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We love the farmhouse look, but many don’t have the home style to support it. Christmas decor to the rescue! This is a great time to introduce those rustic touches that lighten and brighten the holidays.
The family table is the gathering spot for many holiday celebrations. Give your guests a country welcome with a take on this gingham and greenery/farm truck/pine and cranberry centerpiece. The sisal mats and stone chargers contrast wonderfully with the sparkle of glass and candles.
photo via rosemaryandthyme.com
Even a modern kitchen gives a warm farmhouse greeting with decor like this: fill a wooden tiered tray with natural elements like vine orbs, pine cones and plants, then throw in some pizzazz with glittered deer or twinkle lights. Don’t forget a chalkboard greeting!
What says farmhouse like galvanized tin buckets? Such an easy way to bring winter indoors without turning up the thermostat: gather pine boughs in one or more tin pails and use a chalk marker to letter with a holiday message or family initials! Tie on gingham ribbons and you have instant farmhouse charm to set throughout your home. Try them on the porch with live trees and plant them later!
photo via findinghomefarms.com
One more! Choose an online font like this cursive and print a holiday message over a piece of Christmas sheet music, then frame it in barn wood. If you don’t have your own chop saw (I don’t), home decor stores have lookalike frames. Weathered wood=instant festive farmhouse!
Is your home NOT farmhouse, but you’ve added some farmhouse touches to your holiday decor?
How did you do it? Share!