Rustic Christmas decorations are a really popular theme lately. Decorating your home with a rustic feel is popular in general, so it makes sense that it’s popular for Christmas, too!
But, how do you get a rustic feel to your holiday decor?
Common elements of rustic decor for Christmas might include:
- Simple color schemes – white, black, red, hunter green, natural wood tones
- Incorporating natural textures such as rope or burlap (it makes a great garland!)
- Buffalo check anything
- Lots of wood tones – wood beads on the tree, a wooden tree base, or wooden ornaments to start
- Vintage decor of any shape or size
- Woodland inspired decor – deer, bears, moose, birds, or any similar animal
- Lots of bright white elements
- Natural elements – for example, pine cones or branches add a great rustic touch
- Galvanized metal – such as a bucket tree collar or metal ornaments
- Texture such as baskets, chunky knit blankets, or nubby fleece
- You can never go wrong with lanterns!
Overall, for a rustic Christmas theme, you want the space to feel really lived in, cozy, and collected over time.
These wood slice reindeer are a simple DIY and add a fantastic DIY touch to your holiday decor.
You could add any words to this DIY wooden rustic Christmas tree sign.
These easy DIY ornaments have a natural wicker element and a red and white bow - perfect for Christmas!
A wooden Christmas tree stand is a great way to bring a natural wood tone into your holiday decor.
These paper gingerbread ornaments have a vintage, natural look, but they are a super simple DIY.
This wooden star tree topper is about as rustic as it gets and a great DIY craft.
Use scrap burlap and ribbon to make these tabletop rustic trees.
Mini pine cones make a great natural ornament for your rustic tree. You could gather them, or if they don't grow where you live, buy them.
Wow! This stick and twine star tree topper is beautiful and it lights up!
Woodland animal ornaments add whimsy to your tree. These are natural in color which makes them feel rustic and not like kid's decor.
A great way to incorporate burlap into your holiday decor is with a burlap tree skirt. I love the texture in this one!
Instead of trying to stuff your tree base into a basket, you can get the same textured look with this willow tree collar
A galvanized bucket makes the perfect tree collar - here's how to DIY it.
Gather branches or driftwood and craft a simple table top Christmas tree.
Check out my tutorial for how to build a custom DIY driftwood starburst Christmas tree topper.
Wood signs are as rustic as can be. DIY some that are perfect for ornaments for your tree!
Buffalo plaid is as rustic as it gets! Here is how to make a no-sew buffalo plaid Christmas tree skirt.
My Christmas fireplace decorations to tie in with the theme of my tree!
Consider adding a chalkboard to your mantel for a beautiful piece of rustic artwork.
Frame striped fabric with wood frames for a simple, rustic look.
Don't forget the gift wrap! Simple brown paper has the most rustic feel. Top with greenery cuttings (rosemary also smells great!) and red ribbon for the perfect rustic look.
Put a plaid blanket scarf to double duty with the tablescape that includes red and white, greenery, and a lantern!
Red and white birds are a great rustic touch with your woodland animals.
Tin star ornaments have a perfectly rustic feel and add a great amount of dimension to your tree.
A red and burlap banner would be perfect to hang from your mantel alongside your stockings.
Knit Christmas stockings are a great way to pull in texture to a room - keep the colors simple red and white for best results.
Christmas Black and Red Rustic Throw Pillow Cover Buffalo Check Plaid Pillow Cover 18x18 Inch
One of the easiest ways to incorporate buffalo check (a rustic Christmas staple) is with pillow covers. Plus, they are easy to store in the off-season!
If you don't want to make a tree skirt, you can buy this buffalo check one instead!
Rustic Vintage Style Metal Christmas Holiday Letters for Santa Mailbox with Hinged Lid
A little bit of vintage charm goes a long way in giving your home a rustic Christmas feeling.
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