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Picking pastels: how to decorate your home for spring 2023

Spring is a great time to add gentle, joyful colour to your home décor. Here are a few tips for picking the perfect pastel décor this spring season!
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As the weather warms and flowers begin to bloom, it's the perfect time to refresh your home decor for the season.

One of the best ways to add a touch of spring to your home is by incorporating pastel colours. Pastels are soft, calming hues that evoke feelings of tranquility and relaxation, making them a popular choice for creating a peaceful and inviting atmosphere in any room.

Whether you prefer subtle pops of colour or bold statement pieces, pastels are versatile enough to work with a variety of design styles and can be easily integrated into your existing decor. In this article, we will explore different ways to incorporate pastels into your spring home decor, from furniture and accessories to paint and wallpaper, and help you create a space that is both beautiful and inviting.

If you’re ready to bring some of that calm, blossoming energy into your home this season, here are a few ideas for picking the perfect pastel décor to brighten your home!

For the Walls

  1. Garlands: For a quick and easy splash of colour, hang a spring garland in your living or dining area. This multi-colored garland features felt balls in six delightful pastel colours. It’s great for hanging from a mantel or draping across a dining room wall to celebrate the season simply.
  2. Art: For an even bolder statement, trade out your current wall art for a floral canvas like this Dreams in Pastel or an abstract pastel set like these prints on linen paper. Or, you can go 3D with a flower décor set in pastel green.
  3. Lights: For a fun, floral take on string lights, grab a string of these pastel Origami Flowers LED lights. They’re great for above reading areas or in a kid’s room, and they feel more elegant and spring-y than bare bulbs.

For Tables, Shelves, and Surfaces

  1. Grab these Farmhouse Painted Mason Jars in your choice of pastels and fill with sprigs of new leaves from your garden or fresh-looking faux flowers from the same shop! The most popular colour combo is Mint Green, Pink, Yellow, and Paris Blue - together, they create a sweet accent to a counter-top or island.
  2. Add a pop of colour to any room with these beautiful artificial tulips that are perfect for spring. 


For the Living Room & Bedrooms

  1. Pillows: Throw pillows are a great way to liven up your living room for spring. Proclaim the spirit of the season with these printed Hello Spring throw pillow covers, or let the colours do the talking with these colourful throw pillows
  2. Blankets: A throw blanket is great for those sometimes-chilly spring days, but the pastel reminds you, “Hey, it’s still spring out there!” You can add a touch of warmth to your living room or bedrooms with a spring-coloured throw blanket

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Kitchen & Dining

  1. Plates: Pastel plates and serving trays create a sense of freshness and fun for the season. Fill them with fresh, light foods, holiday cupcakes, or use them for egg decorating! We love these Talking Tables We Heart Pastel hexagonal plates and these pastel ceramic dinner plates.
  2. Tablecloths: Pastel tablecloths are a great way to bring a large block of colour to your dining area. Go for various pastels with a Spring Plaid Tablecloth or a solid like this one in a cheerful canary yellow.

Outdoor Décor

  1. Welcome in guests just as you’re welcoming in spring with a welcome mat like this daisy patterned doormat or you can also brighten your doorway with this beautiful tulip wreath.  

There are so many ways to decorate for spring, but there’s no question about it - use pastels for the palette!

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