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Blue and White Bedroom Refresh

This post is as much about the power of paint as it is about anything else. I know you know this but, simply painting the walls can change the entire feel of a space and this bedroom refresh is total proof of that.  I’ve been super antsy to paint our master bedroom for awhile. I wanted a main bedroom retreat that was relaxing and inviting. The previous paint color was fine in here but I was hoping for a more coastal vibe with blue and white decor. After seeing some blue walls around the web, I decided to go for it. One thing about me, I’m impulsive to a fault. Once I have an idea, it seems impossible to get it out of my head. That’s what happened with this room. Below I’ll share some blue and white bedroom decorating ideas along with the new look in our main bedroom.

Blue and White Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Blue and White Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Picking a Paint Color

In a blue and white bedroom, the paint color can vary greatly. I decided on a color called Cloudy Sky by Benjamin Moore after trying out several other blues in the space. White paint colors are another option for a blue and white bedroom. My favorite white paint color, Chantilly Lace, is a perfect canvas for a coastal-inspired space. You can read more about Chantilly Lace here.

Master Bedroom Refresh - changing the look of the bedroom with paint - paint color is Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky

Deciding on Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky

I searched high and low for paint colors and narrowed it down to a few I wanted to sample then ran to Home Depot and had samples mixed of these five colors. I decided on Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky after swatching them on the wall and observing them for a few days. I honestly was terrified to paint the walls such a bold color since I’ve really stayed very neutral with paint colors in this house but I’m so pleased with the way it turned out.

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Master Bedroom paint color is Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky

Blue and white bedroom decorating details

Not a lot changed in this space other than removing the grid and then painting the walls and adding some details but so much of decorating is in the details, isn’t it? Some blue and white bedroom decorating ideas that I’d suggest are to mix and match your blues. You don’t want every single blue item in the space to be the same shade. You can see below that I mixed some solid navy blue pillows with some more inky blue shibori pillows. I also brought in more blue and white with the artwork on the right.

Master Bedroom decor - paint color is Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky

Mixing in Wood tones

I love mixing blue and white decor with natural wood tones. I added this new bench at the foot of the bed. I love the spool legs, don’t you? The natural wood and natural linen-textured cushion are the perfect contrast to the dark blues in the space. It gives the perfect beachy vibes, don’t you agree?

Master Bedroom Refresh - changing the look of the bedroom with paint - paint color is Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky

Achieving Cohesion

In this wider look, I think you can see how cohesive everything works together. The palette is not just blue and white but greenery is mixed in along with some glass, and woven pieces for texture. I also mixed in some new items with old items because I really appreciate a collected over time look to my spaces.

Changing the look of a bedroom with just paint can create a huge transformation paint color is Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky

The nightstands are some pieces that I’m super proud of. We built these nightstands ourselves. They are inspired by some Pottery Barn nightstands that I really wanted but could not justify the cost. I’m thrilled with the way they turned out. I think they look spectacular in this blue and white bedroom.

Master Bedroom Refresh - changing the look of the bedroom with paint - paint color is Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky

Headboard | Lamp | Large Abstract | Small Abstract | Umbrella Art | Basket

Master Bedroom Refresh - changing the look of the bedroom with paint - paint color is Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky

One thing that had always stumped me about this room was adding art above the headboard. The ceilings are so tall in this room and nothing ever seemed to fit – once I added some height above both nightstands – I felt much better about leaving the space above the headboard bare. 

Master Bedroom Refresh - changing the look of the bedroom with paint - paint color is Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky

I also ended up removing the drapes from the window because they were just too heavy for the space. I’d love to replace them with some lighter white or maybe striped drapes in the future but for now, I really don’t mind the bright light that pours in.

Master Bedroom Refresh - changing the look of the bedroom with paint - paint color is Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky

Add in Original Art

I can’t say enough about buying original art that you love. I’m new to buying original art but having pieces that I absolutely love bring so much joy to me. If you can add a piece of original art to your space, that goes a long way to creating a beautiful space you love. A couple of weeks ago I snagged an original painting from Brynn Casey Art and I promptly hung it in here. I think it completes the calm, beachy vibes in this room that I love so much.

Bedding | Quilt | Navy Pillows (similar) | Shibori Pillows (similar) |Dot Pillow

Master Bedroom Refresh - changing the look of the bedroom with paint - paint color is Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky
Master Bedroom Refresh - changing the look of the bedroom with paint - paint color is Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky

Before and After of the Bedroom

I can’t even believe how different this space looks and feels by changing details.

Master Bedroom Refresh - changing the look of the bedroom with paint - paint color is Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky

See the before here

Wrapping up Blue and White Bedroom Decorating Ideas

As with all decorating creating a space you love depends so much on what you love. These are just some blue and white bedroom decorating ideas but ultimately, bringing items into your space that you love, that go together but don’t necessarily match is how you’ll achieve the look you love. If you want more decorating tips, check out my post on discovering your decorating style.

Sources:

Paint color – Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky mixed into Behr paint from The Home Depot

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  1. It’s so beautiful Chelsea! I love that you dressed the bed with a quilt, instead of a duvet. The texture is so inviting. For the same reason, I just ordered a new quilt for our bedroom…can’t wait for it to arrive. And those bench legs ? – so gorgeous!

    1. Thank you so much Jackie, I love the look of quilts. I have some vintage ones that we all fight over when it’s time to curl up and watch movies. Can’t wait to see your new quilt!

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  7. i know your nightstands are not new, but they look great in your new space! where did you get them? Thanks Elizabeth

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