Every design magazine is flaunting beautiful Christmas decorations in all shades from cobalt to peacock to Tiffany box blue. In Modern and Retro settings its refreshing and fun. Turn the next page and there blue is again- this time its Traditional and oh so elegant. After a few pages you can't imagine anything but a blue Christmas!
I love the teal of these ornaments... not to mention the matching wrapping paper and ribbons! The magnolia leaf garland on the mantle complements these colors perfectly. The darker colors lend to a more masculine and very sophisticated look.
Isn't blue the perfect touch for this beach inspired Christmas? The Caribbean-water colored ornaments and the starfish garland give keep the beach nearby even in winter. Even though it is neither blue nor Christmas-y, the zebra covered ottoman can't be overlooked!
Tiffany's Christmas anyone? The only things missing in this room are little blue boxes and Audrey Hepburn! This decor is ultra-feminine and pretty. I love the white cowhide rug and painted chairs with their light upholstery. The dog's matching blue bed & collar are lovely as well. I don't think my own little dog would be so good as to pose like this one is!
It was a blue bi-partisan Christmas at the White House in 2004.
Mustard yellow is here again, and a great accent to the blues in this room. The silk fabrics and the gorgeous magnolia leaf wreaths step it up a notch in elegance.
Silver mercury glass goes so well with blue.
A Swedish inspired Christmas... I love the white garland and wreath. Blue-grays like this are great for neutral-lovers.... and you're not limited to Christmas or holidays with decorations like these!
The watery blue walls are a pretty backdrop to this dining room. They've decorated with subtle colors- notice the rose colored bowls on the table. I love mirrors in dining rooms- they reflect chandelier light so well. This one is dressed up for Christmas with a boxwood wreath, though I might have put a bolder colored bow to hang it from than the one here. The over-sized lantern chandelier gets me every time!
Here too, just a splash of blue accents the other colors of this tablescape so perfectly. No need to enter blue-mania, just a little here or there can go a long way.
If buying all new blue themed ornaments and decorations is a bit too much, why not paint a wall? Christmas music, a glass of wine, a friend or two and a paint brush can easily transform your space from bland to bold. Your existing conventionally-colored ornaments will never have looked so new. And when your Blue Christmas phase is over, its easy enough to paint back.