Last Updated on August 29, 2023 by lindseymahoney
As a lover of traditional style and designs, I have always been drawn to blue and white decor. It is no surprise then that I am attracted to blue and white Christmas decorations!
There are so many different ways to incorporate blue and white into the holidays and the history of this combo instantly creates a classic and traditional feeling.
History of Blue and White Home Decor
Blue and white pottery first became popular in China in the 14th century with the discovery of cobalt blue. This is often why Chinoiserie designs are very commonly found with modern-day blue and white pottery sold in stores.
Another popular blue and white brand with historical significance is Royal Delft. Delftware originated in the Netherlands and its blue and white pottery became incredibly popular in Europe in the 1600s.
Symbolism of Blue and White Christmas Decor
Blue and white have long been associated with the winter season, evoking a sense of tranquility and serenity. While red and green are more commonly associated with Christmas, blue and white can bring a refreshing change to your holiday decor.
Blue represents the calmness and peacefulness of winter, while white symbolizes purity and the glistening snow. Together, they create a harmonious and elegant atmosphere that is perfect for celebrating the holidays.
Let’s check out some unique ways that blue and white have been incorporated into Christmas decor!
11 Inspiring Blue and White Christmas Decoration Ideas
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When it comes to choosing blue and white decorations, you have a wide range of options.
From icy blue ornaments and snowflake-shaped lights to white candles and sparkling silver accents, there are countless ways to incorporate these colors into your Christmas decor. Whether you prefer a minimalist look or a more lavish display, blue and white will add a touch of sophistication and elegance to your home.
Natural Blue and White Christmas Porch Decor
This Christmas tree by The Creekline House is just beautiful. As an outdoor Christmas tree, the natural decor is the perfect accent to style this tree.
I love the look of dried hydrangeas in a tree and the floral branches add that nice pop of blue. If you are looking for a tree with decor that isn’t too fussy, this is a great option!
*Check out how I incorporated dried hydrangeas into our Christmas mantel design!
Maximalist Blue and White Christmas Decor
This gorgeous blue and white Christmas tree is for the maximalist living inside of all of us!
KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms always has the most beautiful holiday decor throughout her home. This blue and white tree is filled with bulbs of varying blue and white tones.
It has great dimension because of the variety of finishes with the blue and white bulbs. Some of the bulbs have a shiny finish, some have a matte finish, and others have a glittery finish.
Dramatic Blue, White and Silver Christmas Tree
My friends have the most beautiful blue and white Christmas tree at their holiday party every year and it brings the drama!
Muted Blue and White Christmas Tree
If you love the farmhouse style, consider using more muted colors like Live Oak Nest.
When neutral colors are combined with other rustic touches like frayed ribbon and flocked tree branches, the result is a relaxed and cozy space.
*Check out how to flock your faux Christmas tree yourself with this detailed blog post!
Simple Blue Bows on the Christmas Tree
Blue velvet bows attached to tree branches are an elegant and simple way to decorate a tree for Christmas.
Gwen from the Makerista decorated two small trees in her dining room with blue bows and white ornaments and the result is an understated elegance. The blue candlesticks in the silver candelabras are another great touch in this room.
Blue and White Christmas Tablescape
While red, green, and gold are the most obvious colors to use with a holiday tablescape, I love this surprise of blue and white with formal place settings.
Because blue and white have such a traditional feel, it pairs well with the other traditional colors of Christmas. I love the pop of plaid below the blue and white plate and stocking created by Pizzazzerie.
Moody Christmas Decor with Navy
Many of the inspiring designs I share include a lighter blue and white pairing, but this navy blue Christmas decor made my jaw drop.
While there is not as much white included in this Christmas tree, the navy ribbons, ornaments, and mixture of navy blue and green plaid are just gorgeous.
Mini Blue and White Christmas Tree in a Planter
If you are looking to dip your toe in the water with blue and white Christmas decor, why not create a mini tree? This Christmas tree is so sweet and seems quite simple to recreate.
A blue and white planter, a blue ribbon for the topper, and a few blue and white ornaments complete the look! Chapple Chandler has many inspiring blue and white design images throughout her site, it was hard to pick just one!
Navy Blue, Silver, and Gold Christmas Decor
Here is another gorgeous Christmas tree that incorporates navy blue, silver, and gold.
Style House Interiors did an incredible job mixing these colors throughout the tree with a variety of elements including ribbon, faux flowers, ornaments, and decorative branches. It is incredible how festive a room can feel without using the color red anywhere.
Simple Blue, Green and White Christmas
The blue accents in Ballard Design’s Christmas decor are subtle but effective. Simple navy blue ribbons hanging from the white stockings and a blue bow on the evergreen wreath add an elegant touch to this beautiful Christmas scene.
While the Christmas tree is primarily decorated with gold ornaments, there are a few pops of blue with the birds perched on branches around the tree.
Embrace the beauty of blue and white this holiday season
This holiday season, consider stepping away from the traditional red and green and embrace the beauty of blue and white.
Whether you incorporate blue and white into your living room, dining room, bedroom, or throughout your entire home, these decor ideas will create a festive and unforgettable atmosphere.
From blue and white ornaments and sparkling lights to cozy throws and accent pillows, there are endless ways to infuse these colors into your holiday decor. Get creative, try some DIY projects, and let your imagination run wild.
So, why wait? Start planning your blue and white Christmas decor today and make this holiday season truly special. Embrace the beauty of blue and white and create a festive and elegant atmosphere that will fill your home with joy, warmth, and holiday cheer.
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