It’s finally Christmas season, and we’re all excited about it! Because nothing shines brighter through the holidays than rustic Christmas decor. The inherently warm and natural elements of rustic decor blend so magically with all the Christmastime colors and themes, that it almost seems the two were intended to complement one another.
But if you’re new to rustic Christmas decor, or just rustic decor in general, that’s what we are here for!
Here are 12 rustic Christmas decor ideas you are sure to love:
These custom wooden trays are made out of solid wood. They are available in different colors and some may have metal handles.
Simple wooden trays are perfect for an impromptu rustic Christmas decor item. Fill these trays with garland, small ornaments, and LED candles. Since they are light and portable, these versatile vessels can add a little extra holiday cheer and warmth to any room in your home.
These small cast-iron crosses and angel wings come in multiple varieties.
A cross is a representative shape of the religious roots of the Christmas holiday. Therefore, these cast-iron cuties can come in handy as a versatile Christmas decor item. Turn them into tree ornaments, apply them to homemade wreaths, add them to any stand-alone decorative arrangements, use them as a decorative centerpiece (and gift!) on a Christmas package, and so much more. With a little creativity, there are no limits.
One of the easiest and most effective rustic Christmas decor ideas for your dining room is to add plaid (or textured) ribbons and wreaths to your wooden dining chairs.
This can be done on any dining room chair, but these little pops of holiday warmth work especially well with the wood element.
A plaid pattern ties Christmas and farmhouse warmth together so well, and textures such as burlap add a little rustic depth to any decoration. Tie ribbons of plaid or dimensional textures around your dining room chair backs (or weave them through the rungs) into an ornamental bow. Hang a mini-wreath on the backs of the chairs for an added green and natural element.
A simple wooden coat and hat rack can be a great base for rustic Christmas decor.
Use it for its purpose but in a charmingly themed way. Hang Santa hats or other Christmas costume pieces from the hooks to have at-the-ready for when you’re feeling festive. Add a couple of sprigs of garland to the top for a pop of greenery.
If your home doesn’t have a fireplace or you’re in a smaller space, use this item as a warm, rustic way to hang your Christmas stockings wherever you think Santa can get to them easiest. You can even place a small festively-framed photo of the owner above each stocking they belong to.
These clay Rosaries are handmade out of clay and are available in a variety of sizes and colors. And they have tons of character.
In keeping with the religious theme, a clay Rosary can be a great rustic addition to any decorative display, placed near a nativity scene, draped on the Christmas tree, or even makes a wonderful gift!
These cheery stars are made by a local artist out of solid reclaimed wood from Montgomery County and are available in several colors.
It’s easy to use these festive beauties as a pop of rustic Christmas decor in any arrangement in any room of the house, as an accent or focal piece, or displayed on a wall.
If you don’t have a cocktail bar in your home yet, make this Christmas the year you get one. Any one of these rustic cocktail bar beauties will add character, warmth, and sophistication to your home.
A cocktail bar is perfect for holiday entertaining and is just a nice addition to your daily life.
Make it a festive display of rustic Christmas decor as a cozy hot chocolate bar with all the toppings for the kiddos. Or spice it up with ingredients and proper glasses for a new holiday cocktail for the adults, with the recipe for the drink displayed on a chalkboard.
These olive baskets are made out of heavy-duty metal and are available in two sizes.
These work great as indoor or outdoor rustic Christmas decor pieces. Use them as planters for mini-Christmas trees on your porch or as front door displays. Or use them indoors to store a few spare rolled-up cozy throw blankets to snuggle up with on an extra chilly night.
These wooden angel wings are made by a local artist and are too cute to pass up as a rustic Christmas decor piece.
Border this piece with some twinkle lights and hang it on a lonely wall. Or lean it against the wall atop a bookshelf, dresser, or table surrounded by other Christmasy decorations and garland. Or make it the angelic backdrop for your nativity scene!
This adorable solid wood sled is also conveniently available in red.
This piece makes a fantastic addition to an outdoor display of rustic Christmas decor on a porch or by a front door.
It can also make a cute centerpiece on a large table surrounded by garlands and other ornaments to serve a plate of cookies.
Or it can be used as part of a charming festive display in a large room, or near the Christmas tree holding presents and adding a little dimension.
Christmas dinner is special, and there are always extra requests for dishes and recipes that usually come around just once a year. That can make for a crowded dinner table. But serving buffet-style from the kitchen can be a hassle when you want seconds (or thirds!) and can seem too far removed.
Solve the problem with the addition of a gorgeous rustic buffet or sideboard in your dining room! With the extra serving space for all the turkey and sides, you can have easy access to all the dishes, but room enough for all the extra china dinnerware pieces and fancy utensils that also come out just this time of year.
When it’s not dinner time, keep it spruced up as a rustic Christmas decor piece with a lovely display of garland, candles, your favorite holiday knickknacks, and maybe even a jar of Christmas cookies and a covered-glass plate of pie for some holiday treats throughout the season.
Last, but certainly not least, when it comes to rustic Christmas decor, nothing tops a real, live Christmas tree.
The feel, the fragrance, and the life it brings just can’t be replicated with an artificial tree. A live tree is a part of what rustic decor is all about, so don’t miss this opportunity to bring the warmth of nature into your home for the holidays.
Despite conjecture, a live Christmas tree is easy and simple to care for, and choosing the perfect one is a wonderful experience for the whole family.
We hope you found this list of rustic Christmas decor ideas helpful and maybe sparked some ideas of your own!
And when in rustic Christmas decorating doubt, just remember: pinecones always!
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