Guest Picks: Spring 2012 Trend — Pastels
One of my favorite fashion trends this spring is the beautiful pastels that designers are sending down the runway. From Louis Vuitton to Marc Jacobs, everyone is going blissfully romantic, and I see no reason why I can't indulge in the trend around my home. Here are a few of my ideas for incorporating pastels into your favorite spaces. — Natasha from Little Pink Monster
A little bit of pistachio green looks fantastic against a soft white background.
Designers Guild Rheinsberg Pistachio Throw - $190
This pistachio throw would be a welcome addition to my home.
Vintage French Provincial Yellow and Gray by The Lacy Peacock - $300
This sweet pastel yellow and lavender dresser would look lovely in my daughter's room.
Fine Silk Floral Arrangement, Light Green by Sky Designs - $58
I usually don't like any sort of silk flower arrangement, but these seem quite nice.
Deep Sea Lamp by Umbu - $197.18
This is such a funky way to add light blue to a space.
Round Shag Rug - $159
This room does a great job incorporating seafoam green with the rug, window panel and even the map on the wall.
Pastel Circles Throw Pillow Cover by Sassy Pillows - $15
This mod circles pastel pillow is clean, fun and just plain pretty.
Spring Blossom Duvet Cover - $89
The Spring Blossom Duvet from West Elm is both lovely and soothing. Watercolors and pastels are perfect together.
Purple Lavender Amethyst Shabby Chic Picture Frames by Elegant Seashore - $49.99
You could also easily DIY this by rounding up a bunch of thrift store frames, priming them and painting them with a flat, pastel latex paint. Finally, I'd run some sandpaper over the edges for distressing. They're very pretty.
Marie Antoinette Inspired Pastel Army Men Display by Fairy Home - $149
This is just about the coolest thing I've ever seen, but I would have no idea where to put it.
Delta Table Lamp by Robert Abbey - $150.70
Doesn't it look like a piece of candy? I say yum.
One pale pink pillow and a few dusty hydrangeas add just enough of a soft glow to get your pastel fix.
Easter Pastels Mason Jar Chandelier Swag Light by Boots N Gus - $130
This is a fun hanging lamp made from pastel mason jars.
Zigzag Printed Rug - $39
You can never go wrong with a chevron rug. I also love how the pastel is balanced with the lovely and stark black and white prints throughout the rest of the room.
Tripod Table, Tumeric - $169
This buttery yellow tripod table is soft yet modern.
Chalk Pastel Landscape by Musmm
This beautiful piece of pastel artwork would be an amazing addition to any room.
Le Creuset Stoneware Pitcher, Lilac - $39.95
Le Creuset's entire lilac collection is amazing, but I especially love this pitcher. I'd fill it with flowers and place it on my salvaged-wood table.
Pastel Crochet Thread Yarn GFI Outlet Plate by Impressions Express - $12.99
This switchplate is totally random, but I kind of love it.