There’s something about blue and white that just about everyone loves. If you’re sporting a foot-tall Mohawk with a spike dog collar, this might not be your thing. But for the rest of us, it is. Even if we don’t choose to decorate that way, blue and white rooms are refreshing – especially in summer.
I think it’s also an easy color mix. It’s not difficult to find fabrics, wallpapers and accessories with this color combination. And there are so many ways to use blue and white that you can decorate this way and still be unique.
Want some ideas? I’ve put together a blue and white interior design album to inspire you.
There’s something about red and tan that make them the perfect accent colors for blue and white. You can mix things up by using several blue hues instead of the standard navy.
Mix stripes with florals to create more interest. And pay attention to texture. The antique desk and side table add depth.
A great way to change a room’s look into something that says Summer is to use slipcovers. They’re not as hard to make as you would think. I love the monogram used here, too.
Blue and white bedding is especially easy to find. Here’s a tip for twin beds – replace the regular pillow with a king-sized sham. It covers the entire top of the bed and looks better.
I like the way the tan pillows tie in the sisal rug and the window treatment. Using a blue bed skirt with the white sheets is a great idea, too.
White slipcovers with a blue lumbar cushion are simple but perfect. The circular table, also in white, draws your eye to the light fixture – the focal point in this room.
You can’t get any more classic than navy blue and white. For some reason, this reminds me of Ralph Lauren. I think it’s the mirror.
Mosquito nets add a sense of feminine drama. I think the Victorians who really needed them would laugh and think we were mental.
There’s more blue and white love after the jump. Read More…