Create a warm and inviting atmosphere with these rustic farmhouse Christmas decorating ideas. Embrace natural materials, neutral colors, and winter greenery for a cozy and inviting home.

The rustic farmhouse aesthetic is all about creating a relaxed, warm and inviting atmosphere, and that’s exactly what you want for your home during the Christmas holidays. Am I right?

If you love a rustic farmhouse look, I got you! Here are 5 popular ideas for getting a cozy farmhouse look for Christmas.

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How to Get the Rustic Farmhouse Aesthetic for Christmas

If you are new to getting a rustic farmhouse look, there are a few ways to bring the aesthetic into your home. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Neutral Color Palette: Stick to a palette of earthy tones like whites, creams, browns, and greens to create a cohesive farmhouse feel.
  • Mix Textures: Blend various textures like wood, metal, burlap, and wool to add depth and interest to your decor.
  • DIY Approach: Embrace the DIY spirit by crafting your decorations. Handmade items contribute to the authentic farmhouse aesthetic.
  • Embrace Imperfections: Don’t be afraid of imperfections; they add character. Weathered wood, distressed finishes, and slightly mismatched items all contribute to the cozy farmhouse vibe.
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5 Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to break the bank. We can add Christmas decor with a few simple items.

And even if those items don’t scream Christmas, they can still add festive touches to our homes.

While I’m decorating and shopping for seasonal decor, I love to bring the outdoors in. So I look for earthy, organic decor to add to my rustic farmhouse Christmas decorating style.

Do you want to add more of a rustic farmhouse vibe to your home too? Here’s what you should for.

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Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Tree Decorations

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating with Natural Materials

Farmhouse decor is all about using natural materials like wood, stone, and metal. This will help to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home.

Bring the outdoors in and embrace the beauty of nature by incorporating some natural elements into your decor. Use pinecones, birch logs, evergreen branches, and holly berries in wreaths, Christmas centerpieces, and garlands.

For a rustic touch, consider a DIY wreath made from foraged branches or a centerpiece using a wooden trough filled with a mix of pinecones, berries, and sprigs of greenery.

You can use these materials in your furniture, accessories, and even your Christmas decorations.

Whenever I decorate my home, I love to use dough bowls, baskets, old tool boxes, vintage crocks, and milk glass that I fill with Christmas greenery, flowers, berries , pinecones or potpourri as a centerpiece or tuck in around our home.

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Vintage Accessories, Antiques, and Rustic Touches

Bring in the nostalgia of Christmases past by integrating vintage or antique pieces. Old-fashioned sleds, weathered wooden crates, or distressed metal buckets can be used as unique containers for displaying ornaments or holding wrapped presents.

Scout local thrift stores or flea markets for charming finds that exude rustic appeal. There are always lots of amazing garden treasures and other hidden gems you find shopping around for a bargain, so keep your eyes open and think outside the box for fresh ways to decorate with unique decor.

Rustic touches will help to give your home a farmhouse feel. This could include things like distressed furniture, vintage signs, and mason jars. You can also use rustic materials like burlap and twine to create DIY Christmas crafts and decorations.

Here are a few ideas you can try!

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Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Tree Decorations

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Use a Neutral Color Palette With a Rustic Farmhouse Aesthetic

A neutral color palette is essential for creating a farmhouse look. Stick to colors like white, cream, brown, and gray. You can add pops of color with accents, but be sure to keep them muted.

A flocked Christmas tree is a great asset for a rustic farmhouse aesthetic. Personalize your Christmas tree with handmade rustic ornaments. Craft ornaments using natural materials like twine, cinnamon sticks, sliced wood, or burlap.

Create custom ornaments by adding calligraphy or hand-painted designs to wooden slices or craft paper cutouts. These DIY creations will add a heartfelt and homespun touch to your tree.

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Flocked Christmas Tree in Foyer

Bring in Christmas Greenery and Christmas Flowers

Greenery is a must-have for any farmhouse Christmas decor. Use fresh pine boughs, wreaths, and centerpieces to add a touch of nature to your home. You can also use artificial greenery if you prefer.

To me, Christmas decorating is not complete without adding Christmas flowers and plants. Whether real or faux, they add warmth, and personality and breathe life into living spaces.

So I buy a few faux greens each year to add to my collection and tuck them in with what I already have on hand. And since I make my faux flowers and greens look real by mixing them with live plants and flowers, no one can tell that the faux is artificial.

Some festive flowers you should incorporate are:

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Create a Cozy Atmosphere

The farmhouse aesthetic is all about creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Use candles, throws, and pillows to make your home feel extra warm and welcoming.

Arrange an assortment of pillar candles on a reclaimed wood tray or inside lanterns for a rustic centerpiece. You can also repurpose mason jars by placing tea lights inside and decorating them with twine or ribbon for a simple yet charming addition to your farmhouse decor.

Soft, cozy textiles are essential for creating a farmhouse ambiance. Opt for plaid blankets, chunky knit throws, and burlap stockings. Drape these textiles over chairs, sofas, or hang them as makeshift curtains to add warmth and texture to your space. Consider DIYing some simple burlap stockings and adorning them with personalized touches for each family member.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas in the family room with fireplace

Examples of these ideas in action

  • Living Room:
    • Decorate your mantel with beautiful Christmas greenery and some candles.
    • Hang some burlap stockings on your fireplace.
    • Place a throw blanket and some pillows on your couch.
  • Kitchen:
    • Decorate your rustic kitchen countertops with some mason jars filled with pinecones or ornaments.
    • Hang a vintage sign on your wall.
    • Use a rustic cutting board in your cottage kitchen as a serving platter.
  • Bedroom:
    • Dress your bed with a cozy flannel comforter.
    • Place some pillows with farmhouse-inspired patterns on your bed.
    • Hang a rustic wreath above your bed.
  • Dining Room:
    • Set your table with a rustic tablecloth and some vintage dishes.
    • Decorate your centerpiece with some fresh greenery.
    • Hang a burlap banner on your wall.
  • Entryway:
    • Place a wreath on your front door.
    • Hang some mason jars filled with ornaments on your door.
    • Place a welcome mat with a farmhouse design on your porch.

By following these tips, you can easily create a cozy rustic farm house look with your Christmas decorations.

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Christmas Mantel

Additional Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Tips

  • Don’t be afraid to mix and match different styles and textures.
  • Use natural light as much as possible.
  • Decorate your home in cozy layers.
  • Add a personal touch to your decor by displaying family photos or handmade ornaments.

I hope these ideas help you to create a cozy and inviting farmhouse Christmas atmosphere in your home.

Happy Holidays!

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Lynch Creek Farm Wreath

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11 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Farmhouse Friday! We’re featuring you at tomorrow’s party!

  2. Love this Stacy! I got so many great ideas from it. Thank you for linking up at the Farmhouse Friday link party! We loved this so much you are being featured! Glad you shared it with us and hope you link up again soon. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. This was so inspiring! we dont have a christmas tree shop anywhere near us but if they ship, i will be ordering! Was there a link for the wood deer on your coffee table?

    1. If there isn’t one near you, try calling a store – maybe they would ship them to you! They are really adorable! xoxo