As the next season quickly approaches, the need for a subtle decor is mandatory. As some of you might have previously read, I recently shared a navy blue master bedroom a couple of weeks ago. But now I think this color is slowly taking over our living room as well (and it might, or might not be showing up soon in our patio).
What I admire the most about this type of blue is how fresh it feels when used with the right accessories and how it can add just the right touch of elegance without going overboard. Navy is also a great transitional color when going from spring to summer.
If like me you are trying to get out of your comfort zone with the neutrals, I suggest to start with a change of decorative pillows by adding fun and contemporary patterns like these ones I found at +HomeGoods. The navy Ikat and the bohemian inspired big pillows are strong players over this dark leather sofa. This color really pops out, but the real trick was the mix of patters and designs.
Another great alternative to shake off those neutrals is by changing the curtains. These pair of navy panels, which include a blackout, are the perfect addition to this room and they provide enough coverage without blocking the natural light that I love so much.
You can always stop here if you feel that your neutral inner voice is starting to feel uneasy. But, I took a step further and went crazy over the new floating shelves. I’ve previously decorated them for a post I did for the Design Happy Blog from HomeGoods, but this time around navy is taking over the spotlight.
All the blue accessories (and some of the white ones) used over these shelves were amazing finds from HomeGoods. I love how all these ceramic pieces have that raw/handmade look which gives them a unique and one-of-a-kind feeling. While I used a variety of tones, I emphasized on the use of darker ones as statement points in this arrangement. Creating a interesting “shelfie” is something I also shared on the Design Happy Blog from HomeGoods where you’ll find a fun stop motion gif that will give you a better idea on how to style your shelves.
As you can see navy is a great color to use during spring. It will provide you a wonderful starting point from where you can always add more color or simply mix your neutrals. What is your favorite color for this season?