I have loved the crisp, fresh look of darker blues and white for as long as I can remember. Whether it’s in decor with a nautical vibe, or a classic blazer with a pair of my favorite white jeans, navy and white are the equivalent of milk and cookies…they just go together. I’ve seen so many pretty ways this color combo is being featured in design elements, so I thought I’d share some of my favorites!
I absolutely love the patterns in this beautiful dinnerware from Bunny Williams. I think the designs work well alone, but really WOW when combined. https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/833a2532b8ea68f913783bc8609d4546244fb45e?afId=697426&afCreativeId=2996
What’s not to like about these placemats? Solid blue, with texture, easy to blend with any other colors you have in your dinnerware, and simple enough to use all seasons of the year. Oh! They’re all weather wicker, so just rinse them off when you’re finished using them. Pretty good investment, huh? https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/2660a3510dc2d718954790406d43458aeeff058c?afId=697426&afCreativeId=2996
This pretty tablecloth is just a breath of fresh air. I’d love to see you accent this with touches of mercury glass silver or the sparkle of elegant crystal. https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/65cff391e715aa344783d5240ad3dd176c35cf41?afId=697426&afCreativeId=2996
A simple blue and white stripe…it looks so smart and so chic. Window treatments can be expensive and are often long term investments…so look for fabrics that are indoor/outdoor rated. They’re more durable, more resistant to fading, and easily washable, so they look good for the long haul. I also love a simple stripe as an easy pattern to mix with others in your room, be it florals, solids or geometric designs.
Easy Decorating Elements
It’s spring. They’re bunnies. Blue and white Chinoiserie bunnies! I just think these are too cute! Small enough to nestle in anywhere. I’d love to see them on a mirrored tray, surrounded by candles, or keeping watch over the treasures in an heirloom cabinet. Too cute to resist!! https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/6d1ac7f013dde705a7072d1e18d0394c10a21448?afId=697426&afCreativeId=2996
These beautiful vessels come in all shapes and sizes. While I love a grouping of 3 in different shapes, simply using one as an accent on a console table or filled with fresh blooms is an easy way to add an updated touch. I love white hydrangeas, but imagine the contrast with yellow daffodils or pretty, pink tulips! https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/a8878f819b676d8d56fe9d5b81559be49f194f20?afId=697426&afCreativeId=2996
I’m a huge fan of quilts when I’m transitioning my bedding from winter into spring. I really like the chambray shade of the stripe in this bedding. It reminds me of a great pair of faded jeans. And those go with anything, right? So does this bedding. Whether you prefer the crispness of a white sheet, or want to play with a little bit of color, I feel like this set is a great mix of the coastal and farmhouse looks that are right on trend.
And if you prefer florals, here’s a chambray option with a simple pattern.
Other home accents
Good lighting is often overlooked when homeowners make over their spaces. Always remember to “book end” your furniture with lamps…whether that’s a light on each side of your bed on a nightstand or floor lamps on each end of a sofa. I like these blue, blown glass lamps because they don’t feel heavy, even though the glass is a darker color. Plus, that shape! It’s art meets function. Love these! https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/a341401a5aa843f38fdb8817cb29159fa771118d?afId=697426&afCreativeId=2996
I know it’s not blue, but I wanted to find a great white accent for you too! This could easily fit in to any room where you’re using a lot of blue, but it is one of those pieces that could find a home just about anywhere. Imagine 2 of these, side by side, over a queen sized headboard! It’s not always easy to find wall decor with a lot of versatility, but I think this once hits the mark! https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/6387df0710aae5997b0060ad54cb1f863a8a529e?afId=697426&afCreativeId=2996
Well this looks embodies the beauty of blue and white, doesn’t it? I especially like the rug, which could be very distracting, but somehow, just anchors this space, with all of it’s elements, so beautifully. I love a good indoor/outdoor rug in busy areas and I know they’ll hold up, be washable, and still give me the look I’m going for. https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/d42e78e4e47535fa1ac94e2f70a69d3eada43c9d?afId=697426&afCreativeId=2996
I have loved using blue throughout my home. If you’d like to see more, check out the video below, where I take you through parts of my home where I’m using blue and white to make a statement.
Let me know if and how you’re using blue in your home! You inspire me!
From my home to yours,