Coastal Christmas Decorations

Surround yourself with beautiful ornaments, holiday candles and shimmering string lights that coordinate with your existing coastal decor or choose a few pieces that complement your classic holiday decor. Either way, you can breeze through the holidays with coastal Christmas decorations that bring a splash of the beach to your home.

Coastal Holiday Ornaments

Beachy blues, sand-colored coral and whimsical ocean-themed Christmas ornaments can bring you closer to the sea - even when you're far away. Choose from vintage-style mercury glass coastal ornaments, jeweled and sculpted iron wire ornaments and more to bring a dash of Christmas cheer to any space.

Beach-Inspired Christmas Lights

String glimmering, beach-inspired Christmas lights around your tree or illuminate your holiday entertaining spaces to create a dazzling coastal-style display for family and guests. Choose clear glass or crackled glass spheres to bring in a touch of holiday magic and create a look that belongs on the glossy pages of your favorite magazine.

Coastal Holiday Candles That Bring Sand and Sea Close to Home

Light up the night with flameless candles for indoor or outdoor use, which you can place in windows, on your fireplace mantel or on a decorative, beach-themed tray. Safe and elegant, flameless Christmas candles create a warm, welcoming glow with flickering LED bulbs. Choose a combination of wide, tall flameless candles and small-diameter, short candles to create a beautiful holiday display in any room. Weather-resistant, flameless outdoor candles are perfect for porches, gazebos and decks, and many are equipped with timers.

Must-Have Coastal Christmas Decorations

Beautifully blossomed coral, beachy-colored stockings, recycled glass balls and other essential coastal Christmas decorations can bring the spirit of the sea right into your living room. Nautical-inspired coastal holiday decor is playful, natural and sophisticated all at once - and Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy glass lanterns, salt-kissed scents like seagrass and honeysuckle and the soothing, neutral shades inspired by oceanfront living.

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Coastal Christmas Decorations

Choosing the right coastal Christmas decorations depends on your personal style, the types of holiday decor you're already using and which textures and colors complement your home. You can sprinkle a few pieces in a traditionally decorated home to mix-and-match with winter white Christmas decor or you can build an entire coastal Christmas from the ground up.

Use these tips to create a relaxed, beachy vibe in your home this holiday season:

  • Surround yourself in various textures. Creative use of coral is an amazing way to bring texture into a space, and you can combine spike coral, broad wave coral with shells, stone and glass to pull together dazzling displays.
  • Choose cloches and lanterns to house candles - flameless or not - to brighten the season. Cover a few sprigs of holly and differently sized flameless candles with a large cloche and place it on your mantel or use it as a centerpiece on a small table, or keep things simple with small lanterns housing single candles.
  • Use trays to organize and display your coastal Christmas decorations. Cast aluminum with an antique brass or silver finish, depending on the room's style, can be the perfect place to hold shells, candles, vases and more on your mantel or down the center of your dining table.
  • Make the most of natural light. It's in short supply during winter, but the best way to highlight your coastal decor is by bathing it in sunlight - and when the sun goes down, light the candles and turn on your white, glass string lights to create a warm, ambient glow.

The right coastal Christmas decor can shorten the miles between you and the beach, even if the nautical charm stops with the snow just outside your front door. You'll be able to relax and enjoy time with family and friends while you're surrounded by the sun-kissed, sea-sprayed coastal style you love.