9 white and blue Christmas decor ideas for dinner tables, Christmas trees, gift wrap, and holiday accents.
Most years, when I’m planning out our Christmas decor, I let Robert decide the color scheme (because I’m basically married to Buddy the Elf).
This year, when I asked what colors he wanted at Christmas, he immediately blurted out, “BLUE!” Cue the Elvis song. Bring on the white and blue Christmas decor.
It’s actually perfect though because ever since I set a white and blue dinner table for Mother’s Day, I’ve been dreaming of a traditional Christmas with shades of blue in our dining room.
When I was growing up, my mom saved and started collecting Blue Willow dinnerware, and now a couple decades later, she’s expanded her collection to vases, teapots, even clocks, and basically all things white and blue.
My childhood home is covered in white and blue porcelain, so it always feels like home to me. I didn’t appreciate it as much as a kid as I do now.
Any time I see a Blue Willow piece in an antique shop, I think of her. (There’s a sweet story depicted on the china too.)
So this one’s for Mom. 💙 She let me borrow some of her collection for this season to mix in with some of my holiday decorations because she’s my bestie like that.
I had a blast pulling together ALL of the white and blue Christmas decor ideas, if it’s a look you want to implement yourself.
White and Blue Christmas Decor Ideas
White and Blue Christmas Dinner Table Decor
I know I say this every Christmas, but this year’s is my favorite dinner table of all time. It’s so simple with just a vase of greenery and a couple of candlesticks, but sometimes simple really is the best.
Dinner table decor can be so massive and over-the-top sometimes that it gets in the way of the most important detail: conversation. I love that this dinner table has just enough pretty while still being practical.
Here are some ideas to implement white and blue Christmas decor on a dining table.
The best part is it’s the perfect setup to use any time of year. Swap out the winter greenery for flowers, remove the Christmas tree, and the dining room is morphed into spring or summer. Because I’m a firm believer that home decor, for the most part, should be versatile for many seasons and span beyond trends.
1 Table Linens
I love this simple blue striped table runner that would actually be great to use at 4th of July too (decor that works for multiple holidays just rocks like that).
These light blue napkins add just a subtle hint of blue decor too.
I see white and blue vases at antique shops every single time I visit (a few at thrift stores over the years too). They’re such a traditional staple.
Add some evergreen stems with a few white flowers in the mix to let the blue pop.
Can you believe all of the flowers and greenery I used are faux?! They even feel real!
Keep an eye out for just a set of secondhand small dessert plates as an accent to work with your existing dishes so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
Swap out plain white taper candles for blue candles instead. If you’re burning candles anyway, you might as well get some with a little hint of color, right?
White and Blue Christmas Tree Decor
The way I usually change our Christmas decor’s color scheme every year is mostly by keeping our go-to neutral ornaments on hand in silver, gold, and white.
Then, it’s easy to just add a pop of color with ribbon and maybe one set of colored ornaments if I want to do a little extra. Most of our Christmas decor is neutral so that the ribbon can do all of the work with carrying the color palette.
5 Christmas Tree Ribbon
You can see 3 different ways to add ribbon to a Christmas tree here.
I used this navy blue wired velvet ribbon to add the little bit of color for a blue Christmas tree. It would be so pretty on a flocked Christmas tree too.
Throw in a set of blue ornaments as an accent like simple shatterproof ball ornaments or spray paint any old ornaments you already have that you feel like changing.
I found some blue and white ornaments in the shape of ginger jars! Aren’t they so cute?! I’m planning to give them to my mom because they’re so perfect for her.
7 Gift Wrap
Wrapping paper is easy to add a touch of blue since you usually have to buy wrapping paper each year anyway.
9 Garland Ribbon
Whatever garland you have draped on stairway banisters, shelves, doorways, or your mantel, tie up a few pieces of blue ribbon.
Here’s how to hang garland on stairs and use ribbon to cover zip ties.
Can you believe how different this dining room looks after 6 years? This was our dining room from our very first Christmas in this house in 2017.
I’ve loved it in every single holiday season and always will. This room has taught me a lot both in conversation with friends and family and in our DIY adventures. (Putting up that mural was a beast though, I tell ya.)
Dining Room Sources
- Wall color: Romabio Blue Ridge Parkway
- Chandelier (I found ours secondhand for really inexpensive on Facebook Marketplace but I tracked down the retail version here… it’s much more than what we paid for ours unfortunately.)
- Christmas tree
- Dining table
- Upholstered dining chairs
- Black dining chairs
- Peel and stick mural
- Curtain rod
- Blue Willow dinnerware
- White dinnerware
- White and blue vase (similar)
- Blue striped table runner
- Blue napkins
- Blue taper candles
- Blue wrapping paper
- White and blue Christmas ornaments
Have you ever had a blue Christmas before? The color, not the feeling. Although, Elvis would understand. 😉