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Country Christmas decorating ideas for the natural and simple holiday that you desire. Lots of ideas for your home, and they are all easy and budget friendly!

How cool is the natural holiday decor on the Dining Table above...I love the greens in the vintage style pots along with the deer and bottle brush trees.

Whether you define your decorating style as Country, Cottage, French Country, Casual, Eclectic, or something in-between, a simple and natural holiday home decor is appealing and a welcome alternative to the over-the-top decor that can create more stress than enjoyment.

So, find a quiet spot, grab the beverage of your choice and take a few minutes to ponder these country Christmas decorating ideas.

First, let's dispense with the gingham bows, strings of popcorn and holiday cards taped to the doors, ok? I really don't want to go down that road...it's been travelled waaaay too much already!

That type of holiday decor is colorful and well loved, but we already know that. Some simple, natural and fresh thoughts for decorating your country style home are in order here.

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Before you start doing any shopping, purchasing or holiday decorating, do this first: come up with a Christmas Color Palette. Nothing fancy here, just decide which color or colors you are going to use for your country Christmas decor this year.

Green and white holiday decor

For example, you may decide that a very clean green and white holiday decor with just a hint of aqua will make a simple and beautiful statement in your home, and will complement the color scheme throughout your house.

Think natural, think about what you already have that may work this holiday season, and think about what color(s) you would enjoy seeing with your country Christmas decorating.

Or, you might decide to use entirely natural types of decor, with fresh fruit and berries as the only added color.

Our friends at Great American Country have some inspiring, and easy, Country Christmas decorating ideas that I have curated to share with you.

Simple and organic ways to dress up your home and your Christmas Tree, like the all natural tree shown to the right.

Dried citrus fruit, bundles of cinnamon sticks and strands of cranberry garland along with small white lights create a charming tree. And I'm sure it smells really, really nice, too!

Do you enjoy having a small Christmas Tree on your front porch?

Here is a real cutie, using wide burlap for the garland, some gold bulbs and other natural trimmings.

Find out how it's done here

An all white Christmas tree can be formal and luxurious, even over-the-top if it's glittery, or simply beautiful with natural decor, as in this example. Decorated by Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines, it has white and silver ornaments, little white lights (my go-to holiday lights) and wide garland.

I also love the duo of bark vases holding natural greenery on the coffee table.

This little guy is a bit reminiscent of a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, but much cuter!

Just a few bulbs, a teeny piece of tied burlap for the top, and ornaments made from paint stir sticks is all it takes, and it's one of a kind!

Make your own cutie with the free downloadable ornament templates. Find all you need to know here.

How clever is this holiday tree decorated with upcycled household items?

Wood ornaments are the foundation of the decor, then vintage license plates and garland made from old bed sheets and burlap complete the look.

Note the 'stockings' on the mantel....love that idea!

I always enjoy the green-on-green look on a Christmas Tree, like the one shown here. Notice the sage colored evergreen green that is tucked into the simply decorated tree. Red bulbs, small white lights and greenery. That's all you need.

The entire look is set off with a white background, white dining table and black accents. I also love the way the table settings are decorated with natural evergreen 'chargers'.

Here is a really pretty, and clever, idea for a hand made ruffled tree skirt using linen fabric, scissors and glue.

Get the instructions here!

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Christmas Decorating Ideas...My Favorite Things!

I searched long and hard to find unique decor for you, to dress up your home for the holidays. See what I've found for Christmas, 2017...

Nothing says 'holidays' better than a fuzzy faux fur mantel scarf! It adds instant style and a sense of the special time the holidays bring.

White-on-white styling with silver accents is awesome, too. 65"w x 10"d; $35.

Fanciful Reindeer and Ornaments removable and reusable wall decor will create a memorable display!

The wood patterned reindeer silhouette includes dangling ornaments in a variety of colors and styles. Place them as you wish 32" x 50", $26.99 from Roommates Decor

Serve your holiday guests with this 20 pc. nostalgic earthenware set.  Four each of dinner, salad, canape plates, 4 bowls and 4 mugs, in a red, green & brown vintage pattern set on an ivory background with twig style rim accent. Darling!  $100.00

Such a unique tree, I just had to include it!

Crafted of PVC and metal, 1137 tips and a sage frosted tree design, this 7 ft pre-lit hard needle Christmas Tree will be the focal point of your natural holiday decor. $410.00

I love the delicate detail of these handcrafted textured glass tealight lanterns from our friends at Plow & Hearth.

Battery powered LED bulbs create a safe way to light up these lanterns. $5.00 to $35.00 ea.

Hand blown glass trees with a lovely, rippled look are stunning. Display them as a pair or combine them with other, colorful holiday decor.

Small tree is 4.75" x 9"; Large is 5" x 12". $25 - $35

Use just one or purchase them all, this trio of faux fresh cypress topiaries will create a naturally colorful holiday look in your home.

At 22", 30" and 37" high, they are so versatile! $25 - $50

Happy Holidays quote that can be placed anywhere in your home, then removed and stored for next year!

Would look great in an entry, family room, or any area of your home. $23.99

Keep the reason for the season in your heart and in your home with this beautifully crafted Holy Family from Enesco Foundations. Gorgeous detail.

Size 8" x 12", $100

Natural looking noble fir needles with pine cones, eucalyptus and cypress create a beautiful holiday wreath and garland, offered in both lit and unlit options.

Priced from $85 to $169

Forego the tree skirt for a natural mango wood and galvanized metal tree collar. Also offered in seagrass, coastal shells, woven, and 'Santa belt' styles.


How adorable are these little reindeer tealight holders, with their holly berry antlers and hand painted bodies?

They're sure to bring holiday cheer to your home! 16" and 19" high, $28 - $36

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Once you have made that decision, here are some country Christmas suggestions. Use one, two or more...it's up to you!

  • Decorate your home with collections of Christmas trees of varying sizes. The overall size of your home and the individual rooms will dictate this one, but even if you are decorating a small space for the holidays this can work well.
  • The trees will be varying sizes, shapes and textures (all natural in appearance), with some very small trees that might nestle amongst your collectables. Display them in groups of three, with varying heights and shapes in each group.
  • Use white lights on all of the holiday trees, roping, displays, etc. The lights themselves are so beautiful, particularly when displayed throughout the room, you don't need much more than that.
  • Hang a wreath on the exterior of each of your home's windows. You can use a fresh evergreen wreath, red berry, plain grapevine...whatever works with your home's architectural decor. Or, use a beautiful natural looking wreath.Keep the wreaths to natural elements (or ones that look natural...artificial red berries look just fine!) and keep it simple!

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Country Christmas decorating ideas

A Country  Christmas theme always lends itself toward vintage, whether authentic or reproduction pieces.

I love all of these, particularly the peaceful looking bird.

Several of these can be found at Kirklands.

  • Use not only a color theme, but an element theme as well for your country Christmas decorating. For example, you may decide to use pine cones, apples and oranges, baby's breath, red berries, chili peppers, cinnamon sticks, lavender, bittersweet, birds nests, feathers, nutcrackers ....the list could go on for a long time! 
  • Whatever your choice, use it on the Christmas tree (see the next suggestion), on the mantel, table displays, collections and more. 
  • Combine with natural or artificial greenery, perhaps some candles, and you have a beautiful holiday display that is simple and natural.
  • Decorate your Christmas tree(s) with your selected element(s). For example, if you are going to decorate with baby's breath and red berries, take small bouquets of baby's breath and tuck them into the Christmas tree horizontally.
  • Then, take garlands of silk greens with red berries and wrap them around the tree at pleasing intervals.
  • Depending on what texture you are using, make ornaments, garlands or bouquets to adorn the tree. And, remember to use these same elements in other areas of your room's holiday decor.
  • Go totally natural in your Christmas decorating and select elements from nature...your surroundings!
  • I have gone for walks and picked branches (my husband always called them 'weeds') of varying shapes and sizes, natural growth, etc and used them on the Christmas tree, on the mantel and other areas. This could look very beautiful and natural to create your country Christmas decorating theme.
  • Add ornaments that are well worn and well loved in your home. I have about a dozen simple bulbs that belonged to my grandmother. They are old and faded but still beautiful to me, and, they have retained some of their sparkle as well.
  • Place your holiday greeting cards in an interesting woven basket and place it on a coffee table or other location where family and friends can enjoy them.

Natural Country Christmas Ideas


  • Take vintage or reproduction Christmas cards/postcards/simple pictures and place them in antique picture frames to display on tables and shelves or a wall grouping.Just remember to group your pictures in threes, or two picture frames with a vintage Santa figure, for example.

  • If you love to see homemade cookie ornaments, use ready-made cookie dough and knead in 2/3 cup flour until smooth to increase dough's density, making it suitable for ornaments. Roll dough, cut shapes, make holes for hanging, and then bake. Decorate in your selected color theme and use on your Christmas trees as well as in other holiday decor.
  • Use vintage pieces such as a tablecloth, curtain panel, small quilt, etc as a Christmas tree skirt, table runner or other decorative covering.
  • Use clear glass containers, clear or colorful deep glass bowls, coffee cups/saucers, candy dishes...any interesting piece that fits in with your overall decor, and fill with greens, your selected elements, fruit, etc. Display in groups of varying shapes and sizes.

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