Something Blue: Incorporating Blue into Your Home

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue – we’ve all heard the saying, but has anyone ever wondered why blue is the lucky color for weddings?  Whatever the reason may be, if tradition has it that blue is the lucky color, then why not attract some of that luck into your home?  It makes no difference if you’re married or single, blue is a fabulous color that can be incorporated into your decor.

If you’re going to go big, do it in a small space – that’s our philosophy.  Bathrooms are a great example.  Don’t be afraid to pick a shade of blue that is bold and daring, and start painting away.  The trick is to tone it down with neutral colors for the vanity, shower curtain, towels and rug.  For inspiration, we like to do a quick search for “blue bathroom” on Houzz.com. You won’t believe how many unique and lovely lavatories there are out there.  In fact, Houzz.com is a great resource for finding decorating ideas for every room in your home.  We highly suggest it.

The dining room might not be the first place you think of to decorate with blue, but imagine the elegance of royal blue or the fun and funky vibe of turquoise.  Depending on the look you’re going for, blue might just be the color you need.  And it’s easy to do!  Just switch out your placemats or napkins or add a show-stopping vase to the center of the table to create the look you want.  If you’re feeling daring and want to take it a step further, consider blue dining chairs like these Monsoon Pacific Aprilia chairs available on Amazon.com.  Or better yet (for you brave decorators), create your own with paint or upholstery of your choice.

Not as brave?  Not a problem.  The living and family rooms may be a more obvious (and easier) choice to add in some blue.  Think: throw pillows, wall art, patterned rug and lamps.  Blue can work with almost any color so play around with it and see what works.  Consider gray or khaki colored walls or furniture to make the blue pop even more.

If space is a concern, use storage as a reason to incorporate blue into your decor.  IKEA’s stuva system or these Way Basics modular storage cubes are a fun, creative and useful way to add in just a pop of color without sacrificing space.

So there you have it – something old, something new, something borrowed, and now, something blue. What was your favorite article from this series? What stood out and impressed you most, and most importantly, what are you taking away to note for future use? Feel free to let us know by either commenting below or on our Facebook page.

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