21.02.2020 . 2 minutes read A guide to pastel home décor: 5 things you should know. Spring is just around the corner, the colour scheme is almost perfect! Pastels are a great way to brighten your home and perhaps a start to the spring cleaning! Pastel seems like such a big change to add to your home, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are 5 things you should know before diving in feet first to the décor of your own home. Splashes of pastel If you’re looking to incorporate some colour into your home this season but unsure where to start; incorporating pastels tests the waters on how your home may look with more colour. From cushions and throws to plant pots and lampshades…a hint of pastel can work throughout your home this Spring! By leaving your walls the same colour or freshening them up with a fresh coat of white, a small change to your accessories every now and then to experiment the colours until you eventually find the perfect one for your home! Contrast Hints of darker accents paired with lighter pastel colours such as pink, blue and green create an amazing contemporary look to the space you’re working with. For example, mint and dark wooden accents may be the way to go for a very attractive spring look. Another great combination is a black and/or charcoal with pastel pink. The two colours complement each other very well making a bold but effortless look. Plants are also a great way to add contrast and colour to any room. Against light, or white coloured walls plants would be a modern, contemporary change to start the new season off. Kitchen There’s no better place to start your Spring cleaning than the Kitchen! A light and airy space is a great start and having a clean communal space is ideal for guests and quality family time! Using tiles in a kitchen is a great way to brighten the space, and then accessorising with kitchen utensils such as pots, pans, mugs and plates. Natural light in your kitchen helps the pastel palettes shine through. In particular, pinks and mints work well for kitchens as they create a fresh and airy atmosphere. Plants can be added as a final touch to create a sense of outdoors. Blinds/shutters Blinds and shutters are a great way to add a clean, bright look to your home! A mix of shades will reflect warm tones into your home when sunlight is shining through creating a homely and inviting atmosphere. This would add a contemporary touch to your home. as well as a slight but vibrant change to the whole room! With a touch of spring colours, this is a perfect time to make the perfect change. Colour blocking Adding blocks of pastel colour can be a great way to add a subtle contrast and burst of colour to your home. Matching interiors together and different accessories creates a great running theme through your home! By incorporating one main colour running through your home, a theme will be created adding boldness and a great interior style for all of your guests to see! This trend would work in any room in the home, but particularly a bedroom or dressing room would be a great place to start! One statement wall creates the block finish with geometric shapes using paint or even wallpaper and contrast to the room and the perfect finish it needed to incorporate pastels galore!