Hello friends! Today I’m sharing my Silver and Navy Christmas Decor as part of the Canadian Bloggers Christmas Home Tour. If you’ve been following along here for awhile, you might know that I’ve been participating in this tour for a few years now. Thanks to Christina (DIY Mommy) and Shannon (AKA Design) for hosting the tour again this year. I’m delighted to be a part of it. It’s been going on all week, and at the end of this post, you can find links to all the other talented Canadian bloggers on the tour. It’s a great way to get some gorgeous ideas for your own Christmas decorating.
This year I decided to try something completely new: navy Christmas decor! Navy blue has always been one of my favourite colours. This is especially true this year. We’ve been building a cottage that has a nautical vibe so I’ve been buying lots of navy decor! In fact, even our cottage kitchen cabinets are navy blue. (See: Navy and White Cottage Kitchen Mood Board.)
I love to change things up with my Christmas decorating every year, but I haven’t used navy with silver before. Over the past few years, I’ve used many different colour combinations, including black-white-peacock blue (see: French Inspired Christmas Decor – Black, White & Peacock Blue), red plaid-buffalo check (see: Red Plaid Cottage Christmas Home Tour), and pale blue-white (see: Winter Wonderland Christmas Tour). People often ask me whether it’s expensive to change up the colours every year. The truth is it’s not really that indulgent. I typically use all the same Christmas decorations every year (most which are neutral), but add a few new rolls of ribbon. I also organize my Christmas decorations by colour. So the next time I decide to use red, all I have to do is pull out the bin with all things red!
The thing I love about this year’s navy Christmas decor scheme is that it feels neutral. Neutral is good because I tend to tire of my Christmas decor quickly when it’s bright and colourful. Navy blue is a bold colour but still blends beautifully with my silver and glass ornaments. It’s not overpowering, but provides enough contrast to keep the look interesting.
You might also notice that I absolutely LOVE to mix up styles when decorating a Christmas tree. This tree is chock full of glam ornaments. But to keep things interesting, I also added some cottage-y elements. For example, I mixed the sparkly navy ribbon with a burlap ribbon that has a little bit of sheen. I also tied some sweet navy and white gingham ribbon around the ends of some of the branches. I even added some little galvanized metal buckets, and I love how fun they look up against my glass ornaments. All of this makes the tree feel a little less serious!
One of the things I like to do is add some cozy elements to the base of my Christmas tree until Santa arrives with presents. This year, I added a cozy navy throw, some mohair pillows and a few pretty boxes with navy ribbon. It just helps to fill up all that empty space.
I’m pretty thrilled about how the tree turned out with navy Christmas decor. I topped it off casually with a bunch of ‘icy’ branches. I tried to get them to hang down over the tree in the same way that tree branches would hang after a winter snow or ice storm (which we see a lot of around here lol).
I carried the silver and navy Christmas decor theme over to the fireplace mantel in our family room as well. Our home is open concept, so I like when all my Christmas decor coordinates. It just makes it feel more seamless.
I made the sweater wreath that hangs over the fireplace mantel. You might have caught it on my Instagram stories last week. I’ll be posting a quick tutorial on it next week.
The fireplace mantel is decorated with layers of greenery, birch logs, cream coloured leaves, pine cones, and blueberries. The sparkly navy blue ribbon helps add a bit of magic to the otherwise rustic elements in the mantel display.
I tried to keep things simple this year, so I only added a few other touches to the family room. These cute nutcrackers sit on the coffee table. I already had the silver one in my Christmas stash, but was lucky enough to spot a navy one at Pier One. I couldn’t resist getting him to add to the whole silver and navy decor scheme.
On my dining table, I also kept things super simple. I just tied a pretty navy bow around one of my large glass hurricanes, and filled the other with icy gems. I’m still working on adding some festive cheer to the rest of my kitchen, and I’ll hopefully share a post on that next week.
If you want some more inspiration for your own Christmas decorating, please visit some of my Canadian blogging friends as part of the Canadian Bloggers Home Tour (Christmas 2017) which has been going on all week. You can find all of their blog links below! You can also find us on Instagram with the hashtag #cbhometour.
Have a fab weekend.