Decorating Crush: Blue & White

Blue & white has become one of my favourite colour combinations and latest decorating obsessions. Love this palette too?

Every once in a while, I seem to be drawn to certain look, and lately it’s the combination of blue and white. Perhaps it’s because days at the lake are a stone’s throw away (let’s hope), and blue & white is a palette that always reminds me of summer. I’m so ready for the sun to wash down on my face (sunscreen smeared, of course) while I’m taking some time to hang out with friends and family. Are you with me?

Blue and White Decorating Inspiration

Let’s take this blue and white bedroom that’s simplistic in design, but so refreshing. The best thing about this colour palette is its purity and the need for only a tiny bit of texture to be mixed in for it to look finished.

If I didn’t have a messy dog, busy teenager (with slough of friends), and a coffee-spilling husband in the house, this living room with white upholstered sofas and blue accents could be a contender in our new main floor decorating plans. Perhaps the next house…

Porcelain definitely comes to mind when I think about blue and white. I adore how this collection of plates adds a pop of colour and creates interest in an otherwise neutral kitchen. So granny chic!

Blue and white chinoiserie has definitely become a favourite of mine. I love these pieces used in both contemporary and more traditional spaces. I’ve started scattering a few thrifted decor pieces around our home too.

When it comes to a blue and white decorating scheme, blue can never be the dominant force in a room for my personal taste. Instead I prefer the crispness of white to keep the space feeling light and airy. Dark blue rooms can often seem too moody, except when they have a lot of natural light like this gorgeous office space.

Blue and White Decor

If an entire room decorated in blue and white really isn’t your thing, consider adding a little bit to wake up your space. Decorative accessories such as pillows, artwork, vases, and throws are all ways you can play around with this fresh colour combination.

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Blue and White Decor

Blue Geometric Pillow | Chinoiserie Vase Art Print | Ginger Jar | Jonathan Adler Throw

Any colour combinations you’re loving right now in home decor? Is decorating with blue and white on your radar too?

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Have a fantastic weekend!

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  1. I love your inspiration – it’s so fresh and crisp, and feels like summer to me! Love the Chinoiserie photo! I hope you have a great weekend, Shauna. :-)

  2. I have always adored blue and white combos, especially in dishes. I have a set of blue onion china from my grandma’s that I simply love!

    1. Love that it’s your grandma’s. I don’t have a full set of dishes, but a few pieces here and there from my great grandmother and both grandmas. Cherish them all!

  3. I want to buy a tiny little vacation home on a lake just so that I can decorate it with a nautical, seaside vibe. Now that I have the blue and white inspiration, I just need the house…….

  4. These are all so lovely, but I really love the office! Especially all those windows and built-ins. Beautiful!
    Debbie :)

  5. We had 2 warm days and now it’s cool-ish again:(  
    The office with the dark wall is lovely! 
    I keep pinning pictures of white rooms with tons of color which is not like my house at all.. But maybe i’m headed there.. 

  6. I love blue and white, too! I’m trying to copy those office shades with the navy trim right now. I’m DIY-ing it so we’ll see how they turn out!

  7. I love the blue and white too!  I am saving some images for my future beach vacation house {ha} But still I can dream!

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