9 Ways to Decorate with Blue This Christmas
Use the hues from your view.
This pretty flocked tree takes its cues from its Inlet Beach, Florida, locale. The aqua glass globes and their pint-sized white counterparts mirror the crystalline waters and powdery sand just outside the window. A paper Polish star topper that’s reminiscent of a sea urchin adds to the tree’s beachy vibes.
Embrace a blue Christmas.
Achieve an effortlessly cool ombré look by decking your tree in every shade of sea and sky. Give the one-hue wonder depth and texture by mixing more saturated blues with lighter, watery ones and hanging ornaments in a variety of shapes and sizes. Take the blue theme down to the roots, too, and use a blue throw or blanket as a tree skirt.
Bring out the silver.
This teeny tinsel tree twinkles with holiday sparkle, from the cheery blue whales’ glittering spouts to the sunny glow of the bitty glass globes. Bronze anchor ornaments and a 7-inch gold topper play up the tiny tree’s star power.
Move the merriment outside.
If you’re spending the holidays far from snow and sleet, pop up your tree on the porch! Ornaments in seafoam blues and sunset purples play up the alfresco environs, while pretty white snowflake ornaments deliver that nostalgic, winter-wonderland magic.
Hang your hat – well, stocking – on turquoise.
Treat your house to a dose of the coast’s happiest hue this holiday season. Bright turquoise stockings add a punch of Caribbean color over the fireplace of this Manhattan Beach house, while aqua ribbons, mercury glass ornaments, and brilliant blue votives give the fresh boxwood garland and wreaths a beachy boost.
Net coastal style cred.
Shell out serious beach vibes by decorating your tree with seashore-inspired treasures, like snow-white scallop shell garland and glitter-brushed Irish deeps. Six-inch glass fishing float ornaments reel in watery blues that tease out the Fraser fir’s deep blue-green tones.
Redefine holiday swag.
When it comes to garland, think outside the box, especially in kid-centric spaces. Playful pompom garland in seafaring shades of periwinkle, turquoise, and white pops against the ivory window treatments in this Florida bunkroom. It feels especially festive during the holidays, but because it’s in sync with the room’s color palette, the garland feels whimsical and appropriate for the rest of the year, too. Plus, because it’s crafted from felt, the pompom garland is more kid-friendly than swags of boxwood or Frasier fir!
Make a stylish splash with ocean-inspired gift wrap.
It’s all about the water views on this festive West Palm Beach deck: Even the gifts, wrapped in an array of cool blues, pay cheery tribute to the knockout surroundings. Of course, you don’t have to have that killer view to use seafaring hues beneath your tree! And if you’re feeling crafty, it’s easy to make custom gift tags that feature nautical touches like seashells or sand dollars, available at local craft stores.
Brighten up the holiday standbys.
Don’t want to stray too far from the Rudolph reds and Fraser fir greens or go full-on blue? Dial up Christmas Past with a palette of minty seafoam greens (blue’s retro cousin!) and hot, hot pinks. The funky, freewheeling color scheme is a lighthearted take on the holiday classics and works especially well on a flocked tree, which guarantees a white Christmas no matter where you’re spending the holidays!