For Christmas decor, most of us typically think in terms of red and green. Maybe white? Maybe silver or gold? Or if you are like me, a hodgepodge of whatever comes out of the Christmas storage boxes.
Let me introduce you to blue as your color scheme for Christmas. Specifically, blue and white chinoiserie. This way, you can take what you already have and give it a holiday spin.
Mantels are hard. Too many decorations and they look ridiculous. Too few and they look like Charlie Brown’s Christmas. Here’s the just right solution: Take your ginger jars, candlesticks, vases, whatever you have, and gather them together on the mantel. Pair with gold, red, green or white accents and you have a decorated mantel.
Decorating a side table is similar to a mantel. Gather all of your porcelain in one spot. Introduce greenery into the equation and voila! If possible, add greenery under an open side table for extra effect.
All of these tables have a minimal use of chinoiserie, but it gets maximum effect here with the topiaries and floral arrangements.
From topiaries, to citrus, to ornaments, to twigs, consider your chinoiserie as a neutral palette. It works with every color and texture here.
Colonial Designs has two wreaths that will complement your look. The blue on blue ribbon, plus the greenery are stunning.
Other Decor Ideas
Here are a few more ways to incorporate your everyday decor with holiday-themed decor.
Somehow this decorating idea will make your life easier. Just collect the porcelain you already have, add greenery and you have a decorated home for the holidays.