10 Easy Pieces: Decorating With Pink (Post-Valentines Day)

10 Easy Pieces: Decorating With Pink (Post-Valentines Day)

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Lauren Hannel
Feb 15, 2017
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The cards are sent, the flowers have been exchanged, and all the candy's on sale. Valentine's Day may be over, but there's still a thing or two that we can carry with us throughout the year. Mainly: all things pink.

Before you object, hear me out.

Despite what your preconceived notions may be, pink can look surprisingly modern (and yes, adult) when you know how to work it in. As much as moody hues and minimalism are having their moment, who can say no to a happy dose of color?

Ensure that you make a visual statement without going overboard by getting essential furniture in different shades of pink, then letting the rest of the room complement it. Your plan of attack is totally customizable to your current needs: looking for some new art? Prioritize pops of pink. Want a new accent chair to bring your room together? See if any rose hues catch your eye. You want your home to be a place you're excited to come back to after a long day, and there's no better remedy for "worst work day ever" than "snuggling up in some blush pink bedding."

SUBTLE HUES

When in doubt, start off slow. For those not 100% sure about committing to a colorful life, pale and blush pinks offer a welcome hint of hue. And as an added incentive to switch, these shades are alternative neutrals, meaning that they can work well with a ton of other colors. Already dreaming of a blush/hunter green combo...

Blush Velvet Sofa at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $2,200.
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Curved Cutaway Wall Mirror at West Elm, $199.
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Eyelash Fringe Comforter at Urban Outfitters, $219.
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CLASSIC BRIGHTS

Cheery, bright pink instantly livens up your space. This bubblegum hue can make a strong impact, but displaying it in small ways (like glassware and art) helps to keep it restrained it in a tasteful way.

Vintage Cocktail Glasses at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $100.
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Vintage Felt Flag at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $25.
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La Luce Wall Art at Anthropologie, $188.
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UNABASHEDLY BOLD

Ok, we've arrived at the Mecca of All Things Pink. You're confident, color-crazy, and never met a statement piece you didn't like. Vibrant shades and unexpected patterns will wake up even the most vanilla decor.

Diamond Batik Pillow at Zeal Living, $39.95.
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Vintage Pink Kilim Rug at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $850.
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George Smith Pink Armchair at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $2,950.
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Modern Coffee Table at Etsy, $799.
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