In need of a muted Christmas decor palette this year? Look no further! We’re serving up some simple ideas for blue Christmas decorations.
The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to start thinking about how to decorate your home for Christmas. If you’re looking for a unique and elegant way to decorate, blue is a great choice. French blue is a soft, pale blue that evokes a feeling of sophistication and elegance. Whether you want to add a subtle touch of blue to your decorations or go all out with a blue-themed holiday, there are plenty of simple blue Christmas decoration ideas to choose from. From wreaths and garlands to table settings and ornaments, this blog post will offer some inspiring ideas for how to incorporate blue into your holiday decor.
Simple Ideas for Blue Christmas Decorations
After a few years of classic colors, I decided to go in a different direction this year. After the most stressful year I think many of us have ever lived through, I wanted to keep my holiday decor simple, soothing, and joyful. I chose to use blue as my primary color palette to bring a sense of calmness to the holiday season.
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Blue Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Exterior
When we redid the exterior of our home last year, I’ll admit that my stomach dropped when I saw the siding color. What had looked like gray on a vinyl sample ended up being basically blue in real life. However, it didn’t take me long to fall in love with the color! It is, after all, one of my favorites. (You can find all of the source details for the exterior on this page).
I was excited to see what it would look like decorated for Christmas this year! While the project was technically completed last year, they finished too late in the season to put in a walkway or landscaping, so everything looked like a big mess.
The porch has really changed our entire home — not only in appearance but also in lifestyle! We spend as much time as we can out here. We gave the porch a cozy feel with some comfy furniture, plenty of blankets and pillows, and a mini Christmas tree. Now we’re all set for a relaxing night of holiday cheer!
For a festive look, hung a garland around the door and added beautiful wreath with a blue bow to the door itself.
I brought some of my favorite decor pieces that I’ve had for years to display around our front door. The skis and sled are vintage but I’ve sourced the other items (or similar) below! I also included the sources for the black rocking chairs and the lanterns that are on our lamp posts in the front yard (although the posts themselves were purchased locally at Walpole Outdoors).
Hints of Blue Christmas Decor in the Foyer
Continuing the theme of simplicity, I didn’t buy a single new thing for the foyer. These are all tried-and-true favorites! I love moving these wooden horses around each year. The only hint of blue Christmas decorations is the ribbon around the wooden horse’s neck.
The tiny bit of blue brings a beautiful winter feel to the area, and it doesn’t overpower the space. I also hung a faux evergreen garland on the stair railing. All together, these Christmas decorations give the foyer a subtle, yet festive, touch that helps welcome guests to our home.
This little vignette is styled on the DIY Apothecary Cabinet IKEA Hack that’s been here for years. I’m considering changing things up in the foyer soon, so this may be the last season I style it!
Here’s a little peek of the transition from the foyer into the dining room. And the bright light you see is coming from the afternoon light in the kitchen, which is up after a peek into the dining room!
Christmas Dining Room Sneak Peek
When I took these photos I’d just begun bringing touches of Christmas into the dining room for this season, but you can see the rest of the blue Christmas dining room here. It may seem strange to have hydrangeas in the winter, but they make me so happy!
I haven’t decided whether or not to add on to the flocked tree. It’s so decorative just on its own! But I do have some gold and blue ornaments ready to go, and I’ll decide as the season progresses. Instead of rushing to do everything at once, I’ve been quite content to take my time with decorating this year and just letting it evolve. Honestly, it’s beautifully simple as it is!
Simple Blue Christmas Decorations in the Kitchen
Since the kitchen is normally filled with simple blue touches anyway, it was so easy to guide it in this direction for Christmas. I shared a longer tour here, but I’ve made a couple of tweaks and changes since then. The blue hues are a nice change from the more traditional red and green Christmas decor in the kitchen. I love the way this space still feels festive, but with a bit of a modern touch.
You can see the entire kitchen source list here!
Simple Blue Breakfast Nook Decorating Ideas
After waiting on a few back-ordered items, I finally have the breakfast nook where I want it! If you’ve been a reader here before you may notice that the breakfast nook looks a bit different than it has in the past. You can read about the updated breakfast nook here!
The little wreaths with the blue juniper berries were my entire inspiration for the year. They shipped slowly so I had them tucked all around the kitchen before I had enough gathered to add to the chairs. I also added some more of the french blue guaze ribbon that I’ve been so inspired by this year!
I filled the wooden trug Flea Market score from my trip to France (back in 2017) with fresh Fraser fir boughs, brass candlesticks, and more of the blue candles. Sheila from Maison de Cinq shared a similar idea and it inspired me! It is easy to lift out of the way when we eat our meals or work at the table.
I wrapped a fresh pine garland around the bay window. One of my favorite aspects of this color scheme is that all of my decor, including my everyday pillows on the bay window bench, could comfortably stay the same.
You can see an itty bitty peek into the living room, which is a bit of a room in transition right now. We’re about to finish all of the millwork and painting. So while the tree is up (and I may share a couple of snippits of the room) it’s a bit of a mashup of new furniture and old at the moment. I’m excited to share a more polished look when it’s complete!
Simple Christmas Lights
Before you go, I want to share the most magical part of the day— when the sun is going down and the Christmas lights are just switching on. The sky is painted in a deep blue color and the Christmas lights twinkle like stars. The lights illuminate the night and create a beautiful, peaceful atmosphere. They sparkle and glow, making the entire area look like a winter wonderland.
I’m not gonna lie, I walk out to the road just so I can look at the house with the lights on. As always, I’m hoping for snow before Christmas! Then I hope to not see it again until next December.
Sitting here is a whole different (okay, and chilly) experience at dusk. You can see more of our Christmas lights at night in this post!
I hope that this post inspired you to include blue decorations in your own Christmas decor. Blue is a calming and peaceful color that can create a beautiful and elegant atmosphere in your home. Whether you choose to use blue as an accent or as your main color, blue decorations can really make your holiday celebration special. There are so many options available for blue decorations, from traditional ornaments and garlands to modern and unique pieces. Adding blue Christmas decorations to your home will make your celebration even more special, and you and your guests will love how the blue decorations look. If you decide to decorate with blue this year, make sure to tag me on Instagram @ninahendrickhome!