Farmhouse style is all about practicality and simple decor. Early farmers in America didn’t have extra money to spend on home accessories so their interiors utilized functional things to add beauty to the home. Walls were often painted white due to lack of a paint budget. The early farmhouse was cozy and organic and easy to recreate.
Simple touches of green and gold adorn my farmhouse kitchen this Christmas. Clip greens from your yard to dress up your home, if you have them. I left my white ironstone pitchers out on display because they look great with Christmas decor.
I’m sharing my holiday home tour this coming Wednesday, December 2nd. Be sure to stop back and see more details for creating Farmhouse Christmas style.
Another shelf in the kitchen is draped with red bead garland. Less expensive than garlands made from fresh greens, they add the same visual impact for a fraction of the cost. Not to mention, red always looks great against white.
Hand-me-down dinnerware is a staple for any farmhouse table. I pull out my mother’s Waechtersbach Christmas plates and mugs each year. Wooden painted Christmas trees create a simple centerpiece on a grain sack table runner. In lieu of fancy napkin rings, red ribbon ties the silverware and napkins together.
More vintage ornaments fill an enamelware tin on a shelf in the living room. Keeping with a frugal Farmhouse Christmas approach, an inexpensive penmanship poster is taped over the existing artwork. I frequently swap out posters according to the season.
Paper clay figurines pair with hand-me-down ornaments for a festive vignette. In keeping with an economical Farmhouse Christmas, you can craft your own snowmen using paper clay.
Bottle brush Christmas trees are a staple when decorating the farmhouse for the holidays. You can make your own bottle brush trees … I’ve made almost half of the ones I own. In the background, mixing bowls cradle more ornaments. I find grouping ornaments together is one of the most impactful ways to add Christmas cheer in any room of the house!
And finally, perhaps my favorite Farmhouse Christmas decoration of all is the line-up of mason jar votives marching up my stairs. Fill the jar with flour, sugar, epsom salt, or faux snow from the craft store. Tuck a battery-operated votive candle inside (safer than using a real candle) and wrap with a pretty ribbon. Adding a kitty to the Christmas decor is always a bonus!