You have to be living under a rock not to notice the Farmhouse decor trend that has gained momentum the last few years. We have Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s hit show, Fixer Upper to thank for bringing the white washed, shabby chic look into the spotlight! Shiplap, light and airy paint colors, open shelving and natural wood elements are all parts of the farmhouse style that people have fallen in love with. To make sure you keep that Farmhouse feel all year long, we’ve rounded up some simple ways to decorate your home this year. These festive farmhouse Christmas decorations are easy, stylish and the perfect way to accent your home during the holidays this year.
1. DIY Farmhouse Galvanized Buckets
Old looking galvanized buckets and pitchers are a mainstay for Farmhouse decor. Whether they’ve been actually used on a farm, or you just give them that galvanized look like this designer did, you can add some simple holiday themes that will make them perfect for your Christmas decor this year. Woudln’t these be cute in your entryway, or under your tree?
Check out the easy way to galvanize new buckets, and how to use transfer paper to do this craft yourself at LilBlueBoo.com.
2. Live Garlands
One of the trademarks of true farmhouse decor is the use of live greenery (or at least, really alive-looking faux greenery). This garland is wrapped in burlap, another farmhouse must, and then accented with rustic looking letters spelling “joy.” Old books and candles just further this farmhouse feel, don’t you think?
Check out the rest of this beautiful home over at TheGrayDoorMarket.com.
3. Pot O’ Birch
Decorating for Christmas doesn’t have to be expensive, especially when it comes to the farmhouse look which uses lots of natural and wood elements. This designer simply accessorized by adding a few branches of birch (the official tree of the farmhouse style) into a porcelain vase, and adding greenery and some lights. It would be a great addition to your entryway, or next to a sideboard. Easy peasy!
You’ll find even more farmhouse decor ideas at ChristinasAdventures.com.
4. Mudroom Vignette
Farmhouse and vintage go hand in hand. This mudroom creates a fun holiday vignette, by including tons of fun elements, like the vintage pickup truck toting a Christmas tree, the holiday-themed and oversized Scrabble tiles, wooden sign, canned greenery and basket of natural elements. Who says your mudroom has to be boring anyways?
Find even more farmhouse inspiration at HomeBunch.com.
5. Guest Bedroom
Guests coming for the holidays? Make sure you don’t forget to decorate your guest bedrooms! Mini wreaths hung on existing decor is an easy way to incorporate the holidays into your existing farmhouse design. Swap out regular paintings for festive prints like this “and to all a good night” holiday art, and fluff up that bedding with farm-y plaids and reds.
See all the details of this fabulous guest room at LizMarieBlog.com.
Source: Oriental Trading Co.
6. Farmhouse Mantel
The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but your fireplace isn’t far behind. If you already embrace the farmhouse feel, it won’t be hard dressing your mantle for the holidays. Woven stockings, birch branches, neutral colors like creams, grays and whites and the obligatory wood sign all come together easily to create a beautiful hearth.
See more of this beautiful design at Oriental Trading Co..
7. Vintage Ladder
A roaring fire, twinkle lights, greenery, birch branches, warm blankets and a rustic farmhouse ladder. What DOESN’T this living room have? Grab an old ladder, or make a simple one yourself (it doesn’t have to be fancy, it’s only for holding blankets) and cover in blankets and lights. I love the addition of greenery and cranberry beads!
Check out more photos of this exquisite farmhouse home at farmhouse Christmas.
8. Rustic Felt Christmas Trees
Live greenery is beautiful but it doesn’t last forever. These adorable felt Christmas trees will last for years to come, cost virtually nothing to make, and are a great afternoon craft. All you need is colored felt, a glue fun and some wooden branches and wooden slices. You could probably find these in a Home Goods-type store, or you can just get crafty and make these yourself!
Check out all the steps, and a video tutorial, at LittleHouseOfFour.com!