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12 ways to weave pretty pastels into your summertime scheme

These peaceful hues make a feel-good focal point, says Sam Wylie-Harris.



Sorbet shades set the tone for timeless décor – and are an easy way to switch up your staples.


Here are 12 ways to incorporate pastels into your home…


1. Cuisinart 2 Slice Toaster in Pistachio, £80; Multi-Temp Jug Kettle in Vintage Rose, £100, Cuisinart


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These soft colour ways are an instant update. The toaster boasts extra-deep slots for your favourite loaf, with re-heat function among the features. And cue the kettle with multiple temperature options for green, herbal and black teas, with LCD screen to check water temperature.


2. Set of 4 Pastel Mugs, £16, Next


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We’ve a crush on these cute mugs. They’re stackable too, so ideal for small spaces.


3. STAUB Dining Line Ceramic Plate Flat in Sage, available in four sizes, from £9.95 (15cm), Zwilling


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With sage the new grey, these plates are bang up to date and will complement summer salads and veggie recipes to perfection.


4. George Pink Marshmallow Vase, £8, Direct.asda


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This pretty pink vase is crying out to be styled with magenta wild flowers… and peonies come the time.


5. MasterClass Lavender Cast Aluminium Casserole Dish with Lid, 2.4L, from £48.49; or 3pc Cookware Set of Lavender Non-Stick Cast Aluminium Dishes, 20cm/2.5L, 28cm/4L and 28cm/5L – Gift Boxed, £139.99 (worth £193.47), Cook Serve


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Take your summer entertaining to the next level with this stunning cookware in luxe lavender. One to tablescape with fragrant or faux wisteria or simply self-gift.


6. George Lilac Hello Sunshine Slogan Tassel Cushion Cover, £7, Direct.asda


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These three magic words spell happiness.


7. Loaf Swaggamuffin Armchair in Thatch House Fabric, £1,245, Loaf


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This gorgeous chair sets the stage for relaxing and reclining in your own sumptuous cocoon. Cited as having a high ‘squidge’ factor, the swish finish makes it a showstopper.


8. Colourful Pastel Trellis Area Room Rug – Topaz, from £34.95 (80cm x 150cm), Kukoon Rugs

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A soft pastel print rug offers an instant refresh to wood flooring – and this one would look wonderful under a glass coffee table.


9. Ribbed Green Candle Green, £2.50, B&M, in-store

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Ribbed candles are all the rage and this is a real steal.


10. Lust Home Picnic in the Park Wallpaper in Lavender, £43 per roll, other items part of room set, Lust Home


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While this girly gingham wallpaper is the focus, it highlights and enhances every pastel shade you style with it. Whichever way you work it – think feature wall with corresponding or complementing soft shades – it’s a designer’s dream scheme played out in your own front room.


11. Orange Glass Bud Vase, £10, The Wisteria Tree

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No need to feel like you’ve scrimped on stems when it only takes one or two to make a big statement in a bud vase – without being spendy.


12. Meadow Flowers Duvet Cover with Pillowcase Set by Divante, from £9.99, The Range


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Ideal for keeping the ambience romantic, when you want to switch out a bed of roses for whimsy wild flowers, this reversible floral print with yellow gingham pattern comes with the promise of sweet dreams.

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