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22 Subtle yet Stylish Pastel Room Décor Ideas for a Prettier Room

By Indah Nur Ariviani May 20, 2020

Color choice is an important thing in decorating a room. We all know that only changing the color of the room can transform your bedroom into unrecognizable. Still, room colors can also affect our moods. If you so get used to vibrant colors or prefer neutral tones for your design, probably now is the right time to take a look at these pastel room décor ideas.

Pastel colors are more than just soft hues to bring you peace and calmness. But, they are also very versatile to be combined with: from being a background to numerous patterns, creating clean lines and capable of creating a modern design without looking too much. Everything about pastel is just right, and now it’s time for you to see it yourself.

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Opt for a Beach Style Wall

Opt for a Beach Style Wall - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

Clean and simple, the design and color choice is just perfect for the narrow room. The wall is designed in a beach style with a shiplap wall in a pastel grey color, creating the right mood for the room. To keep it minimalist, the pillows and bedside lamps are also in the same shade of colors, thus creating a perfect frame for the vintage wooden headboard.

Build a Built-In Shelves

Build a Built-In Shelves - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

The pretty nursery room is accentuated by its most prominent focal point: built-in shelving that occupies one side of the wall. The shelf works not only as a place to store everything but also as a very nice decorative element in pastel yellow background. Note how the turquoise storage box sets everything just right. Even the addition of the gray armchair doesn’t make the design looks weird at all.

Add a Caged-Light Pendant

Add a Caged-Light Pendant - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

Combining white background and pastel colors could be best for a light and easy vibe to be presented into a design. This contemporary dining room has two main elements in it: the wooden flooring and rounded table and all-white walls. However, thanks to both of them, the pastel blue dining chairs look stand out, and the caged-light yellow pendant becoming more visible.

Create a Calm and Relaxing Bedroom

Create a Calm and Relaxing Bedroom - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

Using a one-tone pastel color will never go wrong, as you can see how the bedroom feels calm and relaxing just by looking at it. The window placement just by the side of the headboard allows you to choose whether to have the sunlight or not. The window treatment is perfecting the layout of the room with its floor-to-ceiling blackout drapes.

Hang a Captivating Wall Art

Hang a Captivating Wall Art - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

In case you are worried that pastel hues might make a room looks plain and boring instead of stylish, look at the simple dining room above. The pastel element is defined by the four-colored dining chairs, framed beautifully within the broken white walls and sleek wooden flooring. You can spot the focal point directly: a captivating wall art in vibrant colors hung on the wall behind the chairs. You shouldn’t be afraid to add some boldness since it turns out to be a good choice.

Pick Cheerful Colors

Pick Cheerful Colors - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

Pastel colors can be cheerful as well. You can do it by having many colors to begin with, instead of just one. Rich in colors for the furniture and supported by patterned window drapes, pillows, and wall art, the room has a subtle eclectic vibe to lift the mood. As for the wall, you may choose a soft blue color rather than plain white.

Add Splashes of Colors

Add Splashes of Colors - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

The turquoise pastel blue wall serves as the beautiful frame for the room design so that every other element you put in the room becomes more visible. Look at how the colorful plaid headboard and window valances steal attention, but not pushing the wall color aside. Different in patterns, those two still get along well with each other since they contain the same variations of color.

Highlight the Corner Seating Area

Highlight the Corner Seating Area - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

A traditional bedroom that looking soft and elegant appears in one pastel color tone, yet far from boring. As you can see, the corner seating area is carefully designed with the upholstered sofa and a small wooden table and even highlighted with the golden-framed wall art behind it.

Go for a Cozy Design

Go for a Cozy Design - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

There is no reason that a living room shouldn’t be as cozy as possible. The A-to-Z of this living room is pastel color that it’s quite hard to choose where to look at. The beautiful blend of the pillows, desk lamp, up to the ornaments on the recessed shelves on the wall set things nicely. The layers of shades make a scenic view without the need to add patterns.

Say It With Chairs

Say It With Chairs - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

Do a small redecoration by repainting your old dining chairs in pastel pink, then putting them back into your traditional dining room is how to make a small change. There is no need to have a major redesigning to push the pastel colors forward, as they are highly versatile even in an old-fashioned room.

Consider a French Country Touch

Consider a French Country Touch - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

You can combine old-fashioned furniture and give it a modern touch with pastel colors. The antique dresser gives a French-style touch for the corner, blending well with the modern pastel wall behind it. Even the timeworn surface is left the way it is to accentuate the feature more.

Create a Kid-Friendly Color Scheme

Create a Kid-Friendly Color Scheme - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

Pastel blue is bright, calming, and cheerful, making it the right choice for a kids’ playroom. While the all-pastels room might not draw the attention of the little ones, don’t hesitate to add vibrant colors into the room. Painting the wall with their favorite animals is not a bad idea as well. See how the carpeted floor and other things stand out thanks to the subtle background the room has.

Make the Sofa Visible

Make the Sofa Visible - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

The addition of a pastel-colored long sofa and colorful pillows in a more vivid shade above will give you inspiration on what to do to your neutral-colored room. The exposure of sunlight from the large windows gives a relaxing vibe.

Consider a Minimalist Design

Consider a Minimalist Design - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

The subtle shade of pastels makes it a perfect match for minimalist designs. Leave white for a while and take a look at this pastel-layered bedroom, which looks a pretty mess. The bedding is induced with strong earthy-toned colors in pale green and pastel brown, getting along well with the light gray flooring, wall, and bedside table. The low hanging lamp shows the transition of both colors, looking rather grayish and greenish at the same time.

Paint the Ceiling

Paint the Ceiling - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

Create a nursery room in a bright combination of green and yellow for a cheerful mood. The bright pastel yellow wrap up the wall nicely, combined with subtle patterns and other colors as well. But what makes it look quirky is the painted ceiling in stripes pattern, using three different colors altogether. Even if you’re not a fan of white, you can take good inspiration from this design.

Combine Several Colors

Combine Several Colors - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

The kids’ playroom has a strong influence from nature, as seen from the pastel green colors that even affect the floor-to-ceiling shelving. While it may not be so fun to have the room in one single color tone, variations of pastel colors are added through the furniture and highlighted by the rainbow plaid carpet on the floor.

Use a Patterned Rug

Use a Patterned Rug - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

The living room has a bright exposure to the sunlight, which is why each element of the room looks prominent. The room combines soft blue and orange for the furniture, having less to none pattern on it. Which is why you should consider using a patterned rug with texture for a more balanced layout.

Choose Pink and Purple

Choose Pink and Purple - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

Pastel pink and purple color is the ultimate choice for a girl’s bedroom. The bedroom design looks highly organized with the domination of purple for the wall, splashes of pink on the sofa, and matching pattern for the windows shade, chair, and table.

Accentuate With Nightstand

Accentuate With Nightstand - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

Inside the soft green bedroom, which also accentuated with patterns, the most standing out feature is none other than the shared nightstand, which appears in a pastel pink color. Since the room has a low ceiling, it is left empty without chandeliers.

Complement With Wall Art

Complement With Wall Art - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

A very feminine living room that is wrapped in a soft pink wall serves as a canvas for other colors and allowing them to stand out even more. Since the wall still empty, consider having a complementing abstract wall art for a nice finishing touch.

Set Up a Warm Bed

Set Up a Warm Bed - Pastel Room Décor Ideas

The contrasting charm of cool and warm pastel color shades blends well in the bedroom above. The mint green gives off a cooling and calming sensation, whereas the pinkish bedding exudes a nice warmth. Don’t forget to add some patterns to the pillow for a little accent to the design.

Indah Nur Ariviani[Editor]
Indah is an experienced & professional content writer & editor covering awesome ideas about home decor and improvements. She is a hard worker, a life-long learner and a determined person. When she's not writing here, you may find her writing about lifestyle, translating documents or getting dizzy learning finance-related stuff.

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