Considerations in Bringing Blush to the Bedroom (& Not Making it Too Girly)

My bedroom was already draped in dark gray plaid and wool from last winter until this week. I was finally able to brighten things up and do something more fitting to fit our recent 100-degree weather; maybe I’m still affected after bringing home our baby girl, but I skipped my usual and went straight for the soft blush pink bedroom. We don’t mind a little femininity around here, but because I prefer blues and greens, I didn’t want our master bedroom to end up looking more like Eliza’s room than ours. It’s still plush and comfortable today, but it’s much more summer-friendly (I don’t want to break a sweat just coming in and seeing charcoal fuzzies everywhere!). If you’re like me and dislike blush and other pastels, here are six things to remember and ways to keep your bedroom looking more “splash of pink lemonade” rather than “pretty princess.”

1. DON’T INVEST IN PINK BEDDING
If you want to add a tiny dose of blush to your bedroom, pink bedding is a surefire way to transform the “small dose” into a “big dose.” If you want to use a quilt or duvet in that sham, add more layers to make it more interesting. To prevent a vast square of color, fold a white/neutral throw/quilt on top. I swapped my favorite gray linen quilt (yes, the one I have 45 of in the house, haha) for white (HERE). Gray and pink are perfect, but I’ve always thought that without a splash of bright white in our bedroom, it can look a little drab.

2. CONSIDER The FABRICS — LINEN AND COTTON ARE GOOD OPTIONS. VELVET, SATIN, OR FUR OVER VELVET, SATIN, OR FUR
Rich fabrics seem fussier (i.e., a little more girly) than linen, which is lighter (both in appearance and weight). I essentially achieved my entire look with a few “smart” throw pillows when I chose to add a slight blush in our bedroom in the middle of summer.

Just in front of the Euro shams, I added two neutral geometric threaded pillows, a solid linen-looking pair in front of those (they are both indoor/outdoor but not nearly as still as you may be used to! ), and a formal coral stripe in front.

Don’t get me wrong: if you’ve been here before, you know how much I adore velvets and furs. I did purchase this blush pink velvet pillow for Eliza’s bed, where I love the feminine touch.

I now try to retain the more decadent fabrics in more neutral/blue/green tones, whether in our bedroom or main living area.

3. THE OVERALL STYLE OF THE ROOM’S FURNISHINGS IS Significant.
Anything would undoubtedly read more feminine if you have super traditional furniture or parts or baroque accents with more scrolls and curves. Even in a color that is more generally masculine, the lines and styles are significant. Our bedroom has a more transitional feel to it, with modern tufting on our bed when I use lighter colors, such as blush, straight lights, and “structure” support.

4. DON’T USE ANY PINK ACCESSORIES
You don’t have to repeat and dapple the color in the room if you put it in by pillows, a throw blanket, threading or trim on curtains, and so on. I did enjoy some peonies in our bedroom (my first in two years), but that was more of an unintentional exception. It would have felt “too much” in our room if I had added more pink by accessories like vases and picture frames.

5. A LITTLE NATURE HELPS TO KEEP THE ENERGY BALANCED
Just as I believe that straight edges and flat button tufting read more “masculine,” I think that natural elements such as baskets and washed wood achieve the same balance. Instead of seeing pink and gravitating toward more reflective pieces (chrome, mirrored, glossy ceramic, etc. ), go the other direction and opt for rougher, more natural-looking details.

I was so taken with these linen-colored pillows that I decided to use them in the sitting area as well. These, like my other favorites, will undoubtedly be played on repeat in the house forever.

6. LAY IT OUT ON THE FLOOR
So, what if you want to try blush for a change of pace and don’t have access to pillows? Or maybe you don’t care for pink pillows. Where else would it go without looking like a Pepto-Bismol bottle? When the paint is used on a wall, it gives a clear statement about the color. Try it on the floor if you want to be more discreet. Even the most reserved people can get away with bolder rugs than they usually would — my office rug has so many colors and patterns but still comes across as completely neutral. Here are a few pretty things that seem a little bolder on screen but will look stunning against a neutral backdrop.

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