Blue is a hue that encourages calmness and relaxation, and it is ideal when decorating a living room. It is especially fitting for a living room decorated with country cottage style. The décor alternatives are inexpensive and seemingly endless. Consider these easy ideas for decorating a country blue living room, and make an otherwise mundane space into a very comfortable room for entertaining and spending time relaxing.
Start with Barely Blue Walls
A little color goes a long way, especially when decorating walls. What looks fine on a one-inch by one-inch paper sample can be overwhelming on expansive vertical spaces. Do not literally bathe the living room in various shades of blue. What was meant to look charming will appear depressing. Go with a clean crisp paint color that is barely azure when seeking a wall hue to match the decorating style of the living room. You will be surprised by the amount of color that develops, especially after decorating windows and horizontal spaces with accessories in blue.
Decorating Tan Upholstery with Baby Blue Throw Pillows
Azure and brown are a gorgeous color combination, and when decorating a country blue living room, consider overstuffed tan upholstery embellished with baby blue and darker or lighter tan throw pillows. This will help neutralize and ground the main color choice of the living room. Pairs of floral throw pillows can be used to add pattern and visual interest to otherwise solid upholstery.
Accessorize with a Basket of Dried Flowers
Basketry looks lovely in a country blue living room, especially when it is filled with a bundle of sapphire statice flowers and white baby’s breath. Loosely tie the stems with raffia or a pretty paper twist bow. The blooms will greatly add to the country cottage style of the living room without costing a small fortune in the process. Baskets are available in countless shapes and sizes. Choose something with shallow sides that will sufficiently accommodate the faux blooms.
Wall Décor for a Country Blue Living Room
When seeking wall décor for a country blue living room, consider framed wall art. Painted works or art are not required when decorating. Make a dramatic statement while adding to the country charm of the space by adding a grouping of framed photos. Consider a floral display with country charm. Choose close-ups of forget-me-not flowers with sunny yellow centers, heavenly blue hydrangea blossoms, white daisies, and snow-white sweet alyssum. Frame the photos with rustic country frames. Hang them two to four inches apart in a rectangular formation. Alternate the white and azure photos to balance the display. They will look striking and absolutely breathtaking on a barely blue living room wall.
These are just some of the many ways to begin decorating a country cottage living room in beautiful shades of blue. Consider adding blue drapery lined with soft white sheers. In addition to framed photos of real flowers in rustic country frames, choose other wall hangings with quaint country style. The living room can become a sanctuary for relaxing with family and friends, or simply curling up with a good book. In any case you will love the new look!