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Blue Living Room Ideas to Create a Calming Space

Blue is easily one of the most diverse colours to use on walls and furnishings in your home. Evoking images of sea and sky, it’s also perfect for making a dramatic style statement.

This is especially true in your living room. The heart and soul of many a home, it’s often the space that we tend to focus on  most when it comes to interior décor. Blue has long been a colour that suggests luxury; in fact, go back several centuries and it was considered a sign of wealth and prosperity to own clothing or furnishings in this vibrant hue.

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With a kaleidoscope of shades to consider, it can be tricky to know exactly which shade of blue is right for you. We show you how to embrace this rich colour with our sophisticated blue living room ideas.

Dark blue living room ideas

Darker shades of blue such as navy and teal, can add a touch of drama to your living room. These heritage shades look particularly good in period homes with high ceilings and large sash windows.

If you’re decorating a smaller lounge, you can achieve a navy blue colour scheme by balancing darker walls with a bright white ceiling and trims. Choose opulent furnishings like velvet sofas and gold light fittings to create a plush space you’ll want to spend all of your time in.

Other ways to adopt a darker shade of blue include:

  • Coordinated blue furnishings
  • The same or similar shades of blue on your ceiling, walls and furniture
  • A blue finish on your bespoke fitted cabinetry and shelving
  • Sleek jewel tones, like golden yellow and ruby red, contrasted with your dark blue living room colour palette
  • Subtle navy blue artwork or panelling on a softer white or cream background.

You could also consider fitting a whole wall of lounge furniture in a dark or light blue shade. You’ll find several variations of this classic colour in our bespoke living room furniture materials. Benefit from storage solutions configured to your space, no matter what dimensions you’re working with.

Light blue living room ideas

If you’d prefer to create a calming oasis to relax, a lighter shade of blue might be a better match. Duck egg and sky blue are excellent colour choices for brightening up a room.

You can easily take your light blue living room inspiration from nature too. Embrace the seaside with a classic light blue and white colour scheme or create a feature wall reminiscent of tumbling waves with numerous shades.

For something more subtle, pretty pastel blue is the answer. It can be paired up with other ice cream tones to create a living room aesthetic that’s both effortlessly fresh and attractive.

Give your blue living room décor some additional practicality when browsing our fitted lounge furniture ideas. To see exactly how we’re able to transform your space, get in touch to request a free design visit from a Neville Johnson consultant.

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