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Christmas Decorating Ideas with Navy Blue and Pink

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Today we’re talking about easy Christmas decorating ideas with navy blue and pink. You’ll see how to incorporate these or any non-traditional holiday colors in your home. And you can use the same ideas for red and green if you love those colors too!


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I’m joining my friend Leen at Sanddollarlane who has put together a big ole’ tour for Christmas called “Celebrate Home”. There will be new additions each day so you’ll want to be sure to come back and visit everyone. All of the links are at the bottom of the post and here’s a sneak peek:

If you’re coming over from Zucchini Sisters, welcome! Rebecca always has the prettiest decorating ideas! If it’s your first time visiting my site, you can read this and learn more: Start Here

Shopping Resources

If you’re interested in creating a look like you see here, scroll to the bottom of the post where I’m sharing resources for the items I used in this project, or items as close as I could find that are currently available.

Navy and white with hot pink accents for Christmas

You might remember last year’s blue and green Christmas decorations on our tree and in our antique oak hutch. It’s always fun to use non-traditional colors and I’ve done that again this year.

vintage jadeite mixing bowls with blue Christmas ornaments

Blue and white mixes well with so many other colors if pink doesn’t appeal to you. Green, gold, red, yellow, silver, teal, and even purple all coordinate beautifully with blue and white! Any colors could be used in place of pink and blue in my ideas below.

Now let’s take a little tour of this year’s entry and den mantel all dressed up for the holidays and learn how to add pink or any other color to your Christmas decor.

pink and blue decorations on small Christmas tree

Add color with ornaments

Over that past 15+ years I’ve been collecting vintage Christmas ornaments and I dug out all of the pink and blue ones for this year’s decorations. There are some fun ways you can use them in addition to hanging them on your tree.

Ornaments displayed in a glass cloche

Earlier this year I shared how I made this fun and easy DIY glass cloche. It’s a great way to display colorful ornaments for Christmas and is definitely budget-friendly. To create this display, I held the lid upside down and carefully arranged the ornaments, mixing large and small ones until it was filled up. Then I placed the little white milk glass dish over the opening and slowly turned it over. I added a pink and champagne ribbon to the lid to finish it off.

vintage pink and blue mercury glass ornaments under a glass cloche

Colorful ornaments tucked in a basket

Underneath our entry table I have an African woven basket . I added a couple of wrapped boxes and tucked in some ornaments for a dose of color.

vintage pink striped ornament in African woven basket

Large bowl of ornaments

This bowl full of vintage ornaments is actually from a few years ago but I’m adding it to today’s post to show you how easy it is to display them this way.

vintage mercury glass ornaments in large with ironstone bowl

A wooden dough bowl is another pretty way to display them easily.

On top of a vase

Another fun way to display colorful vintage ornaments is on top of a milk glass vase. I have a couple dozen of these so I’m always looking for new ways to use them. They’re easy to find them at thrift stores and yard sales.

vintage blue Christmas ornament on top of milk glass vase

Hanging on your Christmas tree

Vibrant ornaments look great on your tree too, of course! I actually made several like this in my Friday afternoon pottery class. Did you know that I’ve been making pottery pieces since 2019? Most of them aren’t worth showing to anyone but these simple little ornaments turned out so pretty.

blue and white handmade stoneware ornaments

Next week I’ll be sharing how I made the navy blue and glass glitter ornaments so be sure to subscribe to my newsletter if your aren’t already! Update – see how to make them here: Easy DIY Glittered Ornaments

hand glittered blue ornament with ribbon

And a couple of weeks ago I posted a DIY 3D paper chinoiserie ornament tutorial for these blue and white beauties. They’re much easier than they look and can be made with any color!

3d paper chinoiserie ornaments

See my favorite ways to use colorful vintage ornaments here – Vintage Shiny Brites history, sources, and display ideas

Colorful ribbons

Decorating with ribbons is one of the fastest and easiest ways to dress up an area.

Wrapped presents

I wrapped a couple of empty boxes with brown kraft paper and added some navy and white checked ribbon for color and pattern in the entry.


On your mantel

And the same ribbon is on the mantel in the den. I’m trying not to go overboard with decorations this year but might add a little greenery in here before it’s all said and done. I’m feeling like it looks a little skimpy.

blue mantel with pink, blue and white vintage Christmas decorations

Ribbon used as tree garland

Adding ribbon to a Christmas tree is a clever way to introduce some color and texture. This pink velvet ribbon was just the right touch for my blue and white with pink accents theme.

Christmas tree with pink, blue, and white

Add color with throw blankets, pillows, and scarves

Scarves, shawls, and throw blankets can also perform double duty by adding color to a little nook.

Basket filler

When my dad passed away last year, some sweet and talented ladies from our church made prayer shawls for me, my mom, sister, and sister-in-law. I used my pretty hot pink one to add some color in the entry for the holidays.

African woven basket with hot pink blanket and blue and white presents

Scarf used as a tree skirt

Colorful scarves can also be used as tree skirts for smaller trees like our 4′ artificial tree in the den. This blue one that I’ve had for several years is the perfect match for my blue ornaments. It’s discontinued but there’s a similar one here: blue paisley wrap

Pink, blue, and white Christmas ornaments

Add character with vintage pottery and glassware

Large planters and crocks are ideal for holding small trees.

Vintage pottery as tree holder

A few months ago I was the winning bidder at an auction for a box full of vintage McCoy planters including this gorgeous large white piece. It was a little dirty but it cleaned up so nicely and made the perfect container for our small tree in the den.

vintage McCoy planter used as Christmas tree container

Compotes and teacups used for displaying ornaments

Thrift store teacups and compotes are wonderful ways to display vibrant ornaments and other small items.

white milk glass compote, blue and white transferware, and pink vintage mercury glass ornaments

Milk glass vase used as a pedestal

And here’s another vintage milk glass vase acting as a pedestal for a vintage mercury glass ornament on the den mantel.

vintage mercury glass Christmas ornament in white milk glass vase

You can see the whole mantel here. I haven’t shared a picture of this room since I changed the mirror and added on to our sectional sofa.

The walls also got a fresh coat of paint this spring with Benjamin Moore Clay Beige. The little round “good vibes” pillow was actually my inspiration for this year’s colors! I’m really loving blues and vibrant hues these days.


Here are all of the tours you can visit this week. There are some gorgeous homes full of wonderful ideas. Next up is Melanie at Southern Crush at Home and she always has great decorating tips!

Sand Dollar Lane  //  2 Bees in a Pod  //  At Home with Kristy  //  Exquisitely Unremarkable
  Our Crafty Mom  //  Hearth and Vine

Zucchini Sisters  //  Postcards from the Ridge  //  Southern Crush at Home  //  Amy Sadler Designs
 Pasha is Home  //  Simple Nature Decor

Worthing Court  //  The Tattered Pew  //  Cottage in the Mitten  //  DIY Beautify
Thistle Key Lane  //  At Lane and High  //  Feet Under My Table

White Arrows Home // Aratari at Home // White Lilac Farmhouse
Cottage on Bunker Hill // Bricks ‘n Blooms

My Family Thyme  //  Southern Home and Hospitality  //  Songbird //  Shiplap and Shells
Chalking Up Success  //  Pure Happy Home

blue and white Christmas decorating ideas


  1. Angie, I love your bright and colorful Christmas decorations. Who would’ve thought navy and bright pink for Christmas? What a great idea. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks, Patti! I’ve been really loving bright colors lately and the pink is something I haven’t used before now. Merry Christmas to you too!

  2. Angie – we always looks forward to your posts….you never disappoint! Your blue and pink Christmas decor is fabulous. We especially love the vintage items mixed with your DIY ideas. You have the touch for styling everything so perfectly. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks so much! I always love seeing your ideas too, especially all of your blue and white. Merry Christmas to you too!

  3. Angie, your pink and blue combo is so pretty! I love your McCoy auction find and it’s perfect for your cute little tree.
    All this time that we’ve been friends, I never knew you made pottery. I hope you’ll share more of it, the ornaments are beautiful!

    1. Thanks, Leen! I was thrilled to get the McCoy planters. Something else to start collecting, lol. My pottery class is my therapy! Most of the things I make are not so attractive but the creative process is always good for the soul.

    1. Thank you very much, Maria. The pink is a new thing for me, but I’m loving bright colors these days. Happy holidays to you, too!

  4. I know this isn’t Christmas…but, I am in LOVE with those botanicals on the walI! If you have a link for those, I would love it! Love all of those ornaments just being showcased in the bowl and I am always of fan of brown paper packages! Loved hopping with you!

  5. Angie-Everything you do is amazing and navy with pink are my favorite decorating colors! That jadeite and good vibes pillow really popped out to me as well. I’m so honored to be doing this blog tour with you! Thank you for sharing your talents! Merry Christmas my friend!

  6. Love this color combo and would have never thought to do that! And you’ve inspired me to add more character to my decor. Like putting a small tree in a larger crock or pot. Love it. Everything is beautiful!

  7. Oh Angie, I am loving the hot pink with the navy. I made some pink ornaments this year to go with my aqua. The navy and hot pink is stunning together.

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