» » » » Beautiful Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas

Beautiful Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas

posted in: Christmas Decorating | 20

Whether you are looking for living room or Christmas table inspiration, these elegant blue and white Christmas home decorating ideas are sure to add holiday spirit to your house.

Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas

I can’t believe it! It’s the beginning of December and my house is already decorated for Christmas! (In case you don’t know me, this is a first!)

I would like to say that I was really organized and got it all planned and executed early this year…but that would be a bit of a lie.

The truth is that Olivia at Reinvented Collection is really organized…she got a great group of home decor bloggers together to put on a fabulous Christmas home tour blog hop this week…so I had a deadline.

I don’t know this for sure (since I wasn’t the one trying to get everyone together), but I think getting a bunch of bloggers to do anything at the same time is a bit like herding cats…Olivia had her work cut out for her!

Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas

However, she succeeded and I’m thrilled to be part of the It’s A Wonderful House Christmas Hop. With so many beautiful homes to tour, I hope you have found a comfy seat, filled up your mug and are ready to stay for a while :)

If you are visiting from Sue’s place at A Purdy Little House, welcome! Of course, if you are one of my regular readers or just happen to be stopping by, you are most welcome, too!

Now…on with the tour!

The Inspiration

Have you ever had one of those times when you are supposed to be decorating for a holiday or event but you have no idea what you’re going to do?

That was me with my Christmas decorations this year. I just couldn’t come up with anything that inspired me. I looked through all of my previous year’s Christmas pictures, searched every where on Pinterest, and browsed ALL of the catalogs that came in the mail (and I get A LOT of catalogs!)…still nothing…

fall home tour 2017 blue and white living room

So I decided to take the easy way out, and go with my sure-fire way to have Christmas decorations that look great. Match the colors to the decor of the room.

Since the main living area of my house is blue and white, I took that idea and ran with it!

And decided while I was at it…Why not incorporate my favorite blue and white ginger jars? I LOVE those jars! Now I had some inspiration!

Start With Lights

I have a confession to make. As much as I love Christmas ornaments, tablescapes, and garlands, my absolute favorite Christmas decorations are the lights!

Even when I was in college, I used to hang Christmas lights all around my dorm room, just because I loved the ambiance. (I’m sure my roommate thought I was crazy!)

White and blue outdoor Christmas lights | Blue and white Christmas home decorating ideas
White and blue outdoor Christmas lights

So when I start to decorate for any holiday, I always start with the lights.

Blue meteor shower lights*

Lots of white string lights with some blue meteor shower lights* (they are really cool!) and blue kaleidoscope flood lights* set the tone outside.

Shop Outdoor Lights

The Entry Way

Feathers and lights Christmas console table | Blue and white Christmas home decorating ideas
Feathers and lights make easy Christmas decorations on the console table

The first of my blue and white Christmas home decorating ideas is an easy one!

In the front hall, I went with one of my favorites…white lights with white feather boas*. (You can find some more easy and inexpensive Christmas decorations HERE).

The feathers almost look like snow on top of the console.

The feathers almost look like snow in the lights | Blue and white Christmas home decorating ideas
The feathers almost look like snow

These glimmer lights* are really magical at night.

I used a bowl (turned upside down) as a stand to make the blue and white jar stand out…that’s one of my go-to ways to make accessories work in spaces where they might not otherwise fit.

Faux fur cushion adds texture to the front hall bench | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Faux fur cushion adds texture to the front hall bench

Faux fur pillows* add some warmth to the bench in the front hall.

Poinsettias are always a great addition for Christmas decor | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Poinsettias are always a great addition for Christmas decor

These monster-sized poinsettias really make the entrance feel like Christmas! (I got them at Costco for a REALLY reasonable price.)

Shop The Entry Way

The living room decked out for Christmas | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
The living room decked out for Christmas

When you walk in, this is the first room you see…the living room.

Blue and White Christmas Decorating Ideas For The Mantle

Ornaments make a statement on the fireplace mantel | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Ornaments make a statement on the fireplace mantel

For me, all of the living room decorations started with the mantel.

Last year, I did a post on ways to decorate your Christmas mantel when you have a TV above it. While I was researching I found a mantel that I absolutely LOVED from Regina Gust.

Since then, I have been dreaming about her mantel decorations all year!

The Christmas garland over the fireplace | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
The Christmas garland over the fireplace

So this year I was determined to make MY version of an over-the-top Christmas garland for my fireplace mantel.

Adding other subtle colors of ornaments adds some extra interest to the garland | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Adding other subtle colors of ornaments adds some extra interest to the garland

Of course, I had to incorporate some blue and white ginger jar ornaments.  Before someone mentions it…these were not cheap! But sometimes you have to splurge.

Then I added all kinds of other interesting ornaments – blue poinsettia clips*, pine cone picks* and bird cage ornaments*.

These blue and white ginger jars were the inspiration for the garland | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
These blue and white ginger jars were the inspiration for the garland

The blue and white vases* in the corners of the mantel help to add some height.

You can find the step-by-step instructions for how I put this mantel together HERE.

Shop The Mantel

Blue and White Christmas Decorating Ideas For The Tree

The blue and white Christmas tree | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
The blue and white Christmas tree

Of course, you can’t have an over-the-top mantel without an over-the-top tree!

The tree is an extension of the garland on the mantel | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
The tree is an extension of the garland on the mantel

I used more of the same ornaments on the tree to create a cohesive look.

White faux fur tree skirt | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
White faux fur tree skirt

For the tree skirt, I pulled out the same piece of white faux fur fabric* that I used for last year’s white Christmas tree.

Chanel under the white Christmas tree
Chanel under the white Christmas tree

The only difference? Last year Chanel (one of my cats) claimed the fur as her cat bed.

Winston on the faux fur tree skirt | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Winston on the faux fur tree skirt

This year Winston was having none of that! He settled in before the cats even knew the tree skirt was a cat bed option!

Blue, white and gold ornaments | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Blue, white and gold ornaments

Using gold with the blue and white adds some glam to the tree.

The Christmas tree is the focal point of the living room | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
The Christmas tree is the focal point of the living room

It is definitely a focal point when you enter the living room. You can see more of this blue and white Christmas tree HERE.

Shop The Tree

Blue and White Christmas Decorating Ideas For Shelves

Living room shelves with Christmas decor | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Living room shelves with Christmas decor

While the mantel and tree are definitely the show stoppers in the living room, I did add some other more subtle Christmas touches to some other areas.

Christmas garland on top of shelves | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Christmas garland on top of shelves

I added a store-bought garland to the top of the bookshelves, and then attached some more of the poinsettia clips* to tie it in with the mantel and tree.

Curly willow branches with beads | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Curly willow branches with beads

This centerpiece made of curly willow branches* and faux pearls* was left over from my Halloween party. Adding a glass reindeer (from HomeGoods) in front of it adds some Christmas spirit.

Shop Shelf Decor

Blue and White Christmas Decorating Ideas For Table Tops

 

Blue, white and gold candles | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Blue, white and gold candles

Decorations don’t have to be complicated to look beautiful.

A collection of blue and white candles on top of a marble and gold tray* is all I used to dress up the coffee table in the living room.

Blue hydrangeas with candle trees | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Blue hydrangeas with candle trees

These hydrangeas were not part of the original design plan. But when I saw them at Costco, I couldn’t resist!

The candle trees* in the background are another one of my go-to holiday decorating elements. You can dress them up or down for pretty much any occasion!

And the mirrored chargers* are another great way to add some depth to your holiday decor.

Reindeer stocking holders and evergreen branches | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Reindeer stocking holders and evergreen branches

Adding some evergreens (faux evergreens in this case) to the top of an armoire with some stocking holders* is another subtle way to add Christmas decor to your room.

Bird cages with ornaments and lights | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Bird cages with ornaments and lights

Filling up some bird cages* with ornaments adds some Christmas decor to the top of the armoire in the front hall.

This is another really easy (and inexpensive) to add some holiday spirit to any space in your home! And you can do it with pretty much anything that will hold ornaments…vases, bowls, jars…you get the picture.

Shop Table Top Decorations

Blue and White Christmas Decorating Ideas For The Dining Table

Blue, white and gold Christmas tablescape | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Blue, white and gold Christmas tablescape

I don’t really have a dining room.

My whole main living area (dining room, kitchen and living room) is all one big open space.

Blue, white and gold Christmas table setting | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Blue, white and gold Christmas table setting

So that usually means the tablescape co-ordinates with the living room decorations. (At least I don’t have to make any too many decisions about that!)

Blue, white and gold table | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Blue, white and gold table

The glittered branch placemats* add some texture (and sparkle) to the table.

White velvet Christmas table runners | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
White velvet Christmas table runners

White velvet runners (another HomeGoods find) help to define each place setting. I love the embroidered design on the front!

Blue, white and gold table setting | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Blue, white and gold table setting

When I saw these blue sparkle wine glasses*, I just knew I had to have them! Even though at the time, I didn’t know what I was going to use them for…

Blue and white ginger jar table centerpiece | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Blue and white ginger jar table centerpiece

I “borrowed” the blue and white ginger jars from my office to use as a centerpiece…always shop your house before going out to buy new things!

Blue, white and gold tablescape | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Blue, white and gold tablescape

Fortunately, I already owned the rest of the table setting, so I didn’t have to buy more tableware :)

Mixing and matching dishes makes them feel new even though they’re not.

Shop The Table

Blue and White Christmas Decorating Ideas For The Buffet
Christmas Joy buffet decor | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Christmas Joy buffet decor

For the buffet, I spread some faux evergreen garlands and battery operated lights across the top.

Lantern filled with Christmas ornaments | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Lantern filled with Christmas ornaments

Then filled some lanterns* with ornaments.

Christmas wreath as dining area backdrop | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Christmas wreath as dining area backdrop

Finally, I hung an ivory wreath to brighten up the backdrop.

Shop The Buffet

Blue and White Christmas Decorating Ideas For The Kitchen Bar

Blue and white table setting | Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Blue and white table setting

I have a very small kitchen with limited counter space, so I never ending up decorating it.

But there is a raised counter bar between the kitchen and the dining area, which is where I eat most of my meals. Adding some table settings there that co-ordinate with the dining area helps to tie the whole room together.

Shop The Table

Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Blue and white Christmas home decor

Using my blue and white ginger jars as inspiration (and through out the room) made sure that everything tied together perfectly!

Hopefully you have found some inspiration in my blue and white Christmas decorating ideas.

Now be sure to visit Rhonda at Hallstrom House. She’s waiting for you to drop by!

In case you have missed any of the other wonderful home tours, here’s where you can find them. Thanks for stopping in!

Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas

Petite Haus  |  North Country Nest  |  Welch House- Reinvented Collection  |  Mint Candy Designs

Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas

Keys to Inspiration  |  Virgina Sweet Pea  |  Fairies and Fauna

Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas

Raising A Farmhouse  |  Reinvented Collection  |  White Arrows Home

Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas

Our Crafty Mom  |  Lincluden Cottage Life  |  A Purdy Little House  |  From House To Home  |  Hallstrom Home

Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas

Back To The South  |  Slightly Coastal  |  Follow The Yellow Brick Home  |  Polka Dot Poplars

Have comments or questions about Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas? Tell us in the section below.



Beautiful Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas
Beautiful blue and white home decorating ideas
Beautiful blue and white home decorating ideas

You Might Also Like

20 Responses

  1. Paula
    | Reply

    Your home looks absolutely lovely decked out in blue and white for Christmas. Everything you’ve done is so pretty and I can’t even imagine how magical it looks in person. Those meteor lights you have outside are unique and I hope someone around here has them this year. From your mantel to your tree and tablescapes, I enjoyed every picture!

    • Wanda
      | Reply

      Thanks, Paula! I had such a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do this year, I wasn’t sure how it was all going to turn out…but it finally came together in the end :)

  2. Elaine
    | Reply

    Beautiful!

    • Wanda
      | Reply

      Thanks, Aunt Elaine!

  3. Rhonda Hallstrom
    | Reply

    wow your home is so elegantly beautiful

    • Wanda
      | Reply

      Thanks for the kind words, Rhonda!

  4. Leanna
    | Reply

    My hubs favorite colour is blue and every year he asked me to decorate our home in it. I have never done so because I cannot pick a tone of blue. You have inspired me to give it a try for next year. Everything in your decor is rich looking. This is a very very pretty post.

    • Wanda
      | Reply

      Thanks, Leanna! Blue is my favorite color, too, but this is the first time I’ve gone all out using it for Christmas decorations. Now that I have tried it, I love it! Hopefully it will make your hubs happy next year, too :)

  5. Rebeca
    | Reply

    So beautiful! I love the blue theme! Everything looks so elegant!

    • Wanda
      | Reply

      Thanks, Rebeca! Blue is my favorite color so I’m really happy with the way it turned out :)

  6. Sue Purdy
    | Reply

    Holy cow! Your home looks sensational. I am in love with that blue garland on your fireplace and I have to look into getting some of those ginger jar ornaments. They are so precious. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • Wanda
      | Reply

      Thanks, Sue! I was so excited when I found those ginger jar ornaments…they are my new favorite Christmas decoration :)

  7. Amber Ferguson
    | Reply

    Hello Wanda! How interesting to see how you have created a beautiful blue Christmas!
    I love your dishes! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

    • Wanda
      | Reply

      Thanks, Amber! I’m a bit of a dish hoarder so I have lots of options to choose from :) Merry Christmas!

  8. Kelly
    | Reply

    Your style is so fun! And that mantle with the hanging ornaments is such a cute idea!
    Best,
    Kelly

    • Wanda
      | Reply

      Thanks, Kelly! This was my first time trying to hang ornaments on the mantel, so I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out. But now I think it’s one of my favorite parts :

  9. Christine
    | Reply

    Wow the blue and white is just stunning! Your fireplace and tablescape have me swooning. Plus the tree, howtcha magowtcha that’s gorgeous.

    • Wanda
      | Reply

      Thanks, Christine! I love blue and white as a color combination in general, so I decided to use it for my Christmas decorating, too. And I’m very happy with the way it turned out :)

  10. Hi Wanda,
    There are so many things to love about your home that it would take all day to list them. That wall finish in your dining room is exquisite and so is the chinoiserie around the shelving. Of course, you know already that I’m partial to blue too. ❤️❤️ You have some of the prettiest baubles and ornaments I’ve ever seen. I’ll definitely bookmark your post to refer back to on affiliates. You have some great ones to shop! Thank you for participating with It’s A Wonderful House Christmas Tour.

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas,
    Olivia

    • Wanda
      | Reply

      Thanks for your kind words, Olivia! It was great working with you on the It’s a Wonderful House Christmas Tour. Thanks again for all of the hard work you put into it. Merry Christmas!

Leave a Reply