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Roundup: Modern Farmhouse Christmas Decor

Roundup: Modern Farmhouse Christmas Decor

While other bloggers are currently busy generating magazine-worthy Halloween imagery, I am over here (sitting in sheet-rock dust) feeling like a major loser.

Essentially, all of our home improvement projects (new flooring install, sheet-rock finishing, etc) came to a halt when a freak accident occurred a few weeks ago…

My sweet husband, the man who bravely executes all of the major DIY projects in this household, ripped a tendon in his bicep and had to have surgery to repair it. So …until he is cleared by his doctor to resume normal activities, we are living in a messy construction zone, and there is not a damn thing I can do about it.

Given all of my Halloween home styling dreams have been flushed down the sh*tter, I have decided to move my attention to a more hopeful future- the holidays.

Today, I have rounded up some great (not to mention affordable) decor staples for achieving a Modern Farmhouse Christmas. Be sure to click on the item of interest to be directed to the affiliate link for purchase.

Modern Farmhouse Christmas Decor on the Cheap:

As you can probably infer from my curation of holiday decor above, a color palette of  black and white is what puts the “Modern” in Modern Farmhouse. To break up the monotony, you can then inject pops of greenery, metallics and earthy textures.

Obviously a Christmas tree will inject some rustic greenery into the mix (the Christmas tree that I included in the round-up is also photographed in my home directly below)…

modern farmhouse christmas decor

(Click here for the Christmas tree I have in my living room.)

Beyond Christmas trees and garland, cedar wreaths and bottlebrush trees are more manageable ways to incorporate rustic, holiday cheer….

neutral modern farmhouse christmas decor

To keep the high-contrast palette less harsh, wood beads and pops of gold will do the trick. Not only do these warmer hues provide more interest, they keep the minimal color scheme from feeling too stark.

Now that we have a modern yet classic color palette along with some layers of rustic texture and warmth, it is time to add a bit of pattern..

modern farmhouse christmas decor cheap

As you know by now, plaid, stripes and buffalo check are all patterns synonymous with farmhouse style. So..why not select stockings, door mats,  table runners and tree skirts with this same motif?

If plaid or buffalo check is not really your cup of tea, mudcloth designs are another great (and more boho ) option. I actually found these mudcloth stockings online, and I am absolutely obsessed.

While I am sad to say that the stockings photographed above are no longer sold, I was able to find some similar stockings here on Amazon.

affordable modern farmhouse christmas decor

So there you have it. By following these basic guidelines, you too can achieve the Modern Farmhouse holiday feel.

And for those of you who are rolling your eyes at me for totally skimming over Halloween and Thanksgiving, I am truly sorry I failed you this year (there is always 2020..right?).

Now get out there and design some good vibes (along with a fabulous life).

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Modern Farmhouse Christmas decor cheap



My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...


Monday 28th of October 2019

Oh no! Best wishes for a speedy recovery to your dear husband. Your Christmas will be all the more magical Erica.

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Tuesday 29th of October 2019

Thank you so much, Carol. Wishing you a fabulous week! xoxo

Katarina -

Monday 28th of October 2019

Fingers crossed he recovers soon! I'm in love with your Christmas decor. The combination of black and white makes whole space look much more bright and magical and adds a specific shine. Love how you added earthy tones and metallic nuances in such a subtle way. Truly beautiful, I enjoyed reading this blog post so much!

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Monday 28th of October 2019

Thank you so much for the sweet words, Katarina. xoxo


Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

Oh no! That’s not good, hope it all gets better soon! Your rooms are absolutely beautiful! To bad about the stockings, I really wanted the green ones. Can’t wait to see what you pull off next!

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Thursday 24th of October 2019

Thank you so much, Terry! Wishing you a fabulous rest of your week. :)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

Wow, what a bummer. Hopefully he recovers soon. I am sure Christmas will be stunning.

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Thursday 24th of October 2019

Thank you so much, Marty. I hope you are doing well.