Come take a tour of my French blue Christmas living room! Soft whites, silver, and gold give this room an elegant look, while pops of dusty blue give a unique look to the color palette.

blue and white french christmas tree with fireplace mantel in background with white stockings and white feather trees

Each year, I tend to create completely different looks for my Christmas trees from the color scheme to the ribbon design. But the one thing that stays the same is my use of non-traditional colors. For years, I have eschewed the typical red and green of Christmas for softer colors that blend better with my home’s decor.

So this year, I decided to use my favorite color – a dusty, gray-blue. And of course, I love using texture in my decor so velvet what an obvious choice for my ribbon! I paired these pops of blue with classic neutrals in gold, white, and silver for a soft, vintage look. Affiliate links included for your shopping convenience. You can read my full Disclosure Policy here.

blue and white french christmas tree with fireplace mantel in background and presents and ornaments around base

Sources: Similar Tree | Tree Skirt | Basket | Feather Trees | Glass Garland | Stockings

It all really started with the tree. This is my usual Balsam Hill Carolina Hemlock, but you might notice that it looks a little different this year. What’s different? Well, I decided to flock it. If you’ve ever considered flocking your tree, it’s easier than you might think. I put together a full tutorial for flocking a tree the easy way.

closeup of white Christmas present with gold polka dots with blue ribbon tied around

You might notice that my tree looks a little different this year. Well, it’s the same tree but I flocked it! I created a How to Flock a Tree the Easy Way tutorial for you so that you can flock your own real or artificial tree!

Starting with my flocked tree I added loops of ribbon, using three different types for variety. Then I added my collection of ornaments, some filler, and the tree was done.

blue and white french christmas tree with fireplace mantel in background and presents and ornaments around base

I like using white tree skirts {or even blankets} underneath this tree, as opposed to a tree collar. This tree is so full at the bottom that a tree collar wouldn’t be visible anyway.

white and gold christmas presents under a flocked tree with ornaments and pinecones

And of course, I never miss an opportunity to sprinkle a bit of decor around, and underneath the tree is no exception! Things like nutcrackers, ice skates, sleds full of ornaments, and bowls of ornaments make great decor for under the Christmas tree. Of course, I move these items once presents start to stack up!

white and gold christmas presents under a flocked tree with ornaments and pinecones

In order to accommodate the tree, I have to move my furniture around a bit. This year, I completely swapped the location of my sofa and chairs!

basket tray full of silver ornaments with greenery and white feather tree with seating area in background

Sources: Feather Tree | Basket Tray | Ornaments | Wine Tasting Table | Similar Wingback Chair

I had to move the bench under the window that my doggies sit at, so I think they’re eager to get the tree down and get things back to normal!

blue and white french christmas tree with slipcovered sofa in the background with pillows and throw

I shared a picture of my sweet Mimi in front of the tree last year, so I’m sharing mischievous Phoebe this year. She doesn’t particularly like having her picture taken… lol!

apricot maltese shih tzu dog in front of french blue and white christmas tree

I really wanted the tree to be the focal point in the living room, so I kept all of the other decor in the room quite simple. On the mantel, just a few white feather trees and a bit of greenery clipped from my yard.

white fireplace with Carrera surround with mercury glass garland and gold french mirror above mantel
white reindeer with silver antlers on mantel with greenery and gold french mirror behind reflecting a christmas tree

On the coffee table, I used another feather tree paired with an ironstone bowl full of ornaments. My favorite ornaments tend to be mercury glass ones with interesting shapes. I have collected the majority of them over the years shopping at HomeGoods.

silver ornaments in white ironstone bowl with greenery around and feather tree in background

One thing I’m not sure I’ve ever shared with you is that my Facebook Marketplace cabinet is actually a desk! The top panel folds out and makes a great wrapping station.

french blue secretary cabinet with presents on desk and wrapping paper in basket next to cabinet and french chair in front

In the cabinet, I have my usual collection of deckled edge books paired with ironstone pieces and artwork. I changed the artwork to include Winter scenes, in keeping with the holiday season. These images are available for FREE to all of my subscribers!

french blue cabinet with styled shelves holding antique books ironstone and greenery
french blue cabinet with styled shelves holding antique books ironstone greenery and small winter framed art

That’s it for my living room tour. I tried to keep it simple and elegant and in a color scheme I love. At night, the tree looks beautiful, especially when lit by the fire.

closeup of french Christmas tree at night with fireplace in background

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  1. I love your Christmas tree – the ribbons are stunning! Can you please share the source for the blue velvet ribbon?

  2. Love, love your tree. The blue ribbons are “my blue” and I love putting ribbon on several different items, plants, pitchers, frames, etc.. Where did you find the ribbon?

  3. Kim, your home has such a wonderful aesthetic and during the holidays it’s just magical!

  4. What is your trick to get the three different ribbons cascading on your gorgeous tree??

    1. Oooooh good question! It’s actually super easy and I’m sharing all of the details on Tuesday! Stay tuned…

      :) Kim

  5. How do you get your ornaments on your mantel to stay evenly spaced like that?

    1. Hi Melissa!

      Those are actually two strands of garland, so the ornaments are secured into place with knots and were like this when I purchased them. If you look under the last picture in the post, you should see “Shop the Look”. I’ve linked to the exact mercury glass garland that I’ve used there.

      :) Kim

  6. Teresa LaVoy says:

    Absolutely lovely.

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