Design Crush: Decorating with Pink

Peonies are in season right now, and let me tell you, I have pink on the brain. I use to think it was a color only for little girl rooms, but man oh man times have changes my friends. Pink can really make a statement! Who knew you could design your space with bubblegum pink walls and not have it scream I live in the Barbie Malibu Beach House? While perusing Pinterest, I started to spy pink everywhere. In the bedroom. In the living room. Even in the dining room. Seriously, it’s everywhere! Let’s take a gander, shall we?


Hits of pink here and there won’t make your space seem overly girly. A mid century modern room can go from feeling really masculine to balanced with unexpected pops. A little high-end luxe glam.

Want pink without feeling like you walked off the set of Mean Girls?


Pick up some accent pillows; they can go a long way. Or snag a vintage stool, and hit it with a can of spray paint. BTDubs, I recently found a great fuchsia at Joann Fabrics in case you’re lookin’. Anyhoo, don’t be afraid to get creative when decorating with pink. Spray a funky old bust from a thrift store, or a statue or vase.

Paint an accent wall with a daring bright pink and leave the other 3 white. Combo it with crisp white bedding and fun pillows. I pinky swear (pun intended), it won’t be too over powering. You can also make it feel less Barbie by accenting with black to give it balance. I imagine the girl who lives here to be a bit wild. She has a contagious laugh and tons of fabulous friends.

Don’t forget this floor flair you all went nuts over the other day. A vintage Persian or tribal rug can be a great way to start to decorating with pink. The rug will help ground your room, bring your eye to the floor and make your space feel cozy and fresh. It says, “I’m sophisticated but with an edgy side and I might just like to party.”

Be it traditional seating or something more unexpected like these bar stools, pink’s a great way to keep the space feeling fresh. Very enticing.

Have you use pink in your home? How?


  1. Eep! These are all sooo gorgeous. I realized this pink thing must REALLY be a freight train yesterday when I saw pink chairs in the new Pottery Barn catalog of all places! Seemed like quite a departure from their normal style but I loved it. It’s the best color ever. I want to move into every space you found right this minute!

  2. This is fantastic!! I’m tempted to add some pink to our home now…just have to get the hubs to be onboard!

  3. whitney May 13, 2015

    I painted below the chair rail in our dining room pink-it’s awesome!!!

  4. Kat May 14, 2015

    Love these ideas! Have you seen the nautical navy blue and pink (with pops of gold!) home accents at Target lately? I drool every time.


  5. Love the pink walls. Such a pretty room!

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