Monday, October 20, 2014

Earth & Sky: Blue and Beige Comforters & Bedding Sets

Under $40 8-Piece Blue and Beige Bedding Set
Blue and beige comforter sets and other, related bedding like these, lend an air of ethereal purity, the perfect hues for your creating a bedroom befitting a retreat: yours.

Let's have a look at the many bedding options in your planned color palette: blue and beige and together with some basic decorating 101 tips, we'll chisel away at each and make determining your fave a whole lot easier.

                     your bedroom's focal point

9-Piece Classic Blue and Beige Comforter/Bedding Set






If your interpretation of serene is light and bright, keep
to blue and beige bedding and surround yourself with
natural elements like wood, glass and grass weave pieces.


Beds are most likely your space's largest contribution and they're a vital part of our bedroom's decor--that much we know but it's the style bedding we're after that often eludes us when we get started.

You'll need to determine what 'voice' you want your blue and beige bedding to introduce into your space. 


Odds are, you want a serene retreat for a bedroom but what's your idea of serene?


At left here, is a quiet, traditional blue and beige comforter set that is emboldened by the white furniture and accessories. There's nothing loud about this fresh and bright palette. 






Set of 2 Budget-Friendly Lamps with Drum Shades

not all neutral is Plain-Jane

Metal finishes like these silver ball
post lamps with their beige drum shades
are a great choice to pair with your new bedding, as they can easily meld with  contemporary, modern or even Hollywood Regency decor. 

Indeed, they're fabulous to admire but they have the neutrality you'll enjoy with each room redo.     




It's the Little Things:                    borrowing design
8-Piece Blue and Beige Traditional Floral Comforter Set
I just love this beige, brown and
blue bedding here on the right.                                 
The vine-like twigs seem to 
meander rather delicately; you 
can almost feel a warm crisp
day upon sight of this bed. 
It's here you can take your
 cues from when 
opting for other pieces like 
the bedside table below. 






Birds on a Branch Nightstand/Lamp Table 

Coordinating Decor:                                                        Less is More 
The winding branch design on this lovely nightstand
are a feature borrowed from the comforter set, above.
If you're not looking for such detail in your furniture, 
consider adding a few natural twigs in a neutral vase.  

Or add wall art with a simple twig design. Try not to make
branches look too obvious, 'gracing' every table, print and
doo-dad. You don't want to create a bonfire, keep to the
'rubbing-two-sticks ideal; too much of anything will thwart your efforts for well-balanced decor.


Fabulous Wall Art:                                                                               a mix of hues


Abstract 3-Panel Blue Brown and Beige Wall Art
Abstracts are a great way to have a new piece of art every time you behold its beauty, as its complexity affords you to see it differently with every shift of the space's light.

Keep your artwork a mix of shades; it doesn't have to be about a perfect match.
And wall art should never be all about matching your upholstery or bedding.

This painting has a blend of tones with
brown mixed in--perfect for your planned
decor but most notably, beautiful.  



Getting Warmer:     medium blue and beige bedding

8-Piece Beige and Blue Comforter Set
You don't have to keep to lighter blue hues
with your bedding; medium shades of blue like those in these next few comforter sets can  work at creating an even warmer bedroom environment. 

Keep your space on the bright side with my

faves: sheer white window panels. 



Go Light on the windows: sheer panels                
 A light dressing on your windows won't compete with
 your bedding and they'll let all the natural light in. 

Note how in these model rooms the windows are devoid of 
heavy dressing; this is done to show off the fabulous bedding.
It doesn't look too 'missing something' does it?

Allow your bedding to earn its keep and take center stage.


 
10-Piece Blue and Beige Comforter & Sheet Set

Silver Finished Metal Night Table

Sparkle & Shine

I'm lovin' this uber-cheap [dare I say it]
but highly lauded for its form and function
as a fabulous addition to your blue and
beige bedding.

This table is so many things:
it's bright, alive, simple and
sophisticated.

A picture-perfect mate for your
blue and beige palette.
Shhhh! Don't tell
how much it was; they'll
never guess.



blue and beige in stripes

     Stripes make a great design for your bedroom’s focal piece. Not all striped bedding is contemporary or modern-only and many pieces like this classic blue and beige bedding set.

 Too, this comforter is gender-neutral, so you would do well to fit this set into your guest bedroom. Consider pairing it up with the silver accent table above or the ever-so-versatile white nightstand below. 

     Isn't this comforter fresh and breezy?                                                                                           



8-Piece Uber-Cheap Blue and Beige Comforter Set
Grabbing patterns from your Bedding:                      more elements of design            

If you look at the design in this lighter blue,taupe, white and beige comforter set, you'll notice a starburst-type design.

Much like the bedding above with its twisted
vine design and the coordinating ideas for the metal table, this bed set will look fabulous with
the starburst (also known as sunburst) mirror 
Great spaces have hints of its best features
sprinkled about the room. Note the lamp shade here in this model room; it mirrors
the taupe in the pillow shams and again in 
the foot of the comforter.   


'Mirror' Your Design:                                      sunburst mirror

Large Budget-Friendly Sunburst Wall Mirror

The sunburst mirror here, will certainly deliver, you'll have an extra bit of reflected light
as it's bounced about your space. For super dark spaces--especially bedrooms with no or not enough windows, you'll need a mirror for sure. And add plenty of white to your bedroom. White is a great reflector where dark hues tend to 'soak up' all the space's light like a gnarly kitchen sponge (pardon the drama, here). I'm loving this mirror with its weathered finish and multi-dimensional frame. 
Plus, this sunburst mirror and its design is a close match to the bedding's 
own pattern without being contrived, like you're trying too hard to be matchy-matchy.

 same idea;                                                   different approach         


8-Piece Beige Blue and White Comforter Set
You'll love this predominantly white contemporary bedding set with blue, grey and beige detailing. Its design, much like the comforter set above, has the telltale sunburst pattern but in a much more contemporary/modern look and feel. 
For uber-dark bedroom spaces, I suggest a bed set much like this one. The white is a fabulous projector of light, don't you think so?  





Getting a designer look--                                even if you're not

Designer rooms can be mighty pricey, that much we do know but what we all don't share is the natural ability to put a space together. But you can have the room of your dreams and not the bedroom of your nightmares by keeping a file with full of all your faves. 

 Study model rooms and determine what you like most in space.   

Keep a file on your computer or a hard copy in a notebook; just keep it handy and clip anything you love tucked inside. I included a blue and beige comforter set here, with a stacked ball or bubble lamp, much like in the picture. 

See more out this comforter set on Amazon:
7-Piece Blue and Beige with Chocolate Brown Accents

Clear Stacked Ball Table Lamp


What you need for your wish file~                                       jot down the following:

  • color
  • shape
  • size
  • shape
  • any unique features that appeal to you most
After you have a whole host of gotta-wanna-haves, study the models rooms you see in the bedding images and pick out your ultimate fave and figure out which of those wishlist items fit best for the model room's copy. 

How easy-peasy is that?!   

Fabulous Ideas: 
Remember, you just want to get ideas, not carbon copies--unless you want exact replicas. But don't stress about getting look-alikes; just the suggestion, color, size, etc. will do the trick. Here's an uber-versatile blue, beige and brown comforter set that budget-friendly. I added in a brown vase to replicate the table accessory. As I said, decide what it is about a room, its furniture, wall art, accessories and go with that and you'll succeed.    



Accessory Idea: Brown Vase


8-Piece Blue and Beige w/ Brown Bedding Set












  

      
Tree Branch & Bird Night Table

Cottage Charm

While the model room here has an amazing white iron bed, don't discount the beautiful quilted blue and beige bedding set just yet. The lovely, simple but so quaint it seems cottage-posh, doesn't it? The birds on their branches will work perfectly with this glass top table. It's the perfect bed set and night table combo for a small room with white, beige or cream walls. Love it!   

Blue and Beige Bird & Floral Bedding



                         
















Versatile Blue and Beige Bedding Set:     the two-faced 'friend'

7-Piece Turquoise Blue and Beige Bedding Set

I know, I can be a bit overly dramatic when talking interior design and decor. The beige and blue comforter set here on the right with its brown accents can take on a host of decor styles like traditional, contemporary and even zen.

How cool is that?


The brown vase I talked about earlier, will pair up well with this bedding set. Go for uber-cheap white sheer panels for your window dressing. You'll save big while adding to your bedroom's master plan. 


Notice how well the throw pillow with the leaf

motif will pair with the brown vase, above.
Little things like a leaf can connect two unrelated pieces.



More Model Room Inspiration:                                                               

Set of 2 White Nightstands
   

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