How To Decorate Your Farmhouse For Christmas

10 Ideas to Decorate Your Farmhouse for Christmas

Dreaming of a farmhouse Christmas? Set the scene for a charming holiday season with these farmhouse Christmas ideas.

1. Shift into neutrals.

Channel the beauty of a winter wonderland with lots (and lots) of white accents and backdrops. The ultimate neutral, this classic hue turns your home into a blank slate to work your creative magic. In other words, you can give your existing decor a farmhouse makeover much more easily. Consider painting your family room a warm shade of beige, or hang some removable wallpaper in the hallway.

Pro Tip: Prefer a simpler approach? Just replace traditional holiday color palettes with winter whites, soft earth tones, and black accents.

2. Personalize your wall.

One of the best ways to prep your farmhouse home for the holiday season is by creating a gallery wall. Fill it up with framed photographs of family and friends along with Christmas-themed wall accents for extra flair.

3. Go mad for plaid.

When it comes to holiday decor, nothing says Christmas quite like plaid. From traditional red and green prints to black and white buffalo checks, plaid accents are the easiest way to prep your farmhouse for the holiday season ahead. Think plaid ribbon strewn on the tree, plaid bows knotted onto the side of a wintry wreath, or plaid blankets and throw pillows tossed onto a sofa or armchair.

Christmas Pillows Near Fireplace
Rustic Christmas Tabletop

4. Mix and match.

One of the keys to mastering rustic style is learning how to mix and match your decorative accents in a visually pleasing way. The holidays are the perfect time to play around with mismatched stockings, mixed metals, or even creative medleys of wrapping paper under the tree.

5. Set a rustic tabletop.

Spruce up your holiday entertaining with the perfect farmhouse display. Make a rustic centerpiece by pairing a wreath with a pillar candle nestled in a glass hurricane, or place a burlap runner on top of a buffalo-check tablecloth.

6. Go galvanized.

While traditional Christmas decor may incorporate warm gold and frosty silver, there’s something surprisingly cozy about choosing galvanized decor instead. Try using galvanized planters, buckets, and trays to show off your holiday accents for a change, and see how much more welcoming your home feels as a result.

7. Knit pick.

Another simple way to channel holiday farmhouse style is with texture, and knitted accents are an excellent choice. Drape a cozy cable-knit throw on an armchair, or add a knitted pillow to your sofa. These creature comforts offer a welcoming vibe that says come home for the holidays and stay a while.

Cozy Throws Near Christmas Tree

8. Chalk it up.

Greet your guests with seasonal greetings or a holiday dinner menu in the most farmhouse way possible: with a chalkboard. From petite tabletop styles to larger wall designs, a basic chalkboard works well in any space and lets you customize its message accordingly.

9. Trek into the woods.

Farmhouse decor is all about rustic charm, which means you can go heavy on holiday greenery and natural wooden accents. Add a large Christmas wreath to your gallery wall, set the table with a floral centerpiece, or wind a garland up the rails of your staircase. These earthy pieces are the embodiment of farmhouse style — and they just so happen to capture the holiday spirit with ease.

10. Be merry and bright.

Holiday lights work with any home decor, but they're particularly charming paired with rustic backdrops. Incorporate string lights, vintage candlestick holders, and pillar candles into any room for a bright and festive finishing touch.

Pro Tip: Get creative by replacing your candles with white LED string lights tucked inside clean mason jars.