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Top 7 Decorating Ideas for a Rustic Christmas

Posted on December 09, 2018 by Judy Rom

Rustic Christmas

We love decorating for a rustic Christmas. Twinkling lights, evergreen garlands, and treasured Christmas ornaments perfectly set the mood for a beautiful, festive season. To us, a rustic Christmas means incorporating old-fashioned traditions that bring out the best of the season: spending time with loved ones and giving gifts from the heart. 

Here are our top 7 ideas for how to enjoy a rustic Christmas:

1. Incorporate Natural Elements 

One of the easiest ways to decorate for a rustic Christmas is to bring elements of the outdoors inside. Wreaths and garlands of evergreen are classic options for making your home feel cozy and festive; the perfect backdrop for entertaining family and friends. We like to decorate tables and countertops with garlands, drape them over window sills, and string them across ceiling beams.

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Rustic Chrismas decor is all about embracing natural elements in a creative way. Fill a dough bowl with pinecones, or add sprigs of evergreen to a vase or centerpiece tray.

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2. Make it from the Heart

Treasured holiday moments are all about the people you spend time with. To share a rustic Christmas together, try making handmade decorations with your family. A lovely old-fashioned tradition is stringing cranberries and popcorn into garlands. Or you could make handmade ornaments, like these sweet sleds by Clean & Scentsible

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3.  Fill Your Home with the Scents of the Season

When we think of warm holiday memories, we think of the invigorating aroma of the Christmas tree as it was trimmed, the fruity scent of mulled wine shared with friends, and the delicious wafts of cinnamon, ginger, and cocoa floating from the kitchen. The sense of smell has such a powerful ability to trigger memories! That's why we like to include our favorite holiday scents as part of our rustic Christmas decorations. Some of our top choices for seasonal scents are Forest or Red Currant and Cranberry from Rosy Rings, and Gingerbread, Hot Cocoa or Frasier Fir from Thymes.

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4. Nutcrackers

A beloved, old-fashioned Christmas tradition is the Nutcracker. We love vintage nutcrackers because they add such a lovely, whimsical touch to rustic Christmas decorations. Group them in a collection for a stately look.

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5. Christmas Stockings 

Hanging Christmas stockings is a beautiful, time-honored tradition. Classically, stockings are hung on the mantle for Santa Claus to fill with treats. 

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.”
– A Visit From Saint Nicholas

We love the look of handmade stockings. A cozy, upcycled idea is to make them out of unused sweaters. We also have a gorgeous collection of handmade stockings in-store.

Rustic ChristmasImage: Kara Woolery

6. Rustic Wooden Elements

The rustic style is all about incorporating natural materials like burlap, jute, twigs, and wood. Decorating with wood can be especially festive. You can fill a wood box with birch branches or use a wooden crate to make a rustic Christmas centerpiece.

Rustic Christmas Image: A Night Owl

7. Woodland Creatures

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Another charming way to decorate for a rustic Christmas is to add touches of woodland creatures like deer, moose, and birds. Woodland animals are perfect for Christmas tree ornaments. This decor idea pairs especially well with rustic wooden elements and other natural materials. 

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We hope you have a beautiful and blessed Christmas season!

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