Get the Look – Rustic Farmhouse for the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner and there are few things that evoke the sense of tradition than the look and feel of a rustic farmhouse this time of year. This easy-to-love style speaks to a simpler time when families gathered around the dinner table or played games in front of a cozy fire. The warmth and comfort farmhouse style is especially joyful throughout the holidays when family-time is the prime focus, and festive decor livens up the home.

By capturing an old rustic farmhouse look, you’ll instantly bring this comfortable look back into your own home. Here are a few suggestions to consider.

Rustic Farmhouse Decor

Layers of Textiles

Liz Marie Blog

A cozy throw, a few holiday-themed pillows, and soft stockings hanging from the mantel are not only easy elements to add instant cheer in your rustic farmhouse, but they’re also a wonderful way to showcase your style while celebrating the season. You can’t go wrong with red and white, but do not discount other out-of-the-box colors, especially if your farmhouse is beach-themed. We love the look of red with teal, and green, white and gold, too!


Adding Warmth With Wood

Savvy Southern Style

Wood accents are synonymous with farmhouse decor. Reclaimed wood is aged, yet presents a feeling of wisdom. It is the perfect fit just about anywhere in your home. So whether you’re purchasing a reclaimed wood dining room table, installing shiplap to a bedroom wall, or small accent pieces to hang on the wall, you can’t go wrong adding warmth with wood throughout your home for the holidays.

Kim from Savvy Southern Style says of her holiday guest bedroom decor, “This year I kept things simple.” In addition to layering quilts and adding in cute pillowcases, she goes on to say, “I decided to get this cute sign this year to hang over the bed.”


Go With Galvanized Metal

Galvanized buckets painted with a chalk paint pen from Finding Home Farms

Much like reclaimed wood, galvanized metal gives a used, antique look to it. Faded milk canisters are now used as vases and are great on side tables or even used to hold the centerpiece of your dinner table. It only takes a handful of items to give the desired look. Worn metal vases and canisters help sprinkle in just enough of that magic to do the trick. Galvanized buckets, trays, and troughs are perfect for showing off some seasonal ornaments or plants.  With this, you can either purchase new that is designed to look worn, or shop around local antique stores for the real thing.

Melissa from The Inspired Bedroom says, “I seem to be drawn to galvanized and zinc items all year round, but especially at Christmas. There is nothing glamorous about a metal bucket, but I think that’s what I like about it!”

Holiday Tablescapes


Lauren McBride

Oh, the holiday tablescape! You can spend hours perfecting your theme and crafting your layout, from simple to extravagant. We love this rustic and natural variation by Lauren McBride. The simplicity of the design, the homage to nature, yet a touch of sophistication and “bling.” Your holiday tablescape doesn’t have to be fussy! You can mix-and-match without regret.


The rustic farmhouse look is perfect year-round, and especially for the holidays. Whether you’re looking to accomplish this look or achieve another, make sure to check out all the accent and show pieces available at Cottage & Bungalow.

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