Decorating Using the Color Pink

In the past pink was seen as a color that only suited little girls. Thanks to Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton and the other grown up little girls pink has become a big fad. In fact it is a flirtatious and childish shade of pink that is Pantone’s color of the year in 2011.

To look less childish the best thing to do is mix your pink paint with a touch of brown. This will give a more modern color scheme. At the moment tan and pink or brown and pink is more fashionable than black and pink. Still glossy black and pink is a definitely sexy look for a boudoir, bedroom or bathroom.

If you choose to decorate in a cool, blue based pin then you can mix it with a warm red or fuchsia. Pink alongside tangerine or lime green adds a great deal of pep and cheer to a room. It is a color combination that is great for guest bathrooms and children’s room.

If you really want to mute the pink color then try balancing it with corals and rose colors that are balanced against sage green and mustard yellow colors. Pink also looks very nice with silver or gold. Pink, black and silver together gives you a very James Bond type of effect.

In general, the lighter a pink is the more it will soften a space. It suits the shabby chic style and some sixties and seventies retro styles. Bedrooms were also very pink in the 1940s and many designers today are following the glamour of those rooms by applying satin fabrics and buttons to headboards and closets and clothing beds in satin sheets.

One great thing about the color pink that sex sirens have known for years is that the color is very flattering when reflected from the walls onto the skin giving one a more youthful appearance.

Pink vases and crystal bowls full of rose quartz, pink flowers or seashells can help add a pink touch to any room. You can also add pink lava lamps to your decorating scheme or add pink drawer pulls to a piece of furniture. A pink lampshade can also change an ordinary lamp into a sexy one.

The best time of year to find pink furniture and other décor is just after St. Valentine’s Day when all of the red hued objects go on sale. You can also find pink chandeliers, candleholders, shams and other items in children’s stores.

How to Decorate Your Home Bar

If your home has a little home bar you want to it too look official – like a place that is reserved for entertaining. You don’t want it to look like a second guess or a place to throw mail, paper and other clutter. Also, if your bar is well put together you will be more inclined to use it.

Bars come in many different styles, shapes and sizes. Some are free-standing, some are pushed against the wall and others are simply walls with holes that ct like room dividers.

No matter what style your home bar is the real key is to give it a theme. That way you can tell it from one room to the next. Popular themes are Old Wild West, Rustic Prairie, German Beer Pub, Sixties Mod, English Pub, Space Age (think Stanly Kubrick 2001), James Bond Sportsbar, Carribean bar.

Make sure that you have nice BarStools that people can comfortably sit at when they visit your bar. A bar rail is also a nice touch. If you purchase your Bar Stools online make sure you pick up a discount code from a site like to save some money.



If you are a collector you can use the bar to display anything – like antique cars, dolls, or sports team memorabilia. One of the biggest touches you can give a bar has to do with kitsch. Decorate it with campy antiques for a unique effect.

You might also want to think about the color of your bar. You can use a bar to mix, match with or balance out with other colors in the room. If you really are into decorating you can make the bar the focal point of a room A bar that is red and black and glittering with mirrors is likely to get everyone’s attention immediately.

You can also create all kinds of dramatic effects around your bars. You can add recessed lighting or Christmas lights. You can also add old fashioned Tiffany lights or novelty lights to give it a special glow. You could also consider adding a disco ball, feathered diode centerpieces and clocks with moving images. Lava lamps also add nice lighting and kitschy effects to bars as well. A dimmer switch on your bar prevents it from glittering too brightly when you would rather not draw a lot of attention to it.

If you have an ugly looking bar you can reface it with bamboo sticks to make it look like a Hawaiian bar. Some people have even inset full aquariums in the body of their bar to make it more interesting.