Blue is a great colour to decorate with! There are so many shades of blue that you will definitely find one that suits your taste and style. Blue is also a great classic colour so if you invest in some pieces you don’t have to worry that it wasn’t money well spent.
Blue is a great accent colour because it also works will all neutrals – white, cream, taupe, grey, brown you name it – it works! Blue is also a great colour to add to your exterior decor! In the spring and summer months, we see these beautiful blue tones in outdoor furniture and accessories, too!
Today’s focus is on the softer shades of blue – the aqua tones, robin’s egg, turquoise – to add a fresh spring / summer brightness to your space. Adding some simple blue accessories to your space can transform your whole room without undertaking any huge renovation projects.
Here are just a few of our ‘moody blue’ picks:
The pillow covers are perfect for spring and summer – the soft blue colour is light and airy and the nature motif is a great addition to a bedroom or living room. These are pillow covers, so you can layer your ‘cooler’ weather pillows with these so you don’t need to find storage space for the ‘old’ pillows.
Lamps are a great way to add a pop of colour to a room. We love turquoise and this lamp from Bungalow Rose is perfect! We love the colour of the base and the shape, too – and the simple white drum shade gives the lamp a clean look and let’s that beautiful blue tone really stand out!
Something we are starting to see more of this year is interesting tile! We are seeing more colourful and patterned tiles in kitchens and bathrooms – either as a small accent (like a shower nook or just a small strip) or a full splash of vibrant colour (or pattern). A blue tile paired with white or grey is a great look in a bathroom. To make a statement you don’t have to use a lot.
Area rugs are another favourite way to add visual interest in a room – we love what a patterned rug can do in a room and this stunning Blue and Ivory Rug from Bungalow Rose is a gorgeous addition to any space. The colour and pattern are so light and fresh!
Art really pulls a room together and it’s also an easy and affordable way to add something new to your space. When it comes to art, don’t feel like you have to spend a lot of money on ‘one of a kind’ pieces – choose something you like! We love the colours in this art piece – the tones and fresh and soothing!
Smaller or accent furniture pieces like this armchair and another way to add some blue to your space without a major overhaul to your room. We love the mix of the soft blue with the natural wood. The lines and size of this chair make it perfect for a smaller space or a corner.
Don’t forget about the kitchen! The kitchen isn’t often a room that we think about adding decor to – but why not? There are so many cute, colourful and useful kitchen gadgets and items. We love this bread box, it has a bit of a retro feel and look especially in this colour.
We love this shade of blue – it’s a great hue for spring and summer accents in the home!