Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape Decorating Ideas

Tour our modern farmhouse with holiday decor and get loads of simple farmhouse Christmas tablescape and decorating ideas!

wood table with greenery centerpiece and wreath on white walls | Maison de Pax

I just found out that I’ll be hosting Thanksgiving dinner out here next week at Little Pax Ranch, so it’s a good thing that my farmhouse Christmas look with magnolia garland and cedar clippings is so wonderfully simple and versatile. 😉

woman decorating farm table with text overlay: farmhouse Christmas decorating ideas | Maison de Pax
wood beams white walls magnolia garland in dining room | maison de Pax

But really, even if I weren’t hosting Thanksgiving out here, there’s something about this little modern farmhouse we remodeled this past year that calls for simple, natural Christmas decor. Don’t you think?

wood and white modern farmhouse open kitchen living dining | Maison de Pax

So it seemed the perfect space to share for a farmhouse Christmas tour organized by sweet Sheila from Maison de Cinq. If you’re visiting from Ella Claire & Co., welcome! I’m so happy you’re here.

Farmhouse Christmas

I shared 10 ideas for Christmas decor in your kitchen (that won’t get in your way) a couple of weeks ago. And I’m happy to say that it has continued to feel festive without feeling too busy or claustrophobic as we crowd friends and family into the open living/kitchen/dining here at Little Pax Ranch.

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white kitchen with large wood island and holiday greenery | Maison de Pax


For modern farmhouse holiday decor, I think of several guiding factors (which, admittedly, I made up! Ha!):

  • green
  • fresh
  • simple
  • relaxed

Decorating with greenery

It just feels right to use greenery in a warm farmhouse space. Whether fresh or faux, it celebrates the natural elements of farmhouse living.

black metal banister with magnolia leaf garland | Maison de Pax

Using fresh greens

Though I love a good quality faux garland or wreath (like my magnolia leaf garland), I think a modern farmhouse holiday space needs at least a little natural touch. Bonus points if you can clip them for free.

fresh cedar clippings on kitchen counter for holiday decor | Maison de Pax

Keeping Farmhouse Christmas decor simple

To me, the beauty of modern farmhouse is the simplicity which allows pieces with memory (like the dining table we refinished as a family) and history (like the antique railcar planks we used for open shelving) to shine. It’s the clean feelings of a simpler time.

wood table with white pitchers and open shelving in dining room | Maison de Pax


And farmhouse Christmas decorating ideas are no different. Keeping it simple allows for small touches (like our mini Christmas trees) to stand out without crowding the space.

kitchen dining area with crock and mini tree | Maison de Pax

Bringing a relaxed feel to holiday decorating

As an extension of the simplicity, I think a certain feeling of relaxation adds the charm and ambiance that a simple farmhouse Christmas requires. Simple Christmas tablescapes and decorating helps make everyone feel welcome and comfortable.

woman and girl setting Christmas table | Maison de Pax

Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape

So I extended all these ideas into the dining room to bring you some Christmas tablescape ideas: more magnolia leaves and pine cones garland draped across the table.

magnolia leaf garland and cedar with twinkle lights on dining table | Maison de Pax


Classic white dishes and gold flatware with cut glasses for drinking.

white dishes, gold flatware, fresh greenery, holiday table | maison de Pax

A few cedar clippings from the property, and a battery-operated string of copper lights adorn our table for the holidays.

magnolia leaves, pinecones, and cedar centerpiece | Maison de Pax

All that plus a wreath (which I originally made using faux greenery and floral wire for the barn door on our tiny house). I love how the mix of blues and greens and textures makes a huge statement on the simple white board and batten walls.

large green wreath on white walls in farmhouse dining room | Maison de Pax

I purged the open shelving a bit (removing some blue pottery we had their before for a more neutral color scheme)…

simple holiday table with magnolia leaves and fresh cedar | Maison de Pax

And added some more cedar clippings, and the simple farmhouse Christmas feel was done.

farmhouse open shelves with christmas decor | Maison de Pax

I can’t wait to host Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at our beloved Little Pax Ranch!

dining table – Craigslist | chairs | kitchen/dining remodel
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More Home Decor Ideas for this Holiday Season

I hope you enjoyed our simple Christmas table decorations and peek into Little Pax Ranch. Be sure to pin this post for later, and don’t forget to head over to Thistlewood Farms for the next stop on the tour. Plus, you can visit the other bloggers sharing their farmhouse holiday ideas this week via the links below!


french farmhouse christmas tour holiday decorating ideas

Maison de Cinq


farmhouse christmas blue silver tree

Ella Claire & Co.


blue and white farmhouse christmas living room

Thistlewood Farms


Monday’s Tours

Maison de Cinq | Ella Claire & Co. | Maison de Pax | Thistlewood Farms


Tuesday’s Tours

Miss Mustard Seed | Rooms for Rent | Boxwood Avenue | Love Grows Wild




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  1. Love the simplicity Rachel! And that wreath is gorgeous – such a pretty statement on the wall.

    Thanks so much for joining us again this year!


  2. Hi Rachel, I pop in from time to time and am always impressed with how you style your home. I’m just loving your kitchen and the decor touches for Christmas.
    Visiting from Maison de cinq

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