It’s time for a rustic Christmas! Now, we’re fans of the beautiful and timeless atmosphere that rustic decor creates at any time of the year, but decorating our homes for Christmas has a special place in our hearts. Rustic Christmas decor creates a cozy, intimate, and festive mood that can’t be beat. Weaving in natural wood and metal elements with plaids, flannels, and fresh greenery gives your home that rustic charm that so many of us desire at this time of year.
Each year, our incredible designer Jen fills our warehouse with the season’s best Christmas decor. From inspired tablescapes perfect for a family Christmas dinner to cozy fireplace mantels to garlands, wreaths, and Christmas tree decor - our warehouse is full to the brim with amazing decorating ideas for the holidays.
For ideas on how to create a warm, rustic, farmhouse vibe in your own home this holiday season, we’ve rounded up our favorite rustic Christmas decorations from the past several years. We hope this holiday decor round-up is a helpful source of inspiration as you deck your halls for the most wonderful time of the year!
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There are so many beautiful ways to bring holiday cheer to your dining table. It all starts with a sturdy, timeless table - and if you are in need of a new one make sure to check out our in-stock tables just in time for the holidays!
1. Classic Christmas Place Settings
Here’s a classic and elegant place setting option with a touch of glam that’s sure to please. Top a shiny red charger with delicate white china, a black and white checkered napkin, and a sprig of berries napkin ring.
2. Decorative Metal Lantern
Going along with the timeless place settings, this decorative lantern is a great centerpiece option decked out with candles, pinecones, and Christmas greenery.
3. Rustic Wreath Place Setting
A small wreath on top of a red plaid cloth napkin creates a minimal rustic place setting.
4. Black and White Centerpiece
Skip the place settings in favor of a simple black and white themed centerpiece with a plaid table runner, mini Christmas tree, metal lanterns, and lots of candles.
5. Wreath Napkin Holder
These delicate wreath napkin holders are cute and festive wrapped around a pretty red and green plaid napkin. Large metal bells and brass candlesticks complete the antique Christmas vibe of this tablescape.
6. Red & Green Plaid
Another simple tablescape idea is a red and green plaid table runner laid across the short width of the table and topped with a poinsettia centerpiece.
7. Preppy and Glam Place Setting
For a more sophisticated look, bring in brushed gold chargers and silverware paired with green and blue plaid napkins and table runner. See our latest blog for all the tips and resources from this Ralph Lauren-inspired Christmas table.
8. Red Berries
Our final place setting idea is a lighter and whimsical place setting with a cream and red floral napkin, red berries, and a greenery-filled copper mug.
Holiday Mantels & Shelves
Whether you are decorating your primary fireplace mantel filled with stockings or just want to add rustic Christmas touches to different shelves and surfaces throughout your house, we have you covered with plenty of Christmas mantel and shelf ideas!
9. Farmhouse Mantel
This cute white faux tree pairs well with the rustic white window frame and neutral vases for a minimalistic, farmhouse mantel.
10. Shelf Greenery
Top any shelf or wood surface with holiday greenery and berries and you’ll add Christmas charm! We love these simple additions on top of our one-of-a-kind live edge shelves.
11. Chalkboard Sign
This fireplace mantel incorporates a lot of great rustic decor. The large reclaimed wood chalkboard frame gives the flexibility to add your favorite holiday greeting. The red-striped garland, twinkle lights, and large pinecones complete this rustic mantel vibe.
12. Festive Stocking Mantel
For a more classic Christmas mantel, we paired holiday signs, wooden reindeer, a red lantern, and of course rich red stockings together.
13. Natural Mantel
This understated mantel design relies on beautiful garlands, soft white lighting, pinecones, and antique metal bells to create a truly classic, rustic design.
14. Red Plaid Accents
Buffalo red plaid ribbons and fabric are the perfect accents for this bracketed shelf. Paired with a festive faux red tree and white lanterns and candles, this is another classic, rustic mantel or shelf Christmas design.
Rustic Christmas Accent Pieces
The final decor touches that really bring a design together are all of the accent pieces. There are so many rustic Christmas accents you can add, but here are a handful of our favorites to get you started.
15. Seasonal Signs
Use reclaimed wood signs and frames to add personalized holiday greetings that you can sprinkle throughout your home.
16. Mini Tree
Add a mini decorated tree to any area of the house for even more rustic Christmas cheer. This one decorated with globe-shaped lights and red berries gives off that nostalgic Christmas vibe.
17. Metal Lantern and Ribbon
If you have rustic or farmhouse decor in your home already, chances are you have a metal lantern with a flame-free candle in it. Spruce it up for the holidays with a simple ribbon!
18. Farmhouse Wreath
Add your own farmhouse touches to a wreath with red plaid ribbons and a mini wooden farm truck sign.
19. Wooden Ornaments
These simple wood ornaments hung with a red and white striped ribbon will give a rustic nod to your Christmas tree. Leave them blank or DIY with your favorite holiday greetings.
20. Lighted Garland
A lighted garland like this can give a cozy Christmas touch to your bedroom, or really any room of the house!
21. Festive Filled Metal Garden Caddy
Create a fun accent piece or centerpiece by filling a metal bucket or garden caddy like this with your favorite faux or real seasonal greenery and berries.
22. Blue Ribbon Wreath
Pairing with our Ralph-Lauren Inspired Christmas table, this beautiful wreath is decked out with pretty twinkle lights and a large navy bow for a glam Christmas look.
23. Bow Tree Decorations
Instead of traditional hanging ornaments, this gorgeous Christmas tree is filled with red and blue fabric bows, holiday berries, and candlestick lights.
24. Copper Candle Holders
Metal elements like these copper candle holders bring great contrast and dimension to rustic holiday decor. Add them to any nook and cranny for additional holiday cheer.
Hang little boughs of mistletoe on your coat rack or other hooks for a fun rustic touch of holiday cheer.
26. Stars and Pinecones Christmas Tree
This simple Christmas tree is decorated with red metal stars, large pinecones, and those cute round wooden ornaments.
27. White Wooden Reindeer
This large wooden reindeer is the centerpiece of this buffet decor that is complete with red and white plaid fabric, a mini tree, and fairy lights.
28. Antique Jingle Bells
Rustic antique jingle bells are so fun to sprinkle throughout the house this time of year. We have these rustic hanging bells in stock at our warehouse. If you are local come by to grab a few to add to your Christmas decor!
We hope these rustic Christmas decorations inspired you with some festive and timeless ideas that you can incorporate into your home this year. We’d love to see what you create - share your holiday home with us on Instagram at @rusticreddoor.
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