36 Farmhouse Christmas Décor Ideas for Your Southern Home
While some spend the holidays jetting to tropical escapes, Southerners love nothing more than a cozy Christmas in the country. This season, we’re bringing farmhouse charm with a touch of holiday spirit. These country Christmas decorations add enough festive character to make an old clapboard farmhouse sing…carols. Think magnolia wreaths, burlap stockings, ornament-adorned antlers, and pheasant-feathered mantels. Top it off with layers of lush garland and holiday greenery. These are just a few of the farmhouse Christmas décor ideas we love for the holiday season. Bring a little country charm to every corner of your home with these timeless Southern accents.
Country Curb Appeal
An old, bright-white clapboard farmhouse doesn't need much to look absolutely charming. Wispy pine garland pops on the monochromatic exterior.
Less is more in this eclectic farmhouse. Simple garland draped around the handrail sets the tone for a cozy Christmas.
From the wall display of silver plates to the ornament-adorned deer trophy, this farmhouse makes tradition and rustic appeal the clear centerpiece of holiday decor.
Talk about making an entrance. This show-stopping archway uses a few of the South’s favorite Christmas components, like pinecones and magnolia leaves.
Classic Magnolia Wreaths
A little plaid goes a long way. Add a pop of color to a classic magnolia wreath with festive Christmas ribbon.
Miniature Christmas Tree
An adorably miniature Christmas tree on the porch? We'll take two. Give it a rustic finish with burlap ribbon and pinecones.
Gentlemans' Bar Cart
During the season of holiday parties, the bar cart is a bit of a hot spot. Accentuate the masculine space with a simple boxwood wreath and skinny ivory ribbon.
Pops of Christmas Color
Dress up an all-white space with an oversize magnolia garland and a row of adorable mini trees. Fresh green apples tucked into the mantel decor add pops of seasonal color.
Throw symmetry out the window! This deer trophy looks like it caught this string of pom-pom garland on the fly, making it all the more interesting.
Magnolia leaves are a Southern favorite at Christmas, and this bundle adds a subtle touch of spirit to classic buffalo check bedding.
This fireplace decor is deliberately free of any ribbons or glitz. A large pair of naturally shed elk antlers and simple Fraser fir garland frames a portrait of the owner's father, making it quite the authentic picture of Christmas at the farmhouse.
Satsumas, a regional favorite, adds a surprising pop of color to any mantel display. Pheasant feathers can be found on the farm and used as holiday decor, naturally.
Farmhouse Table Setting
Pick a unique, textured table linen, and it'll transform your holiday table. This traditional setting uses the beloved Spode 'Woodland' china pattern for a touch of country-elegance.
Mercury Glass Display
Mercury glass makes for an easy show-stopper when grouped together on a sideboard. Also known as “poor man’s silver,” you'll have no issues building up a hefty collection.
This is the perfect example of sticking simple with natural ingredients, but going over-the-top with the arrangement. Layers upon layers of verdant greenery make a pretty statement.
These handcrafted burlap stockings feel just rustic enough for a country Christmas morning.
We'd like to sit by that festive hearth all season long. Get the look by layering different types of garland and spotting the arrangement with pinecones, holiday berries, and bright green ribbon.
Every Southern family has some sort of Christmas collection, be it vintage Santas or colorful nutcrackers. Instead of spreading them around the house, group them together on a table or sideboard.
What to do when your potted poinsettia plants start looking a little droopy? Snip off a few longer clippings to create a festive cut arrangement spruced up with simple holiday greenery.
Hosting Christmas brunch? Brighten up the space with cream-colored roses and wide ivory ribbon.
Between the pine garland, velvet bows, pinecones, and pheasant feathers, this banister is about as Southern as it gets.
Wispy and colorful clippings make for a charming country arrangment. It's perfect as a coffee table centerpiece.
Slightly more dressed-up, this farmhouse hearth is accented with oversized metallic pinecones and fun pops of red.
Festive Farmhouse Exterior
It's practically dripping with Christmas charm, in the form of classic wreaths and warmed-up brown and green garland.
Give ordinary home items special holiday accents, like this simple clamshell filled with shiny gold and silver ornaments and a large sprig of magnolia.
Bundle up your lamppost for the winter. Two magnolia branches—one standing up and the other hanging down to reveal both the green and brown sides of the leaves—make for lush natural decor.
Magnolia Gift Tags
Even your gifts can use a farm-chic touch. Use a silver or gold paint pen to write the gift receiver's name on a magnolia leaf, and attach with double-sided tape.
Stockings on the Staircase
Go festive with just a touch of fairytale. Skip traditional garland, and lace natural vine through the staircase's balusters.
Give your facade a festive face-lift. Hang bright green wreaths from every window with red ribbon for a simple but show-stopping exterior.
Front Porch Charm
We'd like to hang out here, please. Make your farmhouse-style shutters look cozy and festive for Christmas by hanging lush wreaths with bright red ribbon.
Natural Color Scheme
Go fully rustic with a natural holiday palette using warm colors and nubby textures and a garland-trimmed vintage wheel.
Lush Mantel Swag
Give store-bought garland a dramatic makeover fitting for a big farm fireplace. Clipped magnolia, holly, pine, and cedar ramp up the texture, while layering in milo, millet, and rose hips makes it incredibly eye-catching.
Embrace a traditional tree style by wrapping it like a Christmas gift in red tartan ribbon.
Cozy Country Kitchen
Open shelving makes displaying Christmas china easy and spirited. Simple greenery and bright holiday arrangements add even more warmth to the cozy kitchen.
For the most authentic country accent, try your hand at homespun burlap stockings made from inexpensive (or re-used!) burlap fabric and humble twine.
Scottish tartan, pheasant feathers, and golden bells? This farmhouse front door takes things to next-level festivity.