Blue and White Christmas Decorations: Beautiful Decor Ideas

Deck the halls with fabulous Christmas dining room decor ideas that will make your guests feel special this season!

Looking to add a little Christmas cheer to your dining room this year?

Check out these simple and stylish blue and white Christmas decorations! I love using the colors for my Christmas decorations.

Combining these two colors is incredibly complementary, offering numerous possibilities for a refreshed appearance! There are various ways to combine them, ensuring you discover something that perfectly suits your style, whether it’s a vibrant tablescape or a delightful, decorated tree.

So get creative and start decking out your dining or living room with these blue Christmas decor ideas!

The Christmas Tree is decorated in blue and white china with red accents.

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Today I am joining a few friends to share some winter wonderland inspiration hosted by my friend Carol @blueskyathome.

When I think of entertaining, the first thing that comes to my mind is the decor and the ambiance of the house. I want my guests to feel welcome and my home to feel warm and cozy. As you may know, my husband is the cook in the house, so I mostly focus on the decor and he takes over the kitchen. This is a win-win for me. I know many of you do both and my hat is off to you. Honestly, I don’t think I could do it.

Where to start to Create Blue and White Christmas in your Home

To get started, create your own Christmas color palette and clarify your design vision. What do you have at home that you can use? How can you incorporate this into your new theme? 

We know we will use blue and white as our foundation colors, but maybe you want to add some metallic accents or red berries for a pop of color. I chose red and shimmering white ornaments and branches to bring a more festive feel to my blue and white decor. 

A blue and white mood board with touches of red and green for Christmas inspiration.

​Choose a shade of blue: 

  • Navy blue
  • Cobalt blue
  • Baby blue
  • Royal blue
  • Seaglass blue
Three color blocks of blue. Navy, cobalt, and sea glass blue.

Choose the type of tree you will put up: 

  • Real, live green tree
  • All-white tree
  • Flocked tree
  • Artificial tree
  • Blue Christmas tree

Decide on your style?

  • Coastal
  • Minimalist
  • Traditional
  • Rustic
  • Rich and classic
Styles of Christmas Trees- Traditional, rustic, minimalist and coastal.

Choose your Christmas lights:

  • Warm twinkle lights
  • Cool lights
  • Blue lights
  • Candle lamps

Choose the items you want to incorporate in your decorating: 

  • White berries
  • White candles
  • Blue ornaments
  • Tartan plaid ribbon 
  • White flowers

Add texture:

  • Natural elements and neutral ornaments like driftwood and shells are perfect for a coastal vibe and will add great texture to your decorations. 
  • Rich, luxe elements like blue velvet ribbon and snowflake ornaments add shimmer, shine, and a touch of elegance. 
  • Blue and white porcelain and china are perfect for adding to your traditional theme with some red and green. 
  • Feathers and antlers will help to add a touch of nature to your decor, as well as branches and berries for a pop of color. 
  • Use a blanket for a tablecloth, or cut it the size of a runner like I did.

Dining Table Christmas Decor

Since we like to host Christmas dinner, I always prioritize decorating the dining room! This is where the blue and white color scheme comes to life.

Before you start, Here are a few questions you should ask yourself. 

  • Do you want the event to be formal or casual? This will determine how formal you want your decor to be. 
  • Are you serving buffet-style dinner or sit-down? This will tell you if you need to leave room on the table for serving dishes or not. 
  • What is the menu you will be serving? The type of food can be simple or fancy and can also alter your decorations. 
  • How many people are you having for dinner?

My table shows that the blue and white color scheme goes nicely with traditional Christmas decor! It fits well with rich greens, bold reds, and plaids, making it easy to give your existing Christmas decor a new, cohesive look without spending much money on new decorations! I have always been a fan of using what you have at home first.

Decorating my dining room with red,white and blue for Christmas
Vintage green goblets sitting on the sidebar of the dining room.
Christmas tablescape with plaid plates, blue and white dishes, greenery and antlers.

The Buffet Christmas Decorations

I maintained a minimalistic approach for the buffet display. The central focus comprises a sizable ginger jar alongside a faux Christmas tree.

Complementing these are a handful of smaller vintage white ironstone pieces accented with greenery and artificial red pomegranates, resulting in a polished and complete look.

Dining room buffet decorated for Christmas 2022

Place Settings for a Blue and White Holiday Tablescape

We chose to have a more casual feel to our dinner, so I used runners instead of a tablecloth.

I purchased a thin blanket I found at Home Goods last year for $9.99 and cut it into four pieces to create four runners. Think outside of the box. Think about what you have on hand, and try to use something you would not normally use as a runner.

Place two going lengthwise and two going across where you will place your place settings.

I chose various dishes as I love the look of mismatched place settings. I know this is not for everyone, but I love it.

Start with a charger plate, then add a dinner plate ( I added two just for looks), and then a salad plate. Notice that my salad plates, runners, and ribbons are all different plaids.

The vintage green goblets and gold flatware charm the table with their worn look. 

I added a simple centerpiece for my Christmas dining room decor that I will remove for dinner as I don’t want to obstruct anyone’s view. Adding candles is always a must, as they create a perfect ambiance and a wonderful focal point.

Stack of plaid plates on the sidebar with a blue and white ginger jar and some fresh greenery.
A Christmas dinner table set with red candied apples for place card holders.

Add a Personal Touch to your Table and Home

Adding a personal touch for your guests is always a nice gesture. Here are a few of my favorites.

A red candies apple holing a name card sitting on a plate at the dinner table for Christmas.
  • Having your name on a place setting at the table feels special. This year, I made faux candied apples to display my name cards and allowed my family and friends to take them home as a memory from their evening in our home! I recently wrote a post with 21 ideas about holding your name cards that will give you many ideas of how to display your name cards at your table. 
  • A little background music and a simmering pot of holiday potpourri make perfect final touches.
  • Leave handwritten notes at each setting, expressing gratitude for the guest’s presence or sharing a personal message about the occasion.

Following the blue and white Christmas decor ideas in this blog post, you can create a beautiful, festive Christmas decor that your friends and family will love. With some planning and creativity, you can turn your home into a winter wonderland that everyone will enjoy. So get started today and make this holiday season one to remember. 

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  1. So beautiful and just love the blue vases you added.
    So striking
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  2. I am loving the blue and white with the tartan plaid, I would have never thought to put that together. I will have to share this with my mother, a lot of her home is blue and white. Tartan plaid is my favorite, doesn’t really matter what colors, as long as it is plaid! Your dining room looks great Wendy!

    1. Thank you, Cara. I do love my blue and white and thought that it worked well with the plaid. You know me, always pushing the limits.

  3. Your dining room looks fabulous Wendy. I love all the plaid and the idea of cutting down a throw for tabletop pieces is genius! Enjoy the season friend. XO- MaryJo

  4. Wendy, you’ve shown how lovely blue can be whether for Christmas or winter. It’s a great color to transition from festive to calm. Thanks for sharing your beautiful tablescape at Celebrate the Season.

  5. Your decor is just so pretty. You have such a great eye and talent for decor. Blessings to you.

  6. Wendy, I love all of your beautiful blue and white and your Tartan plaids! Those are my favorites! Beautiful as always, my friend!

    1. Thank you Kim, This was last year, I went all natural this year. But back to the blue and white next year!

  7. Wendy I love the color palette you chose! Especially with the pops of blue! Gorgeous!

    1. Thank you so much Nicolle. Since I have so much blue and white in my house, I thought I would give it a try.

  8. So many great ideas! Love how you used your grandmother’s gold silverware. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas! It was so much fun hopping with you!!!! Happy Holidays!

    1. Thank you, Kimberly, I loved hopping with you as well. Have a great weekend.

  9. Wendy, there are so many lovely details in your dining room. The color scheme is gorgeous! The plaids are perfect! I love your blanket idea for creating a runner and placemats. It’s all so very beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much Kim, I really am enjoying all of the blue and white this year.

  10. I love your color scheme and your plaid plates are fabulous! I love seeing all of your beautiful details with such good advice. This entertainment-themed blog hop was so much fun with so many amazing ideas. Thank you so much for including me! ~Missy

    1. Thank you Missy! I am so happy that you participated with us today. I loved your blog post on the simple Centerpieces. I need to learn what the word simple means, LOL

  11. Your home always looks so beautiful! I love the colors you chose! The ribbons and the plates on your tree look stunning!

    1. Thank you so much, Donna. It was fun to step outside the box a bit this year and try something new.

    1. Thank you so much, Renae, I hope you are enjoying preparing for the holidays too.

  12. What a fun hop! Your dining room is beautiful! 🎄❤️

    1. Thank you so much Kim. I hope you will join us sometime soon.

  13. Wendy I absolutely loved this post! So many gorgeous ideas! I particularly loved your blue ribbon, plaid and the gold silverware is a treasure!

    1. Thank you so much friend! I am enjoying the blue this year with my Christmas decor.

  14. michele - vintage home designs says:

    Your holiday decor looks beautiful Wendy! I just love the blue and white!

    1. Thank you so much Michele, It was fun to try something different this year.

  15. Wendy,
    This is so fun. I loved the combination of blue and red in your dining room.

    1. Thank you Rachel, It was fun to try something new this year.

    1. Thank you so much Stacy.I am glad you enjoyed it.

  16. This feels so warm and inviting, Wendy! I love the red, white, blue, and green mix. It’s really beautiful paired with all the plaid. My Mom is plaid obsessed so I can’t wait for her to see this. She is going to be super excited! Big hugs and happy holidays, CoCo

    1. Thank you Coco for the sweet comment. it was so fun doing a hop with you today. Your blog is always very inspiring to me.
      Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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