The Decorating Blues

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Decorating My Bedroom Using a Navy Blue and White Color Scheme.

I am feeling blue lately…  as in the decorating color scheme of navy blue paired with white.

I have always loved the crisp cool color, it is right up there color love wise in my mind with turquoise, purple, chartreuse, and pink. I am sure you have been seeing hints of this from some of my latest posts where more blue is showing up all around my house.

The color blue, navy blue to sky blue just makes me happy, but I never went with an all navy blue and white room before. I think that is about to change.

Navy and white bedding

On a recent trip to my local furniture store I came across this bed on the showroom floor. I love the overall feel of it.  Modern, classic, simple. Not too much fuss, but still warm and inviting.  I took the photo with my phone so the colors may look a little funky, but since I saw it I can’t get the bedding out of my mind.  You know how that is when you see something and you just keep thinking about it, right?  It doesn’t happen to me a lot, but when it does, I listen.

Now that I have most of the big home improvement/updating projects done around the house (at least for now) I have been trying to focus on the decorating aspect of the living room and my bedroom.

I haven’t posted about my bedroom very much since I haven’t done much with it.

Master bedroom makeover before and after

You may remember when we moved into the house that the bedroom walls were painted yellow.

master bedroom before

I am not a fan of yellow walls and my first update to the house…

blue and white bedroom decorating ideas

…was painting the walls a soft blue color.

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Since then I have restyled an old headboard I had, painted the ceiling fan white and added white window treatments…

HGTV Dream House 2016 paint colors

…but that was about it. I took this photo two years ago right after painting the walls and it still looks just like this today. I had bigger projects to take on and was content with just getting the walls painted light blue. I didn’t really have a plan and didn’t want to decorate just to have it done. I wanted to see how we used the room, how the light comes in, etc.

Now I am ready and have a decorating plan where I really want to add a punch of color to the room in the way of navy blue and maybe a few hues of blues along with it.  I pretty much know what I want, but have still been searching for inspiration.

Navy Blue and White Bedroom Decorating Inspiration

Bed Pillows in blue and white found at HomeGoods

I already have some navy blue and white bedding, but could use new shams.

navy blue and white bedroom pillows


I love the blue channel quilted shams with the mini pom-poms that are right against the headboard in this photo.

navy blue and white bedroom inspiration ideas


This photo sums it all up very nicely.  I like the casual no fuss feel.

studio mcgee navy blue and white bedroom


In this navy blue and white bedroom the navy accent is more subtle, but I love it all the same.  My master bedroom bath vanity is grey like the one in this photo. It makes me happy to see so I know that once I start making changes my master bedroom and bath will coordinate with each other.

So this week I am in planning/research mode. I am waiting to see how much the duvet cover costs that is on the bed that I love from the furniture store. If it is too pricey I may be making my own if I can find a similar fabric.  I am still searching for just the right area rug. I will keep you posted on my progress.

Have you seen anything lately that has inspired you into decorating action?

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  1. Love the navy blue & white! I haven’t decorated with navy, though I do have a blue & white room in our home. The walls are like a robins egg blue and it’s one of my favourite rooms. I’m sitting in it right now! It’s our reading room and it’s so peaceful in here. In the winter I can turn on the electric fireplace and be cozy with a good book.

  2. I love the blue and white, Diane. It looks so crisp and refreshing! I plan on doing some things in my bedroom soon. For now, I have just made some changes to a small dresser I had, painted white and stained the top a walnut color. It came out really nice.
    Can’t wait to see what you do with your bedroom!

  3. I love that bedding! And I love Navy Blue and White! I have that in my bedroom!
    I purchased my comforter set from Home Goods and still love it!
    I’m always looking to tweak things!!
    Have fun redecorating your bedroom!
    I can’t wait to see what you do!!

    1. Hi Nancy – Don’t ya just love HomeGoods? They have the best prices and the quality is the best. I am looking forward to getting the room redecorated. To save money I might even use the doors I used to make a headboard in our previous house. I will have to tweak it a bit, but with Ed’s help I think I can do it. I will post as soon as I make progress.

  4. Oh… my…. dear…. I am in LOVE with the bedding in the first picture too, from the furniture store!! Would you happen to know if that bedding sold exclusively in that store, or would it be available on line? It is truly smashing and I think I NEED it! :-)

    1. Hi Francy – The day I saw the bedding the buyer was away and they took my name and phone number so she could contact me. I don’t know if it is exclusive or not yet, but will find out. I know how you feel… I want it, I need it, I have to have it. :-)

  5. Hello,

    Yes, the other day, I saw something that inspired me to redecorate my living room. All the pieces I had are nice, but everything is white, beige, grey and wood. I added throw pillows and blankets but they did nothing for the living room. The other day I was reading an article about a house for sale and there they were: 3 orange-red pillows with oriental motifs.
    The day after I ordered fabric online from Fabricville (true red with birds on branches in blue, green) and made 3 pillow covers with 1 meter of fabric It inspired me to “declutter” the room as it was full of my own DIY projects (book origamis and all kinds of things).
    I used an empty box and filled it with everything that was on the furniture and put back some of them after some thinking.
    And I also get a lot of ideas from your blog too! Overall, I’m always on the decorating mood but I have to be careful not to order things too fast as I change my mind often! I must admit that it drives my husband crazy… Ha! Ha!

    1. Hi Chantal –

      Isn’t it funny how seeing something can spring you into action. It sounds like you really got inspired… to declutter, too. WIN all around. Your pillows sound pretty. I have never ordered from Fabricville. Will have to check the site out.

      1. I forgot to mention that I did not mind paying for the delivery when I figured that going to the store by metro or bus would have cost the same thing and I would rather stay home and choose fabric from my desk than risking to fall on the icy sidewalks! Of course, if I could, I would go and spend 3 hours at the store because I love fabrics and projects! Maybe one day… LOL