Rustic Farmhouse Christmas: Coziest Decor Ever
Yay! Christmas! If you love rustic farmhouse decor, you will love these Christmas decorating ideas! So much inspiration for mantels, entryways, porches and eating areas! Buyer’s Guide included!
Updated: October 26, 2019
Rustic Farmhouse Christmas = Coziest Christmas Ever
To be honest, Christmas can’t come soon enough for me this year. It’s more than just the festivities and presents, for sure. But this is the first Christmas in about 3 years that we are actually in our home – you know, our forever home.
Back in 2017, we had a soot puffback in our tiny house in New York, which, while super-inconvenient at the time, ended up being a blessing in disguise. Long story short, we had to empty our house of EVERYTHING, have it cleaned, repainted and the carpets ripped out and floors replaced. The insurance company paid for all of that to get done – which sped up our 10-year plan of selling our house and moving to Tennessee.
So, after that, we never moved everything back in because we were staging to sell, so no real Christmas decor then. Last year, in 2018, we had just moved to Tennessee during the summer, had stayed with my in-laws, then in a rental home, and moved into our forever home about 2 weeks before Christmas.
We decorated and celebrated, but it was still pretty chaotic.
Well, THIS YEAR, we are finally settled and we can do Christmas right. Beyond excited!
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So this year, I’m trying to be intentional and thoughtful, now that I’m pretty much starting with a blank canvas, which I love. We are still on a SAHM budget, which has been frustrating at times, but it’s really forced the creative mind to kick in, which I like.
I’m pulling out all the stops with Pinterest and Instagram for ideas, and going at it. (Don’t miss these 30+ best farmhouse Christmas porches on Instagram – total eye candy and inspiration!) I’ve become a huge fan of DIY lately too, and it’s not uncommon for me to pull out my phone in the store and take pictures so I can recreate it myself at home. If you love DIY too, here are some awesome Rustic Farmhouse Christmas DIY Projects you can get started with! I’m already going through and getting my list ready!
You can also use some multi-functional items for decor as well. By that, I mean – think about how you display your Christmas cards (here are 21 ideas!). Or maybe using an advent calendar or ‘countdown to Christmas’ (and here are 40 ideas!). That all can count as Christmas decor, too!
And if you’re on a tight budget (right here!), here are some ways you can decorate your home for Christmas on the cheap – lots of creative ways to have beautiful decor but do it in a frugal way! This is how I’m doing it this year!
Some of my favorite stores for inspiration as well as gathering supplies are the following. I definitely suggest checking them out for material and Christmas decor:
Pottery Barn Christmas Collection (It’s stunning this year, by the way!)
Etsy Farmhouse Christmas Decor (beautiful, custom, and one-of-a-kind items!)
Best Ways to Use Christmas Decorating Ideas Guide
Below are 30 ideas you can use in decorating your house for Christmas in the rustic, farmhouse style.
If you love a style, PLEASE click over to the original source! On the original site, there are many more pictures and ideas and details- I’ve only given you a small taste. Many are home tours, showing their entire house and how they’ve carried the farmhouse theme into other rooms of the house. It will give you so much more inspiration and lots of ideas on how to unify the theme in your own home. As well, if you are want to pin a certain look, please pin from the original site.
I’ve included a Buyer’s Guide as well. Just a few words about the Buyer’s Guide:
- If the original blogger posted a link for an item, I’ve linked you to their site.
- I’ve done my best to find either the same or comparable items. Some items aren’t exact replicas but in the same family as the original. I’ve also tried to find the items that are the best value.
- Read the reviews. I (obviously) don’t have all of these items in my home. I looked over the reviews and tried to find the best quality items, but I strongly suggest reading the reviews before purchasing.
- Make sure you double-check the size and dimensions. I picked the sizes that I thought were comparable to the pictures, but it might not be what you are looking for exactly. Be sure to check that the sizes work for your space.
- If there’s an item you want but isn’t listed, I would recommend contacting the blogger directly. They might be able to give you some guidance as to where they got particular items and sometimes they mention it on their blog post itself.
- Some Etsy items are unique, and there might only be one available. However, there are usually many similar comparable items on Etsy.
Have fun! I would love to see what you come up with! Please, let me live vicariously through you and decorate for me this season!
30 Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas
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Mantels and Entry Ways
1| Christmas Mantel from The Lily Pad Cottage
There’s something about the uniformity of those simple burlap stockings that I just love. It pulls the entire look together, balancing out the full and festive mantle.
2| Farmhouse Christmas Mantel from StoneGable
I totally feel like I’m walking in the forest in the snow when I look at this. The greenery with pine cones, the snowflakes… it brings such a calming, peaceful presence to the decor. The vintage window and shutters complete that old-fashioned Christmas feeling.
3| Christmas Entry Table from Little House of Four
I love the cabin feel of this. It’s a mix of a little bit rugged, a little bit rustic – not over-the-top feminine decor, which I really think captures a full family feel for Christmas decor.
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4| Christmas Home Tour Mantel from Craftberry Bush
Oh, this one is just magical! I feel like I stepped into Narnia when I look at this! The birch branches, the berries, the icicle branches… the red accents with the white and green is just perfection. Love this one.
5| Black and White Mantel from Our Faux Farmhouse
If you’re going for a minimalist look or your colors tend to be black, white, or neutral, this is one to copy! I love how it is so simple but it’s very striking and commands attention! Clean and beautiful!
6| Farmhouse Christmas Mantel from Worthing Court
This one has a little bit of farmhouse, a little bit of whimsy! Those pops of color from the red, white, and green pom-pom garland, the red gingham ribbon and the bright signs and packages give this such a fun, festive feel!
7| A Cozy Farmhouse Entryway from Home Remedies
I love the effect on this entryway. It’s cozy, inviting, including very soft elements like blankets and pillows. It combines perfectly with the natural greens and branches for a balanced and full Christmas look!
8| Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Mantel from Lillian Hope Designs for Oriental Trading
Where to start with this winter wonderland?!? If you are looking for a rustic tan-white palette for your Christmas decor, this is your guide! This whole rustic staging is just perfection.
9| Farmhouse Christmas Mantel from Confessions of a Plate Addict
I totally get the nostalgic Christmas feeling when I look at this. The red candles in the lanterns, the pine cone and berry garland, the burlap stockings with the ornaments… all softly singing, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas…”
10 | Fireplace Mantel Ideas from DIY Network
Another beautiful and minimalist look for Christmas. It’s clean and understated but I honestly think it’s so striking because of that. Your eyes can really take in each detail without being overwhelmed with too much. This is definitely an example of ‘less is more.’
Porches and Outdoor Decorations
11| Rustic Glam Porch from Ribbons and Glue
All the right elements are combined here! The lantern, the rustic ladder, the pine branch and cone garland, the sweet tree and just the right touches of decor. This makes such a statement. Love it.
12| Festive and Frugal Front Porch Decor from On Sutton Place
Am I the only one who wants to snuggle up with a blanket and hot cocoa on this porch! Ahhh, so cozy!
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13| Christmas Front Porch from Cottage in the Oaks
The branch with the pine cones is truly breath-taking. I love that this is something you won’t see on every house in the neighborhood. Totally original. The green garland and trees behind it is perfect. Any more would totally detract from that amazing feature. This all works together perfectly.
14| Christmas Front Porch from Finding Home Farms
Here’s another nostalgic cozy porch. Those pillows really pull together this vintage look. And did you see that bucket on the trunk? I LOVE how those ornaments and greens look together – and that green gingham ribbon adds the sweetest touch.
15| French Farmhouse Christmas Front Porch from Our Southern Home
I love how the black shutters and furniture set the color palette and created such a dramatic effect here! Balanced by the bright sign and colorful pillow – isn’t this the exact porch you’d want to walk up and sing Christmas carols at?!?
16| Christmas Front Porch from Design Dazzle
This colorful scene has so much detail to attention! The farmhouse look is perfection here with the buffalo check sign, red windowpane, vintage milk pail and plaid pillows! Beautiful decor!
17| Rustic Christmas Porch from Liz Marie Blog
This is a throw-back to an older Liz Marie Christmas porch, but I love the nostalgia of this – the sled, the wagon, the rustic wood sign and vintage pails… love how this comes together for an old-fashioned Christmas look.
18| Rustic Christmas Farmhouse Porch from City Farmhouse
This porch is a cozy stage for a winter treat, a cup of coffee, or a visit with friends. It’s the perfect hostess stage for an afternoon on a sunny winter day.
19| My Very Vintage Winter Porch from Kelly Elko
The live green garland is all you need for this porch, with just a few other accessories! It’s a throwback to a simpler time of decor, and I just love the effect of it. The ice skates are the perfect finishing touch, as are the sled and vintage snow shovel.
20| Simple Rustic Winter Front Porch from The Kim Six Fix
I think this is a great example if you have a smaller porch! This is almost the same set-up as mine, and I love the inspiration for setting up a little vignette in the corner. A sign as a focal piece, a crate for filling and to add some height, with some specifically chosen decor completes this look. And those vintage jingle bells! Totally proves you don’t need a big space for a dramatic effect.
Kitchen and Dining Areas
21 | Rustic Plaid Hot Cocoa Bar from Kara’s Party Ideas
I honestly don’t even know where to start with this one. If you are doing any kind of winter party with a hot cocoa bar, just copy this look exactly. The attention to detail is amazing. So many decor ideas…have at it!
22| Christmas Kitchen Table from The Cozy Farmhouse
If you are looking for a nostalgic farmhouse Christmas dining area, this is a great one to model. The runner, the chair wraps, even the tea towel on the ladder just tie his area together. Accented with other Christmas decor is just the icing on the cake.
23| Cozy Christmas Kitchen Wine Nook from Angela Marie Made
This is some great inspiration for a wine or bar area. It doesn’t need a lot of fancy – trees, a lantern, some wrapped gifts, and a sign – it more than does the job.
24| Christmas Farmhouse Dining Room from Rustic Pig Designs
This is such a well-done dining area. I love the tobacco basket modified for Christmas, the cotton stems tied in with Christmas decor. The napkins tie in perfectly with the pillows on those perfect farmhouse bucket chairs – and that centerpiece really finishes off such a stunning effect.
25| Christmas Galvanized Tray Centerpiece from Priscillas
Tiered trays are one of my favorite things for decor. They are so versatile and can be decorated so many great ways for any season. Mason jars, ornaments, greens, and of course, a sign or 2 – it’s all you need.
26| Christmas Kitchen from Clean and Scentsible
I LOVE this hot cocoa bar! The milk bottles are just perfect for the farmhouse look and that chalkboard cutting board is the perfect accent. This is a great example of how you can set up a little drink bar in a small space!
27| Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape from Lauren McBride
The simplicity of this one is just breathtaking. Totally shows you don’t need a lot of ‘stuff’ to pull off a classy, elegant look. Winter greens + candlesticks = top-of-the-line Christmas decor.
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28| Farmhouse Christmas Dining Room from Love Grows Wild
I love the neutral palette here! The tans and browns of the windowpane, wreaths, candlesticks, wood boxes, and nutcrackers pair perfectly with the natural greens of trees. The old-fashioned Christmas cards and burlap stockings complete the look.
29| French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas from From My Front Porch to Yours
I can totally hear the Christmas music and smell the food when I look at this picture! What a beautiful setting to host family and friends! I love the country provincial look here!
30| Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour Dining Room from Little Glass Jar
Just a few well-placed items are all you need! A tree, greens, pine cones with a little buffalo check, and you’ve got yourself a beautiful Christmas tablescape!
I seriously want to jump into every one of these pictures! Such cozy, homey beautiful rustic farmhouse decorations. Now, get going!
Which are your favorites! I would love to see what you come up with! If you use this for inspiration, please share with me on social media!
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