Blue Bedding: Inspiration and Decorating Tips

The bed is the focal point of any bedroom. As the largest piece of furniture, it is the primary opportunity to infuse your style into the room. The comforter or duvet you choose to dress your bed will be the dominant textile of the room. Choose blue bedding that speaks to your design style or theme and it becomes the foundation for the rest of your decor.


Picking the Perfect Shade of Blue

Blue bedding is a popular choice for bedrooms. Different shades of blue have the ability to evoke different feelings. Light blue color tones bring a feeling of peace and serenity to a space. These misty hues resemble the colors of the sky for an ethereal effect. Royal blue color tones can denote a feeling of confidence or integrity. The deeper the color, the cozier and the more inviting the room can feel.

When the blue errs on the teal or green side, it can lend itself to a feeling of tranquility. Teal blues are common in coastal designs, chosen for their resemblance to the color of the ocean water. Navy blues, on the other hand, offer a nautical Cape Cod style for your space. Royal blue, like that seen in the designs of nautical flags, is also common for coastal retreats. Light blue color tones look particularly coastal when paired with beige, sand-colored walls or accents.

The style or pattern of the fabric also plays an important role in the feeling it brings to a room. Floral motifs reflect the beauty of nature while bold, geometric prints offer a more contemporary vibe. Look at both the color tone and pattern of the fabric to determine if it suits your existing bedroom decor or theme.


Choosing the Right Accent Colors for Blue Bedding

Complementary and analogous colors make blue hues look their best. For that reason, many blue bedding patterns incorporate these hues. When you do have a solid blue comforter or duvet, consider accenting it with colors that will bring out its natural beauty.

Colors opposite one another on the color wheel are considered complementary and make for a coordinated room design. Make your blue bedding look its best by pairing it with orange and coral accents.

Analogous colors appear next to each other on the color wheel and provide a more subtle option for coordination. Aqua, green, and violet would be considered analogous colors to blue.


Duvet Vs. Quilt

Two popular bed covering options are duvet covers and quilts. Choosing between the options is easy when you know the benefits of each.

Duvet covers are a great choice for everyday use. They are constructed like a big pillowcase for your plush duvet insert. The end of the duvet opens to accommodate your comforter, and either buttons or zips closed again. When your bedding needs to be refreshed, take the duvet off of the insert and wash it as directed on the tag. Duvet covers allow you to change the look of your bedding seasonally and allow for compact storage between uses.

Quilts or coverlets are a more traditional choice. They offer incredible warmth and cozy comfort while remaining thin enough to layer. They typically feature topstitching to keep the fill securely in place, wash after wash. Quilts and coverlets are easy to care for and usually fit in a standard washing machine.


The Key to An Inviting Bed

Creating a plush and inviting bed is all about adding layers. Start by selecting a luxuriously soft sheet set that coordinates with your duvet or coverlet. A layer of shams followed by a layer of standard pillowcases maximizes the plush comfort of your bed. Tie the whole look together and offer an opportunity to include added textures and patterns with decorative pillows. Finally, make sure the bed is suited to the season. A lightweight comforter will keep you cool in the summer while a denser option prevents a winter chill.

If you have a traditional bed frame, a bed skirt will conceal the box springs and bed frame. If you want a cleaner look, opt for a platform bed that supports the mattress without the need for box springs.

Discover blue bedding that will make your bed a relaxing retreat after a long day. Mix and match your favorite pieces to create a layered look that welcomes you after a long day. Whether you're designing a sleek masculine bedroom or a spa-like guest room, there are blue bedding basics to meet every need.

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