There's just something utterly cozy and inviting about rustic Christmas decor that makes you feel at home. But no matter how far away from the woods or farmstead you live, you can create a rustic Christmas vibe in your home. When it comes to this particular holiday aesthetic, you want to set the mood for curling up next to a fire with a mug of hot chocolate and your favorite old-timey holiday tales.
The great thing about rustic Christmas decor is that it can feel minimal and simple or you can go all out with farmhouse, country-inspired vibes. Either way, it's a great choice for adding warmth to your home this holiday season.
Click through for our favorite rustic Christmas decor ideas.
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Keep It Simple
This beautifully decorated mantel from bridgefieldcottage features a palette consisting of only white, green, and natural browns to give it an earthy, calming feel. Sometimes less is more when it comes to rustic Christmas decor, and this look proves that you don't need a ton of glitz and glam to decorate for the holidays.Continue to 2 of 22 below.
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Decorate With Vintage Christmas Trees
We love this little display from thewicklesshomestead that features a variety of new and old Christmas tree figurines. Keeping the same theme throughout your decor or Christmas displays is a great way to keep it simple, but still interesting.Continue to 3 of 22 below.
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Have a few logs hanging about? Check out this wonderful rustic twist on the traditional Christmas tree from The Vettel Farm. These adorable evergreen branches sitting in reclaimed stumps and logs give off a wonderful cabin-y vibe, and serve as a great natural Christmas decoration idea.Continue to 4 of 22 below.
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We love this adorable Christmas tree placeholder from Macaela Trapp. The black and red plaid napkin and woven placemat lend a country vibe that's perfect for any Christmas table setting.Continue to 5 of 22 below.
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Swap Flowers for Evergreens
Who needs a bouquet of flowers when you have evergreens? This lovely table scene from Cake and Moss features simple vintage white vases with evergreen branches for a farmhouse centerpiece with a twist.Continue to 6 of 22 below.
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Mix in Vintage Pieces
One way to get a country-chic vibe this Christmas is by mixing in holiday-inspired flea market finds throughout your home. This rustic scene from lewisacreshomestead is the perfect example of the type of country Christmas decor that is simple yet cozy.Continue to 7 of 22 below.
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Mix in Textures
Few things create a cozier and more inviting home than textiles. This holiday, mix in woven blankets and throw pillows like these from Michelle Janeen to create a setting you won't want to leave until spring.Continue to 8 of 22 below.
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Decorate With Greenery
Greenery is a great choice no matter the season, but there's just something so elegant and Christmas-y about a table covered in greenery. This year, elevate your tablescape with natural elements, and create a scene like this one from Figtree Farm.Continue to 9 of 22 below.
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Change Up the Ornaments
We love colorful Christmas ornaments, but this Charlie Brown-inspired tree from Kay Prestney features simple, white farmhouse ornaments that give it a classic country feel. Consider decorating your tree with a single theme or keeping your color palette streamlined.Continue to 10 of 22 below.
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Decorate With Twigs
The lovely reindeer pieces in this room from Crystal Acevedo are made with twigs and sticks to give them a rustic, outdoorsy feel. Incorporating twigs and sticks in your holiday decor is a great idea for both indoor and outdoor scenes.Continue to 11 of 22 below.
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Sprinkle in White Candles
There are many reasons why we love to decorate with candles, especially around the holidays, but sometimes less really is more. In this vintage-inspired scene from Lilac Avenue Vintage, white candlesticks and classic candleholders create a perfect traditional Christmas look and feel.Continue to 12 of 22 below.
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Decorate With Eucalyptus
Whether in a wreath like this one from Bay Tree Interiors or simply sitting in a rustic vase, eucalyptus is a great plant to mix in throughout your home this winter.Continue to 13 of 22 below.
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Decorate With Bells
Deck your halls with jingle bells this season. We love this classic hanging wreath from goldpoppyfarm featuring a vintage bell for a farmhouse feel.Continue to 14 of 22 below.
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Display Vintage Prints
Rustic decor plays well with vintage elements, so head to the thrift store this season and keep an eye out for classic Christmas prints. We love this scene from Cynthia Hamm that is homey and welcoming for an entryway.Continue to 15 of 22 below.
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Hang a Garland
We can just imagine curling up with hot cocoa next to this wood-burning stove from hunt_the_pearl. The string of warm, white lights and garland draped across the mantel add a classy touch of holiday charm without feeling cutesy or manufactured.Continue to 16 of 22 below.
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Add a Touch of Cowboy
If your rustic style skews more southwestern, give your Christmas vibe a cowboy makeover this year. This entryway from chelseyswesternvibes features a steer head and rope wreath perfect for any country home.Continue to 17 of 22 below.
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Keep It Classic
You can recreate this modern farmhouse mantel from The Farmhouse Merchant with a beaded garland made from wood or cotton balls. Either one adds a vintage, rustic vibe to your Christmas decor.Continue to 18 of 22 below.
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Use Dried Oranges
Using dried fruit or popcorn to create garland is a tradition we love. This beautiful DIY garland from Christina Lynn Blog is a great way to adorn a window or a door this holiday. You can find tutorials online and make creating this garland into a family-friendly activity.Continue to 19 of 22 below.
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Decorate With Sleds
Looking for a way to decorate your porch this Christmas? This wonderful country-themed porch from bluehouse_vintage features a vintage sled that gives us all the holiday feels. Mix in gingham and plaid to complete the look.Continue to 20 of 22 below.
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Create a Faux Fireplace
Even if you don't have a working fireplace to welcome Santa this year, you can still create a cozy vibe with a mantel and a few logs. This picturesque scene from Twelve:Two Market features a chalkboard fireplace complete with small logs that are so charming you won't even care they aren't lit.Continue to 21 of 22 below.
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Decorate With Ice Skates
How charming is this scene from Alyssa Penner? Hang a pair of vintage ice skates in your entryway or on your front door, and adorn them with holly and evergreens for a rustic, nostalgia-filled look.Continue to 22 of 22 below.
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Hang White Stockings
If you want to keep your mantel streamlined for Santa, these beautiful knit stockings from Taylor Manuel are a lovely way to adorn your fireplace this year. Add in vintage jingle bells and a garland to complete the look.