When decorating for Christmas, it is essential to choose a color scheme (even if said color scheme is rainbow). This is not only because the structure and plan will guide you through the process, but it will make your festive interiors look more cohesive. If you are tired of the classic red and green, a combination of blue and white is an excellent alternative. Ahead, we put together amazing blue and white Christmas decorating ideas. Whether you keep it subtle with a simple storage swap or go all out with your color palette, these designer-approved ideas are sure to transform your home into a winter wonderland. (And if blue isn’t your style, we’ve got you covered with more white Christmas decor ideas, too.)
Add Chinese ornaments
In a Connecticut home, designer Jenny Wolf matched the tree’s holiday decorations to the home’s blue-and-white color palette. China ball ornaments easily incorporate both colors and make the overall tree look elevated.
Shop now Chinese Ornaments (Set of 3), $27
Fill a pair of blue and white vases with flowers—like hydrangeas, hyacinths, or snapdragons—and place them all around your home. Not only will they tie the whole theme together, but the décor will add vitality to your home.
Shop now Blue Decorative Vases (set of 3), $70
Create a cohesive look in your living room by decorating your tree and wreath on your mantel with the same blue and white ornaments. Here, designer Nikki Klug used a flowing wreath on her mantel to create an icy accent that enhances the color scheme.
Shop now Crystal Light Up Garland, $60
When designing your table, consider adding taper candles in shades of blue and white to your table centerpiece. Style the look with patterned dinnerware and napkins set on a white tablecloth and paired with blue glasses.
Shop now Blue Shades Taper Candle Set, $14
Changing dining chairs
Take it a step further by swapping your typical dining room chairs for blue ones, like the set in this New Jersey home by designer Michael Maher. For an easy hack, use covers on your existing chairs. Or simply put blue and white pillows or pillows on it.
Shop now Powder Blue Dining Chair Cover, $320
Take a hint at Tiffany & Co. By wrapping your gifts in blue paper with a white ribbon. Keep them all the same, or include a mix of wrapping papers in different blue and white patterns. For a more subtle look, mix it up with neutral wraps, like burlap and brown paper.
Shop now Light Blue Gift Wrap, $20
Cover a living room sofa or reading nook with blue and white throw pillows and throws for a cozy Christmas aesthetic, like in this area designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks. Get pillow covers featuring snowflakes and star patterns, and add some faux fur elements for extra warmth.
Shop now Beaded Velvet Snowflake Pillow, $25
Don’t forget the socks
Place navy blue stockings on a shelf for an elegant display. Order personalized copies with the names of everyone in the family in white embroidery. Together, they will look simple yet sophisticated.
Buy now Flake Navy Velvet Stocking, $37
In a living room designed by Cathy Chapman, metallic accents of leaves break up blue motifs and white flowers. A white fur skirt under a blue top with white accents completes the look.
Shop now Artificial Silver Leaf, $15
Turn your home into a winter wonderland with blue Christmas lights. When you turn on the tree, your living room will light up blue. Mix it with classic white lights for a dreamy display. Here, Rachel Barrett also added blue and white curtains near the tree as a matching backdrop.
Buy now Buy it: Blue Snowflake Christmas Lights, $13
Wake up on Christmas morning to a sea of blue and white bedding. In this room by designer Elizabeth Bach, a matching headboard and lamp complete the atmosphere, perfect for enjoying festive cookies and hot cocoa in bed.
Shop now Carlyle Blue French Wrap, $298