A blue living room is a great way to bring feelings of calm and tranquility into the home. Once you’ve decided on your canvas colour though, it can be difficult to find the right items to complement it and really make it your own. Thankfully though, all it takes is a little inspiration and creativity.
Here, we take a look at five ideas for taking your blue room to the next level!
Create a nautical theme
The colour blue often reminds people of the seaside, so a nautical theme is quite fitting. You might want to hang a picture of the beach, create a feature of typical seashore memorabilia, or add a small water feature into your living space that will bring the noises of the ocean into your home. The great part about this idea is that you can be as imaginative as you like. Either visit your local home ware store, or take on a new craft project.
Add brown furniture
Blue and brown look fantastic together, so consider seeking out brown furniture. New pieces are a good option if you don’t have a budget, though those on a shoestring don’t have to miss out. Throws can be just as effective, and can be picked up for just a few dollars.
Install a feature fireplace
Blue can seem quite cold during the winter months, so it’s wise to consider how you’ll bring warmth into the room. A feature fireplace could offer the perfect solution here. Reclaimed wood could be used to create an interesting front, and you could decorate the surround with candles for those evenings when it’s not quite cold enough to put the fire on.
Bring in various shades
Using lots of different shades of the same colour is a brilliant way to add interest to any room. If your walls are a light shade of blue, buy some navy cushions to go on your sofa. Similarly, ornaments, throws, and small pieces of furniture are viable options.
Use stencils to create a feature wall
No matter how much you love your blue walls, they could get a little bit boring after a while! To add some personality, consider using stencils to create a feature. A blue background lends itself well to flower designs. You can make your own stencils or pick them up at a home design store. If you’re feeling particularly creative, you could even go freehand!
As you can see, there are many options for turning blue rooms into something really special and unique. Putting just one of these ideas into action could completely transform your living space.
Which of these ideas is your favourite? Will you be trying any of them in your home? We’d love to hear how they turn out!
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Article by Ruth Richards
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Article publié pour la première fois le 17/05/2013