Designing With Pastels

Written by Kesha Franklin, CEO – The Beautiful Experience

Springtime is the perfect opportunity to decorate with colors like pastels that are reminiscent of the season and brings a light, airy feeling into any space. In this feature image, the beautiful oversized geometric area rug complements the artwork above the olive green sofa, but also lightens and grounds the entire space. While vibrant, bold colors create energy and stimulate the senses, soft pastels like the ones shown in the geometric artwork above soothes the senses and evokes calm and serenity, while allowing the craftsmanship of the furnishings to take center stage.

Who said pastels are only for Easter baskets? Here I share how you can infuse the pastel colors of Spring into your home decor and create a mood that evokes calm, peace, serenity and renewal. Our feature images show you how color impacts your surroundings. This Spring, renew and shine with pastels!

Office_CalmOffice Calm
Your home office can be a very hectic place, with a buzzing fax machine, ringing telephone and mounds of paperwork, Calm is the last thing you feel. However, that can change, this Spring, invite calm and tranquility into your office space by infusing it with soft soothing colors like neutrals, whites and pastels in various shades like canary yellow, (shown on the office chair in the feature image), mint green, perky peach, peony pinks and sky blue. Have fun with it and add some peaceful energy to your office space so you can be renewed with fresh ideas!


hello_ottomanHello Ottoman!
Ottomans are one of the most multifunctional items used in interiors, and I absolutely love incorporating them into my design concepts. It’s perfect in front of a bed, in an entry, den, office or even in a bathroom. The featured image highlights a beautiful pink tufted ottoman that can serve several uses as a coffee table, end table, foot rest, additional seating when entertaining and creatively, as an area to display books and accessories, while still adding color and interest to an otherwise neutral living space. Be creative with ottomans, they come in a variety of colors, styles and sizes and are best used to kick your feet up and take a load off!

Renewal–noun; The state of being made new, fresh, or strong again.

Besides the warmer weather, the bloom of the trees and flowers, and celebrating Spring, I look forward to this season for the rejuvenation and energy it brings with it. I hope this season brings you joy, peace and a sense of renewal that will lift your spirit and rejuvenate your life!


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