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Tips for decorating rooms with blue & white

by John Wann 02/28/2022

Blue and white have been a popular color combination in interior design for decades. However, it doesn't have to feel old-fashioned. There are plenty of ways you can use blue and white decor in any room, no matter the style you prefer. Here are some tips for decorating with blue and white to get you started.

Coastal blue & white

Coastal design style often features rooms decorated in mostly blue and white. You can achieve a coastal-style blue and white room by incorporating elements like distressed wood furnishings, shiplap walls and nautical motifs. A classic coastal combo is navy and white stripes, but more subtle hues like misty gray and periwinkle will create a relaxing, spa-like vibe. For a more tropical theme, add bamboo accents and pops of other bright colors like green, pink and yellow.

Bold primary colors

Decorating with primary colors isn't just for children's playrooms anymore. You can create a sophisticated and edgy blue and white space by adding in red or yellow for contrast. If the colors in your design begin to feel overwhelming, try adding black accents to ground the aesthetic. Try minimalist, modern-style furnishings and simple prints to keep the room from feeling too busy.

Cozy farmhouse

Farmhouse style typically favors neutral color palettes, but incorporating bold blue hues with soft whites can make for an inviting and dynamic space. Opt for natural wood and thick-knit textiles with a lived-in aesthetic. Farmhouse-favorite patterns like buffalo checks, plaid and pinstripes are perfect in blue and white, whether on window dressings, upholstery or bedding.

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John Wann

My name is John Wann. And I have never sold anyone a home. 

What I have done is introduce people to houses, a community and one of the most beautiful areas of the country that I think they will love.

Frankly, there is a lot to love in this mountain area west of Denver. 

Yes, I am in sales. Of course. I have been in professional sales for more than 30 years and, more importantly, I have lived in the Evergreen area for more than 27 years. 

In short, I know the territory. 

I moved here from Atlanta, Georgia and never looked back. Every drive back “up the hill” from Denver feels like I am about to go on vacation. Again. That’s not a feeling you can get in many places in this world.

To be sure, I have intimate knowledge of the real estate here. But more, I know this community. 

If you're looking for a great restaurant with a cozy, mountain atmosphere. Just ask me. If you're looking for something less sedate, well, I know those places too. And I also know a lot of great hiking trails.

I am a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and a Certified Mountain Area Specialist. If you're coming from another part of the country that may not mean much to you, but I can help you avoid the pitfalls and understand the quirks of buying a home in the mountains. 

For people who are new to the area, this can ensure that you can find real happiness in a home here.

Simply, buying a house in the mountains is not the same as buying a house in Kansas City or Chicago.

For example, it makes little difference if you buy a south-facing house in Texas. But in the mountains, it can make all the difference between whether you get to your garage in winter or not.

Paying attention to such things and 100 others can ensure that you love your mountain home. Love your new community. And love the joys of mountain living. 

For me, it’s a privilege to pass along such insights.