8 Easy Ways to Add Pink to Every Room in Your Home

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Image Credit: Jeran McConnel
Image Credit: Jeran McConnel

'Tis the season for all the pink things, and with Valentine's Day just around the corner, we tend to get the itch to add more rose and blush hues around the house. And while I'm sure many of us would love a pink velvet sofa (or let's face it, an all pink living room or a pink bathroom), it might not be in the budget. However, you can easily add a pop of this color, seasonally or all year round, and not break the bank.

Now before you say, "I'm just not a pink person," let's consider all the shades of this hue there are available. You definitely don't have to love hot pink — blush, peach, powder, and rose are some of my favorites because they are subtle and soft. Pink is one of those neutral colors that can be sprinkled into any decor style or color palette. It plays well with others: I really can't think of another color it clashes with.

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I've done a little sourcing and styling to show you eight easy, inexpensive ways to add pink to your home decor. And it's not going to feel like a cheesy kindergarten classroom ready for February 14, I promise!

1. Pots and Planters

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Put your favorite plant in a pink pot. My husband picked up this set of vintage Bauer pots (similar) for my birthday a few years ago. Green and pink are best friends, so you can't go wrong with a bright leafy green plant in a pink pot.

2. Pillows

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A pink pillow on a bed or sofa is a no-brainer. Think of pink in a pattern or a fun texture like velvet (seen above). If done right, it doesn't have to feel like a little girls room. Pink can be sophisticated and grown up. These vintage rug pillows (seen below) are a surprisingly great price and give texture and pattern without feeling too uptight.

Image Credit: Jeran McConnel
Image Credit: Jeran McConnel

3. Linens

You don't have to buy all new dishes — adding pink table linens like napkins, a table runner, or tablecloth can make your everyday dishes festive in a flash.

Image Credit: Jeran McConnel
Image Credit: Jeran McConnel

4. Candles

A candle in a pretty pink votive or jar is always a good idea. Even though the rest of the room might not have a stitch of pink, a single pink candle won't feel out of place. If anything it will become the star.

Image Credit: Jeran McConnel
Image Credit: Jeran McConnel

On a nightstand or coffee table, candles are an effortless way to add a splash of color. (Above and below.)

Image Credit: Jeran McConnel
Image Credit: Jeran McConnel
Image Credit: Jeran McConnel

5. Books

I love shopping vintage, it's a fantastic way to add unique pieces to your home on a dime. And vintage books in a perfectly peachy pink hue are a great way to add touches of color to any space. I'm sure I spent no more than $1 on each of these books. (If you don't have time to hit a thrift store, there are lots of awesome pink books on Etsy.)

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6. Bath Towels

A pink hand towel or bathmat is a nice way to soften up a bathroom. I keep all our big bath towels white, so it's fun to change things up and add a little color and pattern with a pretty hand towel.

Image Credit: Jeran McConnel
Image Credit: Jeran McConnel

7. Glassware

If you are hosting a party, why not splurge on some pink glassware. I love mixing and matching sizes and shapes of glasses, but try to keep them in the same color family. And if you are going to serve rosé, I think pink glasses might just be a must. (Tall, short, patterned tumbler.)

Image Credit: Jeran McConnel
Image Credit: Jeran McConnel
Image Credit: Jeran McConnel

8. Plates and Trays

You don't have to buy all 12 place settings, a single pink tray or plate will do the trick. This pretty pink catch-all is perfect for your keys by the front door, on a coffee table with a candle, or by your bed to catch your earrings and glasses.

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And now it's your turn to add a pop of pink to your decor. I've sourced some really pretty pieces to help you get started.

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  1. Pink Glass
  2. Pink Dotted Glass
  3. Short Pink Glass
  4. Pink Aluminum Tumbler
  5. Fringed Napkin
  6. Set of Blush Napkins
  7. Pink Napkins
  8. Organic Cotton Blush Napkin
  9. Ribbed Pink Pot
  10. Pink Pot
  11. Faceted Pink Planter
  12. Scalloped Pink Planter
  13. Geometric Patterned Pillow
  14. Quilted Velvet Pillow
  15. Tassel Pillow
  16. Kilim Pillow
  17. Dark Peach Hand Towel
  18. Blush Hand Towel
  19. Dusty Rose Hand Towel
  20. Blush Bathmat
  21. Depression Glass Style Candle
  22. Pink Candle
  23. Pink and Gold Tea Light Holder
  24. Glass Tea Light Holder
  25. Pink Plate with Gold Rim
  26. Pink Swirl Plate
  27. Light Pink Plate
  28. Geometric Plate
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Jeran is a modern maker and the creator of Oleander and Palm. Her focus is Simple California Living, designing and making livable spaces that incorporate vintage finds, handmade pieces and global inspiration. She loves helping people find attainable beauty in the lives they live. Her creativity and industriousness were honed through years of living in third world countries that challenged her to find novel solutions for creating livable spaces. A former educator and mother of three, Jeran has settled in sunny California, where her skills and styles are evolving in exciting new ways! www.oleanderandpalm.com

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