33 Beautiful Ways to Use Blue in Your Home Decor
Do you use blue in your home decor? Blue is probably the most classic color in home decor. I have found 33 beautiful ways to use blue in your home decor.
If you have been around Bluesky at Home for a while or you just searched ways to use blue in your home decor and found me, then it’s no secret ~ I love blue. I’m always looking for inspiration and ways to use blue in home decor.
What makes blue so special? Maybe because it’s the color of the sky.
Maybe it’s because it’s such a versatile color. Some shade of blue seems to work with so many other colors. Even different shades of blue can work together.
Although blue is considered a cool color, it works well with many other cool colors and most warm colors.
What is the most classic color paired with blue? White. Blue and white will always be on~trend. It will never go out of style. In any room, blue and white just works.
Using Blue in Your Home Decor: 33 Beautiful Ways
Blue can be used in big ways in your home decor:
- walls ~ just one as an accent wall or an entire room
- large pieces of furniture, such as a sofa, chair, cabinet, armoire or dresser
- large pieces of art or in a gallery
I have an aqua sofa in our living room and a new bright blue cabinet there also. Somehow, they work well together.
BLUE ON THE WALLS
My friend Shelley of Calypso in the Country painted her dining room walls a deep navy blue. It’s a dramatic look that gives elegance and formality to the room.
CLASSIC BLUE IN THE LIVING ROOM
Let’s start with this beautiful living room from Randi of Randi Garrett Designs. She uses blue in all the accessories, from the rug to pillows, vases, throws.
Even the trim on white pillows. This is such a classic, serene room.
In another beautiful blue living room, my friend KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms used a variety of patterns with blue as the common denominator.
Stripes, florals, geometrics, solids ~ it sounds like a lot of patterns, but it all works together for a soft and inviting effect.
The blue dishes and blue artwork flank the pretty picture window with soft blue drapes.
BOOKCASE WITH BEAUTIFUL BLUE ACCESSORIES
This stylish bookcase pops with blues in the books, vases, jars, pitchers, and even picture frames. These blue accessories from Rebecca at Boulevard West stand out beautifully against the white background of the bookcase.
It’s not just the blue color. What makes this arrangement work so well?
- Vairety of shapes ~ round and square, tall and short
- Different sizes
- Mix of materials ~ ceramics, porcelain, books, pictures frames, globe
- Pops of metallic
- Variety of heights
- Similar shades of blue
Although there is a large number of items on the bookcase, it doesn’t feel cluttered. Plenty of white space between each object keeps the look clean. Each shelf is different, but the entire bookcase is balanced.
BLUE IN PILLOWS
Pillows are probably the easiest accessory to use in your home. Not just practical, they bring in texture, shape, color, and pattern. No sofa should be without a few throw pillows.
Sheila of Maison de Cinq used a combination of solid blue pillows paired with a beautiful blue crewel pillow as the focal point of her neutral sofa.
The lovely blue ginger jar and the barely blue of hydrangeas continue the blue theme.
In another use of pillows, here is a combination that also works from Kelly of The Lily Pad Cottage.
Several shades of blue from very light to almost aqua to deep blue grab your eye. Some subtle patterns keep the setting interesting.
I love the small blue jar on the coffee table. I think it’s a candle. It continues the touch of blue in the room.
TIP: Continuing your main color in small touches pulls the eye around the room.
The rug has a soft blue stripe, as well as a throw on the sofa.
USING BLUE IN FURNITURE
I mentioned using blue on a piece of furniture. This vintage desk became a stunning entry console table with a deep blue refresh.
Brooke of All things Thrifty transformed this stained vintage desk into a gorgeous focal point. I can’t imagine it in anything but blue. The metallic gold hardware adds the finishing touch.
Here is the blue cabinet that I just painted and stenciled for our living room. Gold accents are perfect with blue of any shade.
IDEAS FOR BLUE ACCESSORIES
In her bedroom makeover, Jenna Kate of Jenna Kate Design used soft blues.
This cool blue tray filled with a blue vase and white hydrangeas really bring your eye in. Love the diamond blue pattern of the pillow.
I love these sweet blue fern prints from Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies. It’s an impactful look when you step in the door.
BLUE ACCENTS IN THE DINING ROOM
Don’t want to paint your dining room walls blue? Another way to use blue in home decor is in accents and accessories.
This lovely dining room from Cassie of Hi Sugar Plum adds blue in a modern, almost watercolor ikat design in the drapes.
The navy stripe rug takes the blue from top to bottom.
At eye level, a collection of clue chinoiserie jars gathered in a white tray on the table adds the right touch of blue accents to this room.
MARK D. SIKES’ BEAUTIFUL BLUE KITCHEN
Designer Mark D. Sikes is known for his love and use of blue. I love his book Beautiful ~ it’s a must~have for those of us who love blue.
One King’s Lane featured Mark’s gorgeous kitchen. The blue backsplash seems to reflect on the counters. All the blue accessories are stunning. I don’t know if anyone actually cooks in this kitchen, but it is so pretty, who cares?
Notice the blue ceiling? The ceiling in our kitchen is a tint of our wall color and it is so calming.
BLUE IN THE BREAKFAST ROOM
I absolutely am in love with this happy blue breakfast room from Ashley from At Home with Ashley.
Let me count the ways:
- gorgeous blue wallpaper
- blue painted pantry
- blue and white buffalo check banquet cushions ~ those are amazing! I used a similar fabric in my bedroom. (See the image below).
- beautiful blue vase
- blue and white flowers
I’d love to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in this room.
BLUE IN THE BEDROOM
Do you want your bedroom to be a quiet, serene refuge? Do you want colors that calm your mind?
I can’t think of a prettier color to go to bed in at night than blue. Waking up in a blue bedroom is lovely, too.
I love everything about this pretty blue bedroom from Lori of Designthusiasm. In what ways does Lori use blue in home decor in the bedroom?
- Soft blue on the walls
- Blue artwork
- Blue chinioserie lamp on the nightstand
- The beautiful combination of patterns in the bed linens: florals, stripes, checks, and gingham
- A pot of lavender on the bedside table
I swooned when I saw this beautiful blue~theme bedroom from The Decor Diet. I love its fresh, crisp and light style. The blue pattern on the duvet and pillows is one of the prettiest around.
MY OWN BLUE AND WHITE MASTER BEDROOM
I have to share my own blue and white master bedroom that I created last spring. Although, I’ve tweaked it a bit, I still love it. The buffalo check fabric was my inspiration.
BLUE IN THE ENTRY
You may remember the many ways to use blue in home decor from this home tour of my neighbor Julie.
Bold navy wall treatment can give a small non~descript entry a powerful punch of color and design. You have to see this before~and~after from Small Stuff Counts.
Pairing blue walls with white trim on an entry staircase makes for a dramatic statement from Earnest Home Co Another great before~and~after project.
BLUE FRONT DOORS
If Sweet Shark would let me, I’d paint our front door blue. Instead, I’ll just share some great shades of blue that would make a front door pop and add to your curb appeal.
Love this shade of blue and the Dutch door style from White Sand Design Build.
Love this bright blue door with the white farmhouse~style home, courtesy of Laurey Gleen Photography.
I love how Ann from On Sutton Place updated her front door with beautiful navy.
BLUE IN THE BATHROOM
Since we spend so much time in our bathrooms, they deserve to be beautiful. Blue is a soothing color that evokes relaxation and calmness.
How can you use blue in the bathroom?
- wallpaper (Our toilet area and accent wall has a blue wallpaper I found in Veranda Magazine.)
- paint (Our master bathroom is painted Benjamin Moore Sea Salt.)
- bath accessories ~ waster paper baskets, vanity items, candles
- shower curtains
I love the simple farmhouse style of this blue guest bathroom makeover from Sincerely Marie Designs. Take a look at her use of wallpaper and paint.
Emily Henderson shows how to use a vibrant blue vanity to give a bathroom some drama.
This gorgeous blue bathroom from JRS ID shows how impactful tile can be in a bathroom, both on the floor and as a backsplash.
If turquoise and coastal is more your color and style, check out this light and airy bathroom that I found on House of Turquoise. Beautiful use of tile and wallpaper.
BLUE ON THE TABLE
I love a tablescape that utilizes blue and white. I’ve done it many times.
Blue tablescapes work inside for formal and casual dining. This blue and white summer tablescape from last year is one of my favorites.
Outdoors, blue adds a crisp, summery vibe. Here is my most recent blue and white outdoor summer tablescape.
Blue and white stripes and floral table accessories always add a fresh summer feel to outdoor dining, like this one from Shauna of Satori Design for Living.
Can you mix another color with blue and white? Absolutely!
Tamara of Citrine Living mixes blue florals and other patterns as the primary color focus. The icing on the cake is bringing in a strong bunch of green to highlight the green in the beautiful tablecloth.
BLUE ON THE PATIO
When we gave our backyard a total makeover last summer, I knew that blue would play a major role in our patio furniture.
Luckily, I found shade of blue I wanted ~ dark blue/navy ~ that fit our love seat at Lowe’s.
Our four chairs would have to have cushions custom~made. I found a great fabric for them at Cutting Corners. Along with the blue and white stripe rug from Wayfair, our blue~focused patio seating area is fresh and interesting.
When Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies was refreshing her deck, blue was also her color scheme of choice. Great minds think alike.
She used a large blue~patterned outdoor rug and pillows to bring in big punches of blue.
This patio makeover from A Nod to Navy shows just how pretty navy can be outside.
Need more ways to use blue in home decor? Be sure to visit my BLUE DESIGN Board on Pinterest. I do hope that you will PIN this collection of ways to use blue in your home decor.
Blue and white or blue and yellow
Thanks for sharing all the lovely combinations of b & w
Thanx for all of the research you did on the blue and whites! It is a color combo that I love. My cobalt and milk glass collections, my Staffordshire dishes, my robin’s egg blue bathroom. I never thought I was a “blue person” but I have come to appreciate it. I also love shades of red and maroon with B & W especially from Memorial Day through 4th of July! BUT, I still love my brights–mainly for my clothes and decor accents!
Blue is my absolute favorite color to use in decorating. There are so many pleasing shades to choose from. You have some great examples here.
Thank you so much for including my navy dining room in your lovely blue and white post! So much inspiration with all these beautiful rooms. I love your soothing blue bedroom too! Pinned!
Thanks again – Shelley
All the rooms look so calm and inviting but that blue desk is stunning!
So many beautiful looks, here! So serene, too.
I just came across your post…….and it’s been awhile since I have crossed paths with you. So enjoyed it hon, all that lovely blue just makes my heart sing……….Hope all is well with you, and have a lovely week.
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