Summer Fresh Decorating with Blue and White Stripes

Does anything say “summer decorating” better than blue and white stripes? It looks fresh and nautical and can make a bold statement with wide stripes, or it can be soft with narrow stripes in paler shades of blue. We’re heading into the glorious summer season and I hope you’ll find a few decorating ideas here to inspire some refreshing ideas for your home.

Bold Blue and White Stripes on Living Room Club ChairsPhoto by Phoebe Howard

You might recognize the living room above. I featured that beautiful East Beach home in one of my Sunday tours.

Stripes also look great on the floor of a living room – whether you choose a pretty rug or paint stripes on your wooden floor. The Nantucket summer home below was also featured on my blog.

Beautiful Coastal Style Living Room in Blue, Tan, and WhitePhoto by Pinemar, Inc


If you prefer a softer look, pale blue and white stripes and use them sparingly – like fabric on an ottoman. Courtney Thomas Design provides a beautiful example.

Beach Style Living Room in Soft Blue and White with Blue CeilingPhoto by Courtney Thomas Design


How about this fun, striped lamp? You don’t need a large piece to make a visual impact.

Light and Fresh Beach Style Living RoomPhoto by AGK Design Studio


A bold rug makes a strong statement in an all-white kitchen.

A bold kitchen rug in blue and white stripesPhoto by Stephanie Kraus Designs, LLC


Narrow blue and white stripes cover bar stools in a pale blue kitchen. Black is a perfect complementary color on the pendant lights.

Pale Blue Modern Country Kitchen with Large IslandPhoto by Koncerted – Home Automation & Home Media


Stripes adorn kitchen bar stools and a small rug in this modern country style kitchen. I’m going to show more of this amazing house in an upcoming blog post, so stay tuned!

Modern Country Kitchen with Blue Painted Cabinets and Kitchen IslandPhoto by Taylor-Made Builders, Inc.


Varying shades of blue stripes on summer comforters look fresh and inviting in this vaulted white bedroom – especially when paired with a sweet floral pattern on the pillows.

Summer Attic Bedroom in Soft Blue and WhitePhoto by


This bedroom exudes a nautical vibe with its navy and white comforter, distressed dresser, and large sail boat painting on the wall.

Nautical Bedroom with Large Sailboat PaintingPhoto by Barclay Butera Interiors


Here’s another variation of a nautical style bedroom – this one spiked with a touch of orangey-red color.

Country Style Nautical BedroomPhoto by Andrew Howard Interior Design


Don’t forget your outdoor spaces! They look great in the summertime with blue and white stripes.

Summer Porch by the Sea with Wicker Furniture and Rug with Blue and White StripesPhoto by GIL WALSH INTERIORS


See More Ideas for Decorating with Blue:

Classic Blue Breakfast Nook Ideas

Blue and Coral Decor for Coastal Living

Coastal Kitchen in Blue and White



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