There’s no denying that pastel colours are here and they’re here to stay. First making their way in to our homes around a decade ago, pastel colours have more than proven their popularity among homeowners and renters alike. The perfect accessory to pastel colours is that copper we’ve all grown to love. Pastel colours paired with copper accessories gives a trendy and chic design that screams modernity. But how can you use pastel colours and copper in your home to create a gorgeous interior? It’s best to start from the bottom and work your way up, and with that in mind, lets talk about rugs.
The best way to incorporate pastel colours is by focusing on a theme or a trend to get a stunning end result. One key trend to take off recently is the Scandinavian interior. Pastel colours work perfectly with the Scandi look since the ethos of the design focuses on soft, gentle tones. These neutral colours bring a fresh and calming atmosphere to a room that can help to add modernity with just a hint of classic homeliness. To help this look, search for a rug that uses pastel blues, pinks and even some yellow tones to bring life and dimension to your floors.
Very similar to the Scandinavian aesthetic is the Hygge look. Originating in Denmark, Hygge homes look for simplicity and cosiness. If you’re wanting to recreate this look you’ll want a longer pile length for your rug. The longer the pile, the fluffier the rug. A shaggy rug is a great example of a longer pile rug and these look perfect as part of the Hygge theme. This is because Hygge homes put emphasis on texture to bring about that wintery hideaway atmosphere. As previously mentioned, shaggy rugs are excellent for this. Similarly, so are sheepskin rugs. Their natural look and feel make them ideal for promoting the Hygge aesthetic. Match these rugs with your pastel cushions and blankets to really amp up the warmth in the room.
Both of these looks are stunning and show promise within the interior design world for years to come. This makes investing in this design one that guarantees longevity and value for your money long-term. A great material for your accessories when it comes to these looks would be copper. Without a shadow of a doubt, copper is this years hottest material for accessories. First rising to popularity early 2107 with “millennial pink”, copper has pulled through the hype to remain a firm favourite with designers. Whether it be photo frames, furnishings or fixtures, copper is a stunning addition to a home. It’s slightly vintage look can help you to get a modern look that doesn’t lack character and warmth.
Using hints of copper in and around your home ties the whole property together to create a consistent and highly professional look. Using things like copper lamp stands for example are perfect for creating the illusion of more light. This is ideal in smaller rooms since the shiny copper will reflect light beautifully. This is something to keep in mind with smaller houses, try to strategically place your copper accessories to further bounce light. No Scandinavian or Hygge look is complete without the use of living plants to encourage that natural look. Get creative with copper plant pots in kitchens for a glamorous finishing touch.