It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
As you prepare to deck the halls, we want to help you create a welcoming and festive space for your family and holiday guests. Farmhouse décor, with its focus on simplicity and nature, will add a coziness and warmth to your home this Christmas season.
Here are a few design ideas that will ensure your living space is merry and bright.
Colors & Materials
You can’t go wrong with the classic red, green, and blue color palette for the holidays. We suggest complementing these pops of color with neutral shades – browns, tans, whites – to add warmth and a natural feel.
Plaid patterns are perfect for a farmhouse Christmas. You can incorporate plaid into your décor with accents, such as pillows, throws, table runners, and stockings, or by using plaid ribbon to decorate your tree.
Wood and metal are signature materials for rustic farmhouse décor. Consider using a galvanized tub or wood box in the place of a tree skirt. You can also use metal or wood planters to hold mini Christmas trees that can be placed on your hearth, in a cozy corner of the room, or even outdoors on your porch.
Even smaller décor items, like this metal snowflake, will add needed subtle touches to your farmhouse Christmas.
Bringing Nature Indoors
From pine garlands to cedar cascades, it’s essential to bring the outdoors in for a true farmhouse-style theme. Use greenery to highlight a stairway, decorate your mantel, and create a stunning table centerpiece.
Use pinecones, holly, and other natural elements to punctuate your holiday décor.
Of course, wreaths are the quintessential holiday décor piece. Your front door isn’t the only place for a wreath. Use wreaths in a window, on closet doors and mirrors, or in combination with a wooden frame to make a statement on a wall.
The Christmas tree is the heart of your holiday décor. For a farmhouse look, decorate the tree with simple ornaments made of wood or other natural elements, such as pinecones. Add candy canes and popcorn garland, or the plaid ribbon we mentioned earlier, to hearken back to simpler times.
Woodland creatures are a staple during the holidays and work well with farmhouse décor. So, find pillows, blankets, ornaments, and other items with your favorite Woodland animals – deer, moose, foxes, bears, owls, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons and more.
The plaid used in these pillows that feature Woodland creatures is a farmhouse bonus!
Spread joy and add a touch of whimsy with seasonal messages that make your guests feel welcome and in the holiday spirit. It can be a simple message on a wooden sign like this.
Or a throw pillow like this.
Or a fun and whimsical sign like this that reminds us not to lose our childlike wonder this time of year.
Your Christmas Decor Headquarters
Prairie in Bloom has everything you need to make your home warm and welcoming this Christmas season. Browse the aisles in our Omaha store and ask our design experts for inspiration – or if you can’t make it in, shop for Christmas florals and décor in our online store.
Here’s wishing everyone a holiday filled with warmth and wonder!