After a recent holiday to Crete, I’m crushing on blue BIG time. Walking the pretty streets of the most quaint little fishing village we discovered, Plaka, was like being in a movie set.
Baby blue, teal, cornflower, turquoise, aqua call them what you will, shades of blue are sure to make you feel relaxed and calm. Seeing them set against the stunning hues of the Agean sea had me planning a blue feature wall for my bedroom pronto.
I’ve been using accents of blue in my home for a while now, it all started with my blue front door makeover. Every time I return home and walk up to my little Victorian terrace I get a little pang, I couldn’t have chosen a more perfect shade!
Blankets, throws and cushions are a great way to add colour to a room before going all out and painting a wall or buying an investment piece such as a sofa. I love the way this tassle-edged blanket brings out the background of the Frida painting on my wall. The sumptuous inky velvet throw on my bed changes colour the light, adding depth and texture to my bedroom.
I’ve put together a little edit of some beautiful blue accessories to suit all budgets.
I’m kicking off with this stunning hand-died ombre pom pom trim bell shade, it’s at the top of my lust list! By Kraft Space from £110
Add blues and greys to your crockery collection with the Studio Blue range from Denby, prices from £9.
It’s not all about the indoors, add a pop of colour to your garden with this cute folding Bistro Set from Garden Trading Company £120
This bold art by Omar Obaid wold brighten up any wall, available in print form at Abstract House. Price from £8
This 33x33cm wall and floor tile featuring 9 vintage style Victorian tile designs is a complete bargain. Faenza Tile, £2.66 from Tiles Direct
If wallpaper is your thing then what’s not to love about this mountainous inspired design with subtle metallic detailing? Elias Marble Wave Wallpaper in Blue, £10.99 Decorating Centre Online
Whether it’s a kitchen chair or a whole room room you’re painting Dulux Paint’s blue palette has pretty much got it covered. Check out their website for more inspo.
This distressed vintage blue display cupboard with glass-fronted double doors is giving me all the feels! It’s a little more pricey at £625.00 and is from Scaramanga. (A new find for me and has a fantastic array of vintage items to browse.)
Quick lounge or bedroom update
Six accessories to change the vibe of your room in an instant.
I hope you like my little blue round-up, maybe I’ve inspired you to try some blue in your home?
Until next time, Amy x
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