Blue and White are made to be together. Imaging frothy white tips to blue waves and white puffy clouds in a rich blue sky.

Whether you style is coastal, country chic or contemporary, blue and white will always work.

Her are some tips for introducing those classic combinations:

Ceramics -For a neutral room add some blue and white ceramics with accent cushions that will mimic the pattern on the ceramics.

Nautical accents - think glass and jute lobster pots, white shells, shabby painted signs. Whether you are decorating a porch or an interior room, round out your seaworthy finds with raw wood, metal and garden ceramics for a balanced look.

A patterned rug - A bold patterned blue and white rug is a great piece to invest in. Roll one out in the living room, and your decorating will be virtually done for you. Solid furniture pieces in blue, linen and white make great mates, as do rattan and wicker pieces.

White Linen and blue accent - natural fibers like burlap, jute and linen make a foolproof companion for this colour pair.

There is no other combination that conjures up images of holidays, freshness and uplifting clean air. The real feel good factor.

May 07, 2014 — Lisa Wood