October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and by now people recognize the pink Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon. If you haven’t had your mammogram yet, now is the time to go.  I got mine this month and thankfully I’m fine but one of my friends was just diagnosed with it and is currently getting treatment.  This blog is for her!

breast_cancer_awareness-resized-600Let’s all add some pink to our home this month to honor the women and girls in our lives.

pink_-_daisypinkcupcake.blogspot-resized-6001.  This picture shows how lovely pink can be when used properly. Photo courtesy ofdaisypinkcupcake.blogspot.com

pink_classic_French-resized-6002.  One piece of classic furniture upholstered in pink can be stunning!

pink_furniture_-_whicdn-resized-6003.  The pink sofa here is very effectively augmented with several shades of pink in the white bookcase to create a focal wall.

fuscia_chair_by_alexander_johnson_photography-resized-6004.  If you are braver and like strong colors like this fuscia – here is a perfect example of how you can use it beautifully.  It is lovely with the pale blue walls.

pink_&_green_-_Ashley_Salzmann_Design-resized-6005.  Ashley Salzmann Design presents this pink and green combination.  They are complimentary colors which is why they work so well together.

pink_sectional_-_thisnext-resized-6006.  In a more contemporary room hot pink makes a real statement.  Used this way it is not feminine at all but lively and happy. photo:thisnext

gray_&_pink-resized-6007.  Martha Stewart shows us how a little pink can make a room (even a bathroom) more interesting.  So many rooms are neutral and adding colors gives them just the personality they need.  Towels and bath mats are easily changed.  You can switch to other colors for different seasons (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter,etc.) with out breaking the bank too.

pink3-resized-6008.  Pink and white is a classic combination for little girls and almost all girls love pink (and purple) so you really can’t go wrong.  For a more feminine look you should keep the pink soft like this but older girls might prefer bright and bold pinks.

pink_bunks_-_homeizea-resized-6009.  If you have two little girls sharing a room this would be a beautiful room for them.  There is even a trundle for over-night friends.  Did you say slumber party? Photo courtesy ofhomeizea.com

pure-resized-60010.  Using pink with other bright pure colors takes on a whole different look.  This is the ultimate in contemporary decorating on a budget.

pink_retro_-_marketplace.secondlife-resized-60011.  Pink can be quite retro too.  Remember these booths from the 50’s?  They weren’t always red and white – pink had it’s place too! Photo courtesy of marketplace.secondlife.com

 

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 12. If you don’t want to make a permanent pink statement at least go get some pink flowers in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and keep your house filled with them all month!

left photo: my-weddingdream.com  right photo: aboutflowers.com