12 Pastel Decorating Tips Perfect for Spring
It’s time to admit it. While we love our bolds and brights, we really have a soft spot for lighter, feminine pastels. There’s just something so delicate and lovely about a touch of pink, mint and that soft pale yellow that we just can’t resist. And with spring approaching, now is the perfect time to bring a little more color into your life. With all the awesome, colorful projects in our latest book, Homemakers, we couldn’t be more excited about helping ya’ll decorate and DIY your way to a beautiful new home. Here are 12 tips for bringing pretty, pretty pastels into your decor.
3. Office Storage: When you’re adding pastels to your home for spring, you can’t ignore the place where you spend most of your time. Thankfully there are loads of soft-hued storage options for your office. (via Two Twenty One)
5. Kitchen Linens: Dish towels and tablecloths are super simple ways to change up the decor in your kitchen. They store easily and come in every shade of the pastel rainbow (and then some). (via Donkey and the Carrot)
Are you into pastels? How do you decorate for spring? Tell us your tips below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!