The Crafted Collective: Decorating with Pastels

The Crafted Collective 60 Ways to Decorate with Pastels at

I am so excited to share with you a new series here on The Benson Street. I’ve teamed up with some awesome blog friends to bring you lots of great inspiration each and every Friday. We call it The Crafted Collective. Each Friday we will pick a theme and each of us will share 15 inspiring ideas. Start here and be sure to visit each one of my friends. Let’s meet them: Kirsten of Sweet Tea and Saving Grace, Bethany of Pitter and Glink and Kara of Happy Go Lucky. Today with the feeling of spring we are sharing 60 ways to decorate with pastels.


Why not start decorating with pastels right at the front door. Yellows, teals, corals and other pastels look inviting and homey when visitors pop by. This beautiful yellow door is a great idea from One King’s Lane.

Pastel Piano Makeover

Okay, I have dreamed of having a piano like this! I am in love. It is so beautiful. Dark furniture can be beautiful, but such a large piece in light color brightens up this room. Learn how to paint a piano from Your Homebased Mom.


 Bathrooms don’t have to be drab. Add a fun pop of color with a beautiful light yellow tub. I am dying to jump into a bubble bath with a good book in this bathroom by House & Garden.

Bookcase Pastel

When decorating with pastels, paint can be your best friend. A quick and easy coat of mint on the back of this built in, brings a fun design element to this sitting room by Not So Newlywed McGees.

Purple Pastel Accent Wall

If you are more adventurous add a pastel accent wall. Pick a focal wall and paint it a nice shade of purple (or other pastel). Pair linens, pillows and other design elements in whites to offset the accent wall like this one from Style at Home.

Pastel Kitchen

This pastel kitchen is full of great ideas for decor. Add a nice pastel light fixture, paint your chairs or table with light colors and enjoy all the light that flows into a pastel kitchen like this one from Decor8.

Pastel Office

Pastels pair beautifully with white and cream. For an inspiring office space add touches of pastel in the bookcase. All the storage containers add a pop of color with lots of function. Check out all the other pastel accents from this office makeover by Two Twenty One.

Magazine Ladder

An old or new wooden ladder painted in a light teal is a perfect magazine rack and functional decor piece. This beautiful idea comes from Harligt Hemma.

DIY Pastel Poofs

Pillows are an easy and simple way to add pops of pastel. These DIY Floor Poufs are even more fun than pillows. Pick a pastel fabric with a bold print to add some fun patterns to your living room and learn how to make these poufs at Style Me Pretty.

Pastel Suitcase Table

Vintage suitcases are so charming. They are even more charming in light pastels. Stack three suitcases and top with a tray for an easy night stand like this one from Cupcakes & Cashmere.

Ribbon Curtains

Add a sweet and sassy pastel ribbon window treatment to your kitchen. Use ribbons or thin strips of fabric tied to a cute tension rod to add some flair and privacy to your home with this idea from Better Homes and Gardens.

embroidery hoop art

Dress up a nursery with pastel embroidery hoop art. Simply insert a variety of light colored fabrics in a variety of patterns and get more inspiration from Piccoli Elfi.


 I adore stripes. They are so timeless and beautiful especially when painted on mason jars. I am dying over these adorable pastel jars. The Crafted Sparrow teaches us how to create them.

Pastel Glass Bottles

Antique colored bottles in light colors add a nice touch to any room. I love the shades of violet matched with the mint dresser. Add a couple bottles to your dress and pop in some flowers for a dramatic effect like this from Decor8.


Pastels look beautiful in water color art. Use light colors and easily create an art piece to display anywhere in the home with this easy tutorial by My Sister’s Suitcase for Tatertots & Jello.

Find the rest of the ideas below:



Sweet Tea and Saving Grace  

Ways to Decorate with Pastels

Pitter and Glink 


 Happy Go Lucky

Visit each link above to see the rest of the ideas!

Plus, here are some more pastel ideas on The Benson Street:

Washi Tea Lights at

Washi Tape Tea Lights

Upcycled Lantern at

Pastel Lantern


Pedestal Jewelry Dish


Hi there!

I’m Emily, a mom and wife with a passion for crafting, celebrating holidays, and creating memorable moments. From Idaho to the world, The Benson Street is a treasure trove of easy, fun DIY projects, delightful printables, and delicious recipes. With over a decade of experience in blogging and a love for all things seasonal, I’m here to share my tips, ideas, and occasional mishaps. Join me in adding a dash of joy and creativity to every day! Read more…

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