Most Merry & Bright Christmas Decorating Ideas

‘How to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget, Vintage-Inspired Christmas Decor, Farmhouse Style Christmas Decorating, Holiday Inspiration & Ideas

This is a time to give thanks, to celebrate with loved ones and to enjoy long-held family traditions. Maybe this year you’ll even create a few new ones. Decorating our homes is how we set the stage for all our festivities. Whether we are hosting large parties, intimate gatherings, or simply celebrating with our families, our homes play an integral part in our enjoyment of the holiday season. Jodie and I want to share some of our Christmas decorating ideas to help inspire you to create joyful rooms that invite and add magic to your Christmas season.

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This post is sponsored by our brand partner Tractor Supply. We love their wonderful collections of farmhouse and antique-inspired decor. We are so excited to share some of their delightful home decor items with you. While this post is sponsored, all the views and opinions are entirely our own. We hope you enjoy.

Julie’s Christmas Home Tour

farmhouse holiday entryway decor

Choose Your Christmas Decorating Theme

Give your home a cohesive look by choosing a theme or mood. Some examples are country, rustic, farmhouse, vintage antique, red and green traditional, white Christmas, elegant glam, blue and white, and pink. Choose your mood and define your colors. This is always a good way to begin.

Some people choose to create themes by room, which is also perfectly acceptable. But each room or space should definitely work together. For example, for my family room this year, I chose farmhouse country Christmas theme with lots of pops of red and tartan. In my entryway I carried the farmhouse theme, but I kept the colors green and neutral.

Christmas family room farmhouse style

Above you can see the abundant use of reds and plaids to create a festive mood. I added plenty of faux evergreens to create a rustic Christmas feel. The vignette on my coffee table is created using a hand-made wooden tray, a couple pinecones and a faux evergreen branch. The focal point are these darling rustic metal Christmas trees from Tractor Supply. The trees are sold exclusively at Tractor Supply. I know I will be getting plenty of use from these trees year after year.

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traditional Christmas decorating

From this close-up photo you can see the beautiful details that make these trees so special. They are made of rustic galvanized metal covered with evergreen color and edged in gold. The combination of colors is eye-catching and gives them plenty of unique texture and interest. I love them.

Christmas Decorating with Rustic Touches

Whether you choose farmhouse style, country Christmas, antique, vintage or traditional styles, Tractor Supply has oodles of choices for all these trending Christmas decorating styles.

They offer hundreds of well-priced, on-trend and delightful decor items all in one place. Jodie and I couldn’t believe the selection when we started browsing. And it’s not just for the holidays. They have equally darling choices for every home, every season.

rustic red Christmas decorating farmhousestyle

A couple more items I chose from Tractor Supply are shown here. The rustic red wooden “Believe” sign adds so much to my holiday gallery wall, made by Red Shed. Directly beside it, hung inside my tobacco basket is my vintage metal rooster-detailed red mailbox also made by Red Shed. This mailbox is too cute to put away after the holidays. I’m going to have to find a spot for it year-round.

vintage inspired Christmas

Christmas Decorating Ideas in the Dining Room

Christmas decorating dining room table setting

I used another set of the rustic Christmas trees as a focal centerpiece for my holiday table. They are sitting on a galvanized metal and wood display stand also from Tractor Supply. Attention to detail is evident in each of the décor items they sell. I can see myself using this metal pedestal stand in many seasonal vignettes. It’s going to be a very versatile piece that I’m excited to have fun with all year long.

Dining room Christmas decorating holiday fun

Tractor Supply carries all kinds of unique home decor which have Southern, farmhouse flair. 

Christmas decorating dining table centerpiece


Christmas centerpiece rustic farmhouse style

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Decor

Christmas Dining Room Decorating

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Another new favorite decor item, which I know I’ll be having fun with all year long, is this vintage-inspired metal bin rustic wall organizer. I love its shabby chic style and timeless appeal. It is perfect for farmhouse decorating year-round. It can be used in a mud room to gather incoming mail or in an office area for extra storage.

I decided to think outside the box and use it to decorate this vintage windowpane. It’s uses are endless. It’s made by Red Shed and sold exclusively at Tractor Supply.

shabby chic Christmas Decorating

Red Shed at Tractor Supply

Red Shed is Tractor Supply’s exclusive home décor line. This unique collection is designed for the rural-loving, farmhouse-inspired homes, which of course Jodie and I love. They are quality made and still provide charming style at a low price.

farmhouse Christmas entryway decor

Creating a Rustic Woodland Vignette

These incredible rustic wooden reindeer add the perfect accents to my farmhouse style woodland vignette on my entry hall table. Simple, elegant and perfect for the holidays through the winter months. Just another stunning example of the quality and style available from Tractor Supply. Looking for more Christmas vignette inspiration? Visit the On Sutton Place blog for ten more ideas to get you in the Christmas decorating mood.

Christmas decorating reindeer rustic style

Affordable Quality to Last

My front hallway farmhouse table came together when I added the pair of gorgeous wooden reindeer–such quality! I know these will be treasured year after year.


Christmas decorating dining room

Jodie’s Christmas Home Tour

traditional festive farmhouse Christmas


Festive Christmas Tree and Mantle

Creating an Enchanting Mantel Display

Jodie always does a wonderful job creating a festive mantle. This year is no exception. Symmetry, classic items and just the right amount of detail add up to pure holiday charm. Keeping her milk glass collection for an authentic vintage feel, she added two little snow-covered trees.

And she added two of her rustic snowflake lanterns. They fit the mood to a tee: rustic vintage with a snow-dusted look. Plus, the red pops beautifully against her traditional holiday landscape.

Christmas decorating with vintage red

Christmas Decorating is All in the Details

Jodie added a beautiful rustic farmhouse touch to the hearth with her wood and galvanized basket from Tractor Supply. A warm and festive throw adds color and coziness to her scene. Plus, her family likes it handy for keeping warm on cold winter nights.

Christmas fireplace mantle

Additionally, we love how the style of her metal and wood basket blends beautifully with the surrounding antiques. We love décor that doubles as function. Our practical hearts jump for joy when we can blend function with beauty in our home decor.

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vintage holiday decorating


country style Christmas

Jodie already owned a lot of Christmas décor. However, adding just a couple new items make it fun and festive. She chose this vintage inspired “Frosty’s Snow Clearing” wood and metal box to add whimsical rustic charm to her Christmas decorating. This is a versatile, authentic-looking box tray from Tractor Supply.

We can envision using it on a coffee table, on a kitchen island, on a bed, or anywhere you want to create a decorative vignette. It could even function to serve tea or breakfast in bed.

holiday vignette

Practical Festive Christmas Decorating

There’s so much to love about his time of year. And if you have been following us for any length of time, you know how much we love to decorate. But you also should know how we are budget conscious and practical in how we decorate. We love to use and reuse what we purchase. We love to shop our own homes and use our creativity to make things new.

Essentially, when we shop, we look for versatility, value and style. We are just delighted by all three when we shopped Tractor Supply. They have many brands to choose from, so it’s a one-stop shop. We are particularly excited about their Red Shed Collection. They are full of the rustic, farmhouse charm we love to incorporate in our homes without breaking the budget.

Christmas decorating has never been so effortless and affordable.

We hope you have fun exploring your local store or you can click here to explore their online store.

Happiest of Holidays from our homes to yours!

jodie & julie


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Most Merry & Bright Christmas Decorating Ideas
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  1. linda of says:

    So F,U.N. Sooooooo pretty… thank you for sharing for homes.
    I shop TC for bird seed… n.o.w. it will be for T.Y. Decor🌲.

    linda of

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      That’s so cool! We were new to Tractor Supply and were so excited about their assortment of products, fabulous brands, and great prices!

      Happy shopping, and happy holidays from both of us!

      Jodie & Julie

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  4. Marshele says:

    Can I ask where you got that adorable sofa table with the wheels?!

  5. Had a great experience with Foster Ballard at tractor supply with a very good staff that went above and beyond to help me after his manager was very rude to me and try to rush me out the store. this was at the mustang Oklahoma location. He helped me to resolve the issue and was very patient and helpful

    On the other hand the manager Rio was very rude didn’t spend any time to help me was very blunt and impatient and didn’t spend time to help me to solve the situation. I’m thankful for the other staff foster for being so helpful to ensure customer satisfaction

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  7. Bonnie says:

    Would you please share where you purchased the “HO, HO, HO” sign?
    Or did you happen to make it yourselves?
    Thank you,

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Bonnie,
      This sign is several years old and the maker has gone out of business I’m sorry to say. Thanks for reading our blog. We hope you continue to enjoy, Jodie & Julie

  8. shakran says:

    Such a beauty full post, I love this post thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

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