15 Blue Inspired Bedroom Designs

Blue is not just the color of choice for boys’ bedrooms. Cool blues can create a sophisticated and grown up look in many bedrooms, so don’t just use it for the kids. Powder blues, which are probably most associated with their use in young boys’ rooms, look great, if used appropriately, in guest bedrooms. Sky blues are cool choices for ceilings and make a good alternative to the traditional white.

Navies and deeper blues have their place, too. Use the darker end of the blue spectrum more sparingly, for drapes furniture upholstery and accessories, such as light shades. Blues all tend to work well together and you can easily coordinate the use of three differing tones in different elements of the room, from bed linen to carpets. Some say that a blue room can be a bit too dark for a bedroom and create a space that is not calming. But what could feel more restful than an azure sky and a marine blue sea? When you next decorate a grown up bedroom in your home, go blue.

Subtle Blue Walls.

If you are treating your bedroom’s walls to a makeover then a wash of blue paint will always look good, so long as your flooring is not in another primary color. Lighter tones should be used for walls, whether you go for paint or wallpaper. This will keep the room’s sense of space and prevent it from feeling too poky. Pale blue walls will work sell with darker flooring options, such as laminates. Indeed the paler you go, the more you will find that coordinates well.

Blue And White.

Blue has a natural bedfellow in white. Think of sparkling Greek building facades set against ultramarine interiors and roofs. If you have a divan style bed, which is white, then a mid blue bedspread set off against a darker tone pillow cover is a hard look to beat. The classic style of blue walls and a white ceiling is easy to replicate with your bed linen and, even if the tones are not exact matches between walls and linen, the look will work. White checks and stripes, set against blues are another fine choice in any bedroom setting.

Accent Walls With Impact.

If you have got the blue bug for your guest bedroom, but don’t want to over do it, go for an accent wall rather than giving room a completely new look. Select the most interestingly shaped wall or, if they are all rectangles, the one that faces the windows for the accent treatment. Add a rug or some bed linen in a coordinating tone and leave the blue to that, without any addition. This will maximize the accent wall’s cobalt-like impact.

Mixing Blue And Red.

Color mash ups are on trend and using blue against another primary color will give your room an up to date feel. Use red sparingly, like a splash of contrast in a sea of blue, to get the effect. A bold, even scarlet, desk or chair set in the corner of a bedroom against monotone blue walls is a great way of achieving the right result. Alternatively, go for red shelving set against a white wall, whilst blue is used for the drapes and bed linen.


Don’t feel the need to have entirely blue drapes, if your bedroom has been given an azure makeover. White or cream drapes, with blue detailing, will do just as well and may be even better. Entirely blue drapes are best reserved for rooms with white ceilings, pale blue walls and mix-matched rugs.

Blue Headboards.

Don’t neglect your bedroom’s headboard. There are plenty of blue ones to choose from that will draw together your linen and room’s décor. Headboards, that allow the wall color to show through, are a good option. Alternatively, use the headboard as the central blue feature of the room, itself.

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Published by in Interiors, on April 15th, 2013


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