How to Decorate in Patriotic Red, White and Blue with Blue Rugs

You can almost hear the spirited drum cadence, see the flags unfurling (even though they’re nowhere in sight) and feel the stirring emotion of a room bedecked in red, white and blue. Of course an exquisite blue rug is a must to ground the scene, while flashes of white and red splashed around the space brighten and inspire. According to designer Christina Murphy, “Punches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging.” Murphy’s quote comes to life as you browse my blue rug images today. Each example engages the spirit of Americana with an unexpected youthful excitement in old world furnishings.

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Blue Rugs Lead the Way in the Pursuit of a Happy Home

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What would a warm, inviting Cape Cod-inspired room by renowned interior designer Carrie Leskowitz be without the red, white and blue combination that radiates strength, confidence and optimism? Image courtesy

The light blue rug softens the hardwood floor and echoes the blue-gray stone around the warming fireplace focal point. White becomes the great neutralizer while red is layered in as the energizing and passionate pop of color.

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Another Leskowitz design lets a white, navy and Wedgwood blue rug in a jaunty stripe take center stage in a playful combination with Greek key patterns. Not to be upstaged, lipstick red creates a drama all her own against a whimsical mix of styles. According to Leskowitz, “Because red dominates and blue recedes, your eye will always be drawn to red.”

A Bold Geometric Blue Rug Can Be Your Something Unexpected

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Red, once again, liberates a space with vibrant color. A bold white and blue rug with an oversized geometric pattern plus the cushiony comfort of a traditional leather sofa equals the owners’ aesthetic: classic pieces with a bit of something unexpected. Trent (of Trent Bailey Photography) and Dara (of Preston & Olivia hats and accessories) wanted their New York City space to speak to their laid-back Louisiana upbringing along with a young, modern city vibe.

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Interior design by Celerie Kemble. Image courtesy William Waldron/The Interior Archive

Red Walls, White Accents, and Blue Rug

Designers Celerie Kemble and Anita Sarsidi take red, white and blue up a gazillion notches with this red lacquered dining room. The exquisite white and blue rug becomes the beautiful base worthy of original and reproduction Jansen chairs and an impressive table by Oscar de la Renta.

Blue Rug Beauty for the Bedroom

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Interior design by Michael S. Smith. Image courtesy House Beautiful

Pattern mixing makes a cozy statement with a traditional blue rug in an intricate print underfoot and a charming, down-home plaid on the bed above. Layer on a red blanket at the foot of the imposing black canopy bed and life, liberty and the pursuit of a good night’s sleep awaits.

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