Farmhouse Christmas Tree Ideas That'll Fill the Holiday Season With Rustic Charm

If you ask me, farmhouses were made especially for the holiday season. Snow covered landscapes, twinkle lights, roaring wood-burning fires, rustic details ... it just doesn't get more festive than that. So it comes as no surprise that farmhouse decor is among the Hunker team's favorite when it's finally time to deck the halls.

What does farmhouse style entail, you ask? You can expect a lot of neutrals, rustic woods, and simple, elegant details. Sounds pretty perfect if you ask us. That's why we've done all of the legwork and scoured the internet for the best of the best in farmhouse Christmas tree ideas. But don't worry — these rustic beauties are sure to provide festive inspiration whether you call the big city home, or dwell in a small beachside town. Keep scrolling for seven of the coziest Christmas tree decor ideas that will surely add rustic charm to your home's holiday makeover.

1. Add a beaded garland.

farmhouse christmas tree idea in woven basket treeskirt and candlelit lights
credit: Blesser House

This farmhouse Christmas tree idea from Lauren of Bless'er House strikes the perfect balance between simple and festive, thanks to wooden bead garlands and candlelight-inspired string lights. To recreate this look, keep ornaments minimal in neutral metallic finishes. The subtlety creates a beautiful, yet quiet, final result.

2. Double up.

The only thing better than one Christmas tree is two. This neutral living room holiday decor by Liz Marie is a perfect example of going against the grain of traditional while still maintaining a timeless look. Steal this style for your own space with two matching white flocked trees, making sure they have varying heights for added interest.

3. Forget the tree skirt and use a planter.

Kristen Whitby of Ella Claire & Co. is sure to inspire you to ditch the tree skirt thanks to this genius farmhouse Christmas tree idea. A painted wood planter lends a rustic touch and beautifully complements an artificially flocked tree — a key component to achieving this magic and airy Christmas tree style.

4. Trade in the ornaments for more lights.

When it comes to twinkle lights, more is more in our book, so it took us no time at all to get on board with this enchanting, farmhouse Christmas tree idea from Holly of Rustic Wild Arrow. To add this look to your own holiday repertoire, simply double up on tree lights in place of ornaments, and add mirrors as a backdrop to create even more magic.

5. Keep a consistent color palette.

You can never go wrong with classic Christmas style, but there is something to be said about the beauty of a neutral color palette instead. Katie from Halfway Wholeistic demonstrates this minimal farmhouse Christmas tree idea perfectly, using wood bead garlands, an assortment of gold ornaments, and a woven tree collar. To steal this look, keep the palette consistent among the ornaments, while varying the size and shape to add interest.

6. Tie it with a bow.

In lieu of traditional ornaments, Jenna of Jenna Sue Design uses ribbon to tie thoughtfully placed bows on her tree branches, making this an especially friendly style for kids, pets, and all possible budgets. To steal this look, try alternating between two ribbons in different colors and weights to add contrast and depth to an otherwise simple farmhouse Christmas tree idea.

7. Add pops of color.

While neutrals are a staple of farmhouse decor ideas, Laura from The Simple Farmhouse demonstrates the perfect way to tastefully add pops of color, thanks to a restrained color palette and a flocked tree that provides a clean base to start. To recreate this look, choose three to four shades and stick with them throughout your design. The result will feel fresh and playful, while maintaining that simple, elegant farmhouse vibe.

8. Go au naturel.

There is no rule that says your farmhouse Christmas tree idea needs to be covered with ornaments and blinking lights. Sometimes less is more, and this beautiful setup by Jenni Kayne proves it. Bring the outdoors in and embrace the natural beauty of your tree and seasonal foliage without any distractions. The result is simple, yet festive.


Caitlin Brown

Caitlin Brown

Caitlin is the former social media manager and staff writer of TheEverygirl.com in Chicago, now working as a freelance writer from her laptop in New Zealand. She loves soulful, collected interior design that feels like a warm hug, English Breakfast tea, and trips to the theatre.