Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink: decorating with pink

 Pretty in Pink

Since it is the month of love, I thought I would share some decorating inspiration in one of the love colors. No, not red, but its shy cousin pink. I was never a big lover of the color pink, but it is growing on me lately. I read somewhere that pink is a soothing and calming color, so maybe that is why I am attracted to it right now. Serenity now. Serenity now. Thank you Seinfeld.


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Jonny Valiant via House Beautiful

Opposites Attract: I love these pink chairs opposite the brown sofa.


Design Formula

Feminine Beauty: My husband wouldn’t go for this pretty sofa cover, but I’d love it in my office or studio (dreaming).

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Absolutely Beautiful Things

Preppy with a Twist:  I love the mix of pillow fabrics on this pink animal print sofa. It looks so playful.

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 Bento Barista – Flickr

Tickled Pink: I adore the pink pillow. It is so subtle and yet fun.


Absolutely Beautiful Things

A Pop of Pretty: Talk about fun. I’m crushing on the pops of pink throughout this room.

Do you like the color pink? Could you decorate your home with it?



  1. Cheapdiva says

    I’ve used pink in 2 previous living rooms. The first was very pale and I had big, deep baseboards that I stenciled a design in dark pink, deep red, navy and green (this was in the late 80’s) and I LOVED that room( and got a ton of compliments on). The furniture was in deep jewel tones – and didn’t seem “girly”.
    Our last home (which we moved from 10 months ago), at one point had a true, brighter pink. I went with more pale colors in that room – soft greens, pinks, blues and red accents. Yes, I have a husband (who is color blind!), but again, the room wasn’t “girly”.
    Pink can be used as a neutral if you stay on the soft end of it. I think you should go for it in your new home! How is the house hunting going?

    • says

      Those rooms sound so pretty. We haven’t found anything yet, but I’m back looking this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed.

  2. says

    I have used touches of pink from time to time and have a bit in my guest room/sewing room. I don’t seem to purposely choose it but it sneaks in probably because I do love pink flowers in the garden :)

  3. says

    Oh, I loooove pink!!! It’s my favorite. Such great examples here. I adore the pink floral couch, of course. I found some pink floral fabric at the Goodwill a while back, it’s a lot but not enough to do the whole thing. I’ve never been a huge fan of the mis-matched slipcover look (you know, where the slipcover is made of a bunch of different fabrics?), but maybe it’d be worth it to just go for it anyway so I have have a pink floral couch loveseat in my studio! ~Angela~

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