DECORATING: BLUE


Navy, teal, periwinkle -- no matter what shade of blue you prefer, adding a splash can have quite the calming effect on your living space without being too bold. Here are 10 ideas to try.


DINNERWARE

I bought this fantastic blue and white dinnerware from a Chinese market and use it everyday! It is not only a whimsical way to incorporate blue into your home, but it goes with everything and is so fun to pair with different prints.

PRINTS IN SMALL SPACES

I love nothing more then to dress up small spaces with bold prints. I love this lotus wallpaper – so much so, that the print adorned a nook behind my bed! Applying prints to small, unexpected places like powder rooms or small nooks quickly elevates the space, without spending too much money on an entire room

KITCHEN

Incorporate light shades of blue in the most unexpected places, like in the interiors of your china cabinets or by using blue tiles for your kitchen backsplash.

DOORS

I am always drawn to colorful doors. Waking on the cobble stone streets of Charleston, Cartagena or Nantucket, I love looking at the different hues of front doors, imagining what lies on the inside.

FLOORING
Spruce up your wooden floors with a dazzling blue rug or your outdoor patio with patterned tile flooring, making the space entirely unique and different, adding some color and flair.

FIREPLACE
Bring your fireplace front row and center but brightening up the mantle with either a coat of blue paint of a mosaic of tiles.

BURSTS OF COLOR
Bring vibrant shades of turquoise into your home with bursts of color in pillow, curtains or even painted rattan chairs!

BEDDING

Add some blue accents to your bedding by using a whimsical patterned fabric or monograming your initials in a royal blue.

CHINOISERIE
The blue and white pattern of Chinoiserie is one of my absolute favorites. It is such a classic but you can go bold by using them as a vase for colorful flowers like daffodils, hydrangeas and peonies or as garden stool seats!

WALLS

Go completely bold with blue walls! Changing the color of the your walls is an affordable way to liven up your home without doing major changes.