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Refresh your home for the holidays

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

Don't be blue this Holiday Season...or maybe you should be blue

Are you entertaining family and friends this holiday season but your home seems drab? Consider adding blue to create a vibe that will wow your guests. There's no need to pay for an expensive renovation. Add some color. Blue is the new neutral. A Christmas tree looks stunning set against a blue wall.

Photo from Crate & Barrel

Monochromatic color schemes is the way designers achieve stunning style. Use different shades of blue to achieve drama and depth. This small blue casement sideboard makes a real statement.

This tall blue casement cabinet is great for small spaces and will create a stunning look, particularly set against a blue wall.
Blue furniture

My pick of the season is this brass bar cart with silver concrete
shelves from Crate & Barrel

A bar cabinet that doubles as a beautiful piece of furniture, yes please!

Joybird sofas are my favorite

Splurge on designer pillows. I feel strongly on this one. I'm creating an entire blog post just on pillows. You heard me right. Just pillows.

Velvet pieces give a designer feel to your home

Velvet olive green swivel chair from Joybird

Use large artwork to create visual interest

Photo from Ballard Designs

A beautiful blue wallpaper pattern

Photo from Ballard Designs

Splurge on unique wallpaper this holiday season

This blue sofa is gorgeous from Poly and Bark

ICanvas offers inexpensive prints with a large variety of choices

blue green print with floating female musician

Use complimentary shades of teal and blue-green as accents

teal chair

This emerald green-blue painting from Crate & Barrel is a showstopper

blue crocodile pattern wallpaper

This sapphire blue velvet swivel chair creates a statement with its unique channeling

blue velvet swivel chair channeling

Changing the lighting in a room is the simplest way to refresh a room

Groups of pendant lights brighten up a room and create a focal point

Rope pendant lighting adds texture and another layer of interest to a room
Rope pendant lighting

Create a focal point with a unique pendant light

Every room needs a focal point. Create a focal point by using a large pendant light over a colored console table with some unusual artwork and textured wallpaper. This waterfall Indigo Storage Cabinet is gorgeous!

Blue storage cabinet

A brass coffee table paired with bold overhead lighting set against blue furniture will wow your guests

Brass nesting coffee table set

brass nesting coffee tables

This beautiful brass bar cart adds drama and is great for entertaining

brass bar cart

Another great print from ICanvas

Girl blue butterflies

If you want to tone down the blue, brown is a great complement

Brown is another excellent accent color to use with blue, and it will soften blue walls and blue furniture. Consider brown leather, wood coffee tables and end tables set against a blue background.

Use wallpaper instead of paint to add texture

Vinyl peel and stick wallpaper adds texture and visual interest rather than a coat of blue paint

blue wallpaper

Use a neutral rug to pair with blue

I love this area rug from Ballard Designs

This neutral Sisal area rug is also a nice color to pair with blue

Check out this article where a stylist used blue to transform her entire home

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Edwardian Home Renovation: “How I Themed My Decor Completely Around the Color Blue” By: Stylist Megan Murray

These before and after photos by Megan Murray are dramatic:

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