22 Gorgeous Rustic Christmas Decorations

Rustic wall for Christmas

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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

    Fireplace with garland

    bridgefieldcottage / Instagram

    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.

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    Decorate With Vintage Christmas Trees

    Minimalist Christmas Trees

    thewicklesshomestead / Instagram

    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.

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    Repurpose Logs

    Wood with small evergreens

    The Vettel Farm / Instagram

    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.

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    Go Plaid

    Napkin with Christmas trees

    Macaela Trapp / Instagram

    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.

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    Swap Flowers for Evergreens

    Evergreens in vases

    Cake and Moss / Instagram

    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.

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    Mix in Vintage Pieces

    Country chic Christmas decor

    lewisacreshomestead / Instagram

    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.

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    Mix in Textures

    Simple Christmas decor

    Michelle Janeen / Instagram

    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.

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    Decorate With Greenery

    Rustic Christmas table

    Figtree Farm / Instagram

    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.

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    Change Up the Ornaments

    Tree with hanging ceramic ornaments

    Kay Prestney / Instagram

    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.

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    Decorate With Twigs

    Rustic Christmas decor

    Crystal Acevedo / Instagram

    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.

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    Sprinkle in White Candles

    Dresser and Christmas tree

    Lilac Avenue Vintage / Instagram

    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.

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    Decorate With Eucalyptus

    Eucalyptus wreath

    Bay Tree Interiors / Instagram

    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.

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    Decorate With Bells

    Hallway with rustic Christmas decor

    goldpoppyfarm / Instagram

    Deck your halls with jingle bells this season. We love this classic hanging wreath from goldpoppyfarm featuring a vintage bell for a farmhouse feel.

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    Display Vintage Prints

    Typewriter with Christmas decor

    Cynthia Hamm / Instagram

    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.

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    Hang a Garland

    Black wood burning stove

    hunt_the_pearl / Instagram

    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.

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    Add a Touch of Cowboy

    Door with Christmas decor

    chelseyswesternvibes / Instagram

    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.

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    Keep It Classic

    Simple Christmas decor with bead strings

    The Farmhouse Merchant / Instagram

    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.

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    Use Dried Oranges

    Dried orange slices hanging around window

    Christina Lynn Blog / Instagram

    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.

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    Decorate With Sleds

    Porch decorated with Christmas decor

    bluehouse_vintage / Instagram

    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.

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    Create a Faux Fireplace

    Fireplace with wood

    Twelve:Two Market / Instagram

    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.

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    Decorate With Ice Skates

    Hanging ice skates

    Alyssa Penner / Instagram

    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.

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    Hang White Stockings

    Fireplace with white stockings

    Taylor Manuel / Instagram

    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.