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How to get a Rustic Look for the Holidays

How to get a Rustic Look for the Holidays

How to get a Rustic Look for the Holidays

It may seem like it’s a ways off, but the holiday season will be here before we know it. That means you’re probably starting to think about how you’re going to decorate your home to get the perfect, cozy look for the holidays. If you want to really make your home feel full of Yuletide cheer, consider going for the rustic look this year. It has a natural warmth and feel that reminds us of our childhood and the idyllic feeling that only the holidays can bring. Here are some ways you can bring that feeling to your home. I love using pumpkins and nature themes through-out the holiday seasons as part of my decorating. My leaf pillows can be incorporated for the holidays because it has a rustic but colorful vibe to it.

 Embrace the Natural!

The holiday season is all about that magical woodland feeling of fresh snow quietly falling while you’re snuggled up by a fireplace. Create that woodland look in your home by incorporating wood signs into your decor.  You should also consider bringing in other pieces of nature for a finishing touch, such as pine cones, twigs, berries, antlers, and faux furs to bring the outdoors into your home and complete the look.

Incorporate Wood

Along with bringing in wood sign and touches of the outdoors, giving your home a lodge-like feel by incorporating wood into your decor is another way to create the rustic look in your home. Reclaimed barn wood not only breathes new life into old pieces, but it can also bring a piece of rustic living to the modern world, creating a cozy look for the holidays. When I designed my home the wood beams was something I wanted so that I could have a rustic look through-out the year.

Leverage White

There’s something about the color white that provokes a clean, classic look with a touch of rustic flare. Use classic white decor as accent pieces such as throw rugs and upholstery to make your home feel like it’s been covered in a fresh blanket of fluffy snow. My blue and white rugs, white pumpkins through out my home give that snowy feeling during the holidays.


Make Your Decor Flow!

Tie different pieces together to give your home a rustic look that flows from room to room. I added velvet pumpkins in the bedroom to keep the pumpkins theme going. Incorporate vintage white and blue vases with fall flowers to create rustic kitchen decor that can easily flow over to the dining room.

  Use Candles!

Nothing says rustic decor more than candles. Its my favorite accent for the holiday. After all, electricity hasn’t been around forever and before then, people used candles functionally around their homes. Bring back a little of the nostalgia from days past by placing candles around your home. I use them everywhere.

Using these tips, your home should be ready for the holiday season in no time. You can even find some of rustic pieces simply by walking out your back door and checking out what’s available in nature. Let me know what you will be adding for the holidays.

This is a sponsored post and my opinions are my own.


  1. Your decor touches are perfect and that mini milk can is just darling!

    1. Thanks Kim, I love milk cans, that one is not real, but always looking for a real one in the flea markets.

  2. Love all those pretty pillows you are using.

    1. Something different with the whites and greens for fall, hope you are all settled in in your new home.

    1. Thanks so much, I was not sure if it was ok to link up to this party! Was it a recipe party? Maria

      1. It’s evolved into a mostly recipe party, but we welcome anything that serves as an inspiration. I definitely enjoy your post!

  3. I love all those calm, beautiful whites with just the right hint of color Maria. Sometimes our sense go into complete overload at Autumn with all the oranges and reds.

    1. So true about the senses going into overload.. I have always been pretty simple, but I do love added some orange and red here and there.Thanks for a great party. Maria

  4. All great ideas! Love the leaf stem pillow and all the white, which I’m too afraid to have in my home with three wild kids! Visiting from Happiness Is Homemade party.

    1. Yeah, when my kids no white either. Thanks for the nice comment. Great party.

  5. I love your pretty decor and decorating for fall. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J

    1. Thanks for the great party! Will head over to visit some more and like your socials.

  6. I love how you tie it all together. These tips will work all year round, not just for the holidays.

  7. Totally agree with this. I’ve been all about modern rustic touches lately. Not too farmhouse, but just enough to be warm.Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  8. I love the neutrals with the pops of colors. Your home looks lovely for the season. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle, Maria.

      1. I stopped back by to grab a photo to pin to my Snickerdoodle Features Board and realized I forgot to mention that this is one of our features at tomorrow’s party. Hope to see you there!

  9. The neutral palette is relaxing and inviting. As much as I love the traditional fall colors this change of pace is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story.

    1. I am touched by everyones party messages. This is my first time visiting and will stop by more often.

  10. I love the way you have used the special touches of color to bring in the warmth of the season! I really appreciate you sharing your awesome post and your talent with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. I appreciate the wonderful words you left on my blog! I will certainly visit more often. thanks so much Maria

  11. Lovely nature inspired touches!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  12. I love the small touches of fall decor and I love the white pumpkin as a plant pot

  13. What wonderful inspiration! I love the rustic wooden sign for the holidays, and thank you for reminding me to get out my candles. They really do make it cozy this time of year. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link party.

    1. Thanks you so much for your lovely comments, it made my day and will look forward in visiting more often.

  14. I love the fern pillows! Thanks for sharing your ideas at Sew It Cook It Craft It!

    1. Glad you like the pillow! I made them, should of shown the post I did last year.

  15. I love your use of wood in creating the chalkboard sign! Your home is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it on Party in Your PJs. Shared!

  16. Your are so brilliant at decor, I swoon over the simple touches like the tie in a knot napkin. Brilliant and pretty. I have been wondering how to pair chalkboard black details with white Christmas decor. Obviously its beautiful. Pinning and thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Leanna, you are one of the nicest bloggers I know! thank for being so nice and many hugs from me to you!

    1. What a wonderful surprise! It was such a nice thing to read today! Hope you have a great rest of your week.
      Warmest Regards Maria

  17. I love your leaf print pillows. I’m obsessed with palms and ferns lately. Your wood chalkboard sign on rebar legs is really inventive. Thanks for the ideas

    1. I truly appreciate you sweet comments! Love meeting new bloggers. Have a great rest of your week.

  18. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week & we have pinned it to our Features Board. Thanks so much for sharing with us and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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