Blue & White home decor items have been popular for centuries, and we offer a selection of items in blue & white colors for the classic decor, modern decor and nautical decor of today's home. There remains a love for these blue & white home decor items; Chinoiserie ceramics (blue transferware) are still in-demand for the Classic decor, and new abstract patterns are popular for the Modern decor, and the fresh coastal motifs continue to be a preferred choice for the Nautical decor. In this section, blue & white accent decor, like ceramics, area rugs, poufs and upholstered chairs, are highlighted and grouped together for your inspiration and ease in shopping.
About Chinoiserie and Blue Transferware: Transferware was first developed in the production of white ironstone ceramics that were imported to the American Market from the United Kingdom. This china service was made in stoneware or earthenware as an alternative to expensive porcelain during the 19th century. As white based tableware that was also very strong, this mass produced pottery became largely in-demand and soon "transfer-printed" designs were added in a singular contrasting color such as red, green, brown and the ever-popular blue. Oriental designs and motifs were especially put to use because of their mass appeal, with many showing their admiration of fine Chinese porcelain patterns often found in Chinoiserie Collections, that were also very expensive imports. Blue transferware and its use of Oriental motifs has remained as a standard for stylish decorative use, and continues its popularity into current times. These design elements are now placed on many household decorative items in addition to table place settings; blue transferware prints are found on vases, canisters, planters, trays, garden seats, linens, fabrics, wallpapers and many new items for your home.