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Are you designing a blue living room and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Living Room Vibe 2 designed by Lauren Thorp
Living Room Vibe 2Designed by Lauren Thorp
Zander Schlacter Design Challenge designed by Daniela Ulloa Villarreal
Zander Schlacter Design ChallengeDesigned by Daniela Ulloa Villarreal
Untitled designed by Daniela Ulloa Villarreal
UntitledDesigned by Daniela Ulloa Villarreal
San Junipero 3 designed by Kate Seymour
San Junipero 3Designed by Kate Seymour
Sabai DC  designed by Daniela Araya
Sabai DC Designed by Daniela Araya
LRM - Living room designed by CRIS MERCADO
LRM - Living roomDesigned by CRIS MERCADO
Untitled designed by Denise Douglas
UntitledDesigned by Denise Douglas
McGee & Co. Design designed by Kristi Kautz
McGee & Co. DesignDesigned by Kristi Kautz
Retrospective designed by Joia Woods
RetrospectiveDesigned by Joia Woods
Serena & Lily designed by Spoak
Serena & LilyDesigned by Spoak
When Life Gives You Lemons designed by Mady Schreifels
When Life Gives You LemonsDesigned by Mady Schreifels
Very Peri Pantone Room designed by Talia Cohanim
Very Peri Pantone RoomDesigned by Talia Cohanim
Parisian H&M Fall Vibes designed by Holly Wampler
Parisian H&M Fall VibesDesigned by Holly Wampler
cobalt mood board designed by Mon&Emi Ishibashi
cobalt mood boardDesigned by Mon&Emi Ishibashi
Industry West Challenge designed by Margaret Neveux
Industry West ChallengeDesigned by Margaret Neveux
Artstar Thingology designed by Kerry Drapcho
Artstar ThingologyDesigned by Kerry Drapcho
Living Room designed by Kanani Pichardo
Living RoomDesigned by Kanani Pichardo
Modern Parisian Living Room designed by Rebecca Senchak
Modern Parisian Living RoomDesigned by Rebecca Senchak
Homebody Design Challenge designed by Juliana Allen Mackin
Homebody Design ChallengeDesigned by Juliana Allen Mackin
McGee & Co - Relaxed Beach House designed by Laura Urban
McGee & Co - Relaxed Beach HouseDesigned by Laura Urban
Scout Design Studio Challenge designed by Grace Ingle
Scout Design Studio ChallengeDesigned by Grace Ingle
Spacey designed by Hilah Stahl
SpaceyDesigned by Hilah Stahl
Mitzi x Tali Roth Organic Modern Moody designed by Lisa Cole
Mitzi x Tali Roth Organic Modern MoodyDesigned by Lisa Cole
Sitting Room designed by Kelly Weichman
Sitting RoomDesigned by Kelly Weichman

Design tips for decorating a blue style living room

Here’s how to achieve the blue aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a blue living room?

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. But if you ask us, the living room gives it a run for its money since it’s likely the most used room in your house. From entertaining guests to lounging around reading a book to watching way too much TV (no judgment here), your main living space has to be both comfortable and functional. Open-concept living spaces may also include an eating area or a full dining room for easy living.

Whether you're in the process of a living room remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the living room and complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Sofa, Couch, or Sectional: A staple of any living room, the sofa or couch provides a comfortable seating option for relaxation and socializing. The sofa should be the functional focal point of the room. When creating the furniture plan for your living room, start with the sofa as the largest piece of furniture and plan the rest of the room around it. If you have a small living room, you may want to select a sofa with a shallower depth or a L-shaped sectional to maximize your seating space. If you have a large living room, you may want to consider multiple couches to take advantage of your space.
  • Armchairs: These individual accent chairs offer additional seating and can be placed strategically around the living room to create cozy conversation areas. In addition to leaving space around furniture groupings, make sure to also leave space around each piece of furniture. This allows people to move freely using various routes within the living room. It's important to strike a balance between creating a cozy seating area and providing enough room for easy navigation.
  • Coffee Table: A central piece, the coffee table sits in front of the sofa and provides a surface for placing drinks, books, and other items. Pro tip: The recommended distance between a coffee table and the sofa in a living room is roughly 15-18”. This allows for enough space to move around comfortably and ensures that the coffee table is within easy reach from the seating area.
  • Side Tables and/or Ottomans: Placed next to sofas or armchairs, side tables offer a convenient surface for placing lamps, drinks, or other small items. Ottomans are even more versatile and can serve as a footrest, extra seating, or even a side table or coffee table when paired with a tray. Choose side tables or ottomans that are proportionate to the furniture they accompany. The height of the side table should be similar to or slightly lower than the armrest or seat height of the sofa or chair.
  • Console, Entertainment Center or TV Stand: This furniture piece typically houses the television and often includes additional storage for media devices, gaming consoles, or to display decorative items. Ensure that the size of the media console is proportionate to the size of the screen it will be supporting. Even if you don’t plan to include a TV in your living room (we support your decision for less screen time!), a freestanding console or built-in shelving unit is great for storage and organization. You can hide (or replace) your TV with a large piece of wall art.
  • Area Rug: It’s common to include an area rug in a living room for extra warmth and coziness. If possible, all furniture pieces should “live” on the rug in your living room. If your rug doesn’t really allow for that, then at least the front legs should be atop the rug. This ensures the furniture doesn’t look like it’s floating in the room.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Typically in a living room, you’d want a flush surface mount light or chandelier on the ceiling and wall-mounted sconces or table lamps placed around the room for mood lighting.
  • ** Decor Accessories**: Decor in a living room can transform a living area into a vibrant tapestry of textures, colors, and forms, creating a welcoming and personalized environment that reflects your style. The strategic placement of books, vases, and candles on coffee tables or shelves infuses the room with character and warmth. Throw pillows and blankets introduce texture and color helping to make the space feel cozier. Wall art helps to ground the space and showcase your personal taste and interests. Mirrors can amplify light, making the room feel more expansive.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the living room.

Get creative and have fun with your living room makeover! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Living Room.

How do you decorate with blue?

If you want to make a bold statement with blue, consider painting the whole living room (ceilings included) in a single shade of blue. No one regrets painting a living room blue.

Decorating with blue can transform any space into a serene sanctuary or a dynamic cozy cocoon, depending on its shade and application. Lighter shades of blue like sky blue or baby blue can create a sense of openness and freshness and a soothing atmosphere, while darker shades like navy blue or royal blue can add depth, elegance, and sophistication.

Blue pairs beautifully with a range of colors. For a classic, crisp look, combine it with white or cream. For warmth, juxtapose blues against earth tones like sandy beiges or soft browns. For a more dynamic and contemporary color palette, consider coral or mustard (orange is the complementary color opposite blue on the color wheel), which provide a striking contrast and elevate the vibrancy of the space.

Don't shy away from mixing different shades of blue within the same space. Layering light and dark blues can create a sophisticated and dynamic aesthetic. This approach works well in spaces where you want to maintain a monochromatic scheme without it feeling flat or uninteresting.

Blue is often associated with the sea and the sky, making it a perfect choice for creating a coastal or beach-inspired room. Pair blue with white or sandy beige tones or incorporate nautical elements like striped patterns, seashells, or rope accents to enhance the coastal aesthetic.

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