Coastal Christmas Home Tour


Updated December 19, 2022

Living Room with Coastal Christmas Decor

Coastal Christmas Home Elements

It’s the Christmas season! There’s just something about the twinkle lights this time of year that creates that magical feeling of the holiday season. Creating a coastal theme at Christmas doesn’t have to be over the top with sand dollars, sea shells and themed ornaments (but it can be if that’s your thing!). By using natural elements with subtle coastal colors, your home can evoke a coastal vibe in a simple and sophisticated fashion.

This year’s holiday decor for our home included lots of pine and juniper greenery, some vintage touches and the prettiest blue ribbon. To coordinate with our other coastal decor, it felt necessary to add blue colors versus traditional red and green. Using the same ribbon throughout different areas of your home is the perfect way to affordably create a cohesive look that elevates your Christmas decor.

Living Room Decor

The goal for this area was to create an extension of the coastal home decor already in place. Likewise, my take on coastal Christmas decor is not a whole lot different than my everyday coastal decor. I love to use texture and natural materials to capture a coastal feel. To make it all feel festive, adding a little glitz with string lights and touches of gold makes everything sparkle. Gold accents, neutral Christmas figures and lots of good greenery can be used from year to year for a timeless approach to Christmas, where you only need to add a few things each year for a fresh look. Investing in pieces like garland, stems, and vintage bells is always a great idea, as these pieces can serve as the foundation for many Christmases to come.

Christmas Tree

The tree is probably the most important Christmas decor piece. Besides the decision to use a real tree versus one of the many artificial trees available today, there are so many options as to how to decorate your coastal themed Christmas tree. For example, you can find many coastal ornaments to incorporate. For some, these beach theme or nautical theme pieces might be their idea of coastal. But, subtle coastal touches can make your tree decorations feel chic and elevated. As you might guess, this means using a lot of the same ideas like touches of blue, natural elements and pops of white that you have seen from other CASS Design Co. looks.

To further the modern classic look for your coastal-themed Christmas tree, dried orange slices and vintage inspired ornaments can be combined with natural elements. Using lots of round ornaments in different sizes conveys the classic look. Meanwhile, natural elements like rattan and botanicals capture the coastal touch. Together the combo works perfectly for a modern classic coastal Christmas tree!

Dining Room

For open concept homes, formal dining rooms aren’t usually a luxury. So, the best way to have a holiday table that you can use everyday and that feels fancy enough for Christmas (or any other) holiday dinner, is to use simple pieces. Here, blue candles paired with jute chargers and coastal style furniture evoke perfect classy coastal style. Garland draped in the middle of a dining table is a chic idea that is the perfect backdrop. You can then add candles, vases or anything you wish. Use sideboard cabinets or areas that you don’t use for everyday eating to house more of your ornate decor. It’s the perfect mix of practical enough for weeknight dinners and fancy enough for a formal meal.


Outdoor areas are a fun place to sprinkle in Christmas touches. This was the first time decorating our back porch swing area. Not only is it a great way to create the same magic as indoor spaces, but it can be simple, too. Additionally, it can create a unique look for your home. Using pieces like garland, blue ribbon and twinkle lights creates a simple and chic coastal Christmas space to enjoy outdoors when you get an occasional warm December day.

For your front porch, coastal Christmas wreaths on the front door is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer as guests enter your home. To keep the look interesting, use a mix of evergreens. Here, rosemary, spruce, asparagus fern and arborvitae are used in a mix of planters with varying textures and size. Of course, a welcome mat with a holiday greeting is a nice touch. To elevate the look, layer atop a larger rug in a coordinating color and simple pattern.

Creating spaces that feel casual enough to live in is an important part of a home that’s a breath of fresh air. To achieve this, relying on simplicity is key. Choosing pieces thoughtfully so that they make an impact, but don’t feel overdone is my favorite trick to achieve the casual and serene look that is life on the coast.

Thanks so much for checking out the CASS Coastal Christmas Home Tour! Creating spaces around your home is great way to be reminded of the magic of the season. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season celebrating with family and friends.


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