Blue Home Decor Ideas …I’ve got the blues!

Welcome! If you’re joining me from my talented and fabulous friend, Jennifer Rizzo‘s, I’m so glad to have you here visiting us At The Picket Fence!

How to Decorate Series

I was so honored when my friend Beth, of Home Stories A to Z, invited me to be a part of her How to Decorate Series! Seriously, the talent in this group is amazing! You can start the series from the beginning by clicking here: How To Decorate Series

Navy, Turquoise, Teal, Azure, Cobalt, Cyan, Saphire and Indigo. They are all ways to describe one of my favorite colors…..BLUE!

How to decorate with blue

Today I’m sharing some Blue Home Decor Ideas! These are all fun and inexpensive ways to add BLUE into your home!

Accent Pieces

Accent pieces are a quick and easy way to add a specific color into your decorating.  When you keep a neutral background, it’s easy to add pops of color and then change them out when you are ready for a fresh look!

One of the accent pieces I get asked about the most, are my blue velvet armless chairs flanking my fireplace! They have transitioned through all of the seasons in style, because they truly are a neutral.  Just about any color pairs well with them, but especially orange and green….perfect for Fall, Winter and Summer! Can you believe I found them at Target?! Gotta love their fabulous Threshold line and they truly have stood the test of time…and teenagers! 😉

Blue Accent Chair

Blue Velvet Accent Chair

Here are a few more fabulous accent pieces that really stand out!

Blue Chest with Nailhead Trim

Blue Chest with Nailhead Trim
HGTV Smart Home


Blue Love Seat

Blue Love Seat
HGTV Smart Home

Painting a worn out accent piece you have around the house is an easy way to add a new color to your decor! I  spray painted this old curio in Indigo Streamer by Valspar, to give it a fresh look and add a pop of blue to my foyer.


Paint is an inexpensive option for cabinets and woodwork! With a little elbow grease you can make a bold statement in your kitchen or bathroom!

Blue Kitchen Cabinets

Blue Kitchen Cabinets
HGTV Smart Home

Blue Bathroom Cabinets



Accessories are the jewelry of home design! They can be as expensive or as inexpensive as you want them to be! When it comes to trendy or color specific accessories I love to shop stores like T.J. Maxx, Home Goods, Ross and various outlets! You can get a lot of “bang for your buck” and when you tire of them, you won’t have the guilt of moving on to the next trend! Some fun accessory ideas to add blue into your decor are: lampshades, throws, pillows, glass bottles and rugs.

Painted Blue and Gold Lampshade

Painted Blue and Gold Lampshade

I took an old thrift store lampshade and with a little spray paint and gilding liquid, gave it a fun contemporary makeover!

Natural Summer Elements in Dough Bowl

Fill Dough Bowl with
Natural Elements Painted Blue

Blue Striped Throw

Blue Striped Throw

blue and white living room

Collections and groupings are a great way to add a pop of color! I have collected from a variety of places. From discount stores to garage sales and thrift stores! I love displaying these pieces together for greater impact.

Blue and White Rug

Blue and White Rug


 Temporary Solutions

If you’re still feeling a little intimidated about adding such a bold color to your home decor, how about trying some fun temporary solutions!

Bookshelves with Blue

Bookshelves with Blue Accent Color via BHG

Paint the back of some bookcases in your favorite shade of blue! Or for and even more temporary option, line them with a fun patterned wallpaper, wrapping paper or contact paper! When you’re tired of it, you can remove it with ease!

Summer Home Tour Dining Room

Recovering seat cushions is a quick and easy option for a fresh update! I recently recovered my traditional dining room chairs in a bold velvet blue! It took about 2 hours and a few hundred staples to make a dramatic change to my dining room suite. I paired them with fun geometric patterned parson slipcovers to add a contemporary feel.

Blue Walls with Wainscoting

Painted Blue Walls with White Wainscoting via BHG

The Great Outdoors

It can be fun to carry an accent color right out the door! Here are some fun ways to incorporate blue into your outdoor living areas!

Navy Blue Front Door

Navy Blue Front Door
via On Sutton Place

Blue Market Umbrella

Blue Market Umbrella for
Outdoor Space via BHG

Collection of blue outdoor containers

Grouping of Blue Outdoor Garden Containers via BHG

Here are four fun palettes to inspire you and show you how versatile blue can be!


Design Seeds Underwater Hues


Design Seeds Flora Brights


Design Seeds Rising Hues


Design Seeds Fresh Coconuts

 How to decorate with blue


I would love you to visit the Full Summer Tour of my home, for even more fun decorating ideas!

Be sure to check out all of the other talented ladies that are part of the How to Decorate Series host by Beth of Home Stories A to Z!
Tomorrow the series continues with my friend Brittany of Pretty Handy Girl!  You will love her great decorating ideas!

See you back here soon… the picket fence!



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  2. Cindy B says

    Can you provide information on where the blue stripe armless chairs are from? I have seen them on your diet before and am drooling over the fabric…I did a we site search, but nothing comes up.
    Many thanks!

  3. says

    Hey Heather,

    Great post. I am a huge fan of blue also.
    Blue has always been one of my favorite colors. I hope it stays in fashion for a long time. Thanks so much for the gorgeous inspiration.

  4. says

    Hey Heather ,

    Great post. I am a huge fan of blue also.
    Blue has always been one of my favorite colors. I hope it stays in fashion for a long time. Thanks so much for the gorgeous inspiration.


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