23 Farmhouse Christmas Decor Ideas to Make Your Space More Festive
Whether you grew up at the end of a gravel road or have simply fallen in love with the laid-back charms of rustic style, you are sure to enjoy this merry collection of farmhouse Christmas decorating ideas. From burlap tree skirts to hand-strung garland, there are dozens of easy ideas to get the look. Unwrap the style that delights you with plenty of neutral designs paired with natural accents as well as colorful designs that will fill any home with joy. Farmhouse Christmas decor is all about feeling warm and welcoming.
Farmhouse Christmas Tree
Instead of glass ornaments, use distinctive elements from nature to decorate the Christmas tree. Here, pomegranates, lamb’s ear sprigs, and eucalyptus garlands fill the tree. Vintage linens made into stockings and a collection of wooden candlesticks complete the room’s natural rustic look.
Embroidery Hoop Wreath
Make the master bedroom homey and festive with fairy string lights lining the headboard. Use a collection of embroidery hoops to craft an awe-inspiring wall treatment. Secure small springs of greenery and berries to the hoops. Dress up the bed with a variety of throw pillows.
Farmhouse Dining Room
Get the farmhouse Christmas look by arranging small bottle brush trees on a tiered galvanized cake stand. When it comes time for the holiday meal, head to a local bakery and pick up an assortment of seasonal cookies and cupcakes to display on the stand.
Festive Christmas Tree
Fill your farmhouse Christmas tree with layers of adornments. Start with lights and burlap ribbon garland. Then add cotton boll stems throughout. Insert floral picks, letting them extend a few inches beyond the natural shape of the tree. Hang filler items like pinecones throughout. Use ornament balls all in one color, but use different shapes and textures for a consistent yet interesting look. Finish by adding the greenery filled cones and twine-covered ornaments.
For a rustic feel, skip the bright colors and sparkling accessories. Instead opt for farmhouse Christmas stockings in neutral fabrics and simple textures. Dress up the muted tones with a fresh DIY garland. Wooden ornaments and matte ribbons put the finishing touches on a sweet and subtle holiday design.
Farmyard Christmas Tree
Dress up a dining room buffet with a wintery look that works throughout the holidays and into the new year. Layering a variety of heights, widths, and textures builds a beautiful display. A vintage window, a chalkboard, a wooden shadowbox, white shutters, and an etched mirror create a curated look. A small tabletop tree, a small garland, and wood accessories bring the outdoors into this holiday display.
Use greenery found in the backyard and cotton branches for a fresh and fragrant tablescape. Use vintage-inspired linens, such as a grain sack runner and French cloth napkins, then top them with a small sprig at each place setting. A small animal figurine and antique silverware lend themselves well to the vintage style table.
Farmhouse Christmas Bedroom
Give the master bedroom a little holiday spirit with garland laid across the headboard and a wreath crowning the wall. Add a couple of silvery trees to the nightstands. Use the bench at the end of the bed to display vintage finds, like old ice skates, and holiday pillows and throws.
Decorated Christmas Tree
Less is more with this simple farmhouse Christmas tree. Use knit garland and vintage balls in greens and gold. Battery-operated candles clip to branches for a warm glow and an old-fashioned look. Skirt the tree with a chunky knit throw.
Farmhouse Front Entry
Dress up the front entry with holiday throw pillows on the bench. Treat the shelf above like a mantle topped with garland, candlesticks topped with white bottle-brush trees, and a string to display Christmas cards. Secure greenery to the handrail by the steps for a fresh and festive look.
Old Fashion Christmas Tree
Step back in time with a tree trimmed with felt-ball garland, salt-dough ornaments, dried orange rounds, and clip-on lights. The lights recreate an old fashion candlestick look, but they are easy to turn on with a remote control. Place the tree in an antique crate or tree collar.
Christmas Dinner Decor
Frosted Christmas trees bring a wintry feel to the dining room. Pair a taller tree with several smaller trees to spread the holiday glow throughout the room. Vintage linen runners and pillows dress up the table, which is topped with greenery and white ceramic houses. Red stockings and cotton bolls dress up the mantle for a cozy Christmas feel.
Vintage Table Setting
Scour yard sales and junk markets all year for old mercury glass vases and votive candle holders to dress up your farmhouse Christmas table. Antique platters make a great foundation to each place setting. If you can’t find antiques to suit your style, shop for gold trim glasses and plates to complement the mercury glass pieces. Balance the glitzy votive holders with a wooden bowl and candle pillars.
Rustic Mantel Decor
Weathered pickets provide a canvas for glittery reindeer and a salvaged architectural element. The rustic piece sits on the mantel with a spray of greenery for a simple display. On the farmhouse Christmas tree, white and gold ornaments mix playfully with natural wood accent pieces. Burlap ribbons on the packages enhance the natural theme.
Vintage Christmas Trees
White Christmas trees offer a fresh take on tree decorating. For a vintage look, place the trees in galvanized tubs and cover the base with burlap. A black-and-white banner-style garland lends an old-time vibe. Vintage bingo cards pair with glittery silhouette ornaments. Reclaimed wooden snowflakes top the trees.
Farmhouse Christmas Office
No room is off-limits to Christmas decor. Becky Grunwald of The Other Side of Neutral's home office lends space for a decorated tree stuffed with a combination of tiny houses (originally tea light holders), black and white bulbs in multiple sizes, ribbon made from leftover dining room wallpaper, and books opened as if in the middle of being read. A vintage green toy truck is filled with a tiny Christmas tree and faux snow.
Simple updates give the bedroom a festive feel. Snowflakes cut from red vinyl give decorative plates a seasonal look. A tree-embellished burlap pillow mixes with red snowflake throw pillows. A red ribbon on the mirror and small urns with red ornaments tie the simple holiday style together.
Farmhouse Christmas Bedroom
“The girls’ room is always a fun room to do,” designer Caroline Bivens says of the bedroom her daughters share. “And it was fun to decorate it with them. We used pink and coral ornaments on the tree giving it just a bit of color,” she says of the faux Tannenbaum with a blanket-wrapped base. A shelf above each bed holds bottlebrush trees, some vintage and some new.
Cut Your Own Tree
Forgo the giant traditional Christmas tree, for something that feels more authentic. Select a tree that’s short, stubby, or maybe a little sparse (like Charlie Brown’s tree). Set it in a basket or vintage wooden crate and dress it with a few silver bulbs. Skip the lights and just enjoy the simplicity—and fragrance—of a fresh cut tree.
Woodland Living Room
Invite the beauty of the forest into your home for Christmas. A variety of owls, birds, fox, and woodland creatures make a beautiful menagerie on this Christmas tree. Complete the look with pinecone stars, metal bells, glass ornament, red ribbon, and white lights. Twine-tied packages wrapped in plaid and a burlap skirt finish the rustic vibe.
Farmhouse Christmas Bedroom
“The flocked tree brings a warmth and softness to the high contrast of the black bed frame,” The Other Side of Neutral's Becky Grunwald says of the bedroom
scene. “It’s undecorated and provides Christmas ambience without going overboard.” A flocked wreath tops a pair of photographs depicting barns from Becky’s hometown. “I love to layer and decorate in odd-number groupings, so it just felt right to hang it here,” Becky says.
Rustic Christmas Side Table
Create a layered vignette using vintage frames, Christmas village houses, and bottlebrush trees. Scripting sideways around the outside of a mini evergreen wreath is an unexpected touch.