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How To Decorate A Small Living Room In Shades Of Blue

Blue is a colour of luxury that can amplify the décor of the living room. Take a cue on styling the room in shades of blue.
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  • Krati Purwar
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Published -01 Apr 2022, 15:53 ISTUpdated -01 Apr 2022, 16:05 IST
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Blue is a colour often associated with sadness or sulky mood. However, when it comes to interior design, the hues of blue are the most common choices for living rooms and bedrooms. If you are looking to deck up the drawing-room in shades of blue, here is a guide to read.

Uplift The Room With Pale Blue

Revealed as the Dulux’s colour of the year 2022, pale blue is a fresh hue that adds an opulent touch to the space. It gives the feel of the clear blue sky and allows you to create an optimistic space where you can unwind, enjoy solitude or spend time with your family.

Use Contrasting Hues

contrasting hue with blue

Decorating a small living room in blue does not mean that you colour the walls in a blue shade. You can keep the walls white and add blue furniture, like the room in the above picture. 

However, in such a case, you have to be mindful of other contrasting colours to add to the room. You can add hues using books, cushions, paintings or rugs. In most cases, blue mixes well with pink and bright yellow. You can add books with yellow, red, pink, blue and orange covers.

Choose Dusky Tones For Furniture

If your wall is painted in a hue of blue, you have to be mindful of the kind of furniture you pick. For a wall in the light shade of blue, you must choose furniture and accessories in dusky tones.

For example, you can add a brown or grey sofa with lighting fixtures in copper or brass tone. It will add a warming and welcoming tone to the room. Your living room will appear cosy.

Add Paintings In Blue Tones Or A Seascape Feature As A Backdrop

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This is handy advice for people who do not want a solid blue colour on walls. If you add a seascape backdrop, it will add a vibrant touch to the room and give you the liberty to play with more shades of blue or contrasting colours.

On the other hand, if you keep the walls white, you can invest in a blue-coloured sofa and paintings or frames with pictures in soft tones. Do not forget to add indoor plants to add tints of greens and freshness.

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Do Not Go Overboard With Blue

Blue is an amazing colour for living in multiple ways. However, if you go overboard with it, you can completely destroy the appearance of the room. Hence, you must balance the colour by introducing different shades of blue.

For example, paint the wall in the lightest hue of blue, add curtains in a pale blue hue and invest in a sofa in royal or bright blue colour. To complete the look, add other furniture in the white or light shade of wood. You can also add pastel colours to the space in the form of storage boxes, paintings, books and diaries.

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Use Rich Solid Colour To Make A Statement

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The navy blue or royal blue shades offer a regal look to the living room. These striking hues accentuate the overall interior design of the house. If you are painting the walls in these shades, you keep the colours of the sofa light. Also, one must ensure to add accessories in dusky or rustic tones. Mustard curtains go well with dark shades of blue.

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