Monday, 14 July 2014

Home Design Inspiration | The Use Of Pastel and Bold Colours

homeware, home decor, pastel home decoration

As I've never committed to anything as big as buying a house, I'm not too sure what kind of style I like when it comes to interiors but I bet it doesn't surprise you that if I had my own way, there would be some sort of pastel colours in there! Just a hint of it, nothing too sugary sweet!

I actually have a very open mind about it and like a lot of different interior design styles. I like minimal, contemporary, pastel, shabby chic, quirky, white space, scandinavian style, sharp colours, bold designs - I like so many different styles, I don't know how I'll ever decide on one! I suppose you won't have an idea until you actually step foot in your dream home, and I'm sure once you're in that position, you'll know exactly what to do with the space.

I'm always looking for home decor inspiration and the safest bet for me is to go for a clean white space with a few colours bits in either a bright or soft colour as an accent - it doesn't necessarily have to be a pastel shade. That way, if you decide to spend money on an couple of expensive things like fridge or a beautiful chair, it will stand out and make more of a statement. At the moment in time, I'm talking purely from a hypothetical point of view, as in a "IF I was to buy a house, this is what I would do" sort of way. I live in a rented property at the moment, so I'm not in the position to decorate but that doesn't stop me checking out a million photos of well-decorated houses on Pinterest! In fact, it's one of my favourite things to do when I'm bored!

After having a look at the Habitat website over the past week or so (and there's currently a huge sale on at the moment!), I thought of getting some new bits to brighten up my room and the living room area. I want to go for one or two things that would just lift the place up a little bit! Something small, maybe a lamp, a new rug or a couple of cushions will do just fine for the time being! Being a huge fan of cats, I really love the cat cushion in particular!

colourful homeware,
All items above are available from Habitat

If you're thinking of sprucing up your living room with one single statement piece, then I have an amazing giveaway for you! Courtesy of Habitat, we are one lucky winner to win this amazing geometric grid pattern rug. It's really modern and the colours are beautiful without being too loud. It feels amazing too, as with all things from Habitat, this rug is a really well manufactured and high quality piece. The dimension of the rug is 140cm x 200cm and everything you need to know is on this page here.


For a chance to win this amazing prize, please enter via the Rafflecopter widget below! This giveaway is for UK residents only. Please adhere to the terms and conditions. Good luck!



Competition is courtesy of Habitat and the prize is detailed above in this blogpost. Entries must be made via Rafflecopter widget. Entries are moderated so please ensure that adhere to the giveaway entry terms. Habitat reserves the right to amend or withdraw offers at any time. No cash alternatives are available. One winners will be selected from Rafflecopter after the closing date by a Habitat representative and the winner will receive a Habitat Rug (rrp £250) which can not be exchanged or refunded. This is a free prize draw, no purchase necessary. Giveaway will be live for 14 days, and will end on 28th July 2014. Entries must be submitted via Rafflecopter widget only. I will contact the winner via email after closing date. Habitat will be dispatching the prize directly to the winner, please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery. A new winner will be selected if we do not receive a respond within 3 working days.


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35 comments

  1. This is a really fun rug with a that pop of color. It's so modern. Good luck to everyone entering the contest :)
    xo,
    http://bookshelvesandvanities.blogspot.com/

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  2. I LOVE that rug. So awesome. All the items you've picked are all so lovely too <3 I'm pretty sure one of my biggest reasons for looking forward to my own place is just to decorate it like rooms in your post - heh!

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  3. I would love pastels to be the colour palette of our home but I fear my husband would find it too girly. He would love this rug though :)

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE! http://www.habitat.co.uk/grid-medium-geometric-patterned-wool-rug-140-x-200cm/rugs//fcp-product/220229

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  5. I love their bright Agnes rug! Thank you! http://www.habitat.co.uk/agnes-medium-multi-coloured-flat-weave-rug-140-x-200cm/rugs//fcp-product/220232

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  6. lovely stuff!

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com
    xx

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  7. I definitely go with this one, the shades are so striking x

    http://www.habitat.co.uk/starfloral-large-grey-and-orange-wool-rug-170-x-240cm/rugs//fcp-product/101263

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  8. http://www.habitat.co.uk/happer-large-grey-and-yellow-hand-tufted-wool-rug-170-x-240cm/rugs//fcp-product/223931 this is gorgeous!!

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  9. Wow that's such a cool rug !

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  10. http://www.habitat.co.uk/cortez-medium-green/grey-rug-140-x-200cm/rugs//fcp-product/263969

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  11. Stunning rug!!! Love all of the pastel hues too!

    Fingers crossed xx

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  12. I love this- http://www.habitat.co.uk/tibby-medium-multi-coloured-rug-140-x-200cm/rugs//fcp-product/263978 so bright and funky xxxx

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  13. http://www.habitat.co.uk/bloomsbury-large-geometric-wool-rug-170-x-240cm/rugs//fcp-product/23964

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  14. http://www.habitat.co.uk/sivanna-ii-medium-cream-wool-rug-140-x-200cm/rugs//fcp-product/23890

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  15. I love this inspiration! x

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  16. I love this one: http://www.habitat.co.uk/stickle-large-grey-rug-160-x-230cm/rugs//fcp-product/28618

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  17. My house will definitely be filled with pastel colours! Love the pics. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  18. Oh my God!!! I love this kind of interior design, right up my street!

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  19. I dream of my future home interiors all the time, I love pinning beautiful decor and furniture onto my Pinterest boards. It was exciting when we moved to my mum's and got to decorate our room, but now we're looking for our own apartment or little house to rent and it's even more exciting in terms of decor! Like you say, being in rented property means you can't paint or decorate, but there are so many ways to make your house feel like a home. I love the pictures you've shared above, so so pretty! One of my favourite blogs to stalk in terms of their decor is A Beautiful Mess - they have so many original ideas and beautiful items. Love the cat cushion, I hope you've treated yourself! Absolutely adore the rug, it would fit in perfectly with the cushions and style of decor we've already chosen in our room and are hoping to extend into our new place when we find it :) xxx

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  20. P.S. I think you picked out my favourite rug already - but a close second is definitely the Peto rug with the triangle shapes, it's lovely! http://www.habitat.co.uk/peto-large-triangle-patterned-wool-rug-170-x-240cm/rugs//fcp-product/127083

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  21. The competition prize rug is my favourite, it's such perfect colours. I love grey and yellow together at the moment! I'm forever lusting over homeware at the moment, despite not having a place of my own until Christmas!
    emmerliejay x

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  22. Such an amazing giveaway, I've been looking for something JUST LIKE THIS for my first house that we're moving in next month :)

    So I'd have to say that this is my favourite http://www.habitat.co.uk/grid-large-geometric-patterned-wool-rug-170-x-240cm/rugs//fcp-product/93875 :) xx

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  23. Really love everything you posted, I miss Habitat since its been gone from the high street. The one you posted in the competition is definitely my favourite, it would go lovely with my yellow and grey colour scheme in my living room. The pop of pink is lovellyyy.http://www.habitat.co.uk/grid-medium-geometric-patterned-wool-rug-140-x-200cm/rugs//fcp-product/220229?_$ja=tsid:34981|prd:78888&source=aw&affid=78888&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=78888&awc=2807_1405462051_19d28005a0a99cb5056537a4b7f5b1ce

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  24. Lock this deck chair too! http://www.habitat.co.uk/maui-orange-deckchair/outdoor-furniture//fcp-product/241936

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  25. So bright and cheery it would so brighten up my clinically white house!

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  26. http://www.habitat.co.uk/starfloral-large-grey-and-orange-wool-rug-170-x-240cm/rugs//fcp-product/101263

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  27. This post has made me all excited about moving out! Which will hopefully happen this year. My favorite style is probably a mix of pastels and shabby chic. Oh and there's got to be florals somewhere! Gosh, I can't wait to move out. :)

    Ari
    Classy y Sassy

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  28. I love this :)
    http://www.habitat.co.uk/parr-large-monochrome-patterned-hand-tufted-wool-rug-170-x-240cm/rugs//fcp-product/223932

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  29. My favourite is the Mosaic patterned rug! :) http://www.habitat.co.uk/mosaic-medium-patterned-wool-rug-140-x-200cm/rugs//fcp-product/27357

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  30. http://www.habitat.co.uk/etch-large-grey-wool-rug-170-x-240cm/rugs//fcp-product/101262

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  31. http://www.habitat.co.uk/grid-medium-geometric-patterned-wool-rug-140-x-200cm/rugs//fcp-product/220229

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  32. This would look good in our house. http://www.habitat.co.uk/grid-medium-geometric-patterned-wool-rug-140-x-200cm/rugs//fcp-product/220229

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  33. I love this one http://www.habitat.co.uk/afrique-large-natural-wool-rug-170-x-240cm/rugs//fcp-product/27358

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  34. http://www.habitat.co.uk/starfloral-large-grey-and-orange-wool-rug-170-x-240cm/rugs//fcp-product/101263 this is my fav

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  35. http://www.habitat.co.uk/stickle-large-grey-rug-160-x-230cm/rugs//fcp-product/28618 I bet this would feel wonderful with bare feet!

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