February 3, 2017

My Brain is Thinking Spring Decorating

It happens every year about this time. 
Just when groundhog day reveals six more weeks of winter, I am thinking it is time for spring.
You too?  

Spring makes me begin to think of fresh colors and new beginnings. It is time to refresh, whether it be a room, a whole house, or just one's outlook. So, let's just pretend spring is here.

I was under the weather and had a medical procedure in January. So, I feel like the cold dreary days of January just swished by without my accomplishing much. 

Some of you may have noticed that I did not publish my normal number of weekly ramblings. I am working on getting back into the groove. ha! 

What is more refreshing than pretty shades of blue and white?  They are the perfect clean, crisp, refreshing colors after a dark winter. 

Have you noticed that these bathrooms have wallpaper?  I can only hope that they are the easy remove type of wallpaper. 

I could easily get interested in using the top wallpaper for a bathroom or a guest room. 

I do like wallpaper. But I change my mind and want new looks...so I would be back to stripping wallpaper. Oh the temptations though!

I have a round tuffit like the one in the bathroom above. I love it, but it is in the basement waiting for new fabric and a new life. This bathroom might be a bit too much pattern for me. 

I love English pattern on pattern style...but this is rather large and intense for my smaller rooms. I like to be careful about scale.

This is a very striking bathroom with a stronger shade of blue, accented by the solid blue ceiling. 

Which bathroom design calls your name? 

Which shade of blue is perfect for your spirit?

This softer shade of blue damask wallpaper and matching tile are really calling to me right now. This lighter, softer shade of blue seems to be really popular. 

See the blue tile below also. So pretty!

Blue and white work so well together whether in a traditional room or a more contemporary space. 

Most shades of blue and green are restful and relaxing. There are some shades that are more electric, and those can be fun in just the right application. 

Sometimes just a touch of blue is all you need in a white, or neutral room like above. Those quilts are calling my name. And with just the rag rug, and a blue trim on the window treatment, the room looks perfectly pulled together. 

This blue and white wallpaper with matching fabric has been a favorite of mine for a while. I have had this pic in a file and wish I could remember the company/brand. It is several years old. The shade of blue still speaks to me.

Here we are back to my blue and white. I began adding blue to my master last spring, when I was "thinking" about springtime. 

I bought power blue towels last year...and just today I dropped them off to be monogrammed. ha! I am as slow as a turtle. I should have them back next week and will show them to you as soon as I take pics and write the post. 

Pulling a room or area together can take a while if you are like me and live in the country and do not have access to "décor" every day. 

I like to tweak my rooms for the seasons...and it seems that spring is my "blue and white" season. 😊

I hope this quick little blue and white inspiration post nudges you to begin thinking about spring, even though the groundhog says six more weeks of winter. Boo!

What are your spring décor plans? 
I would love for you to share with us. :-) 

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Sorry you were out of the loop for most of January and it is nice to see you back here. I really do like blue and white but don't think I could do wallpaper again. I told someone earlier that I have stripped MILES of wallpaper in my life and hope to never do it again. lol Such a mess...but I do like the looks of it---but in someone else's home--not mine! Hope you have a great upcoming weekend. xo Diana

  2. Sheila, hope you are on the mend. I like the crisp clean look of blue and white, but this time of year it seems cold.
    I have put off striping some wallpaper for longer than I am willing to admit.
    However, the cats started it for me, so it looks like it's time to step it up a bit.

  3. Hope you get your groove back soon Sheila. I love the blues and white. But I could never do wallpaper in our wee bathroom. Our bathrooms are my least favorite places in this house. Too small. Blessings to you for a fabulous weekend. xoxo, Susie

  4. Love what you have done to your bedroom. Monogramming steps up the style factor, whether is it apparel or decor. Hmm, not sure I'd do wallpaper again...finally got it all stripped off... xoxo

  5. I love all the blues and whites and hope you are doing better Sheila!

  6. I love wallpaper..........in somebody else's home!😜 I'm a Michigan girl and yes, I'm ready for spring even though our winter has been pretty mild.

  7. These are all beautiful and inspiring pictures. It can be an amazing transformation what wallpaper can do for a room. I hope you are feeling better after your procedure.

  8. Sheila where do you take your towels to be embroidered?
    I love the softer blue and whites, but like you don't like to commit, as I get tired of things and like to mix it up. Glad you are feeling better!

    1. I found a place in Somerset Ky called Magic Monograms and Embroidery on highway 80. They can be found on Facebook with directions and phone number.

  9. Loving all of the blue and white. Just can't seem to take on a wallpaper project now but those wallpapered rooms are beautiful!


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