Hi again,

It’s that time of year when we are all thinking of how we are going to decorate our homes for Christmas.  If you are a big fan of the rustic, homemade feel as well as the traditional red and green colours you are probably a fan of the country christmas look.  Country Christmas decor invokes thoughts of a roaring fire in a cosy welcoming living room, gorgeous smells wafting from the kitchen as well as traditional garlands and trees.

The Traditional Country Style Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree is the focal point of your Christmas decor.  The Country Style tree is usually in the traditional colours of green and red with an assortment of colours accompanying them.  You can find anything on this tree.  It ususally has an wide array of decorations ranging from First Christmas booties to playschool- made garlands and all that comes in between.


The Country Christmas Wreath

The country style wreath is a very important part of this look.  In traditional red and green it should have berries, pine cones and bows in rustic styles such as gingham.

Wreaths don’t just have to go on the front door though.  They can be hung from windows with a big thick ribbon for a very classy look and red ribbons can really add festive warmth.  Wreaths can also adorn shelves for a rustic feel


Quick Country Christmas Decorating Ideas:

1.  Place good quality Christmas wrapping paper on the back of glass cupboard doors to give them a quick festive makeover

2.  Place wrapped presents (or boxes) in see-through cupboards or shelves

3.  Place a row of Christmas stockings at the foot of the bed in the guest bedroom

4.  Garlands really spell Country Christmas.  Keep them traditional like the Christmas Tree and they can be decorated with pine cones, gingham, traditional decorations and berries.  Stockings can also be hung from them.  Garlands will look great over alcoves and across the mantlepiece.


5.  Place peppermint sticks in a jar and decorate with a gingham bow as a windowsill decoration

6.  Place Christmas family photos or vintage Christmas cards in photoframes


Watch out for more Christmas decorating posts from The Home Barn and have a very Merry Country Christmas