20+ Fresh Ideas for Decorating with Blue and White

Ideas for decorating with the ever-classic combination of blue and white.

Great ideas for blue and white decor.

Lately I've really fallen in love with classic blue and white decor. Not in huge doses, but instead little bits here and there since I tend to get tired of too much of any one color these days. One of the best things about decorating with blue and white is how versatile it is. It can be classic, vintage, coastal, masculine, and more. Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite ways to decorate using this classic color combo with the help of some of my talented blogger friends.
This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. For full disclosure go here.

PLEASE VISIT EACH BLOGGER'S POST AND PIN IMAGES FROM THERE.

Dish Displays


One of the easiest and most common ways to add pops of blue is by displaying dishes. You can hang them on a wall, set them on your counter, display them in a cabinet, or any other way you want show them off.

blue and white dishes with copper accents

We inherited my MIL's beloved but small collection of blue and white dishes several years ago and I've added to the collection. I still don't have a lot but pick up pieces as I find them.


Love the copper accents with the blue and white.

I scored the copper pieces at an estate sale a few weeks ago and bought them with the intention of selling them in my shop. I like them so much I'm not sure I can part with them though! What do you think? Keep or sell?


Love the blue and white dishes in the antique corner cabinet.

And my own mama has a wonderful collection of Blue Willow dishes, some antique and some newer. Don't they look gorgeous in her old corner cabinet at their lake house? Please excuse the fishing rods. :)


LOVE this antique cabinet full of blue and white dishes.
photo by Ron Blunt

I feel in love with this photo a few years ago and am still crazy about all of it. The collection of blue dishes, platters, soup tureens, and more with the added pops of color from the flowers and produce is just perfect. The rug and large ginger jar are the icing on the cake!


Gorgeous green cabinet with blue and white dishes.
Dimples and Tangles

Jennifer at Dimples and Tangles is an expert at adding pops of color, and her dining room is a perfect example of that. Don't her blue willow dishes look great in her green china cabinet?


In love with all these blue and white dishes!

A bit more of a country cottage setting, these blue and white dishes have a quaint vibe when shown with woven baskets against a white background. So charming. 


Lots of great ways to decorate with blue and white.
Kelly Nan

With the fluffy hydrangeas and vibrant sunflowers, this tablesetting from Kelly Nan is perfection. All of the things I adore in one place! 


Dozens of ideas for using blue and white decor.
Citrine Living

Tamara at Citrine Living adorned her kitchen island with these gorgeous pieces of blue and white pottery and accented them with lemons, limes, and hydrangeas. Such a beautiful color combination.


pretty blue and white dishes in a tool caddy
Confessions of a Plate Addict

Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict has a wonderful collection of blue and white dishes and uses them as accent decor as well as on her table. Don't they look pretty in her wooden carrier?


Love the blue and white bowls and dishes.

I added these rice grain porcelain bowls to our collection a couple of months ago and am in love with them. 


Living Areas

Want to add a touch of blue to your living area? It's easier than ever with all of the gorgeous accents that are available. You can simply add any of these items for a fresh dose of blue:


Kim Power Style

A simple throw blanket and some accent pillows in blue add such a nice touch to this living room by Kim Power Style


Citrine Living

A variety of patterns and shapes on these blue pillows add such interest to this living room that belongs to Tamara at Citrine Living


Chatfield Court

Kristi at Chatfield Court recently updated her living room and added a little pop of color with her blue pillows. Such a pretty space!


Bedroom

Add a dash a blue to your bedroom with any of these items:


Here's a bedroom with blue accents that looks cozy and sophisticated all at the same time. I love how Tamara at Citrine Living has mixed different patterns and shades of blue. So inviting.


Dimples and Tangles

Go bold with blue on your window curtains and sheets like Jennifer at Dimples and Tangles. I love how she infuses color into all of her spaces. 



Here's a pretty and serene bedroom from Kelly Nan with accents of blue. A soft striped duvet cover and shams go nicely with the garden seats and subtle rug. Just a dash a blue makes a beautiful bedroom.


Love My Simple Home

Isn't this room from Julie at Love My Simple Home pretty? She added pops of blue to her bedroom with throw blankets, duvet covers, curtains, and more. That umbrella stand is so pretty!



Want to make a statement with blue? Add wallpaper to an accent wall behind the bed for an instant impact. Erin from DIY Passion used it in her recent bedroom makeover and it looks amazing!

Painted Furniture



This painted buffet is a great example of adding blue to a space with furniture. Such a beautiful makeover! Hop over to Thirty Eighth Street and see how Carrie got this look. 



Give your furniture pieces a dose of personality by painting them blue. This area comes to life with the matching chairs and bench at One Mile Homestyle.



Sheila at Plum Doodles did an amazing job with this painted dresser. The brass handles are the perfect complement to the navy paint. Go HERE to see this project. 

Miscellaneous Accents

Bigger Than the Three of Us

Ashely at Bigger Than the Three of Us added pops of blue to her updated dining room with an area rug and some lightweight curtains trimmed with blue. Doesn't it look gorgeous?



Vicki and Jennifer at 2 Bees in a Pod always have great decorating tips and added some fun pops of blue to their fireplace area. Go HERE to get all the details of this fun vignette.



Pretty blue glass bottles and coastal accents are ideal for a coastal themed table setting like this one by Our Crafty Mom.




These spatterware pitchers make a beautiful statement in the white built-in bookcase. The various designs and shapes are so interesting.




A tiny blue and white teapot can make a nice impact when grouped with some white ironstone creamers.


There are so many ways to infuse blue into your decor. What are some of your favorite ways to use it? Leave a comment at the bottom of the post and share your ideas. We're always looking for fresh ways to do things!








Great Sources for Blue and White Decor:

Blue and White Fabric

More Blue and White Faves (Click for info)







5 comments

  1. Oh my goodness! So much blue and white inspiration has my head spinning with delight. Blue and White is my favorite color combination! I love your dish display, so gorgeous! Thank you for adding my bedroom. I can't wait to head over to the other blogs to see their pretty rooms and vignettes.
    Julie @ Love My Simple Home

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am also a lover of blue and white, these are great ideas,thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a great round up Angie!! I too adore all things Blue & White!! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great ideas in this post for blue and white and I love them all! And YES!! keep the copper things. They look great with your blue and white :-)

    ReplyDelete

Your kind comments are encouraged and greatly appreciated!

Back to Top