It’s that time of year when the dappled sunlight makes everything look just that little bit softer, the plants in the garden are flowering all in beautiful pastel shades from pale pinks to beautiful blues. You really do feel it’s time to pack away all the deeper warmer colours in your home and bring out the lighter airier soft furnishings, fill all the vases with willowy blooms, linen throws and pale cushions. I came across some wonderful powder coated ribbed trays by Kaymet in super stunning pastel colours, I think I need one for my new caravan can you imagine, anything being served on one would just instantly make you smile. Your wardrobe even gets a bit of a make over don’t you think, out with the heavy colours and in with the floaty summer prints, you always feel cooler wearing a pastel shade in floaty cotton. Painted furniture always catches one’s eye in more paler shades, a fresh lick of paint in a pale blue or mint green would brighten any chair or chest of drawers, placed by a white painted wall really does make an impact. Even the garden furniture welcomes a makeover a beautiful pale lemon cafe chair would really stand out against the fresh greens of the garden. You could even take it one step further and redecorate an entire room in pastel shades, from painting the base of your bath to two toning the walls in contrasting colours. Choose tiles to complement the scheme, even on a dull day it would feel like the sun was shining. Perfect pastels are a must in the coming months even if you only fill a vase with your favourite peonies or treat yourself to a new throw for the bed, enjoy them and throw the windows open. Let the sweet scented breeze blow in anticipation for those halcyon summer days to come.