Rustic Christmas – Design Trends 

Looking for rustic Christmas decorating ideas? That most magical of seasons is fast approaching…the time to decorate the house with boughs of evergreens, glittering lights, and rustic Christmas ornaments. It’s the season to entertain friends and family, and a reason to give the best of gifts – those from the heart.

Whether you have a lovely cabin in the woods or a home in the city, adding a rustic touch to your Christmas decor can create a warm and inviting holiday retreat.  Rustic accents can easily be incorporated by adding natural accents, such as filling a hurricane or glass bowl mixed with seasonal fruits and greens, mixed nuts, pine cones, and Christmas ornaments.  With the release of holiday themes and styles, there is a noted trend towards a rustic and organic approach to rustic Christmas home decorating. Here we take a look at defining some of these trends and locate a few great sources where ornaments in this design style can be purchased.

For further posts on Christmas Decorating Ideas:

Christmas Bedroom Ideas
Rustic Christmas Home Tour
Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas
Christmas Tablescape Ideas
10 Beautiful Rustic & Farmhouse Christmas Wreaths

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The three top sources I use for purchasing rustic Christmas decor are Balsam HillCrate & BarrelWilliams Sonoma and Pottery Barn. I’ve provided an extensive collection of rustic Christmas decorating images for inspiration and ideas.

  • Rustic Lodge Christmas Ideas
  • Alpine Luxe Christmas Ideas
  • Nostalgic Christmas Ideas
  • Farmhouse Christmas Ideas


Rustic Lodge Christmas Dinnerware

Rustic Christmas Dinnerware

Shadowy pine tree silhouettes on cream speckled stoneware evokes a winter forest feeling for your table. Coordinating pieces available separately.

Rustic Christmas Ornament Set
Grand Forest Rustic Christmas Ornament Set

Grand Forest Rustic Ornament Set

Bring a playful yet polished look to your holiday décor. Glass ornaments in gleaming earth tones fill your Christmas tree with woodland warmth and elegance.

Rustic Lodge Christmas

Big Sur Madera Living Room by Pottery Barn

A welcoming great room decked with cozy throws and twinkling lights.  Just add a crackling fire. With extra-cozy, indulgent textures, distinctive pops of greenery and subtle holiday touches, this warm and woodsy style is designed for savoring the season at home, together.

Items in Image: Pendleton Yakima Faux Fur Back Stripe Throw,  6.5ft/7.5ft/9ft Pre-Lit Portland Pine Artificial Christmas Tree, St. Jude Bell-Shaped Scented Candles (Yuletide Spice), Cozy Teddy Faux Fur Stockings & Asymmetrical Faux Pine Wreath.

Rustic Lodge Christmas

Pendleton Yakima Park Tyler Upholstered Recliner 

Two iconic American brands, one limited-edition collection celebrating the comforts of home. This sophisticated Tyler Recliner gets a laid-back update with Pendleton’s heritage Yakima stripe design, which dates back to the frontier trading posts of the Pacific Northwest. Upholstered with fade- and stain-resistant Sunbrella™ fabric, it’s made to brave the elements, such as bright natural light and the occasional spill.

Rustic Lodge Christmas Bedding

Lodge Rustic Christmas Bedding

Brighten up your holiday décor with this polyester quilt set featuring a colorful patchwork of bears, moose and more highlighted with classic plaid.

Rustic Christmas Tree Ornaments
Rustic Christmas Living Room
Rustic Christmas Wreaths

Rustic Lodge Tree Ornaments: Make it merry with a hint of mischief by pairing playful forest gnomes with rustic felt ornaments.

Rustic Lodge Christmas
Rustic Lodge Christmas

St. Jude Bell-Shaped Scented Candles – Yuletide Spice

Ring in the season or give a thoughtful gift with our oversized, jingle bell-shaped candles that are filled with a warm seasonal scent. For every candle benefitting St. Jude that’s sold, 25% of the purchase price is donated directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, helping to support research and treatment for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. This ornaments are proudly made at a Fair Trade Certified™ factory.

Alpine Luxe Christmas

Alpine Luxe Rustic Christmas

Alpine Luxe Living Room

With a wintry mix of soft textures, tonal shades of white and touches of shimmer and shine, this chalet-inspired look transforms your home into a snowy wonderland, where après ski is a state of mind.

Items in Image: Mongolian Patchwork Faux Fur Bean Bag, Shay Woven Leather Armchairs, Faux Fur Stockings, Lodge Plaid Sherpa Throw

Alpine Luxe Christmas Tree

Alpine Luxe Christmas Tree Ornaments: You’ll be flocking around the Christmas tree with this mix of metallics, neutrals and fluffy white sheep.

Rustic Christmas, Stylized Woodland & Organic

I have combined these three trending styles as they are similar in nature and complementary to each other. It’s easy to create a rustic style Christmas by incorporating small woodland creatures, such as foxes, owls, bear, deer, squirrels and feathered birds.  This style includes a cast of charming characters that work well for rustic, woodland, organic and lodge themes. “The most popular motifs are the ones that are very clean and modern used in slightly more stylish themes,” says Patrick Brinkcate, sales manager for Kaemingk. These finely crafted woodland animals, glittered icicles and frosted pinecones fit right in with shimmery snowflakes and lit bulbs. Ornaments in this collection include cozy log cabins and lit forest ornaments, mirrored snowflakes, silver mercury glass trees, vintage village houses, woodland stockings, faux fur stockings and throws, reindeer, twig tree toppers and moose embroidered pillows.  The style embraces an earthy and natural trend in design, and works well with organic Christmas decor.  To achieve this look, adorn your trees with woodland creatures and ornaments made from natural materials such as wood, burlap, jute, twigs and sisal.

Rustic Christmas Bedding

Rustic Christmas Bedding

Woodland Plaid Reversible Bedding Collection

Your home will be the talk of the woodlands, where the deer and the bear and the moose will want to play! The Woodland Plaid 3 piece quilt set is reversible and whimsical, featuring woodland animals in square blocks on the front, and red and black plaid on the back. Made from 100% cotton, it is machine washable. Top stitched with black thread and hemmed with black trim. Imported.
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Christmas Cheer Collection
Christmas Cheer Collection

Christmas Cheer Collection

The Christmas Cheer Collection is festive, classic and perfect for decorating inside and out.  It is the definition of timeless holiday décor, with its lush, realistic sprays of pine and holly and red velvet ribbon lined with gold.


Nostalgic Christmas

Visions of velvet, touches of tartan and pops of merry red – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, refreshed with unexpected accents of black and new ideas to make the season magical.

Small printed designs are being used this season to break up solid blocks of color. Plaid prints are everywhere – as well as florals and natural motifs.  “Fashion’s influence on Christmas décor remains very apparent, with on-trend patterns such as chevrons, ikat and animal prints,” Deb Gold, president of Gold & Company Marketing, Gift/Home/Fashion trends expert, California Market Center, says.

Create a Nostalgic Christmas theme and give your tree a classic twist with glittered family initials, iconic Christmas figurines, and preppy plaid bulbs. The perfect backdrop for celebrating new and treasured traditions. From adorable sleeping polar bears to Santa raccoons, mercury glass ball ornaments, velvet stockings, wooden skis and buffalo plaid.

Add a touch of tartan to your bed or seating for a dose of holiday spirit. Nothing feels more familiar than stockings in cozy knits and playful prints.

Conjure up happy memories of Christmases past with cozy fabrics, timeless prints and the holidays most memorable icons. Try filling vases with faux snow and make it merry with mix-and-match bulbs.

Rustic Christmas Decorating Tips

  • Don’t let your Christmas wreath ideas or your vision for a festive garland stop at the front door.
  • Create a wintery landscape in your home by decking your halls, tables and more with inspired and innovative Christmas wreath placements. There is no simpler way to make your holiday home welcoming.
  • One bright idea is to nestle a hurricane in a berry wreath for a burst of color and texture. The candlelight alone will create an air of cozy comfort.
  • If you’re feeling a bit fabulous, silvery ornament wreaths make a shining proclamation of your holiday happiness when placed among your other decor.
  • Christmas wreaths and garlands can also make your house a holiday home from the outside in. On an exterior wall or surrounding a patio sitting space, nothing is more inviting.
  • Illuminate your seasonal scene with outdoor lights and lanterns filled with LED candles to encourage friends and family to share in the festivities.
  • Home is where the hearth is, and a well-adorned mantel is a must. Wreaths are the obvious stars of your fireplace display, but a supporting cast of berry garlands and even a woodland creature or two will help make your Christmas decor complete.
  • Garlands aren’t just for the Christmas tree anymore. And wreaths aren’t the only traditional holiday decorations that are right at home hanging from walls and doorways.
  • Repurposing garlands in different locations throughout your house is an inventive way to infuse your daily life with the Christmas spirit.
  • The iconic greens and reds of a Christmas garland can transform any space into a yuletide celebration. From staircases to bookshelves to headboards, a cleverly installed garland sends a message that you have a passion for the season.
  • Add a natural touch with a garland crafted of pinecones, or go for glamour with golden accents.
  • As you explore decorative wreath ideas, remember to add a lighter touch with candleholders, hanging ornaments and embroidered accents. Christmas is the perfect time to let your inner light shine.
  • The most important thing of all is that your personal style should shine through all of your holiday gatherings.
Cabin Christmas
Cabin Christmas


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