Best Coastal Christmas Tree Ideas: Holiday Decorating

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Today, I’m excited to share with you 25 inspiring coastal Christmas tree ideas, showcasing the elegance of a beach-themed holiday decor palette featuring blue and silver hues. If you’re on a budget and seeking decorating tips for creating an exquisite coastal Christmas tree, look no further than my own white flocked Christmas tree turned coastal!

Every holiday season, my first ritual is to choose a Christmas tree theme that speaks to my heart. It’s amazing how each year brings a fresh perspective. Just last year, I was completely inspired to create a coastal theme in our dining room, and let me tell you, it was so much fun to decorate!

Whether it’s a serene blue and silver Christmas theme or a mix of textures like burlap, blue ribbon, plaid, jute, sisal, and delightful beachy ornaments, these coastal Christmas tree ideas will help you craft the perfect seaside ambiance.

How to Create a Coastal Christmas Tree
I love these coastal Christmas tree ideas in our dining room

Coastal Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Imagine a white color scheme Christmas tree filled with pale blue and tan beach themed ornaments like sand dollars and sea shells and burlap ribbon as garland. In my case, I do not live in a beach house nor do I live anywhere near the beach but that doesn’t mean you can create a beach Christmas tree!

Flocked Christmas Tree

A faux flocked Christmas tree is the perfect type of tree if you are looking for an authentic classy beach theme tree. The faux white snow adds a real life feel as if the tree was just cut down from a snow filled forest.

I wanted more of an elegant look with simple subdued colors and the white ornaments help keep the tree neutral and classic. 

This flocked tree is on sale and is a little taller than mine. My flocked tree is 6.5 feet which may be too small if you have high ceilings but it comes in a variety of sizes.

See my favorite trees below by clicking the image.

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You can Find my brand new Coastal Christmas Wish List over on Amazon which includes everything you see on this post!

Coastal Christmas Tree Ornaments

When picking coastal Christmas decor for a tree, I try to stay within the same color theme.

Nautical Christmas Ornaments

Our blue and white Christmas tree is filled with white ornaments ranging from seahorse ornaments,  seashell ornamentssea crab ornamentssand dollar and starfish ornaments. 

How to Create a Coastal Christmas Tree
Coastal Christmas trees filled with seahorses and seashells create a beautiful coastal vibe

Sea Glass

Mixing in blue (like these), white (these are gorgeous!) or sand colored Christmas ornament tree balls are fairly inexpensive and a great way to fill a tree and get a coastal look. I like to hang the larger ball ornaments (like these sea glass floats) towards the center of the tree and the smaller ornaments towards the outside. 

How to Create a Coastal Christmas Tree
Blue and White Christmas tree ideas

Burlap, Jute & Sisal

I love how the white ceramic seahorse and seashell ornaments coordinate with the light blue ornament balls wrapped in a jute netting. Jute and sisal are two organic textures that are a must when it comes to a Christmas coastal vibe.  

To keep our beach themed Christmas tree classic and classy, I stayed with very light colored tones all within the white, blue and sand/brown color theme. 

How to Create a Coastal Christmas Tree
Nautical theme Christmas tree decorating ideas

I purchased two 15 foot Jute roping pieces and wrapped the roping around the tree starting at the top working my way to the bottom. Jute roping is the perfect Christmas tree garland especially for Coastal Christmas trees.

The burlap bow was handmade out of burlap fabric and offers a sophisticated coastal tree topper in under 5 minutes. 

Coastal Christmas decorations

Coastal decorating whether it be for Christmas or everyday living, typically mimics soft pale blues, earthy tones and white colors offering a calming coastal living feel. Something about the water (ocean or lake) creates a calm and relaxing feeling.

Christmas Pajamas 2016 | Naughty List | Striped Leggings | Plaid and Merry Sweatshirt

Coastal Decorations On or Around The Tree Ideas: 

  1. Seashell Ornaments: Decorative ornaments made from seashells, starfish, and other beachcombing treasures add a charming coastal touch to your Christmas tree.
  2. Nautical Tree Skirt: A tree skirt with nautical motifs like anchors, sailboats, or beach scenes can enhance the coastal theme under your Christmas tree.
  3. Beach-Themed Wreaths: Coastal wreaths adorned with seashells, driftwood, and beachy accents are perfect for welcoming guests to your coastal-inspired holiday home.
  4. Coastal Christmas Lights: String lights in ocean-inspired colors like blue and turquoise can create a soothing, beachy atmosphere both indoors and outdoors.
  5. Coastal theme throw pillows: Mixing in coastal colors via throw pillows on adjacent chairs or sofa is a great way to carry the theme throughout the room
  6. Beachy Stockings: Christmas stockings with coastal designs, such as flip-flops, seahorses, or beach umbrellas, are a fun way to continue the seaside theme in your holiday decor.

I used a plain white faux fur tree skirt to keep things simple and classic. There are several beach decor themed tree skirts to pick from but I personally prefer a more elegant coastal theme so I opted for the neutral white tree skirt. 


Christmas pjs are my absolute favs! See my latest finds this holiday season below from Amazon. (click the image)

My Holiday PJ Favs

More Christmas Decorating Ideas You Will Love

Often times, beach Christmas ornaments or beach Christmas decor can be busy with bold colors so it’s a delicate balance when decorating a coastal space for the holidays. 

These are Christmas pictures from years past that I had taken during one of our family Christmas card photo shoots. I was wearing these pajamas in our red Christmas tree living room and while the red color scheme somewhat clashes with this blue and white Christmas tree, I think the pictures are still cute!

Christmas Pajamas 2016 | Naughty List | Striped Leggings | Plaid and Merry Sweatshirt

When decorating your coastal Christmas tree, consider placing it in your dining room, living room, or entryway to make a stunning impression throughout your home. Consider how you want to feel when you enter room and whether it’s a real fresh tree or a faux flocked tree like mine, have fun creating a Christmas coastal vibe.

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  2. This tree is fabulous! I love anything coastal/nautical. It really looks very pretty!

  3. Juanita in OH says:

    Your tree is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the colors and even though it is costal it feels very much like a perfect Christmas Tree. Thank you so much for sharing all of the wonderful items you show us each day.

  4. Beautiful tree! Where did you get your tree skirt?

  5. This tree looks so stunning! I’m also loving the cute pajamas! 🙂

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