11 beautiful blue living room ideas – from deep and dramatic navy to light and fresh aqua

Blue living room ideas are some of the most popular around at the moment. No longer is grey the choice du jour for our living rooms, blue hues have taken over. A versatile shade with so many options, it’s a surprisingly easy color to decorate with too. 

Blue, like green, has many associations with the outdoors from the sea to the sky and also comes loaded with positive energies than are defined as “enthusiastic, encouraging, spiritual & thoughtful”- what a better family of associations to be surrounded by in these more challenging times.’ explains Patrick O’Donnell of Farrow & Ball.

But what blue to choose? Everyone’s favorite blue right now seems to be very deep navy blues. These dramatic hues started out on kitchen cabinets, but have recently seeped onto the walls of living rooms, creating cocooning spaces that ooze sophistication. 

Then at the opposite end of the spectrum, there are the barely-there light blues that have almost become a cool neutral, used in the same way you would white or a pale grey. A pale sky blue will instant make a living room feel lighter and brighter and is the perfect backdrop for any living room color scheme. And there are also hundreds of blue shades in between, so to get you inspired to redecorate with this on-trend hue, we’ve pulled together our favorite blue living rooms…


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(Image credit: Future | James Merrell)

If you are looking for the best colors to pair with blue, you really can’t go wrong with a blush pink and a velvety navy. Case in point in this elegant blue living room. When going over all the walls and ceilings with a deep hue, you need to add in a color that’s going to lift the space, still feel luxurious, but just add some contrast. The bold blush pinks of the sofas do just that, creating a room that just draws you in.

Add throw pillows to whatever room needs an extra dose of comfy. Filled with a fluffy faux-down insert, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. Available in four sizes and all measurements are made without pillow insert.

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Blue living room with yellow sofa and pink cushions
(Image credit: Farrow and Ball)

Gloss paint isn’t something you see all that often, but they do create such a striking, unexpected statement that can work with the right colors. Blue is one such color, a glossy blue on the walls creates a liquid-like sheen that so much more interesting than a flat matte wall. Plus, going for a gloss in a small living room is a great way to bounce more light around the space, making it feel bigger and brighter.

Find somewhere soft to land. Our floor cushions are the super comfy and style-forward option for the boho side of us all. They’re UV coated to protect against fading and water-resistant so you can avoid scrambling to bring them inside whenever there’s a touch of weather. Grab a few to have on hand whenever seating is hard to come by or for a fun option for kids to use out in the yard.

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Blue living room with built in bookcase painted in Benjamin Moore Lucern
(Image credit: Benjamin Moore)

Like any cool tones, blue can look cold in certain lights, and while sometimes that’s no bad thing and works particularly well in elegant, lofty rooms, if you want your living room to feel cozy and inviting, you’re going to have to bring in some warmer tones. 

Be inspired by this blue living room and throw down a large rust-toned area rug that will instantly as warmth. Complement blue walls with warm wooden furniture too or add hints of deep orange, terracotta, and even red into your decor.

Express your style all over your home with a feature-worthy rug. They’re made from a woven, polyester chenille for a soft and textured look. Plus, choosing from our wide array of designs, you’re sure to find just the rug to match your decor. Rugs are one of the best, attention-grabbing pieces to design a room around. Use the colors within the rug to help choose art prints, furniture fabric, and accent pillows. ( Available in four sizes )

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Dark blue living room with white ceiling, blue sofa and stone fireplace
(Image credit: Future)

Dark blue doesn’t always have to be dramatic. Pair navy walls with light woods and neutral hues like grey, white and beige for a much more toned-down, liveable look. See how in the blue living room, space isn’t overwhelmed by the wall color and it still feels very fresh and light. Opting for a clean white ceiling and woodwork breaks up the dark color too, making it less intense.

As experts in the field of sitting down, we thoughtfully crafted our Floor Pillows to be overstuffed, plush and firm. These cushions never lose their shape, and the high-quality print makes sure the design stays crisp and colorful.

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window seat in light blue room
(Image credit: Anna Stathaki)

While dark blues are having their moment, pale blues are always a classic and add such a calming, uplifting feel to a room. In this living room, the light sky blue walls are fresh and brightening and they work so well with the soft pinks and slightly deeper blues going on in the rest of the room. It all feels very soft and whimsical here, but light blues can work with a more dramatic, modern look when paired with darker colors and metallic accents.

Square now means trendy and stylish. (We’ve updated Wikipedia and have the word out to Merriam Webster… they’re getting back to us.) With our wood wall art’s multi-square design, you have the power to adjust the spacing between each section to form exactly the right look. Available in three sizes.

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reading corner in living room
(Image credit: Anna Stathaki)

A smokey-grey blue gives a living room a very contemporary feel. When paired with retro shapes as it is in this living room it has almost a retro feel to it, that would perfectly suit a Mid-century style space. Again, use warm tones to contrast this steely hue, or lean into its coolness and pair with sharp white woodwork and grey furniture for a more contemporary edge.

Invite the sun inside on your terms. Our blackout window curtains are a denser alternative to your standard window curtain, blocking out most light and proudly featuring your favorite designs. Whether you live in a busy apartment or a peaceful neighborhood, it’s always nice to have the option to shut out the sun and relax inside by candlelight. Available in either single or double panel options.

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Blue living room with glossy panelled walls
(Image credit: Future)

Another example of why high-gloss walls are making a comeback, they just add so much more visual interest and really do make a space feel extra luxurious. Lacquered walls work best when you really commit, so rather than sticking to just a feature wall, go all over with a deep teal blue, ceilings including. This monochrome look works particularly well in smaller spaces because it creates the illusion space is bigger by blurring the boundaries.

Add throw pillows to whatever room needs an extra dose of comfy. Filled with a fluffy faux-down insert, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. Available in four sizes and all measurements are made without pillow insert.

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Pale blue living room with blue corner couch and orange wall lights
(Image credit: Rei Moon)

There’s something very classic and traditional about an aqua blue paired with white, and yet as this blue living room proves, when combined with modern, statement furniture it can be given a contemporary twist. It looks fabulous paired with the coral of the wall lights, and the hints of the black ground in all those pale shades, adding to that eclectic mix of modern and period style.


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White living room with blue velvet sofa
(Image credit: Future)

Blue living room ideas don’t all have to be about paint, you can bring in blue with accent furniture too. If you want to keep your living room color scheme generally quite neutral, then choosing a single larger piece of blue furniture to be the focal point of your space is a nice way to add interest and break up all those neutral tones.

Our customers tell us ALL the time how soft and warm our Throw Blankets are (the secret: Sherpa fleece). Even better, they get softer the more you wash them. They’re a perfect addition to any living room couch. Featuring a crisp, vivid design on the front with a reverse white side.

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Dark blue living room with fireplace and foot stool
(Image credit: Future)

If you are dealing with a small living room, rather than sticking with the age-old white to expand the space, try a deep blue on all four walls. 

Blue is the best color for making space feel bigger,’ says color and paint expert Annie Sloan. ‘It is recessive, which means it draws the eye outwards, blurs horizon lines, and gives a sense of never-ending space. It’s also a calming, meditative color which encourages us to breath-in-and-out, creating a psychological and spiritual sense of space as well as the physical illusion.’

From sideshow to show-stopper, our side tables will be a stunning modern accent to your space. Selecting from our wide array of artist’s designs printed with a satin finish on birch wood, you’ll take any room from zero to a hundred. Available in a square or round table top, and black or gold leg colors.

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Blue living room with green sofa
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Greens and blues are an easy color combination that’s always going to work well. See how the almost khaki green sofa sits against the backdrop of the mid-tones blue walls, creating just a subtle contrast. Then those baby pinks and lemon yellows really pop against the blue, such a fun and refreshing color palette, that doesn’t seem to over the top despite all the mix of colors.

Park it in style on this incredibly versatile bench, upholstered with vegan leather featuring all the designs you love. The perfect indoor bench will give any space an instant upgrade. Dress it with plush blankets or throw pillows to keep it elegant, but super cush.

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Blue living room with animal print wallpaper

Speaking of over the top, check out this eclectic blue living room. It’s making us rethink our love/hate relationship with animal print, when paired with a dark teal it looks so luxurious and sophisticated. Definitely a combination we are going to try out.

IMPORTANT: make sure to order enough panels to cover your wall or surface (size options below). Our peel and stick Wallpaper is easy to apply and take off, leaving no adhesive residue. Featuring sharp, vibrant images, Wallpaper patterns are ideal for accent walls, flat surfaces, and temporary installations (like parties!). Available in three floor-to-ceiling sizes.

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The best colors to bring into a blue living room will depend on your personal style and the overall look you are wanting to achieve. If you want to embrace the dark side, then a navy works well with bolder colors like pinks, yellows, and oranges and these combos create that really striking high contrast. 

If you are a neutral lover just wanting to dip a toe in the rainbow waters, then you can’t go wrong with blue and white, or blue and grey. Just make sure you always order swatches and see what your color choices look like together in your space.

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