It’s no wonder that blue and white is a favorite color combination for cottages and seaside decorating. Of course, blue is one of the best color for home decor. Blue brings down blood pressure and slows respiration and heart rate. That’s why it’s considered calming, relaxing, serene and evokes images of the sea, and is often recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms. I choose to use blue and white chinese porcelain in my decor. Blue and white has long been a popular combination for dinner china and beautiful antique or new blue and white plates are easy to find. I have been collecting items of use and no use such as plates in the ever-popular blue willow pattern, or even flow blue patterns, with purposely blurred images, that were popular about one hundred years ago. Vases, soup tureens, tea pots and other pieces of antique blue and white porcelain also look beautiful when on display. I have been on a lookout for blue and white linens to add to my collection. Tablecloths, napkins, placemats, curtains, bedspreads, sheets and more are available in delightful blue and white solids and patterns that can brighten up your home as well.Why not display the mix-and-match plates on a wall, not necessarily in the kitchen.
If you are interested to learn more about blue and white Chinese porcelain go to http://www.blueandwhite.com/
Decorating ideas with blue and white by Carolyne Roehm.
Photos: 1. 8rd.org, 2. Countryliving , 3. mine, 4. 5. Carolyne Roehm