No place suits Christmas any better than the countryside, The season always naturally evokes images of snow covered tree tops, wooden cottages with chimneys ready for Santa to come through and the fire burning while you cozy up on the couch with a steaming mug and a cheery family movie.
You don’t need to live out in the woods in the middle of nowhere to have a rustic Christmas though. In fact, you can bring your own brand of rustic cheer into the city easily with a few farmhouse-inspired Christmas decorations that will spread the warmth of the countryside into your home.
This is, in fact, the whole purpose of the article you are currently reading: to show you how to incorporate the woodsy farmhouse spirit into your Christmas decoration this year, in a way that really suits you and your home.
Does that sound good to you? Then keep on reading to find out more.
Christmas Decoration with Plaid on Vintage Ladder
This decoration sums rustic Christmas up so well it’s not even funny. You have the red elements, different kinds of plaid, wreaths, floral patterns and just about everything that instantly makes you feel merry and cozy here. via craftberrybush.
Rustic Christmas Sign
This little corner is as cozy and rustic as it gets. The chalkboard sign in a distressed wooden frame has that vintage bar vibe, while the ornaments hanging from it as well as the trees and the wreath on the furniture below it bring the Christmas spirit alight. via athoughtfulplaceblog.
DIY Faux Wood Crate Planter for Christmas
This crater style planter is both a tree and a present, as the plant is decorated with fairy lights while the crater itself has a plaid ribbon serving as its trim. via hometalk.
DIY No-Sew Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt
Have you ever seen a Christmas tree with a skirt? Now you have, and it looks absolutely fantastic with its alternated swirls of white and tan, almost reminiscent of a great latte that you have by the fireplace. The best news is you probably need more skills to set up the tree than and lights than to make a skirt like this one. via thinkingcloset.
Fresh juniper and Pine Cones in Vintage Enamelware
Juniper and pinecones are classic winter and Christmas elements, as they are both decorative and fragrant. In this case they are presented in white enamel vases, which go beautifully and elegantly with the white and dark wood staircase they’re on. via onsuttonplace.
Easy Farmhouse Table Centrepiece with Birch Candles
This stunning white table centerpiece is the very picture of rustic Christmas elegance. The white rectangular case provides just enough contrast against the table and chairs while still being soft enough to match. The white candles of different sizes are a perfect choice, as they add interest and dimension, not to mention warmth, among the green of the birch clippings that surround them. via brandisawyer.
Farmhouse Mason Jar Decor for Christmas
This small mason jar decoration is really beautiful with the tea light “planted” in the middle of the Christmas greens and the twine tied around it, Little touches like the plaid trim, the plant embellishment in the twine knot and the little painted pebbles surrounding it make the decoration extra special. via bhg.
Silent Night Twinkle Light Canvas
Add a beautiful, starry night sky with a meaningful message to your Christmas decoration with this one-of-a-kind canvas. It was created by painting a canvas with dark chalk paint, then adding the quote in a light color that shines bright any time of day and finished off with fairy lights installed at the back of the canvas so they mimic stars in the picture. via lovegrowswild.
Miniature Christmas Trees in Olive Buckets
These small, dwarf-like Christmas trees are the perfect way to add some Christmas cheer to the doorway. They’re festive but simple, as they were installed in rustic white olive buckets and decorated with twinkle lights only. via onsuttonplace.
Farmhouse Christmas Bedroom Decor
This shabby chic Christmas bedroom décor is all about the cozy details, from the lacy and draped decorative bedding, to the stockings at the end, the boots at the side and the mug on the bedside table. The letter blocks spelling “peace” give the ultimate rustic touch while the large Christmas tree at the corner makes the decoration’s theme obvious. via lovegrowswild.
Welcoming Entrance in Festive Red and White
This entryway nook is definitely all decked out in candy cane colors for the holiday season. There’s mistletoe along the upper seam, a fully decorated miniature Christmas tree, a scarf that blatantly resembles candy cane and even a decorative red and white present on the bench. via paint-me-pink.
Kitchen Window Decorated with Christmas Wreath
The “noel” wreath was an ideal choice for this window decoration, as it doesn’t completely block the light and serves as the perfect centerpiece under the floral garland and over the Nano-sized Christmas tree sitting on the sink. via jenniferrizzo.
Easy to Make Cute Stocking Pillow for Christmas
This cream throw pillow decorated with three simple red and white Christmas stockings that look like they are hanging on a clothesline is an easy textile project that you can make to add that farmhouse Christmas vibe to your couch. via 320sycamoreblog.
Metal Bucket with Birch Logs and Pine Cones
It doesn’t get much more farmhouse/rustic-inspired than having wood-carved decorative plants inside huge distressed metal buckets. It can look quite sweet and handmade though, which complements the spirit of the style perfectly. via orientaltrading.
Antique Ladder With Advent Calendar For Decor
This rustic DIY Advent Calendar is a really sweet, farmhouse-inspired, functional décor idea. The calendar is set up on an upcycled ladder and each day’s present is contained in a small numbered brown paper bag. All of the bags are suspended from red wire using clothes pins, which makes them really cute and easy to take out. via thetaleofanuglyhouse.
DIY Fur Letters
Nothing says Winter Wonderland quite like white fur. These furry letters are handmade using wooden letter blocks, but they are just as soft, classy and cozy as any store bought piece. via placeofmytaste.
DiY Lighted Christmas Stars
This massively gorgeous Christmas star wall decoration may look just as impressive as any of the lights you see on the town, but it’s actually really simply made. The frame is shaped from long, relatively thin wood slabs, which are then covered with a string of fairy lights to make it light up and look as magic as what you see here. via thenavagepatch.
Rustic Wood Candle Holders
There’s something quite charming about a candle inside a log, and that is exactly what this is. These holders work especially well because the red of the candle is quite contrasting to the natural wood color. via martysmusings.
DIY Embossed Birch Branch Slice Ornaments
This red bell ornament garland, complemented by white round decorative pieces set on birch branches, is the perfect holiday decoration for an outdoors wall or fence. via sustainmycrafthabit.
No Sew Stockings
These white and navy stockings, which hang from a clothesline along some furry balls made to look like snow, are so elegantly finished you wouldn’t know they were handmade by someone with no sewing skills. via placeofmytaste.
DIY Apple Wreath
Nothing says “rustic handmade” quite like a wreath made of rich crimson apples. The effect is enhanced here by the distressed wooden frame with a dark background. via thewoodgraincottage.
DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Ornament Lights
This lighted ornament idea is probably one of the simplest concepts out there, but it’s truly effective. All you need to do is take some cheap ornaments and then glue fairy lights along their contours to create a professional finish. via foxhollowcottage.
DIY Happy Holidays Banner
Banners are notoriously easy to make. All you need to do is print your message onto cardboard, cut each individual letter into a flag and then string them all on a strong string, thin rope or clothesline. Once that’s done, it’s only a case of hanging the banner up securely and straight. via thetomkatstudio.
Buffalo Check Christmas Mantel
Now this mantel is definitely fully decorated. There’s the “Merry Christmas” garland, the strings of gold Christmas lights, the big, round buffalo check piece and the mini Christmas trees, not to mention the white deer head. via landeeseelandeedo.
Lit Up Branches and Greenery in an Oversized Crock
This huge white crock with lit up branches and greens arranged inside is another one of those decorations that are strange, but somehow manage to work and look nice. via ninahendrick.
DIY Mounted Craft Paper Roll
This one is quite self-explanatory. There’s a giant paper roll mounted on the ceiling, which was rolled out along the wall and painted with a Christmas wishes message. via twelveonmain.
2 Tier Tray Christmas Decorations
This rustic Christmas decoration is made of a two-tier wood and wicker basket stand filled with decorative pieces such as white deer figurines, a chalkboard, greenery and ornaments. via talkofthehouse.
Hobby Lobby Letters Hot Glued onto Buckets with Rosemary Clippings
This decoration is actually quite unique. Here you have metallic silver buckets serving as vases for the rosemary clippings. Dark, contrasting letters decorate the buckets, along with rosettes in different shades of green. via simplicityinthesouth.
Hang Wreaths from an Framed Mirror
This lighted wreath is hung from the word blocks spelling “joy” and in front of a framed mirror. You obviously can’t use the mirror, but the effect is quite nice. via cityfarmhouse.
Christmas Pinecone Window Decoration
This Christmas window decoration is quite simple. It basically consists of dried pinecones hanging from pale beige/gold ribbons.
DIY Reindeer Canvas
Red plaid and reindeer are two of the Christmas trademark images. To merge the two into a canvas you need to cut the reindeer shape on the canvas using a stencil and then fill the shape by gluing your patch of plaid fabric on the back of the canvas so it shows through.
Kitchen Window Decorated for Christmas
Plaid curtains and wreaths hanging from the frames – that’s a simple and effective Christmas decoration for your Kitchen windows. via talkofthehouse.