Blue Decorating with Painted Stripes

Blue and white stripes give the ocean blue decorating theme that extra spark of freshness and breezy feel.

blue stripes living roomThe horizontal stripes work great in this small living room due to the vaulted ceiling. Designers advice to never overlook the direction a strip is running. Painting them vertically can make a room feel taller -and this room didn't need more height. Broad horizontal stripes will draw the eye around the room. The ceiling is painted also which adds extra coziness to this room. Seen at My Home Ideas.

blue stripes bedroomChris at Just Beachy painted stripes bold and overscaled.

blue stripes bedroomAccording to general decorating rules overscaled vertical stripes in a smaller room have the tendency to remind us of a circus tent -something like This. Not the case here. The stripes are well proportioned and broken up, a project that without a doubt requires some accuracy.

blue and white stripes for wallsIn combination with white wainscoting a blue decorating theme can really stand out. Another thing to consider is sheen. A glossy paint stripe against a flat wall for example might be too dramatic, and it is recommended to stay close to the (white) background paint. Via Five Gables Inn.

painted headboard blue and white stripesAnd if you don't want to paint an entire room with stripes, try a large item such as this Headboard trio, made with closet doors.

painted table with stripesAnd of nothing's easier than bringing stripes to your blue decorating theme by painting a piece of furniture. Featured here.