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Sweet Pastels

PASTEL shades have an appealing sweetness. Light colours are often associated with children and convey a feeling of youthful enthusiasm. The freshness of the hues come as light relief and reflects the more positive attitudes of life.

This week, we discuss a spacious master bedroom, breezy and almost 286 sft in size. The first thing we did was install an L-shaped attachment to the ceiling, made of super teak board, with wooden moulded frame that forms bold brown lines against the wooden ceiling. Spotlights were ingeniously fitted into the false ceiling to provide illumination from a hidden source.

A perfect bedroom is both stylishly practical and luxuriously comfortable. For a large number of families, the master bedroom already functions as a sort of informal second living room- a place to gather family members, watch TV, read, relax and reconnect. The most important facet of their design is comfort. The focal point for our room was the colour scheme. We selected an onion pink shade for the walls to complement the soft furnishings. The curtains were very feminine, but since the owners of this room had a passion for pink, we decided on the onion pink scheme, and chose Mughal silk for the soft accessories so that you have a rough texture, instead of the shiny silk, that looks elegant. We teamed the soft pinks with the browns of the classic wooden furniture.

If you are seeking a fresh look, there are several options. Repositioning furniture, changing bed linens, comforters and accessories are but few. If your theme is a soft, cool colour palette, you can opt for other pastel shades of purple, pink, mauve and or even white or light beige.

With a simple change of furnishing, a room adopts a dramatic new look.

Nazneen Haque Mimi
Interior Consultant
E-mail: journeyman.interiors@gmail.com
Photo credit: Hasan Saifuddin Chandan


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