Bringing Coastal Charm into Christmas Decor

If you want to add a gorgeous coastal vibe to your Christmas decor, here are some of my favorite coastal Christmas decorating ideas you can steal for yourself!

As we gear up for the most wonderful time of the year, I know if you’re here, it’s likely that you’re looking for ways to bring the coast indoors and infuse it into your Christmas decor.

I want to take you on a tour of my own holiday home decor, while sharing ways that you can bring the coastal Christmas vibe right into your own space!

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For Your Entryway

I don’t go crazy with holiday decor but I do love incorporating lots of greenery, as well as brass and gold-tone pieces to bring in some warmth.

These gold bells started trending a couple years back, and they have such a classic and timeless look!

If you can’t find them in stores or the ones left are out of your budget, there are several DIY options I’ve seen floating around on both social media and Pinterest that are just as gorgeous for a fraction of the cost!

fa la la la print in wood frame with white tray in front of it
PHOTO SOURCES: Vase | Greenery | Woven Frame | Art Print | White Tray | Hoop Earrings | Drop Earrings | Chain Bracelet | Candle holders – sourced locally from Thacher & Spring

While this is a view of my bedroom dresser, you could do something similar in your entryway if you have a console table! It always feels so welcoming to walk into someone’s home at this time of year and be greeted with a few holiday touches. Plus, a little goes a long way here!

I love this print I have in our woven frame that I can change out super easily for a little coastal colored Christmas cheer.

fa la la la print in wood frame with white tray in front of it
PHOTO SOURCES: Vase | Greenery | Woven Frame | Art Print | White Tray | Hoop Earrings | Drop Earrings | Chain Bracelet | Candle holders – sourced locally from Thacher & Spring

For Your Mantel

coastal christmas decorated mantel with white stockings and white christmas trees
PHOTO SOURCES: Artwork | Real-touch garland (I used two here) | Stockings | Bells | Blue ribbon | Tall woven tree | White trees on mantel & pinecone sprays – sourced locally from Thacher & Spring | Rug | Nightstand | Grapewood branch | Wall sconce

A mantel is one of my favorite places to decorate for the holidays.

I am a creature of habit and enjoy sticking to the coastal color palette of whites, woods, and blue tones (unless you like pops of color, which in that case, feel free to explore that!)

If you’re working with the coastal theme, you really don’t even have to change out any art you may have on your mantle or surrounding it! However, if you wanted to change things up ever so slightly, you could add a bow to the frame – or just leave it simple like I do!

(Psst. Can you believe this garland is FAKE? It’s one of the quickest things to sell out in the fall, but it’s so worth it and super affordable!)

closeup of bells and light blue ribbon hanging from mantel
PHOTO SOURCES: Artwork | Real-touch garland (I used two here) | Stockings | Bells | Blue ribbon | Tall woven tree | White trees on mantel & pinecone sprays – sourced locally from Thacher & Spring

To tie in to the gold bells in our entryway, I added some to our mantel decor and I just love the classic look, mixed in with my coastal Christmas decor!

For Your Living Room

I feel like the morning of Christmas your living room can easily become chaotic, so when it comes to living room decor, I really live by “less is more”.

Our living room feels super coastal and festive, without feeling overwhelming.

silver ornaments in a bowl on a coffee table
PHOTO SOURCES: Rug | Coffee table (my seadrift finish no longer offered) | Large white bowl | Ornaments – old from HomeGoods | “White” book | Cedar stems (similar) | Candle wick trimmer | Slipcover sofa

If you have a coffee table, add some ornaments to a bowl, and add some holiday greenery in a small vase to add height and texture.

silver ornaments in a bowl on a coffee table
PHOTO SOURCES: Rug | Coffee table (seadrift finish no longer offered) | “White” book | Cedar stems (similar) | Candle wick trimmer

Something like a simple holiday scented candle can not only make for a great coastal Christmas decorating idea, but can make your home smell seasonally spectacular.

silver ornaments in a bowl on a coffee table with woven kitchen stools in the background
PHOTO SOURCES: Rug | Coffee table (seadrift finish no longer offered) | Large white bowl | Ornaments – old from HomeGoods | “White” book | Cedar stems (similar) | Candle wick trimmer | Slipcover sofa | Bar stools | Similar counter height stools | Cozy weave pillow

If your house is more of an open concept like ours is, a continuous flow of decor and colors is going to make everything feel cohesive.

If your house doesn’t have that open concept, you can still choose to create the same flow, or you can mix it up and make each one of the rooms in your home a whimsical, magical space that suits your own design tastes.

‘Tis the season to bring yourself some joy!

For Your Kitchen

christmas wreaths on the backs of woven stools
PHOTO SOURCES: Bar stools | Similar counter height stools | Wreaths – old from Pottery Barn

A great way to add simple, festive cheer to your kitchen is adding wreaths on the backs of your stools (if you have them), or dining chairs.

These stools have a handle up top, which allows for the perfect place to add ribbon that matches any other ribbon on your tree, garland or staircase railing.

Pro tip: If your chairs or barstools don’t have a handle like ours do, but are woven you can hang wreaths using clear fishing wire through the open weave!

white kitchen cabinets with wreaths hanging on the windows
PHOTO SOURCES: Runner | Pendant light (similar) | Wreaths – old from Pottery Barn | Woven planter | Cabinet pulls | Cabinet knobs

Another great place I love to add wreaths are our kitchen windows. I love our view out of these windows and the additional wreaths add the perfect little festive touch.

small greenery in kitchen with white cabinets
PHOTO SOURCES: Woven planter | Tree serving tray (similar) | Marble serving board | Bottlebrush Labrador ornament – old from Pottery Barn | Candle – HomeGoods | Ripple vase | Cedar stems (similar) | Wood riser | Cabinet pulls | Cabinet knobs

Regardless of whether you’re working with a ton of counter space or just a little bit, my professional opinion is to avoid having too much that sits on your counters.

It’s either going to overwhelm your smaller kitchen, or it’s going to get lost in your larger one.

Adding some holiday stems or flowers and maybe some Christmas inspired baking or serving dishes is the perfect thing to add to kitchens when it comes to coastal Christmas decorations.

For Your Dining Room

white plates with woven placemats with wood christmas tree napkin ring
PHOTO SOURCES: Tree napkin rings | Dinner plates | Salad plates | Woven placemats (similar) | Napkins – HomeGoods | Champagne silverware | Table runner – old from McGee & Co. | Mini trees – Thacher & Spring holiday collection | Mercury tree

For a coastal dining tablescape, I love bringing in gold and wood accents. They always pair really nicely, and the gold touches add a bit of elegance if you desire.

Oh yeah – and remember the post I wrote about how to decorate with seashells around your home?

These oyster shells were on that list and here’s the reason why – I often use them in our Christmas decor centerpiece and they always receive compliments. They’re stunning!

For Under Your Tree

I’m one of those people who loves wrapping gifts, but if that’s not you, don’t let it steer you away from having gorgeous coastal-inspired presents under the tree.

You’re just a simple YouTube tutorial away from learning some easy tips and tricks that will make your life easier when wrapping presents.

My number one trick? Put everything in a box. Boxes are SO much easier to wrap than oddly shaped packages.

I also love using paper with the grid on the back to help cut straighter lines too.

present wrapped with brown kraft paper and white bow
PHOTO SOURCES: Kraft paper

If you don’t want to spend tons on trying to find coordinating wrapping paper, try using brown kraft paper and add a simple twine or solid bow with some holiday greenery attached.

Festive, simple, and still gorgeous!

For The Extras

You definitely do not have to throw coastal Christmas decorations in every nook and cranny to feel like you’ve got a cozy space for the holiday season, but if you want to, of course go for it!

PHOTO SOURCES: Bar cart | White vase (small size) | Greenery | Dough bowl | Ornament bowl filler | Cedar sprays | Grapewood branch | Whale’s tail bottle opener | Wreath – old from Pottery Barn

Look at the simple side by side change on my bar cart here!

For a night of entertaining, all I did was change out the ornaments on the bottom (in the same white bowl!) and add some Christmas cocktails to the top. I also added a wreath on the front, instead of using greenery in a vase on top.

I’m still sticking to the wood and blue tones that I have throughout the rest of our house, but I love that cheerful pop of red with the cocktails here!

Regardless of how much (or how little) you decorate, hopefully you got some great ideas for how to bring coastal decor into your Christmas decorations in your own home!

Use this last image of our living room chairs as your final reminder that the most important thing about this season is to give yourself the time and space to sit and enjoy the time that you have with family and friends. Wishing you all a beautiful & happy holiday season!

Bringing Coastal Charm into Christmas Decor
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