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Get the best ideas for subtle blue Christmas decorations and adding fresh cheer throughout your home.

A white kitchen with a white island and brass lanterns.
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Blue Christmas Decor

This year, I decided that I wanted to incorporate the prettiest blue hue. I was inspired by the wild juniper berries that grow along the shore at our lake cottage!

Juniper has a strong fragrance and the most perfectly subtle blue color in the berries. With those berries in mind, I found a pretty soft blue velvet ribbon I loved.

I knew I could incorporate the ribbon throughout our home for the feeling of a true blue Christmas.

A dining room in a holiday home with a garland and blue Christmas decorations hanging over the dining table.

I have created a cohesive look with the addition of fresh cedar and juniper greens, along with blue velvet touches throughout the wreaths and garlands in our home.

A blue ribbon adorns a wooden table next to a Christmas tree, combining blue and holiday decor elements.
We even incorporated the blue Christmas decorating theme into our Christmas bedroom decor this year!

How to Incorporate Blue Christmas Decorations

Consider a few of the following ideas for creating your own simple, subtle touches of blue for your holidays this year.

A woman decorating a holiday home with a wreath and candles in blue christmas decorations.
  • Art – Replace a piece of art or two with a gorgeous juniper berry wreath. Such an easy way to give an entire room an elegant holiday feel!
  • Ribbon – Purchase a large bolt of soft velvet ribbon (in my case, blue velvet) to incorporate throughout your spaces. This can accent garlands, wreaths, and can be used to wrap gifts under your tree. You can even tie small bows onto your Christmas tree branches to incorporate that color and style!
  • Pillow Covers and Throws – Switch out your pillow covers! This is such an easy way to incorporate a pop of blue (or any color) into your room for very little expense. Check out my post on buying, mixing and matching pillow covers here.
A beautiful wreath with a blue ribbon, perfect for holiday homes and adding festive blue Christmas decorations.

Juniper Wreaths

One of the prettiest ways I have found to incorporate that dusty blue color that I love so much, is to use juniper. This fragrant greenery has a natural blue berry that is such a sophisticated, yet rustic element to add to your decor.

We hung juniper wreaths in windows, on the front door, and we even used them to replace art pieces that normally grace the walls. If you’ve already got a hook or a nail, why not make a quick switch to liven up a room?

A white kitchen with gold accents and a wreath hanging over the sink, adorned with blue Christmas decorations.

Of course, even a blue Christmas isn’t complete without some green, too. Fresh greenery garlands and wreaths are so wonderful to incorporate into your home, no matter which color or style you’re choosing.

A white kitchen with a white island adorned with greenery for a touch of holiday cheer.
A bathroom with a wreath hanging on the wall adorned with blue Christmas decorations.

In the bathroom I simply added a stem of juniper in a bud vase with my favorite soap and lotion set and replaced the botanical art with a wreath.

A table setting with a white napkin and greenery adorned with blue Christmas decorations.
See our Blue Christmas Centerpiece on the dining room table here!


I’ve got a few tips for you when it comes to hanging live greenery garlands! (And don’t miss my tips and tricks for keeping garlands alive for longer!)

  • I know many people trust command hooks, but I prefer nails for hanging garlands over doorways. You can easily place them in a discreet spot where they won’t be noticed, and they are much sturdier and won’t rip the paint or worse, the drywall paper off. I tend to add nails in the top of a door frame where no one will see.
  • You can simply tuck a solid section of your garland stems directly behind the nails.
  • Often, since a garland is built following just one direction, it can seem odd when hanging around a doorway since the side going up looks so much different form the side going down. With that in mind, I like to cut my garland at a spot where I can hang both vertical pieces pointing down. This helps the garland lay flat and creates the perfect look!
A woman is carefully hanging a blue Christmas garland in her kitchen, adorning her holiday home with festive decorations.

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A kitchen adorned with a festive green garland and featuring sleek white cabinets.


stairs lined in candles and garland for christmas

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  1. Your minimalist-elegant-timeless-simple style is my most favorite ever! Every time I start talking about ideas from “the girl who likes the finer things in life,” my husband gets a look like, “oh boy! Here we go!” 😀 He makes things for me (Like as I type, he is making a frame for our t.v.) from ideas I gather, staring at your style!

    Thank you so much for all the work you do to inspire us!

    1. Kimberly, THANK YOU for making my day! You are so sweet and I truly appreciate your kindness. If it makes him feel any better, my husband has the same look! I’m actually starting a Facebook community this week because I would LOVE to see the frame he makes! Thanks for following along!

  2. Julie, you rocked it! Wonderful video with helpful hints and inspiration galore. Thank you for stretching and do something that was not easy for you. You made us all a little braver and with great decor ideas to boot!