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White and Blue Christmas Decor Ideas | Dining Room Tour

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.

dining room set for Christmas with glowing tree in corner

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

Christmas dining table with white and blue chinoiserie decor

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.

Blue Willow vase and plates on a Christmas dinner table

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.

white and blue Christmas dinner table decor with candles, centerpiece, linens, and dinnerware

2 Vases

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!

Vase arrangement: pine stem | cedar stems | cream roses | juniper picks

white and blue vase for centerpiece on Christmas dinner table

3 Dinnerware

I just used some of my mom’s Blue Willow salad plates with my plain white dinnerware, but it’s just proof that you don’t need an entirely new set of dishes to work with a color scheme.

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.

white and blue Christmas dinner table place setting

4 Candles

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 dinner table with blue striped runner and blue candles

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.

blue Christmas tree decor with ribbon, metallic ornaments, and white and blue ornaments

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.

blue Christmas tree with ribbon, oranges, and neutral ornaments

6 Ornaments

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.

blue ribbon and white and blue ornaments on a Christmas tree

7 Gift Wrap

Wrapping paper is easy to add a touch of blue since you usually have to buy wrapping paper each year anyway.

This simple blue kraft paper with a little ribbon stands out under the tree. Or wrap gifts in neutral colored paper and add some blue velvet ribbon instead.

blue Christmas tree with blue gift wrap underneath

8 Artwork

I’m so excited about how this ribbon art on our gallery wall turned out! Tie some little blue bows onto your picture frames, and then you’ve implemented even more of the blue color scheme.

peek of dining room Christmas tree with garland framing doorway

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.

peek of dining room with garland framing doorway

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.

real Christmas tree in a dining room decorated with mercury glass

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.)

You can see more about our dining room here.

dining room decorated for Christmas

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Have you ever had a blue Christmas before? The color, not the feeling. Although, Elvis would understand. 😉

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20 Comments

  1. Your dining room looks fabulous! We always have a blue Christmas. I swap around navy, powder blue or teal mixed with silver and white. It suits my decor plus living in the tropics traditional Christmas colours are just too hot. 37 degrees Celsius today and summer has just started.

  2. It looks beautiful! Thanks, in advance, for the ornaments. πŸ™‚ I already have ideas for them for next Christmas. I may even leave my Christmas dishes in storage and use my old reliable Blue Willow next year. It would save me some work! πŸ˜‰
    Love you! Mom

  3. The blue is so beautiful!
    I have a question about your stairs. We are thinking about taking the carpet off our stairs and staining the treads, painting the risers. Our worry is that it will be slick. Do you have any problems with that?