Get the Look: Blue Holiday Living Room

Blue living room decorated for the holidays

Decorating for the holidays is something we look forward to every year, but with this yearly traditional, we sometimes feel stuck if our living room color palette doesn’t necessarily jive with that traditional red and green color palette. If you think outside the Christmas box, it’s fun to decorate your home for the holidays with unexpected colors. We love using a classic blue-and-white color palette with tons of metallics to create a festive look.

Driven by the diptych painting over the fireplace, this living room has a strong blue and white color palette, so to play off of that, we used blue-and-white chinoiserie ornaments to decorate our tree, mixed with plenty of metallic accents, like mercury glass candles and gold ball ornaments.

Subtle accents, like garland and greenery in vases and twinkling light, can help your home feel more cheery this time of year, even without those shots of Christmas red.

In this room:

Fabrics: Signature Velvet in Deep Teal // Small Check Spa // Suzanne Kasler’s Signature 13oz. Linen in Indigo // Courtney Peacock

Furniture & Accessories: Addison Tray Table in Brass // Blue and White Porcelain Vases // Hayes Ottoman in Suzanne Kasler Indigo Linen // Louisa Bergere Chair in Small Check Spa // Chinoiserie Ornaments // Cool Mornings Diptych // Beckett Rug in Gray

Find more color palette ideas, or browse our Pinterest boards for more inspiration!

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


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    Monica Lavin

    October 23, 2015

    This is exquisite! I love how you chose to decorate for the holidays with blue, since it compliments the beige and gold tones in the room! Thanks for all the great suggestions.

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      November 5, 2015

      So happy you like it Monica. Thanks for your comment!

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    October 21, 2015

    I love the Seville Rug! Does it coordinate well with the Deep Teal Velvet Throw Pillows? Thanks!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      November 5, 2015

      Hi Carmen,
      We would love to help you choose colors and fabrics to coordinate with the Seville Rug. Simply complete this form and our Design Solutions team will reach out to you. Be sure to include photos of your space so we can give you the most helpful advice and tips!
      The How to Decorate Team