Country decorating with pale blue – 10 of the best ideas

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If you are looking for great home decorating ideas that are an alternative to safe white, then the pastel shade of pale blue is a fresh and inspiring choice. It complements other colours perfectly and acts as an idyllic reminder you of a cloudless summer’s day.

It is also a favourite in decorating circles because of its freshness when teamed with crisp white woodwork, silver and all shades of wood and leather.

A Country theme doesn’t have to be restricted to cute cottages in the Cotswolds, with simple styling, this look can work in any home. Swap the floral patterned wallpapers of classic country for powder blue walls and pale woodwork – mix up modern pieces with vintage furniture.

Introduce pale blue as an alternative to white in your home. Team pale blue living-room walls with stripped wooden floorboards. Marry the look together with a sofa and cushions in shades of grey.

A small bedroom is perfectly suited to a pretty floral patterned wallpaper to give the space energy. Dress windows with a voile panel to maximise light and opt for fresh white bedlinen with a powder blue throw – a feminine look without appearing too girly, ideal for a little or big girl!

Upcycle an old chest of drawers by painting it a matt shade of icy blue. Keep the original handles, or replace them with vintage finds. Turn the chest of drawers into a dressing table by adding a vanity mirror to the top of the unit – add perfume bottles and a piece of lace for some romantic vintage charm.

Accessorise a pale wood Shaker-style kitchen with accents of pale blue. Add ice-blue tiles, and enamel blue kitchenware. Marry a stainless steel kitchen table with pale blue crockery.

Create some country decorating charm in the bathroom. Add floral wallpaper and paint the wood panelling along the bath panel a fresh light blue. Complete the colour theme by adding towels and accessories in this delightful hue.

Pale country-blue striped bedroom

Tailored stripes mixed with subtle florals create visual interest in a pale scheme. The smart lines and wicker furniture give this bedroom a refined touch. Soften the look further by layering up the soft furnishings – look to pillows and throws in different watery hues to make the room inviting and cosy. A pretty Roman blind will keep the finished bedroom country yet smart.


Image credit: Lizzie Orme

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