Decorating with Red and Aqua Colors at Christmas

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Decorating with red and aqua colors at Christmas is a great way to add color and find your own unique style! Don’t be afraid to be different!



Last year I decorated with red and aqua in the kitchen at Christmas and loved it so much I decided to change the colors in the room!

One of the changes I made was to my hutch. Originally a 1970’s glass china cabinet, it was our first chalk paint project.

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Obviously I needed some help with the styling but the difference with the chalk painting was amazing.

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Our wall color has changed a couple of times since then, but I think I’ve landed on a color that will last a while. (At least my painter hubby hopes so!)

Here’s last year’s Christmas hutch. Obviously I hadn’t learned the lesson that less is more. 

A close up of a shelf

This year my DIY hubby chalk painted the inside of the cabinet white to give me a neutral background to decorate around. Such a big difference!

Aqua and Kitchen

Step 1. Mix Christmas china with regular every day dishes.

Working from the top down I used a simple basket filled with fresh greenery from our Christmas tree lot for the top of the hutch. Much less cluttered and clean looking.


On the top two shelves I used my Christmas china mingled with some aqua and red plates and lanterns.

Color and Hutch

I love this china of mine but can’t use it in the microwave because of the gold ring. Instead I use my mom’s everyday Christmas dishes and save these for our special family dinner.

Red and Color

A bit of greenery and red berries on the glass shelves bring out the colors in my china.

Red and Color

The bottom two shelves are filled with red and aqua ornaments and white accents pieces.

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Red and Color

My vintage white milk glass pedestal compote dish is filled with sparkly ornaments. So easy and inexpensive!

A cake made to look like a face

This Christmas teapot was a gift and shares a shelf with a painted mason jar.

A vase of flowers on a table

A dollar store snowman fits right in among the natural greenery.

Red and Color

This mini cake plate is quite versatile and used for the holiday season with more of these inexpensive ornaments collected on sale at the end of the season.

A close up of a decorated cake on a table

Another vintage milk glass favorite is this little sugar bowl hiding in the corner to add just the right touch of uniqueness to the decor.

A close up of a glass vase on a table, with Red and Color

So many of my accessories are yard sale treasures, including this mini vintage pyrex baking dish. So adorable!

Red and Color

At this same end of my kitchen is our table and my trash to treasure dresser.

A room filled with furniture and a refrigerator

This piece of furniture just makes me happy and the simplicity of the decorations is perfect.

A bedroom with a bed and desk in a small room

The vases were yard sale purchases for $1 each, the metal basket also $1 and filled with greenery and more ornaments. A few sprigs of red and aqua sparkly floral stems and this little vignette is done. 

A vase of flowers next to a fireplace

Now you’ve seen my kitchen all decked out for the holidays! I have a bunch more pictures of my home to share with you before Christmas so hopefully in the next couple of days they’ll be ready!

What are your favorite colors for Christmas decorating?

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  1. Love it!! Turquoise and red combo is my favorite!! You did an amazing job!! Love all the yard treasures you found 🙂 Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!