Romantic yet mysterious, this trend is all about creating a soft, ethereal look by layering soft pastels with intriguing materials, such as lace and frosted glass.

Pastel perfection The colours that make up this trend are soft and smoky – think ripe plum, misty lilac and dove grey. Use varying shades of these colours to create a tranquil tone-on-tone effect or pair neutrals with rose or lavender for a floral effect. To complete the look, bring organic elements from the outdoors into your home.

Layered look The key to creating a delicate, ethereal look is to build up colour in soft layers. In a small room, try pairing creamy neutrals with just a touch of violet or pale berry to create a feeling of space or, in larger spaces, use darker shades like moss and aubergine to create a dramatic focal point.

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