1. GET CREATIVE WITH BLUE PAINT
If you have a smaller bedroom, you might be tempted to keep the scheme white or pale to try and reflect any natural light you have coming in through the windows, but this doesn't mean you can't have fun with colored paint on the walls.
2. GO FOR A BOLD BLUE FOUR POSTER BED
Blue bedroom ideas aren't just about paint, why not go bold with your use of blue in the bedroom with a brilliant canopy frame like this, by designer Shawn Henderson? This four-poster bed idea adds drama and interest to the room and can make for a beautiful focal point in the center of the space. Four poster beds aren't just about using metal, it can be a great way to add a color pop and texture.
3. CONSIDER BLUE FITTED STORAGE
Storage is typically fitted in inoffensive creams, greys, and neutral colors, tones that are flexible over time, adjusting nicely to any interior design changes you might make in your bedroom. But why not go for blue fitted storage, as seen here in a beautiful dusky, grey-blue shade from LEMA?
4. PICK A GREY TONED BLUE FOR A COOL CONTEMPORARY LOOK
Cool, denim blues that almost verge into grey have a very calming laid-back look that's perfect for bedrooms. Paint the walls with a grey/blue and then add in depth by layering up deeper, indigo tones and steely grey shades. If the space is then feeling a little too cool, be inspired by this blue bedroom and add in a few accents of deep red.
5. PAIR BLUE WITH TONES TAKEN FROM THE COLOR WHEEL
If you have a neutral bedroom but want to add a touch of color, a soft pale blue makes for a beautiful addition. In this Upper East Side home designed by Ries Hayes, the rust-red tints and browns in the room balance beautifully with the choice of blue on the walls and the ottoman at the end of the bed, creating a layered and relaxed scheme.
6. GO FOR A CLASSIC BLUE AND WHITE COMBO
You can't go wrong with a classic blue and white bedroom combination. It's fresh, light, and breezy, perfect for a bedroom. However, don't just stick with one tone of blue, bring in lots of different shades so the white and blue that doesn't feel too flat and there's depth to the room.
7. ADD DEPTH TO A BLUE BEDROOM WITH FOREST GREEN
Blue and green should never be seen is something we all have seem to internalized and yet it's just not true. Blue and green come from the same side of the color wheel in color theory, so it makes sense that these cooler tones would in fact complement each other as this bedroom proves.
8. PICK A BARELY THERE SKY BLUE FOR A LIGHT AND AIRY FEEL
A barely-there blue can almost act as a neutral in a bedroom, adding just a very subtle swathe of color, however, it's when you pair it with bolder colors the scheme really comes alive. There are lots of colors that go with light blue, but we have our favorites.
9. PAINT THE CEILING AS AN ALTERNATIVE FEATURE WALL
Far more statement and on-trend than a feature wall, painted ceilings are everywhere right now. Say goodbye to a bland white ceiling and get creative with color. A blue ceiling, whether you opt for something dark and dramatic or light and airy will create an instant calming, cocooning feel. This works particularly well in smaller bedrooms, or ones that lack natural light as you can keep the walls light and bright and add the more dramatic hues on the ceiling.
10. CHOOSE DARK AND MOODY BLUES FOR A ENVELOPING SCHEME
Let's not ignore the other end of the spectrum, those dark moody blues that are having a bit of a moment right now. Despite being quite dramatic, a deep blue is actually a far more livable shade than you might first think, especially if instead of going in with a dark blue paint pick a wallpaper instead filled with soft inky blues, so the walls feel less two dimensional.
11. DESIGN A BLUE SCHEME WITH PRINTS AND FURNISHINGS
Speaking of bedroom wallpaper ideas, design a stylish blue bedroom isn't all about the paint. You can bring in those blue tones with prints, decor, and furniture too. Pick a wallpaper that has hints of blue and choose a blue headboard to be the focal point of your space. Having just these accents of color creates a color scheme that feels bluer without overwhelming the space with solid blue walls.
12. WARM UP COOL TONED BLUES WITH RUSTY RED SHADES
Red is having a bit of a renaissance in the world of interiors right now, and while it can be a bold shade to decorate with, especially in the bedroom, you can balance out this fiery shade as a color that goes with blue. To get this pairing right, avoid a 50/50 split, you want the room to be more blue than red, and choose more rusty reds rather than anything too primary.
13. MAKE BRIGHT COLORS POP AGAINST DARKER WALLS
Dark colour schemes walls often use bolder, brighter colors pop as demonstrated here with the accents of yellow and orange. While, yellow and blue may sound like a bold combination, you can easily tone it down by adding in some neutral shades, as the grey headboard and bedlinen do in this bedroom. You still get that vibrant mix of colors but it keeps that overall calming vibe.
14. CREATE A SOOTHING SOPHISTICATED SPACE WITH BLUE AND GREY
Lean into blues cool tones and create a space that feels really soothing and sophisticated by pairing blue with grey. Pale greys and deep indigo blues work beautifully together in this space. It's a steely color palette, but as this bedroom shows that doesn't mean it can't be cozy and inviting too – it's all about adding in plenty of texture. Tactile fabrics like rich velvet and slubby linen, plus the raw edges of the throw, soften the cool tones creating a cocooning, inviting space.