Our homes should always be a calming, relaxing place to be but sometimes it’s easier said than done! Designate one room as a sanctuary so that you can retreat when the going gets a little tough, and you’ll find it easier to recharge. We love this soft, dreamy shade of blue, which reminds us of seaside shores and gentle summer skies. Add a few accessories to a neutral space to bring a breath of fresh air to tired furnishings and create a serene, relaxing feel. Here are ten of our top picks.
1. Seashells throw, J J Textile
This throw, covered in seashells and starfish, is like bringing the beach home with you…without any of that messy sand getting everywhere. Made from 100% wool, in a light blue and cream colour scheme, it would make a perfect addition to a summer home or beach house or really to anywhere you want to snuggle down and dream of the beach. The throw is also reversible and features the same design in inverted colours, so you can choose whichever suits your mood best. £104, available from J J Textile.
2. Lazy Linen bedlinen, Loaf
This Lazy Linen has a lovely laid-back vibe and is seriously easy to look after. Piece-dyed in northern Portugal by the best makers in the business and hand-finished with mother-of-pearl buttons. Stylishly crushed and in 12 colours including this cornflower blue. Prices start at £45 from Loaf.
3. Horizon pendant light, Pepper Sq.
These Horizon pendant lamps are mouth-blown and finished by hand in Denmark, ensuring the highest possible quality. Measuring 36cm wide by 20cm tall, it’s available in a choice of seven colours including this topaz blue. £315, available from Pepper Sq.
4. Dragonfly bedding set, Sophie Allport
A beautiful bedding set (pictured above and main image), covered in elegant dragonflies on a duck egg ground. The reverse features contrasting dragonfly silhouettes and makes a wonderful statement in any bedroom. Available in four sizes from single to super king. Prices start at £48 for a single set, available from Sophie Allport.
5. Bertie mid pale blue glass pendant light, Glow Lighting
British hand blown Bertie mid pale blue glass pendant light, with your choice of toning coloured fabric cable. Available in a range of colours, it costs £198 from Glow Lighting.
6. Diggins pudding bowls in Baker’s Blue
They’re called pudding bowls, but they’d be equally good for holding knickknacks, keys, loose change or any other small object. Handmade to imperfection with a lovely crackle glaze. £28 for a pair, available from Loaf.
7. Spindle back dining chair, Where Saints Go
A traditional style in a fresh, modern colour, this spindle back dining chair would also work in a bedroom or hallway. Made from fine rubber wood, renowned for its durable qualities, it costs £99 from Where Saints Go and is available in three colours including this duck egg blue.
8. Light blue ring glass candlestick, ad&i
Create a pretty candlelit display in your home with this unusual candlestick. It would look great on its own or mixed with other candle holders of different heights and textures. £24.95, available from ad&i.
9. Tweed pouffe footstool, Gifts of Wales
At 45cm by 30cm, this neat little seat is perfect as a footstool or for using as an occasional seat. Available in a choice of three colours including this Blue Moon, it costs £60 from Gifts of Wales.
10. Diamond weave stripe rug in blue, Walton & Co
This rug is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, and it’s durable, UV treated for fade resistance and has a soft wool like texture. It is equally suited for both indoor and outdoor use and is a great eco friendly choice for your home. 16 recycled bottles have been used to make this rug, which costs £30 from Walton & Co.