Hi, my name is Ashley and I am a pink lover. Obsessed might be true, but I’ve been decorating with pink for so long that I thought I’d pass on the tips I’ve learned. So if you’re a pink lover, or want to start bringing pink into your home this post is for you!
As I mentioned in my pink sofa round up, I have followed my dreams and brought home a pink sofa! Friends, I’d like to introduce you to Margot, a pretty little lady with brass legs and a knife edge welt. Since I am officially at the point of no return with my pink obsession, I thought I would share my tips on how to decorate with pink.
Let’s back up. In December of 2017, I started planning out my living room. I made at least 10 versions of this living room, but I was never happy with it until I selected the sofa:
It has clean modern lines and really became the focal point in an otherwise neutral room.
Obviously a lot has changed! The layering has slowly happened and it feels so light and open with still feeling cozy.
how to decorate with pink
If you are just starting to try out pink (or any color really) into your home, start with a few inexpensive accent items. For pink, I like pillows, books, and flowers. Any accessory will work and will be an easy test for how the color feels in your home and how it works with the existing pieces.
pair pink with a metallic
Adding a metallic like gold or silver with your pink decor will make it look more sophisticated. The gold on the legs of the ottoman and in the accessories counterbalances the pink on the sofa.
pay attention to tones
Like with any color, the tone of pink you use will change the vibe in your house. Light pink feels more soft, girly, delicate, and tranquil. If you like a more saturated pink like fuchsia, it will feel stronger, bold, and lively.
Pink will feel better in a room if you layer it with texture. The blush velvet from the sofa is layered with the faux fur from the ottoman and the rattan from the chair. The nubbyness of the rug and the brass metallic hints all make the room more interesting and takes the focus off the pink. Speaking of the rug, its from Rugs Usa and the perfect neutral! The Moroccan pattern adds a little variation to break up the space, but mostly its quiet and lovely.
think of pink as a neutral
A soft light pink is really a neutral with a bit of color. When you treat it like you would with beige or grey, it takes the pressure off. Honestly, pink doesn’t have to be a huge statement, it can be a neutral. If pink makes you happy, there is no reason why you can’t layer it in and use it to add a bit of softness.
So that is where we are at now! The room is off to a good start and with a few end tables and a bit more seating we should be good to go. I do have a fun DIY planned, so check back for a bold piece that I’ll be adding!
This ottoman gets a special shout out for being the grounding item in the space. It is on trend, adds texture, and is the perfect little ottoman when you need to rest your feet at the end of the day. It is from Abbyson Living and you can find it at Overstock. Here’s a fun video for how I accessorize it as a coffee table:
How to accessorize a coffee table 🏡
To make a coffee table look great you only need 4 things- a tray, books, a fun sculptural piece, and flowers
- Start with a tray to corral everything. If you have a bigger table, you can have items outside the tray too
- Add in a stack of books. Choose ones that make you happy and work with your decor! 📚
- Greenary or plants are a great way to add in some softness and height! A hurricane or candle stick will work nicely too. 💐
- Add in a quirky item (like a brass pineapple!) to keep your table from being too serious.
- If you are still looking for more options, a magnifying glass, a match box, and a candle are great functional additions for your coffee table.
sofa / art / ottoman / chair / rug / tray (no longer available) / beaches book / secret Miami book / plant book / brass vase (no longer available) / brass pineapple (no longer available) / flamingo (no longer available)
I hope these tips for decorating with pink will help you! Personally, I think a lot of time, people decorate based on what others think makes a good house. I think you should decorate for how you’ll be happy and what’ll bring YOU joy. Remember, a house is a place that tells the story of you. And you get to choose how that story is told.
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