blue christmas decorating ideas

blue christmas decorating ideas

blue themed christmas tree

It’s not a secret I love all things blue and gray. So when I decided to do a blue Christmas theme for our new flocked tree this year, it didn’t surprise everyone! This Christmas I’m taking you on a tour of our home that features our blue themed Christmas tree. To work with the golden hues I already from previous years, I mixed in my blue and silver christmas decorating ideas along with the greenery and gold shimmering garland to make a cohesive look, with a strong emphasis on my new blue glass christmas ornaments. I hope you enjoy the inspiration to create your own Christmas tree with blue decorations!

Flocked Christmas tree with blue glass ornaments and blue ribbon and presents below it.

details of christmas tree with blue decorations

  • Our tree is a 7’5″ tall, flocked Christmas tree. It’s pre-lit with 750 lights. This is my first flocked tree and I am hooked – hook, line and sinker. I’m amazed at what a difference the white snow makes with the lights and ornaments! Every color pops, every light looks soft and glowy and the entire effect is whimsical, soft and full of Christmas magic.
  • Ornaments on the flocked tree are from Frontgate. They are the French Blue and Linen Designer Collection.

 

blue glass christmas ornaments

 

another cute gray sweater that shimmers

tips to create a blue christmas theme

    • Use ornament collections to bring a cohesive look to the tree.
    • Incorporate ribbons that emphasize color theme of your tree.
    • Layer one to two shades of ribbon for more impact.
    • Add in tree picks to add more color and fullness.
    • Use as many ornaments in similar color tones for maximum effect!

Sugar Paper wrapping paper from Target with bracelet inside blue box tied with white ribbon

mixing other colors with blue christmas theme

Every year I add something new to my holiday decor collection. If you haven’t seen my other holiday themes, be sure to check them out! I love each holiday and we celebrate it fully!

In previous years I had purchased gold decor. To make them blend, I introduced blue by using my exclusive collection of Plush Pumpkin in shades of blue and gray.

SHOP HERE!

Gold and blue Christmas decorations. Plush Pumpkin velvet pumpkins below manzanita branches with Christmas ornaments hanging from them.

Dining Room with gold garland and Christmas decorations on dining room table with velvet pumpkins from bluegraygal in centerpiece.

Christmas Garland with Gold Ornaments and Gold Ribbon.

photos by Sara D Harper

bluegraygal wrapping presents beneath christmas tree in her home

 

click here to see THIS YEARS tree!

blue Christmas tree decor and light blue sweater and tulle dress.

Blog post coming soon with this year’s tree and tips to decorate your own! Be sure you’re on my list to get updated!

 

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20 Comments

  1. November 13, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    Kelly,
    I loved the post. I’m so glad I found you on Instagram. I also use Frontgate for all my garlands, wreaths, and outdoor decorations.
    The tree is Fabulous. I know so much time and detail went into your decorating. Happy Holidays.
    Xo,
    Jenn

    • Kelly November 14, 2016 / 5:47 pm

      Thank you, Jenn! I’m so grateful you found me and then found my actual website! Frontgate does a great job, don’t they? I buy a little every year to add to my collection, because it is expensive but their holiday decor is really beautiful. I’m sure your home looks fantastic! And yes, it takes sooooo much time doesn’t it? That’s why I did it early this year — my goal it help (try?!) make the holidays a little less stressful!

  2. November 29, 2016 / 12:36 am

    Your Christmas decor is absolutely stunning! And I’m loving the flocked tree. This year, I’ve decided I want to try to be “fancy” and add ribbon to our tree. 🙂 May I ask, how much ribbon did you use for your 7.5 ft tree and what width ribbon do you recommend? Thanks in advance! I look forward to seeing more pics on your blog and IG.

    • Kelly November 29, 2016 / 9:52 am

      Hi! Thanks for commenting and following along! For the 7.5 tree you don’t need a large width. This one is about 2″ wide. It depends on the length of the spool you’re buying but I have about 18 feet of each on my tree (give or take some). You’ll just want enough that you can fluff it out and then bring it into the inside of the tree. I always say buy more and return what you don’t need. It’s not any fun to go back for more and find it sold out!
      For my 9′ tree my ribbon is much larger, but with a 7.5′ I wouldn’t overwhelm it unless you’re looking to only do ribbon as the feature. Does that help?

      • November 29, 2016 / 10:17 am

        Thanks so much for your response and the helpful info. Happy Holidays!

  3. Cat
    December 3, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Hi! I stumbled on your page after noticing that we have the same ornaments! Which made me even more confident about our purchase. What a beautiful tree! Good idea for the ribbons so I decide to get some too except ours is more sheer than solid and a bit lighter blue and glittery. Do you think that will look okay or should I get solid. Also! May I ask what do you use to secure the ribbons on? Thank youuuu

    • Kelly December 4, 2016 / 8:22 pm

      I think those ribbons sound gorgeous! I actually have two ribbons layered – the darker one is below and the lighter one sounds like yours in that it’s glittery. It catches the light beautifully! I think your sound really nice. The Frontgate ornaments are amazing aren’t they? The color palette would totally allow for what you picked out! I don’t think you can go wrong. To secure my ribbons I use both the branches on my artificial tree (if they are buried deep in the tree enough to wrap a small piece around without it being seen) and then floral wire. Floral wire is definitely your friend for anything to do with hanging holiday decor! Let me know if you need more details! Send me a pic of your tree – it sounds so pretty!

  4. December 28, 2016 / 2:54 am

    I think it is very cool and looks like you’d want to reach out and touch those snowy branches!

    • Kelly December 28, 2016 / 4:02 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it! The flocking is definitely very lush!

  5. Cathy Wolfe
    August 29, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Not much to say…it’s sooooooo beautiful!!! It speaks for itself!!! Great decorater!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    • Kelly October 18, 2017 / 6:48 am

      Thank you, Cathy!!!!! I’m so glad you love it! I’m thinking in my head of keeping the blue this year with a slight twist…hmm….:) What colors do you decorate with?

  6. Denise
    October 23, 2017 / 7:07 am

    I just fell in love with ur tree I’m going to try something new this year. I’m going with different blues and silver thank u for all the tips u gave, they will help a lot.

  7. Shannon
    November 6, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Hello!! Beautiful tree!! I was wondering, where did you purchase your tree and picks, and also, how many Frontgate Ornament Sets did you purchase?

    • Kelly November 6, 2017 / 4:01 pm

      Hi! The tree picks are actually from Michaels! The tree is from King of Christmas. And you only need one set of Frontgate Ornament Collections! It comes with A TON! Does that help? Thanks for commenting – I hope you’ll get my newsletter!

  8. Stefanie
    November 8, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Hi Kelly,

    I am in love with your tree! I am doing a similar color scheme, wondering where did you find the beautiful ribbons?

    Thank you!

    • Kelly November 9, 2017 / 4:54 pm

      Hi Stefanie! The ribbon is actually from Michaels Craft Store! Send me a pic of your tree when it’s done! Can’t wait to see!

  9. Kadie
    November 12, 2017 / 11:06 am

    I want to know the name of the paint color you have on the walls. It’s fabulous!

    • Kelly November 12, 2017 / 11:10 am

      Hey Kadie! It’s Benjamin Moore Gray Wisp #1570!!! My designer chose to use the same color on the trim and ceiling making it one cohesive look which was a great effect!

  10. Shannon
    November 15, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    So I am loving your dining table centerpiece (and the tree is a given, totally doing that too). Do you have a shop my post for the urn and candlesticks? I found a similar vase on Pottery Barn but not in grey … thanks!

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