The first tree is up and it’s officially Christmas season in our house! Today I’m going to share my blue and white Christmas decor from our living room!
I am SO excited to share our blue and white Christmas decor in the living room with you today. Obviously this is an extra special year for me for Christmas decorations because this is the first year that we’ve had a fireplace and a real mantel to decorate. I’ve only been waiting almost a decade for this! Ha! Well, anyway, I’m pretty happy with how it all came together. 🙂
Our Blue and White Christmas Tree
OK, so it’s more like blue and white and gold and green, but honestly as much as I love blue and white, I don’t love a lot of the stark blue and white Christmas trees that I’ve seen. They just seem kind of cold and cheap-looking to me sometimes, so I went with a few extra additions.
I made my own bow topper this year, just like the one I made last year in the living room, only this time I used a black watch plaid tartan ribbon, and paired it with a navy blue velvet ribbon trailing down the tree.
I love this view of the tree from the kitchen into the living room. 🙂
Obviously part of the “blue” in my blue and white tree is these faux blueberries and white berries that I used last year on our porch tree and then again this year. It’s a little weird, but I love them and I think they really work.
Other Blue and White Christmas Decor
Did I mention that I’m excited about the mantel??! 🙂
I always say that you know something is well-designed if it becomes super easy to decorate and this mantel decor was ridiculously unfussy to pull together.
I started with a faux garland as my base right on top of the mantel, then I layered on some fresh cedar clipped from our giant hedge outside and a few sprigs of fresh silver dollar eucalyptus here and there. Then I added a few sprigs of my blue and white berries.
My next step was to basically tie a bow on anything that wasn’t moving.
I love that a simple bow done in a beautiful ribbon can turn any of your favourite everyday decor items into the perfect festive accents.
On life lesson that I’ve learned in recent years is that nice ribbon can get crazy expensive, but it’s always worth it. Plus, it’s reusable year after year!
Have you started on your Christmas decorating yet? Our house is currently a mish-mash of a few super festive rooms and a few totally undecorated rooms as well.
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.