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27 Beautiful Country Christmas Decorating Ideas (to inspire your Coziest Christmas Ever)

Just about any decor style can be exquisite at Christmastime, but there’s just something extra special about Country Christmas decorating, don’t you think? Maybe it’s the contrast of the rustic elements to the glimmering of Christmas lights…or maybe it’s coziness of the rustic decor like chippy wood or Cedar stems in a vintage crock!

Whether you are in the midst of brainstorming Christmas decorating ideas for your living room or getting ideas for an elegant table setting for a perfect Christmas Eve dinner with your family, below you’ll find an entire host of creative decorating ideas for that are sure to inspire your most beautiful Christmas ever!

I’ve spent hours upon hours (weeks & weeks) searching Instagram to share with you the most beautiful Country Christmas decorated spaces!!♥️ Some of the most talented interior stylists and interior designers are featured in this roundup, and I hope their beautiful creations will spark some new ideas and inspiration for you to create the coziest Christmas ever!!

So grab your cup of hot cocoa & Christmas pajamas, so we can have some fun looking and being inspired by these beautiful Christmas decorations!

Note: All of the decorators/designers here have Instagram accounts, which I have linked underneath the corresponding photo. If you love what you see, feel free to give them a follow on Instagram. Some of them also have blogs, which I linked for you in the paragraph above the photos.

Centerpiece for Your Christmas Table

If you’re looking for some winter fresh inspiration for your holiday table, let’s draw inspiration from this idea for a Christmas table centerpiece by Melissa at Hymms & Home — it’s the perfect mixture of rustic, cozy and elegant!

The wood charger paired with the winter greenery and bottle brush trees lend the cozy, rustic farmhouse feel, while the vintage brass candlesticks, ambient light and the gold gilded mirror on the wall bring an elegant feel to the space, altogether creating what I call a Rustic, Romantic Christmas!

Three tall bottle brush trees sitting on top of a wood charger create a centerpiece on a Christmas dining table
Source: Hymms & Home
Isn’t setting a wintery wreath over each dinner plate a beautiful and festive idea for a place setting?!

Source: Hymns&Home

I also love how she hung the wintery garland over the dining room window and topped each place setting with a wreath — so festive! Do you have any windows that would be pretty draped in garland?

A wood dining table set with bottle brush trees, brass accents and winter greenery.
Aren’t the wreaths hanging in the window a darling idea?! I love what Melissa did with this table and space to make it so cozy and welcoming for Christmas dinner!

Source: Hymns&Home

Here’s another swoon worthy idea featuring a Christmas dinner centerpiece with candles from the talented stylist, Rachel, of OurDevineHome. Unlike many centerpieces, this idea doesn’t block the view across the dining table — so it’s not only beautiful but functional, too! I can’t decide what I love more, the festive greenery with lit candles in the wood box or the ornaments filling the bowl to top off the place setting?! One other bonus about this centerpiece is that you could DIY your own version to save bigtime! Now that’s a win-win!

An angled view of two placesettings and a Christmas centerpiece filled with greenery and lit candles. A white dining chair is in front with a wreath tied with red and white ribbon.
The crystal goblets create a stunning juxtaposition next to the wood box/greenery centerpiece!

Source: OurDevineHome

Tip: Don’t be afraid to mix your crystal glassware with rustic Christmas elements.

Country Cottage Christmas Decor

If you love all the charm that comes with Country Christmas decorating (like I do), I just know you’re going to love the next homes with their charming Country Cottage feel all decked out for Christmas!

All the charm of Tracey’s cottage style Christmas living room stopped me in my tracks. Tracey, who blogs at Hydrangrea Farmhouse, dressed her living room mantel in a collection of vintage ironstone with wintery greenery tucked inside some of those treasures! Isn’t that genius?!

That is a clever idea that you could try! (It’s a wonderful way to save money and incorporate things you already own.) Do you have any collections that in which you could add beautiful winter greenery?!

And that distressed chippy paint coffee table styled with a beautiful ironstone bowl filled with pinecones still has me swooning! Some other ideas here from Tracey are the adorable stockings hanging over the fireplace, the pink bottlebrush trees and vintage-style ornaments on the Christmas tree! What are your favorite details?! Let me know in the comment section below!

A coffee table in front of a mantel decorated for Christmas in a cottage style home.
Tracey incorporated a beautiful vintage Ironstone collection on her mantel and enhanced with a small tree, winter greenery and a beautiful wreath topped with pink ribbon.

Source: Tracey Tracey_Hiebert

Tip: Pull out your vintage dish or serveware and display it with Christmas stems.

Janet styled her rescued antique hutch by tying a wreath on each door with red velvet ribbon. Vintage wood drawers topped with old recipe cards add a vintage charm that lasts year round.

A primitive white upper cabinet is decorated with 2 Christmas wreath
Janet hung two wreaths on the doors of her antique hutch top. Isn’t this a charming Christmas look — especially with the red ribbon?!

Source: Janet JanetClarkatHome

Tip: Hang wreaths from cabinet doors with festive ribbon.♥️

Rustic Glam Christmas Decor

Have you ever been torn on how you wanted to decorate for Christmas (or any season for that matter)? On one hand, you love that County Christmas feel, but on the other your love a little bit of glam! But, it can be a challenge to mix the two styles.

Let’s take a look at this beautiful inspiration from Jenny, the interior designer of Bloom Interior Designs! Grab a pen & paper (or pin this on Pinterest) because you’ll want to take notes!

She incorporated warm, cozy textiles like the knit tree skirt under the Christmas tree — talk about cozy and inviting! To add texture and a cottage feel, she used a rattan lidded basket as a coffee table and styled worn wood trees you see here in front of her fireplace. Then for a dash of romance she styled ornate gilded mirrors, metallic trees, and mercury glass ornaments over the mantel. ** Swoon **

Other ideas that we can borrow from Jenny: a basket of wrapped gifts, a glass cloche filled with ornaments and the lush, layered garland hanging over the mantel.

A mantel decorated with three vintage mirrors and christmas garland is to the left of a decorated Christmas tree.

Source: Jenny Bloom_JennyBrooks

Tip: Add metallic ornaments and small trees for a dash of class and beauty.

Christmas Entryway Table Decor

Speaking of Rustic Glam, that’s oftentimes what I refer to my own style as. And for the entryway table Christmas décor, I incorporated the antler sconce with the reclaimed-style wood of the desk for the rustic components. The lit mercury glass and (faux) Christmas arrangement lend a romantic vibe.

Even if your personal style is different than mine, you can still use this simple formula for a beautifully styled entryway table. Use a large, pretty floral arrangement on one side and a candelabra on the other side. Then add in a small decorative detail in the middle. For example, you could add a little vintage Santa statue!

A corner view of a entry table with a Christmas arrangement, brass antler candelabra and lit candle rest on top.
Souce: RouseintheHouseCo
An arrangement of White and Red Roses paired with Faux Hydrangeas mixed with winter greenery create a romantic, festive mood. A brass “antler”
candelabra lend a rustic feel while the vintage gilded mirror and mercury glass candle lend a romantic feel.

Source: (myself) Rouseinthe_House

Tip: Create an arrangement of white and/or red roses with real or faux cedar stems, for a swoon worthy Christmas look.♥️

A Nativity Set with a Pretty Patina

Christmas has, over time, come to mean many things to different people, but to me, the heart of Christmas is Immanuel. And one wonderful way to celebrate Immanuel, “God with Us” is with a beautiful Nativity Scene. However, sometimes a nativity set that is beautiful can be hard to find, but I absolutely love this Nativity set and how perfectly it’s styled in the home of Tammy from Denmark Cottage.

A large three piece nativity set with an Old World Finish
I love the beautiful patina on this Nativity Set! It was made in the last twenty years, but with that patina, I initially thought it was a real antique! Do you have a nativity set that you love?

Source: Tammy DenmarkCottage

A nativity set sits in the foreground with a French Country Cottage style living room in the background.
This dreamy nativity set is styled on top of a vintage sewing machine — isn’t that a unique idea?!

Tip: Don’t be afraid to incorporate your antique pieces in an “outside the box” way!

Source: Tammy DenmarkCottage

Country Christmas Tree Decor

Where do we even begin with the beautiful scene?! Stephanie of ReturningGrace really took decorating her Country Christmas tree to the next level! The woven basket tree collar looks just like a vintage basket you might find at an antique mall, don’t you think? It really evokes that cozy, vintage charm.

The oversized, white snowflake ornaments and the metallic glass ornaments bring a dose of beauty! And the red berry picks along with red & white ornaments give off a festive feel! Altogther, these elements make up the perfect blend for a perfectly rustic, but beautiful Christmas tree!

Here’s a fun fact, this tree was a finalist for the American Farmhouse Style magazine Tree Contest!

A tall, flocked Christmas tree is a corner of a room with white board and batten and a window on each wall.
Photo & Design: Returning Grace

Christmas Mantel Decor

Heather, the talented stylist from TheMorningHouse, created a rustic yet whimsical Christmas scene above and all around her mantel! A mounted Stag Taxidermy lends to a rustic, yet, regel air and layers of various textured pieces lend a collected over-time feel. If you can make the décor of a room feel as though it’s been collected over time, you’re going to get a truly charming and comforting space.

Zoom in, you’ll see many pieces with loads of charm. Notice the chippy-white painted stool holding the vintage crocks, the table legs repurposed as candle holders or the rustic lidded basket? Character packed into every square inch!

But even if your collection is much smaller, you can create a similar feel by incorporating some of the same elements: chippy wood pieces, ambient faux candlelight, wood bead strands, winter greenery, and most importantly, cozy throw blankets.

a deer head hangs over a white mantel. the mantel is decorated with winter greenery, chippy vintage  spindles, various garlands and ambient light.  Cozy blankets and a rattan basket sit in front of it all.
Credit: Heather Tartaglia/The Morning House
The longer you look at this photo, the more details you will find to adore! From the brass bells to the ambient light to the cozy blankets and cottage style rattan basket, I love every detail. What’s your favorite detail?

Tip: Utilize a rattan basket for functional storage, texture and a cozy cottage look!

I know sometimes when you see these beautifully styles spaces, it can seem like all those pretty details have always been there. But it can sometimes be a different story when you’re staring at a completely blank wall. Blank walls can be so daunting, can’t they?

If you’re struggling with a blank wall in a living, dining or bedroom, consider adding a mantelpiece like Karina did in this beautiful dining room!

The chipping paint on this vintage mantel adds so much texture and character to this room. And the mantel is also the perfect place to create a festive display. Between her vintage brass, mirror, and greenery, I’m definitely digging this vintage Christmas feel!

And if you love Christmas decorating with a vintage, country feel, adding in some worn wooden vintage crates, is a brilliant idea.

A chippy white wood mantel is covered in a pine garland and topped with brass candlesticks and a gold mirror. Vintage wood crates are stacked in front of it and topped with bottle brush trees of various sizes.
Doesn’t the raw wood rocking hourse add rustic, vintage charm and a bit of whimsy at the same time?! 

Source: Karina MagnoliaTreeFarmhouse

Tip: When you’re out thrifting, keep your eyes open for vintage brass candlesticks and other brass pieces for affordable, timeless décor.

Red & White Christmas Delight

When I looked back at all of the photos I have saved of my favorite Christmas decorating ideas, I started to notice that many of the spaces that really spoke to me were decorated in Red and White Christmas decor! There’s just something extra special about this beautiful combination for Christmas!

Have you ever decorated with this color combo for Christmas?! I absolutely love what Kaille did in this sitting area with the assortment of Christmas pillows, the darling sign draped in a cedar garland and topped with a red bow!

The adorable “And to All a Good Night” sign is the cherry on top for me!

A upholstered bench with red & white Christmas throw pillows. A sign and garland hang above on the wall.
Borrow this beautiful idea from Kaille: fill a dough bowl with seasonal greenery, pinecones and candles wrapped in your favorite Christmas ribbon!

Source: Kaille.as.in.Kyle

Tip: Mix red and white pillows with other plaid textiles for a holly jolly holiday!

This beautiful outdoor scene, also from Karina, certainly is a red & white delight! It’s also filled with vintage cottage charm! Seeing the chippy red wagon just takes my mind back to the good ‘ol days.

The worn vintage sled and ice skates are darling too! Maybe you have some of these vintage gems hiding in an attic or garage? Unexpected antiques mixed with greenery and a pop of red can create the most charming Christmas space in (or out of) your home!

A weathered vintage door holds a natural evergreen wreath and sits behind a red wagon filled with 3 small Christmas trees. A vintage sled holding ice skates leans on the door.
Karina cleverly incorporated both chippy vintage decor and other bits of vintage charm with a vintage red wagon and a pair of ice skates.

Source: Karina MagnoliaTreeFarmhouse

Tip: Dig out vintage treasures out of storage and pair with fresh cut greenery for economical & eco friendly Christmas decor!

Christmas Cocoa Bar

And after all this hard work of setting up your Christmas tree & decor, you’ll definitely need to treat yourself with some R & R and hot cocoa! Why not set up a hot cocoa bar to treat your guests and to yourself!?

Kimberlee filled cocoa and all kinds of yummy toppings in glass canisters. This doubles as quick access to cocoa and BEAUTIFUL Christmas décor. From the yummy-containing tiered tray to the greenery, santa mugs, and brass deer all bring a festive feeling and elegant European charm!

Glass Canisters sit next to a a tiered tray of Christmas treats. A French banner hangs behind. A styled shelf and winter garland hang above.

Source: Kimberlee Crown.and.Sparrow

Rustic Christmas Porch Decor

If you are looking for outdoor décor ideas for this Christmas, I think you’ll love some of these ideas. This front porch was styled by yours truly. My goal was to add the charm of a Cottage Farmhouse Christmas while spending as little as possible. Because by this point, I had already blown my Christmas budget! So the first thing I did was wrapped up some empty boxes with buffalo check gift wrap that we had on hand. *Note: our porch is not covered, so I brought the packages inside when we had rain or snow. *

Next I looked for household items that we already had on hand that would be perfect for Country Christmas decorating! What rustic elements do you already own or have in storage that you could incorporate into your Christmas designs?

Then I remembered the Iron Firewood Rack that we usually keep in the backyard, so I brought up to the front porch and filled it with cut wood from our main wood pile. (If you need your own Firewood Rack, I’ll link some below.) I think stacked firewood or birchwood logs are functional and yet completely adorable and at the same time!!

Then I styled a basket I had with faux greenery and wrapped a Buffalo Check scarf into it to dress it up a bit. Some pinecones, ornaments and poinsettias finish it off.

Source: (myself) Rouseinthe_House

Tip: Utilize a firewood rack or a metal basket of birch logs to fill in your Christmas porch. Functional and Charming!

A Very Vintage Christmas

Kara, interior designer and stylist of LittleHouseonChestnut, curated the most darling vintage Christmas scene by styling a “forest” of bottle brush trees — complete with faux snow on the top of a wood peg shelf. And if that wasn’t enough to make you swoon, a pair ice skates hanging from a peg, a vintage crock and a chippy, red vintage “Sleigh Ride” sign beckon nostalgia from Christmas past.

Source: Kara LittleHouseonChestnut

Speaking of vintage décor, here is an ingenious idea for a cozy Christmas feel. If you love vintage country look, take a page out of Julie’s playbook! Julie @theGeorgianwhitepoppy stacked a collection of vintage suitcases in front of her beautiful, rustic Christmas tree! And if that weren’t enough to make you soon, look at those adorable pups under the tree!

 Stacks of vintage suitcases and cute puppies rest in front of a decorated Christmas tree
What could be more charming vintage suitcases + puppies under a beautiful Christmas tree?!

Source: Julie TheGeorgianWhitePoppy

Tip: Look through your storage and see if you have any unexpected vintage treasures that could pair with your Christmas décor.

Beautiful Christmas Vignettes

Rachel of OurDevineHome curated a truly charming vignette on her coffee table. The sweet little vintage deer, glass tree and winter greenery add a sophistication to this sweet Christmas scene.

Vintage books wrapper in ribbon, two deer statues, a glass tree and bucket of greenery sit on top of a coffee table.

Source: OurDevineHome

Tip: Add a vintage doily or other textile to soften and add dimension to a vignette on a coffee table.

If moody elegance is more your style, you’ll love the beautiful Chrismtas vignettes by Helen at Quintessentially French. Something especially unique that Helen does is utilize unexpected vintage and antique French treasures, from antique dishware to antique religious relics, (that are available for sale in her curated shop) into her seasonal décor.

Here Helen used French Cut Crystal Glass Ice Buckets and a tastevin with lit candles and fresh greenery for a truly exquisite, moody vignette. Isn’t the light bouncing off of the vintage glass a beautiful look?

If you’re on the hunt for authentic French treasures, but not going to Europe anytime soon, check out her shop through the link listed under this photo.

Various Crystal Ice Buckets and other glassware are filled with candles on a counter and shelf and styled with greenery and a moody portrait.
Helen is not hoarding these French Treasures just for herself — she offers many handpicked French vintage pieces for sell in her shop.

Source: Helen QuintessentiallyFrench

Repurposed Christmas Decor

After reading this article, I hope you don’t feel you have to run out and buy all new for Christmas decorating — although sometimes adding in a new piece can bring your vision to life. Sometimes digging out things you already own or repurposing things you’ve found at the thrift store can make the most beautiful Christmas décor ever!

Here’s an incredible example from Debbie of CopperPointHome! Debbie took a thrifted, dated rocking horse a brand new life with paint and red ribbon. Doesn’t it look so beautiful in front of her Christmas tree?! This may be the sweetest Christmas scene ever!

An antiqued rocking horse with red ribbon around the neck sits on a table in front of a Christmas tree.

Source: CopperPointHome

Beautiful Christmas Bedroom Inspo

Are you looking ideas for decorating a bedroom for Christmas? You’ll want to take notes from Emily, the talented stylist, DIYer, and writer behind LeCultivateur. Emily has this crazy talent of taking something simple and turning it into something completely magical! ✨

Let’s talk about it all, so to give You ideas of how to make your bedroom Merry and Bright for Christmas.✨

First of all, the wrapped packages with ribbon next to the coziest blanket create a beautiful scene and a truly inviting environment. Secondly, a wreath hanging over the headboard and tied with blush ribbon — what more can I say?!

And here’s the best part: you probably have a winter wreath somewhere on hand that you can beautify with a little ribbon!

Tip: If you have an empty space in your home that needs a dose of Christmas cheer, wrap up some empty boxes for a beautiful (and budget-friendly) display!

Source: Emily Le.Cultivateur

Source: Emily Le.Cultivateur

For a festive country kid’s room, borrow these ideas from Jami! I mean, just the bed alone has that charming rustic reclaimed wood look! Then you add the greenery garland, brass bells, buffalo check and gnomes — talk about country Christmas décor perfection!

A rustic wood-look bunkbed decorated in Christmas decor.

Source: Jami WeepingWillow.Farmhouse

Country Christmas Decorating in the Kitchen

Not only did Janet steal our hearts with all her vintage charm of her primitive hutch Christmas styling, but she’s also making us swoon with this darling Christmas styling on her kitchen shelves. I can’t decide which is my favorite part. The darling dishes, the bottle brush trees, the baskets or the diy garland?! What’s your favorite detail?

If you’re like me and have your Christmas storage is bursting at the seems, a DIY garland is beautiful & smart idea! It’s affordable, eco friendly and wouldn’t need to be stored after the season is over. Janet has the tutorial here.

Two kitchen shelves about the counter are styled with vintage dishes, greenery, and dried citrus.
Don’t feel you need to completely reimagine every space in your home. Take a tip from Janet with how she styled her vintage dish collection (that could be the star of the show in every season) with a few simple Christmas touches like the cookie cutters in a jar and the dried citrus garland. Bonus: less stuff to store after Christmas! 

Source: JanetClarkatHome

This cheery Christmas vignette is another beautiful creation from Kaille! Here red tins and Santa mugs look adorable beside canisters tied with red & white ribbon. Wouldn’t this be a sweet way to treat your guests at a Christmas party?!♥️

Red tins, clear glass jars tied with red & white string and Christmas mugs sit on a counter.

Source: Kaille.as.in.Kyle

French Country Christmas Decor

Last but definitely not least, we have these beautiful Christmas decorating ideas with a French Country feel. This incredible mantel and tree, by WelchHouse1900, dazzles with the ballet inspired Christmas decor. An ornate tole candelabra and angelic statue grace the mantel of the fireplace. Beautifully wrapped gift boxes tied with pink ribbon dress up the base of the Christmas tree!

A Christmas tree sits by a mantel decorated with French Country touches
Who needs an abundance of Christmas decor when you have stunning staple pieces like this? The ornate candleabra and angel statue enhance the intrusive beauty of this Christmas scene at the Welch house.

Source: Larissa Welch_House_1900

Thank you so much for joining me on this tour of beautiful Christmas spaces from some of my favorite designers and myself. I hope you’re inspired to create the coziest Christmas ever.

What idea (or ideas) would you use this Christmas?! Please let me know in the comments below! I’d genuinely love to hear from you!

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Xo,

Rebecca

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5 Comments

  1. Favorite decor item is that brass antler candelabra on your entry table. So versatile! Love all the inspo, Rebecca!

  2. Thanks so much for including me, Rebecca! There is so much beautiful Christmas inspiration here and you’ve put it together wonderfully!

    1. And thanks so much for allowing me to share! Love your beautiful style and home, Melissa!

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