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Every now and then you want to give your home a little more than just a good Spring clean. If you’re feeling ready to leave winter behind, there’s no better way to refresh your home than by taking the time to redecorate or revive your current decor with a few new accessories.

Spring themed home decor doesn’t always have to mean florals. If chintzy prints, blooms and blossoms aren’t your thing, consider introducing a fresh pastel colour scheme into your home. Ice cream shades are a big trend for Spring 2018 and whether you paint your whole room, add a statement sofa or simply choose a few accessories, this perfectly pastel look is brilliantly versatile.

Ice Cream Walls

What’s your favourite flavour of ice cream? Whether you go for peach, minty or prefer plain vanilla, there’s a pastel shade that’s sweet enough for everyone. Paint one wall lilac and another pale pink, or combine a few different colours just like you’d combine ice cream flavours.

Introducing a geometric pattern using 3 or 4 of your favourite pastel colours is a really clever way to transform a piece of neutral coloured furniture into a centrepiece. Our chic Osca is the perfect partner for this look. Go for the grey option and it’ll give you the ideal blank canvas to style your living room around.

Add a few scatter cushions to tie in the pastel colour scheme and you’ll be sure to love coming home and relaxing in your refreshed, airy and light living room.

Wondering how to elevate the look a little more? Try adding a few carefully chosen copper accents. They work really well with pretty pastel colours, adding a cool hint of sophistication and a modern feel.

Statement Sofas

You don’t have to repaint the room to embrace a pastel colour scheme. Your sofa is the heart of your home and the undeniable focal point of your living room. Pick your dream sofa in an ice cream colour and the pale shade will make a big impact. We think the Osca in lemony gold is a clever choice – yellow is another big trend for 2018, so this citrus shade is a sure way to impress.
But why choose one colour when you can have them all? Pastel shades work well together so don’t be afraid to add different coloured scatter cushions and accessories. Geometric print cushion covers contrast with a chunky grey throw, adding texture and making your sofa look even more inviting.

And just because you’ve chosen a statement sofa doesn’t mean you can’t choose an ice cream shade for your wall too. A pale pink shade is a great way to make the lemony colour of the Osca really pop.

Soft and Subtle

If statement walls or an eye-catching sofa aren’t your cup of tea, there are still ways to welcome ice cream pastel colours into your living room decor. By nature, these shades are soft and subtle – but they stand out beautifully when introduced into a neutral colour scheme.

A cosy grey fabric sofa like our Scrumptious becomes a pastel lover’s dream with a few simple scatters and the right accessories. Stick to one shade or mix and match for a more playful style. Finally, bring in a hint of metallic copper to set off the whole look.

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