Monday 1 April 2013

Give your home a summer makeover with a blue and white theme

This aqua looks so fresh, calm and peaceful.  And right now, living close to the beach is inspring me to help someone create this space for themself.

I have seen a similar color scheme of turquoise / cerulean blue at a friend's house as well and i can promise you it would look just as nice or even nicer without a view of the snow covered countryside outside your window!

The  calm blue interiors would be a perfect getaway from the sunny outdoors.

{Getting the look for your living room}

This look will work wonderfully well if you have natural colored cane furniture. Cover the cushions with aqua colored plain or self patterned fabric. Layer with small white cushions.

Your curtains can be a similar bright tone of blue or blue and white. It's important to keep the tones similar... a navy blue or any other blue will not give you the look you want.

A natural jute rug or dhurrie will work best. Look for it in the state-owned handloom / decor stores like Cauvery, Mrignayanee, LePakshi or Gurjari. Alternatively, a cane chattai can also be used.

This look calls for a lot of glass and texture. Add shells in a glass jar on the coffee table. Get some greens in to your home with green leafy plants in pots or glass vases. Bring in mason jars or empty jam bottles. You can add candles, surround it with shells or colored stones. You can also accessorize with inexpensive terracotta knick-knacks; make sure you buy the natural colored ones. Add an jute / cane baskets to keep your magazines and newspapers.

Wall Art
The wall can be accessorized with Madhubani line drawing paintings or simple black and white prints. Look for beach themed family portraits in the album to add to side tables. A framed map on the wall would also go well.

Pop of color
If like me, you have a penchant for that surprise pop of color, then i'd recommend ochre, coral or sea green.

Color inspiration

(image sources and resources - centsationalgirlbrightnest, newportbeach, bhg, pinterest, pinterest, pinterest, otherballarddesigns and design -seeds one and two)

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