11 Reasons We Love Blue Bedrooms

Blue is one of the world's most popular colors. Taking its inspiration from the sea and sky, it represents peace and tranquility, relaxation and well-being; qualities that make it the perfect color choice for bedrooms. Here are 11 beautiful examples that continue to fuel our dreamy blue bedroom crush.

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  1. Mix and Match


    This interpretation features a fun mix of patterns and textures set against a backdrop of cerulean blue. A row of framed images extends beyond the whimsical headboard, making a strong, linear statement on the wall.

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  2. Fit for Royalty


    As if the color combination of cream and soft blue weren't elegant enough, this bedroom also features a dramatic headboard, valance, and bed panels. The medallion-patterned fabric of the headboard is repeated in the panels and duvet.

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  3. Like Clouds in the Sky


    Even though your own bedroom may not be as grand or spacious as this one, the combination of whisper-blue walls and flowing white fabric would look equally sophisticated on any scale.


  4. A Timeless Look


    Pale blue walls, white woodwork, and cherished antiques create a setting that is as welcoming today as it would have been a century ago. Dramatic details in this ample room include the ceiling beams, mantel, and ornately carved headboard.


  5. Moody Blue


    Deep navy walls, chocolate brown drapes, and dark painted floors offer a decidedly masculine take on the blue bedroom. Splashes of white in the carpets and bedding brighten the muted palette.

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  6. For the Younger Set


    When it comes to kids' rooms, who says blue is only for boys? This cheerful space proves that sky blue walls can be a perfect fit for little girls. Feminine touches include balloon shades, a chandelier, and a clothing rack for dress-up necessities.

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  7. Retro-Spect


    Combining crisp blue walls with pale green furnishings brings a retro feel to this bedroom. The bold pattern on the drapes links all the colors in the room. For a quirky twist on nightstand lighting, consider a hanging design.

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  8. Playful Patterns


    A wallpaper motif of delicate branches over a background of pale blue sets the tone for this gracious master bedroom. A dynamic mix of patterns in bedding, upholstery, and even carpeting adds a bit of whimsy to the traditional layout.

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  9. A Touch of Lavender


    Pairing pale blue walls with dashes of lavender creates an inviting, lighthearted scheme. When the overall decor of a room is quite simple, play with patterns on pillows, upholstered chairs, and even artwork.

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  10. Early American Style


    The allure of blue and white in home design is undeniable. In this cozy bedroom tucked under the eaves, rich indigo fabrics on the rug, bedding, and upholstery complement the antique styling of the four-poster bed and dressers-turned-nightstands.

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  11. Come In and Relax


    Blue is believed to be one of the most calming colors; used on a bedroom's walls, blue beckons all who enter to unwind. Although this bedroom is sparsely decorated, thoughtful details abound, including the built-in bookcase, art alcove, and recessed wood-paneled ceiling.

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