Top Rustic Farmhouse Style Festive Decorations
Farmhouse Christmas ornaments add a country, natural touch to an ordinarily glitzy time of year.
Wintertime and farmhouses are both closely related to coziness and warmth, so it’s no surprise they go so well together.
It doesn’t matter whether you live in an actual farm, a renovated barn or a modern apartment. Rustic Christmas knick-knacks can suit any decor style.
We love incorporating natural, homey pieces into our Christmas ornament collection and the farmhouse theme is the perfect way to do this.
They work great as a subtle addition to an existing collection or as the entire theme of your decorations.
In this post, we will cover what the farmhouse style means in terms of festive items, our favourite Amazon ornaments, and how you can make your very own!
What Is Farmhouse Christmas Decor?
If you’ve seen this article and are trying to imagine what a festive farmhouse would look like, then you’re in the right place.
Instead of the usual glitter, metals and bold colors we see around the festive period, farmhouse decor sticks with neutral tones and materials from nature, a bohemian feel.
Think natural woods, string, leather, fabric and paper.
Because of the natural materials, the color palette tends to differ from the classic reds, greens and/or golds of a typical decor style.
Decorated rooms will tend to have highlights of white, greens and woody colors.
Take a look at this absolutely gorgeous video of a home decorated in a farmhouse style. (Warning: you’ll want to start decorating for Christmas after watching this!)
The Best Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments
Now we’ve covered the overview of what farmhouse Christmas decor looks like, lets get into our Open For Christmas top picks.
18-inch x 5-inch
Also available in reds and green, these knitted stockings are unbelievably cute and would look good hung up on any fireplace. Whether used as your actual Christmas stockings or just as decorations, these socks add a homey and warm touch that just melts our hearts.
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Soften up any space with this cozy throw blanket. It comes in a variety of sizes as well as a great muted green if you want a more festive look! Add this to your of Christmas to your bedroom. The white is great for year round use!
50-inch x 65-inch
Add some cottage charm to your living room this Christmas with this gorgeous plaid throw blanket. The colors are neutral but still feature a classic red for that festive feel. Lay this blanket over a sofa or armchair, or use as a bed throw to add a subtle touch of Christmas to your bedroom.
18-inch x 18-inch
Get festive with these white and cream cushion covers if you are going for a white christmas look. We love using festive pillowcases in place of our year-round ones as it’s an easy switch that makes a big difference. Just make sure you buy the right dimensions as your usual throw pillows. The pillows also come in red and green options if you want a traditional feel.
Note: Pillowcases only so will need to use or get your own inserts, we like to use these –Set of 2-18 x 18 Premium Hypoallergenic Pillow Inserts.
9 Ft. long
Green garland will give your home a natural look with the festive colors of the season. There is nothing more classic and beautiful than green garland with while lights. You can add this to your mantle, table, and/or stairs, whatever works for your space! For an elevated look add these natural beads.
You are totally allowed (we give you permission), to mix greenery, in-fact we encourage it. Sometimes being too matchy matchy isn’t a good thing. These olive leaves give a whimsical, yet traditional feel. Plus the olive branch is a sign of peace, what better message than to send at Christmas! We love repurposing so you can definitely use this for other holidays or year round in another space!
White String lights add magic to any room for the holidays and winter! Amazon has several options with remote control function. We personally are warm, white light lovers! Some options have white and multicolor options if you want to go wild! The larger option gives the room a little something extra! Always use responsibly.
Add a touch of country to your Christmas dining table this year. This subtly rustic runner features a neutral red and white stripe design that will complement any festive dinner set with adorable sleigh bells.
The hard-wearing cotton fabric really brings that farmhouse vibe, as well as looking Christmassy. If you love the look they also have stockings, pillows, garland and a tree skirt to die for in the matching print!
Farmhouse Christmas Tree Ornaments
We absolutely love adding cottagey, natural-looking ornaments to our trees as there is something extra cozy about it. We’ve collected some of our favorites to recommend, and inspire your farmhouse Christmas tree.
Set of 3
Wooden ornaments add a natural look to the tree for a farmhouse vibe. Mix with Metals and fabric to add texture.
6.26inch x 3.27inch
Well, just look at them! We are sure you won’t need convincing of how beautiful these are. Imagine the lights bouncing off the bells on your tree! The rough finish is great for the boho style.
Berlap adds a soft element to your tree for more variety, while staying with the neutral theme! We love these sweet ornaments.
Pack of 15
Now for a pop of color! How great are these velvet, muted green ornaments?? They also come in a combo pack with the muted green, brown and beige for a lovely combo.
The fabric of these hanging decorations adds a nice contrast to the green tree and harder materials like glass and metal.
How to Make Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments
There is no better way to get that hand-crafted look of a farmhouse cottage than making your own. Taking on a crafting project can be daunting, especially for something as significant as Christmas.
But don’t worry. We’ve sourced and simplified the best of the best to give you the easiest, no-way-it-can-go-wrong, rustic ornaments that you can be proud to say you made.
Materials for DIY Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments
If you’re a seasoned crafting pro, then you can probably look at the materials and know exactly what you want to make.
Sometimes staring at a pile of materials is all that’s needed to spark your inner-creative.
Here are some items that are required for a lot of DIY rustic decor projects:
- Burlap Ribbon
- Wooden Circles (30 pack)
- Acrylic Paint Markers
- Natural Cooking Twine
- Brown Kraft Paper Jumbo Roll
- Plaid Fabric Ribbon
Easy DIY Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments
We’ve put together super-duper-simple ways you can DIY your festive farmhouse decor. Our ideas are sorted by material so you can find fun ways to use what you can get your hands on.
Plaid Ribbon or Burlap
- Decorate bannisters
- Wrap around the tree
- Over the fireplace
- Mini table runner on coffee tables
- Tie bows on dining chairs
- Tie around a pot, plant, jar or candle
For all of these, the cuttings can be decorated or left blank:
- Place settings
- Gift tags
- Tree ornaments
- Festive coasters
- Party invitations
Our Final Thoughts on Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments
It’s safe to say we are feeling extra cozy and Christmassy after looking at all those rustic decor pieces.
There’s just something so warm and inviting about the natural materials and subtle colors of country living.
The great thing about farmhouse Christmas ornaments is that they’re easy and fun to make without having to fork out on obscure materials.
It’s likely you’ll already have some crafting items lying around that can be transformed into cottage-style knick-knacks.
If you’re planning on buying your farmhouse festive pieces, then no matter your interior style your bound to find something you’ll love that will enhance your living space. It’s such a versatile addition to any home and we just can’t get enough!
We can’t wait to get decorating and adding some more cottagey bits to our collection.
So whether you’re joining us at Open For Christmas on a shopping spree, or knuckling down at your crafting table, we hope you’ve felt inspired by this post and are glowing with that Christmas feeling.
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