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How to use blue accessories at home
If you like the idea of using blue but are concerned it may feel too cold, particularly in a bedroom, consider using small hints of blue in your accessories instead. From bold cobalt to inky, midnight blues and relaxed denim tones, we’ve rounded up our favourite blue furnishings that we just can’t live without.
This abstract cushion by Amy Sia, £70, is the perfect way to add a splash of blue in your homes.
Brighten up your bedside table with the Babylon ceramic table lamp, £295, LuxDeco.
Add accents of dark denim blue to create a richness of colour in your scheme. Keats armchair, in left- and right-hand options, £1,970 each, The Sofa and Chair Company.
You won’t be feeling blue with this pretty wreath displayed on one of your walls. Blue faux hydrangea heart wreath, £35, Bloom.
Night on the tiles
Blue hues can feel cold in bedrooms, to soften the look, choose blue and white accessories for the perfect balance. Duvet set, £12, George Home.
Scatter on your coffee table for a simple splash of blue. Notebook, £12.50, Paperchase.
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Feeling bold? This Cartina table would look striking in a quirky London flat, £170, Out There Interiors.
Fabric furnishings will help make your scheme look warm and inviting. Scion Shiborin cotton throw, £120, Bedeck.
Light blue accessories will brighten up any interior. Premier Housewares Disc bar stool, Galaxystores.co.uk.
Make blue work in your home
If you are looking to paint your walls in this fabulously versatile shade and want to achieve a look like this, make sure you follow our top tips for the best results:
- Choose a deep aqua tone for the walls, as it’s a warm shade of the colour
- Create balance with a piece of furniture in a darker blue and contrast with others in off-white, which is warmer than pure white
- Team with dark wood furniture and flooring to add depth
- Add small hints of bright pink as an accent or highlight colour – fresh flowers are brilliant for this
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