Beautiful Blue and White Christmas Home Decorating Ideas

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…

Now…on with the tour!

The inspiration

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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…

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

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

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

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Oopswow Garden Net String Light Mesh Tree Light Outdoor String Light Twinkle Light 9.8ft x 6.6ft 192LED 8Mode for Tree wrap Lawn Backyard Indoor Christmas Decor (Warm White)
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Snowfall LED Light Projector,Sanwsmo Christmas Snow Light,Snow Falling Projector Lamp Dynamic Snow Effect Spotlight for Garden Ballroom, Party,Halloween,Holiday Landscape Decorative(Waterproof Remote)
GE String A Long 100 Count Indoor/Outdoor Mini Clear White Holiday Lights Set on Green Wire (2 Pack)
Gemmy 88619 Lightshow Stake Projection Kaleidoscope Spot Light

The entry way

Feathers and string lights with candles and vases as Christmas decor on a console table during the day

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.

Feathers and white string lights with candles and ginger jars as Christmas decor on a console table at night

Glimmer lights look really magical at night. All of the little silver and glass balls add even more sparkle.

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.

Entry way bench with blue and white cushions, a faux fur cushion and a white poinsettia

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

White poinsettia in front of a Christmas tree

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

9 Ft Glitter GEM Garland with 100 Clear Lights
Whole House Worlds The Spectacular Cape Cod Long Stem Candle Holders, Set of 3, White, Silver, Glass, Rippled, 18 1/2, 16 1/2, and 15 Inches T, for Tealight or Votive or Ball Candles
Cynthia's Feathers 80g Chandelle Feather Boas over 30 Color & Patterns

The living room

A living room decorated with blue and white Christmas tree, and garlands over the fireplace and bookshelf

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

The fireplace mantel

Fireplace mantel with blue and white Christmas decorations

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

A couple of years ago, I did a post on ways to decorate your Christmas mantel when you have a TV above it. While I was looking for ideas for that, I found a mantel that I absolutely LOVED from Regina Gust.

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

Fireplace mantel decorated with blue and white ornaments on an evergreen garland

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

Close up of different blue, white and gold Christmas ornaments hung from a mantel

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.

Fireplace mantel with ginger jars and blue and white christmas ornaments

The blue and white ginger jar 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.

The Christmas tree

Christmas tree decorated with blue and white Christmas ornaments including blue poinsettias, and mini blue and white ginger jars

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

Blue and white Christmas tree beside a fireplace with a blue and white garland

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

White faux fur tree skirt under a blue and white Christmas tree

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.

White cat under an all white Christmas tree

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

A dog lying on a faux fur tree skirt under the blue and white Christmas tree

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 hanging on a Christmas tree

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

Blue and white Christmas tree behind a blue sofa

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

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Since ornament designs change every year, the exact same designs I used may not be available. But I’ve tried to find similar ones that would work in those cases.

Set of 4 Chinoiserie Matte Glass Ornaments
Bandwagon Mini Ginger Jar Ornaments, Set of 4 Porcelain Hanging Ornaments
Set of 4 Ming Large Jar Ornaments in Blue/White
Ball Ornament
12 Pieces Christmas Glitter Poinsettia Flower Artificial Poinsettia Flower Xmas Poinsettia Decor Poinsettia Flower Ornaments Artificial Xmas Flower for Xmas Tree Wedding Holiday Decoration (Blue)
Cabilock 12pcs Christmas Artificial Glitter Leaves Sparkle Leaf Christmas Tree Pick Leaves Ornament, Wreath Garland Vase Filler Xmas Holiday Decor Wedding Decoration (Gold)
Sapphire Scroll Ornaments. Set of Six
KI Store Blue Velvet Magnolia Flowers Pack of 6 Oversize Artificial Christmas Poinsettia Floral Picks Stems for Xmas Tree Wedding Centerpiece Decorations
Bleu Heirloom 40-piece Ornament Collection
Kurt Adler Plastic Chandelier Christmas Tree Ornament T0807 New
CT CRAFT LLC Sparkling Glitter Mesh Ribbon for Home Decor, Gift Wrapping, DIY Crafts, 2.5” x 10 Yards x 1 Rolls - Champagne Gold
Gold Faceted Crystal Berry Spray - Wedding Floral, Holiday Floral - First Photo Shows 6 Sprays Together - *Please see full listing*
Holiday Lane Patina Blue Finial Ornament, Created for Macy's

The bookshelf Christmas decorations

Living room shelves with blue and white Christmas decor along the top

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 with blue and white poinsettias on top of shelves

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

Curly willow branches with plastic pearls

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

Blue and white table top Christmas decor

Blue, white and gold candles with a christmas tree in the background

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 in a ginger jar with candle trees in the bakground

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 on top of an armoire

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 filled with gold and silver Christmas ornaments and surrounded by white 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.

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XmasExp Christmas Tree Ball Ornaments Decoration - Gold Basic Ball Shatterproof Stuffed Delicate Glittering for Holiday Wedding Xmas Party Decoration Tree,(24ct 70mm/2.76",Gold)
Marble And Gold Serving Tray
9 Ft Glitter GEM Garland with 100 Clear Lights
Kurt Adler Metal Festive Seasonal Ornament Reindeer Decor Stocking Hangers with Front Hook for Hanging Holiday Stockings, Silver (2 Pack)
Deco 79 Metal Bird Cage, 21-Inch and 18-Inch, Set of 2

Dining table Christmas decor

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.

Side view of a 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 too many decisions about that!)

Top view of a blue, white and gold Christmas place setting

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

I got them at Pier 1, so unfortunately, they’re no longer available. But you can find plain twig placemats elsewhere and spray paint them gold if you want a similar look.

White velvet Christmas table runners laid across a blue tablecloth with blue, white and gold place settings on top of it

White velvet runners (another TJ Maxx* find) laid across the table (rather than down it) help to define each place setting.

I love the embroidered design on the front! And the texture contrasts with the smooth, shiny satin tablecloth.

Yes, this is the type of tablecloth they use for weddings.

I like them when I’m having a lot of people over for a sit down dinner, for the same reasons that they’re good for weddings. They’re easy to clean and they’re inexpensive. So you can just throw them out if someone knocks over a glass of red wine and stains them.

Blue, white and gold Christmas table setting with a deer as part of the centerpiece

When I saw the blue sparkle wine glasses at Pier 1 (no longer available), 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. (If I love them, I know I’ll find somewhere for them to go!)

Blue and white ginger jar table centerpiece on a Christmas tablescape

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!

Then added some gold Christmas ornaments and bits of cut-up evergreen garland down the center of the table with a couple of deer statues (yet another TJ Maxx* find) on either end.

Blue, white and gold tablescape with blue and white ginger jars, candles and evergreens as a centerpiece

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.

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MISSPIN 6 feet Artificial Christmas Garland, Smokey Pine Garland with Vintage Bells for Christmas Decorations Indoor Outdoor(Pine Cones Garland with Vintage Bells)
Oriental Furniture 18" Floral Blue & White Porcelain Temple Jar
Hammered Napkin Ring
H&M - Patterned Porcelain Plate - Black
13" Flora Glass Charger
Metallic Gold Rim Glass Clear Salad Plate (Set of 4)
ANECO 12 Pieces Satin Napkins Soft Dinner Napkins Square Table Napkins 17 x 17 Inches for Restaurant Weddings Party Dinner Decoration (Royal Blue)
Tekamah 20 inches Cotton Napkin
57"X86"Durable Tablecloth Satin Table Linens for Rectangular Tables Wedding Party Table Cloth Kitchen Dinning (Blue , Rectangle)

The buffet Christmas decorations

Buffer decorated for christmas with candelabras, lanterns filled with Christmas ornaments and an evergreen garland

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

Lantern filled with Christmas ornaments  and surrounded by an evergreen garland

Then filled some lanterns* with ornaments.

Christmas wreath hung above a dining room buffet table

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

The kitchen bar

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.

Adding some table settings there that co-ordinate with the dining area gives me room for extra guests, and helps to tie the whole room together.

Shop the table

Saro Lifestyle Wood Twig Placemat Set of 4
222 Fifth Adelaide 16-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set with Square Plates, Bowls, and Mugs, Blue
Trinkware Set of 2 Champagne Flutes - Rhinestone"DIAMOND" Studded Glasses With Silver Rim - Long Stem, 7oz, 11-inches Tall – Elegant Glassware And Stemware
Party of 12 Appetizer Plates
Pigg Embroidered Cotton Napkin Set
Blue and White Christmas ornaments and pine cones in front of blue and white ginger jars

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.

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This post was originally published on November 30, 2017 but was updated with new content on November 28, 2023.

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  1. Your fireplace and tables cape have me swooning. Plus the tree, howtcha magowtcha that’s gorgeous.

  2. Wanda, I LOVE your Console table!! What are the branch/trees that are in the vases on the table? I saw what type of lights you used, but wandering how you made the vases! So inspired! Love the navy!!!

    1. Thanks, Tammy! I actually bought those trees at Costco a couple of years ago…I’m not sure if they are still available. But you could probably make them using the lights. That light string has “branches” off of the main wire that would stick out like those tree branches do. I would stick a dowel in some floral foam inside of a vase (maybe spray paint the dowel white or silver so it blends in more). Then wind the light string around so the branches stick out. You would probably have to pull the wires in closer at the top and let them out further from the dowel at the bottom to get the pointed look. Hope that helps!

  3. 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,

    1. 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!

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

    1. 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 🙂

  5. Your style is so fun! And that mantle with the hanging ornaments is such a cute idea!

    1. 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 :

  6. 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!

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

  7. 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.

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

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

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

  9. 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.

    1. 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 🙂

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Rhonda!

  10. 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!

    1. 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 🙂