Nowadays most everyone has some knowledge about how colors on the
Thankfully, blue is basically a neutral nowadays so, while being a cool color, you can’t go wrong with a blue color scheme. Especially in
When you’re wanting to decorate with blue, the obvious thing to do is paint. Blue walls are so refreshing and calm. Since painting is usually a project you only need to buy supplies for, it’s quite a thrifty option since you can do the work yourself on a free Saturday.
If your home boasts an open concept, it’s important to think out your blues or else your whole house will end up with blue walls. By painting particular spaces blue, you can separate areas of your home with color or combine them, whichever feeling you’re going for.
It seems important to
What about a
If you thought eclectic living rooms just had to be white, think again. When your space has plenty of light,
Pastels are basically a staple for French decor along with patterns and wood accented furniture. Rather than covering your walls with a toile or rose laden wallpaper, consider painting them pastel blue instead. Suddenly all the blues in the room will feel tied together and more styled than you ever thought it could be.
In a coastal living room, blue is the obvious paint choice for walls but you might not realize how essential it is. Since you want your space to mimic the feel that the ocean gives you, blue is instantly calm against your creamy whites and natural accents, making you feel cool and relaxed like the ocean does.
Yes, even living rooms that lean towards modern styling can benefit from blue walls. If your walls are a color, it’s easier to get away with
So blue masters all these different styles but what if your living room doesn’t really have a set style? Do you still paint your walls blue? The answer, absolutely. It achieves the ultimate goal of creating a
Walls aren’t required to be light and bright if that’s not your style. If you have large windows, paint your living room navy blue. Yes, you read that right, navy blue. The deep rich shade will make your space feel cozy and close instead of cavernous which is what you want when your home has high ceilings.
While it might seem obvious to fill a darkly painted room with light colored furniture, you might try doing exactly the opposite. A navy sofa in a
Sometimes when your ceilings are high and your light isn’t great, a dark living room can end up feeling more cave-like than cozy. One solution to that is to paint your walls up to the normal ceiling height and then paint the rest white. It will help bounce the light you do have and attract the eyes down where they should be.
A deep blue doesn’t seem so deep and dark when it has a texture to it. That’s right, you’ve just been given permission to search for wallpaper. Navy blue wallpaper with a linear texture or a very small pattern will be just right for giving your living room walls a little lift.
Maybe you don’t have the funds for that piece of statement art you’d prefer. No worries, there are other ways to break up the blue. A
Do you collect something that can be hung on a wall?
There is nothing that says you can’t go with blue and stick with blue. Even if your living room’s walls are blue, feel free to put together a gallery wall that showcases a similar shade. Light blue, dark blue and everything in between will feel calm and collected in
Even a blue living room with multiple shades can feel calm and rejuvenating. With shades like teal, navy and baby blue, there are almost too many to pick just one so letting yourself fall for anything blue will make your living room look styled and collected at the same time.
Some people worry that decorating with multiple blues will feel too busy. If that’s your concern, go for the dual tone look. A light blue and a dark blue together provide depth and interest without too much variation. A light blue on your walls with dark blue accents will help you keep your living room classic and airy.
Yes, even a sectional can be a color and pull it off. When you find the perfect sofa in your
If your home is
So you don’t want to spend the money on a sofa that’s a color. That’s okay. How about
What if you just spent money refreshing your living room furniture and none of it is blue? Time to turn to your living room’s accents to cover it. Blue curtains in a heavy fabric are the perfect way to make that blue statement in a jiffy without spending money or time on a project.
Remember that blue paint you bought for a project and never used it all up? Pull out that paint can and get to painting some accent furniture in your living room. It might be a credenza or it might be a coffee table, but a fresh coat of paint never hurt anybody.
It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s instant. Get yourself some blue artwork to hang in your neutral living room. Whether it’s a print you bought or your child’s own handiwork, it’s a simple way to add some blue to your living room on a budget.
Sometimes the most memorable pieces are the most unusual. You’ll probably never forget the image above of a blue fireplace mantle. Don’t be hesitant to be bold with blue. If you have a particular piece that would benefit from a little more attention, go blue and give it the attention it deserves.
All these velvets and satins, what about those who have a family and wear their living rooms hard? You need something more durable to withstand the kids and pets and daily wear. Denim and chambray are both blue that will fill your need for calm while sustaining any and all abuse it might receive.