Design inspiration can come in the form of many things. You can find rooms to inspire you on blogs, on TV, Pinterest, and in magazines. Taking inspiration from different elements in a designer room allows you to create a room that’s uniquely you. Other design inspiration can come from objects. A painting, a fabric, a piece of china can all inspire a room design. One classic source of design inspiration is blue and white china.
Blue and white china has been inspiring interiors for hundreds of years. First imported from China, blue and white porcelain was coveted throughout Europe. It created a design craze that resulted in Europeans replicating the porcelain and colors into their own unique designs. You’ll find blue and white porcelain, ceramics and pottery from a number of European countries, including Holland, England and France.
Both the color and patterns of this famous china can inspire design throughout the home. Textiles and rugs are two of the many design elements influenced by blue and white china. Patterns and colorways replicate the designs on the china. Wallpaper is another place you’ll find blue and white inspired designs.
Porcelain and ceramic tiles used for floors and backsplashes are other materials inspired by blue and white china. Delft tiles from Holland date back hundreds of years and are still being produced today. These can be used in kitchens and baths as accents or backsplashes.
The classic combination of blue and white can work in any decorating style from traditional to transitional. Look around your home for objects that inspire you.