We know it's a cliche... but recently we have noticed a big trend towards the use of blue in boys rooms. Yes, this is no 'new' concept, but as we have found on our internet travels recently, it IS possible to create a blue boys' room in a modern, stylish, non-stereotypical way (and we have to say, it makes a lovely refreshing change from all the monochrome out there).
So, today we are sharing a few of our favourites.
Pictured above is a playroom styled by Linda of Live Loud Girl for her boys at home - we adore Linda's vision, and this room screams simple chic without any of the typical and expected 'blue bits'. The dusky blue-grey makes it feel all the more grown up and looks amazing combined with the natural colours on the walls and furniture. And as for that wall - now THERE'S a way to use paint in a simple, creative way, with an eye-catching effect but without the big expense.
Below is their bedroom - and here we are loving the pop of blue through the tie-dye curtains, not to mention the splashes of blue on the bookshelf:
We've said this before, but using favourite books as decorative accessories by displaying them cover first on the book shelves can really help to personalise the room (AND you can have lots of fun updating the display as often as you like!)
Books are also a feature in the room pictured below styled by Little Liberty in Australia (and just look at how those amazing clear perspex shelves help to set them off!) We adore the simple, geometric wallpaper, and the splash of contrasting orange through the accessories:
Geometrics are key in this boys bedroom (below), styled by Milka Interiors:
Although there is a strong use of pattern in this room, the plain and simple blue lampshade, pillows and wall plaque provide a balance and stop the room from becoming too 'busy'.
But if pattern isn't your thing, here's a room that has been beautifully styled by Kathryn of House of Hawkes (featuring our favourite Oeuf Perch Bunk Bed). Again, the use of grey blue keeps it smart and contemporary, with all the focus being on the accessories. And we love that little gallery of prints at the end of the bed!
Last but not least, blue can look adorable in nurseries too, as shown in this room by This Little Love which she styled for her baby boy Oliver:
The teal-blue wall stickers make a stunning feature wall, especially with all those gorgeous shades of peach and grey. And this room will easily 'grow' with little Oliver as he gets older, thanks to the simplicity of the walls and accessories.
If you're liking the idea of a blue room, why not take a look at some of the rooms we have created and styled using products from our store. 'Monsters and Moondust' is a fun space with a robot (or should we say, 'Monbot'!) theme, whilst out newest room, 'The Deep Blue Sea' combines nautical blues with a splash of summer sunshine yellow. Pop over and take a peek - you can shop the look whilst you are there.