When decorating for Christmas, it’s essential to pick a color scheme (even if said color scheme is rainbow). This is not only because a structure and plan will guide you through the process, but it’ll make your festive interiors look more cohesive. If you’re tired of classic red and green, a combination of blue and white makes an excellent alternative. Ahead, we’ve laid out stunning blue and white Christmas decorating ideas. Whether you keep it subtle with a simple stocking swap or go all out with the color palette, these designer-approved ideas are sure to turn your home into a winter wonderland. (And if blue isn’t your style, we have you covered with more white Christmas decor ideas, too.)
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Add Chinoiserie Ornaments
In a Connecticut home, designer Jenny Wolf matched the tree’s holiday ornaments to the home’s crisp blue-and-white color palette. The chinoiserie ball ornaments easily incorporate both colors and make the overall tree look elevated.
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Fill a couple of blue and white vases with flowers—like hydrangeas, lilies, or snapdragons—and place them all throughout your house. Not only will they tie the whole theme together, but the decor will add liveliness to your home.
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Create a cohesive look in your living room by dressing your tree and the garland on your mantel with the same ornaments in blue and white. Here, designer Nikki Klugh used a flocked garland on her mantel for a snowy touch that enhances the color scheme.
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When designing your tablescape, consider adding taper candles in shades of blue and white to your table centerpiece. Build out the theme with patterned dinnerware and napkins set against a white tablecloth and paired with blue-colored glasses.
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Switch Up Dining Chairs
Take it even further by swapping out your typical dining room chairs with blue ones, like the set in this New Jersey home by designer Michael Maher. For an easy hack, use slipcovers on your existing chairs. Or simply set blue-and-white cushions or pillows on them.
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Take a cue from Tiffany & Co. by wrapping your presents in blue paper with white ribbon. Keep them all the same, or include a mix of wrapping papers in various blue-and-white patterns. For a more subtle look, mix them with neutral wrappings, like burlap and brown paper.
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Cover the living room sofa or a reading nook with blue-and-white throw pillows and blankets for a cozy Christmas aesthetic, like in this area designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks. Get pillow covers featuring snowflakes and star patterns, and add a few faux fur elements for extra warmth.
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Don’t Forget About Stockings
Place navy blue stockings over the mantel for an elegant display. Order personalized versions with the names of everyone in the family in white embroidery. Together, they’ll look simple yet sophisticated.
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In a living room designed by Cathy Chapman, metallic leaf accents break up blue ornaments and white floral garland. A white fur tree skirt underneath blue presents with white accents completes the look.
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Turn your home into a winter wonderland with blue Christmas lights. When you turn the tree on, your living room will glow blue. Mix them with classic white lights for a dreamy display. Here, Rachel Barrett also added blue and white curtains near the tree as a matching backdrop.
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Wake up on Christmas morning in a sea of bedding that’s blue and white. In this room by designer Elizabeth Pash, a matching headboard and lamp complete the atmosphere, which is perfect for enjoying festive cookies and hot cocoa in bed.
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