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Rustic Christmas: A Guide to Cabin-in-the-Woods Charm

If you are a fan of all things quaint, cozy and charming, then your holiday style should show it. This season, get the rustic Christmas aesthetic by trading bright red and green décor for earthy neutrals and distressed finishes.

Earthy + Elegant

How to get the look: A lot of what rustic style is about is what it doesn't have, such as high-gloss surfaces, intricate details and fussy decor. Yet, while getting 'back to basics' with organic textures is a rustic-decorating essential, sometimes incorporating too much 'unrefined' décor can feel messy and undefined. Get the same relaxed and cozy vibe you would find in a cabin in the woods – without compromising on chic elegance – by paying attention to color harmony. In this dining room, all of the major staples, including the dining table, chairs and buffet server, are kept in one unified shade for a pulled-together aesthetic.

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Mix in Holiday Cheer

How to get the look: Because the rustic style on its own is so minimalistic, all you need is just a hint of Christmas décor to pack a jolly, cheery punch. Accessorize with subtle hues like forest-green and champagne gold for a pop of holiday color – while also maintaining a rustic-elegant balance.

'Merry and Bright'

How to get the look: Just because your holiday style is 'rustic and earthy' doesn't mean it can't be 'merry and bright.' In this rustic Christmas dining room, lights and light fixtures are incorporated in every possible way, from iron floor lanterns to hanging pendants to an array of candleholders. Incorporate them into your dining set for vintage rustic flair by day and warm, glowing lights by night!

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