Shake-up your colour scheme 4: modern pastels

If you are contemplating doing some redecoration in your home you might realise that these days not only is there a wide variety of themes to be inspired by, but there are also many different products and paints to choose from to brighten up any room.

As you well know different styles and different trends come and go, but if you're looking for something that will create a feeling of serenity and at the same time will remain timeless, then the modern pastels on the market today are something you should look at. Using pastels shades such as a blue green colour will create a room that is very relaxing to be in and give you a sense of calmness.

These colours often make people think of water and of cloudless blue skies and all that are associated with this. Pastels also have the ability to match and blend in with almost all styles of decoration at the same time maintaining harmony with other colours that are used in a room. If you take advantage of a few interior design rules, you will soon be on your way to decorating any room with confidence.

If you are going to use pastels in your living room it might be a wise idea to have one or more of your walls done in white or an off-white to keep a contrast and balance, but saying that, if you paint all your walls in a pastel blue green you possibly will want to keep your accessories in white. For example, you could have cheap Roman blinds in your windows that are white and these ready made blinds could be offset by having your cheap table lamps also in white.

As far as the furniture you place in your room goes, if you have a budget that allows for it, you'll find that modern and contemporary looking furniture is best suited. As you can see decorating with pastels will give a lift to any room in your house and it will be decision that you will not regret.

If you feel that you don't have the confidence to undertake decorating with pastels, you might like to look at some interior design blogs, where you'll be able to see homes that have been decorated by professionals using only pastels to give you your own interior design ideas.

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