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6 stylish tips to decorate a living room with pink


DISCOVER WHY, WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR LIVING ROOM, PINK'S ENDURING APPEAL LIES IN ITS VERSATILITY AND CHARM

Story by Catherine Caines 

Whilst pink was once reserved for fleeting, statement moments within interiors, it has well and truly cemented its place as a versatile and refreshing neutral within the home. 

What do we love about pink? A timeless classic, a pink palette provides a practical and exciting base to your living room. It pairs beautifully with neutral shades whilst being the perfect complimentary partner to green, blue or brown to give you endless styling options. 

Follow our effortless tips for decorating with pink and energise your space. 

Styling Tip: We've all fallen in love with the incredible pink fabric on our Song chaise longue. The colour caused such a sensation on our Instagram account because of its irrepressible joy. One of the ways to make your home unique is through stunning fabric such as Anna by Michael Szell for Christopher Farr

Pink armchair in Rose Quartz 100% Linen is a stylish example of how to style with pink in your living room by Maker&Son


1. HOW BEST TO LAYER WITH PINK IN A LIVING ROOM?


"There has been a huge surge in the popularity of pink in recent times, and using it wisely within the home can add warmth and character," shares Elena Mellowes, Head of Product Development at Maker&Son. 

"In a subtle plaster tone, pink can be highly sophisticated and can be used across a larger expanse with great success as an interesting alternative to beige. In addition, it provides a soft, liveable and tranquil use of colour, which pairs exceptionally well with neutral furniture and lighter woods."

Our Marnie loveseat (pictured above) reveals the experimental side of pink by highlighting it with our Ruby Red Italian Linen piping.

Pink Song Sofa and pink armchair in Rose Quartz 100% Linen is a stylish example of how to style with pink in your living room by Maker&Son


2. IDEAL COLOUR COMBINATIONS TO PAIR WITH PINK?


Pink is an excellent partner for several colours, more than you might first imagine. In a more masculine space, pink looks incredibly stylish when layered with darker greys and blended with neutrals such as whites, taupes, and naturals; pink adds a softness that can be stunning.  

Expert Tip: "For more of a statement, I love blending pink with clashing tones such as red or even burnt terracotta orange," says Elena about her preferred colour layering. "Whether this is a piped trim or edging detail, these clashing contrasts work when used sensitively within the home."

 

A pink armchair in a living room by Maker&Son called Little Song armchair due to it's small size


3. HOW MUCH PINK DO YOU NEED IN A ROOM?


Your home can successfully showcase a unique pink decor with the correct scale and attention to detail, depending on how you stage it.  

Harness this chameleon hue by adding a statement piece such as our Marnie Loveseat in Rose Quartz 100% Linen to create a focal point in a room. 

"Pink reacts well to changes in light throughout the day but in more subtle hues, remains an incredibly calming colour within the home," advises Elena on the merits of this rosy shade within a country or heritage home such as Sophie Conran's (featured above).

"Paler pinks also translate incredibly well within velvet, such as our Otter range in Pink Peppercorn, which can bring subtle sophistication to upholstery pieces whether that's a sofa, bed or dining chair."

"Pink can suit several rooms, but favourites of mine would be hidden spaces such as bathrooms or reading nooks where the use of pink adds personality to what can otherwise be a forgotten space," shares Elena about the scaleability of pink for smaller spaces.

Expert Tip:  For a traditional style home, pink is the perfect shade for more significant colour commitments, such as a large sofa suite or wall shade. Quintessentially British, pink gently modernises a heritage ambience and shows off the space's unique character whilst still feeling welcoming.

 

 

4. IS IT PRACTICAL COLOUR FOR A LIVING ROOM?


"Pink is a convenient colour, bringing elegance and softness to a living space," enthuses Elena. "More forgiving than a white, pink can be layered really within a wider colour palette or with natural materials such as timber, jute rugs or ceramics which makes it an efficient choice within the home."

If you're longing to add a personal flourish to your interior, then pink is your perfect solution. Those who live in a traditional space can create a sense of intimacy in a larger room. At the same time, a contemporary room benefits from pink's playful warmth.

Pink bedhead and pink bed linen feature in a child's bedroom design by Maker&Son

5. HOW TO UPDATE A BEDROOM WITH PINK?


Harmonious shades in a bedroom are essential for creating a restful ambience. You can coordinate a pink bedroom decor amongst a more neutral palette; it invites you to layer your space with textural variations such as a pink headboard in Ruby 100% Linen and marry this with a wool Looped Rug.

Expert Tip: A favourite bedroom shade, Farrow&Ball's Setting Plaster is a gentle shade that coordinates beautifully with white bedroom decor and pinks neutral under flooring. 

 

Marnie sits on a Pink Peppercorn velvet loveseat outside Kemps House for Maker&Son

6. HOW TO INTRODUCE PINK FURNITURE INTO A ROOM?


Its versatility extends to how it scales within a room. So whether it's adding warmth to a sofa, or a complete makeover, pink can effortlessly scale up or down without losing its impact.

It can do wonders for revamping a hero piece and makes a small detail feel special. But, Eleanor advises when it comes to your furniture, "Less is more within these stronger hues to keep things sophisticated, so opt for a statement loveseat, throw, or cushion to lift an otherwise neutral interior."

Unique and yet personal, our favourite pinks, such as Pink Peppercorn Velvet, convey an inviting feeling and flatters the characteristics of your interior and its furnishings. So ignite your imagination and add this irrepressible shade to your living room.

Expert Tip: For the brave, pops of fuchsia add personality and joy to a space. Add pink cushions to a neutral sofa or choose pink piping detail in our Marnie range. 

 

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