All of the trimmings
Once you’ve decided on this style, you’ll want to pay attention to the details so your room doesn’t look washed out. As you can see in our feature room, there is a lot of detailing on the walls, vanity and mirror, furniture and lighting. All of these textural features make this space visually interesting. If you removed all of these details the room would look rather plain and uninteresting.
When you are planning a similar space, you’ll want to make note of the stationary fixtures and decide how they should be treated. If you think your space needs a little more detail, you can add decorative trim or appliqués to walls, doors and other surfaces to give them a little more glam, then paint them out with your chosen colour. Look for fabrics that have that faded quality to them to use in the space for accents on lamp shades, toss cushions, window treatments and so forth. Sometimes using the reverse side of a printed fabric will give you the look you desire since the back side won’t be as vivid as the front. Frame panels of a great fabric to use as artwork, to cover a headboard or to create a bed canopy. Even the right wallpaper may work for a focal wall along with your chosen paint colours. Look for soft tone-on-tone patterns to work within your space.
You can also jazz up the space with over-thetop touches like the large ribbon flower on the mirror in our feature photo. An item like this can be used to adorn toss cushions, window treatments or used alone to add visual interest to the soft palette. It may be difficult to find specific accessories that match your chosen paint colour. Rather than spend time focused on a specific item, keep a paint chip with you and consider any item you come across that has a similar colour and tone. You might happen upon an item that normally would not have been in your decorating radar, like a decorative bird cage for instance, that would be an awesome accessory in your new space.
The whole premise of this style of décor is to remove the visual contrast but keep the details. Soft, muted tones can provide a space that is restful, dreamy and attractive.
Textural features make this space visually interesting