are best in small doses, I have seen some pictures where they have been used with striking effect:
I have also just received this month’s (July 2014) edition of Ideal Home magazine and was excited to see this spread which made me feel like I was on-trend ahead of time!!
So, what do you think? Would you consider pink as a room or accent colour in your home? After looking at all these lovely rooms, I think I’ve fallen even more in love with it. Apologies for the late post this week, let’s just say there were ‘technical issues’ but better late than never!
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Hope those of you in the UK are enjoying your bank holiday weekends. We are heading out to the garden to get started tidying up for the summer we are hoping we will have! (You can but hope!) Thanks so much for reading and have a great week….xoxo!
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