Simple tips for creating a cozy rustic farmhouse Christmas living room. There’s no other time of year like Christmas for feeling all warm and cozy inside, here are some very simple tips to add that feel to your home.
Cozy Rustic Farmhouse Living Room
I love the winter season, and that down-home, old fashioned country Christmas feel. Creating spaces that make my family want to curl up in a blanket near the fire, sip hot chocolate and linger awhile.
Decorating our living room and even our dining room in a cozy rustic farmhouse style for Christmas is a part of holiday decorating that I enjoy the most. Our living room is where we spend the most time in the winter season together as a family.
Here are some of my favorite country Christmas ideas that I love for turning our living room into a holiday farmhouse.
Tips for a Cozy Rustic Christmas Living Room
One of my go-to tricks for fall decorating on a budget is to keep things simple. Collecting outdoor elements like evergreen clippings and adding cozy textures creates a warm and welcoming home.
Greenery may be one of the easiest Christmas decorations you can have in your home during the holiday season. It is simple to DIY your own evergreen swag or to tuck branches into old crocks, and drape over cabinets or windows. When it comes to fresh greenery, there are so many different ways to use it throughout the home.
Add Throw Blankets and Pillows
During the cooler months of the year, I use lightweight cotton or linen throws. During the winter season I replace them with cozy, chunky textures, likes knits and wool, and patterns like plaid.
Drape cozy throws over the arm of the couch or keep them in baskets in easy to grab locations. Snuggling up under a soft warm throw blanket is the best way to feel cozy during the cold winter months. I love to cozy up with these wool blankets. They are warm, making them perfect for curling up with a book or taking a nap.
Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas
Simmer DIY holiday potpourri on your stove, and your house instantly gets an extra feel of cozy. I use my holiday stove top simmering potpourri to give my home that smell like Christmas feel.
Cozy Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Tree Decor
If you are decorating for the country farmhouse feel chances are you will want to know how to decorate a rustic Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is generally the focal point of the living room during the holiday. In our small home, instead of one large live tree, I have several tucked into old crocks.
When thinking of how to decorate a rustic Christmas tree with country-inspired touches, I choose to stick with a simple look. I love the simple glow of white lights but if you want something more consider handmade ornaments.
Dried oranges, pinecones or Christmas scented salt dough ornaments can be strung with nylon string to create your very own homemade ornaments. Plaid garland or burlap ribbon draped around or down the tree can also lend a beautiful rustic feel.
Wicker baskets also give a rustic farmhouse feel when used for a Christmas tree stand. The look of this tall seagrass basket or a large wicker hamper would also give that cozy warm feel with the tree tucked inside.
I truly hope that if you are looking to create a cozy down-home country feel to your home this holiday season, that these tips are helpful for you! Do you have some tips that you love to create the warm farmhouse feel?