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How To Decorate A Blue Room

According to several sources, including Huffington Post and Architizer, blue is going to be the dominant color for interior design in 2014.   The most popular shades are going to be the mid-tone shades with a bit of brightness and zip.

These are the swatches at the lighter and darker end of the scale:

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So…how do we incorporate these cheerful shades into a rustic chic design?

I am going to show you some great examples of rooms or decorative accessories already using this brighter blue to give some ideas and inspiration.

how to decorate a blue room

Bright blue antler handles by Eliana de Leon Interior Design

These antler handles really pop with the blue paint!  It also transforms a pure rustic look into something more rustic chic and artsy.

how to decorate a blue room

Blue living room by Inspiration For Home

Notice how the room initially has the typical look of a shabby chic style with all of the white furnishings, the painted wood floor, and the basket of logs?  With the addition of the blue color, the room pops with cheerfulness.

how to decorate a blue room

Industrial blue rooms by Indecora

I like these examples in more of an industrial chic setting.  The wall color is a nice backdrop for the rest of the decor.

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Blue cabinet by Sabpa

Painting just an accent piece like one cabinet or a piece of furniture in blue is a great way to incorporate the color.

how to decorate a blue room

Blue barn doors by Epitome Of Chic

At the lighter end of the scale, these barn doors look amazing in the blue.  If you don’t happen to have any barn doors in your house, maybe you want to accent another door in blue.  The result would be about the same.  I have thought about replacing some closet doors with vintage doors from an architectural salvage store.  It might be nice to pop some color on something like that.

how to decorate a blue room

blue kitchen by The Zhush

This kitchen just makes me smile.  I could definitely spend some time in here!

I hope you have been inspired!

Happy Decorating!