If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that Christmas is taking on a  rustic flair.  It started out small, with burlap, and birch bark and forest friends on the tree, but this year its an explosion of rustic and rough luxe cabin style.

the more pine cones, the better

rustic natural style in greens and arrangements

forest themes - owls, foxes, squirrels, bears, coyotes....

deer and birds

add a little shine here and there

some birch bark, twigs or grapevine

 If your mantle is too narrow, take the rustic up and over....

Pheasant feathers and antlers are welcome

tinsel and mercury glass to play opposites

Whether you try for a smidge of the rustic, or completely immerse yourself, here are some ideas sure to inspire you!  This year blackboards are interpreted into pillows, ornaments and signs.  Fabrics are rustic burlap and linen, or lush faux furs...

faux blackboard pillow

rustic Christmas carol sign

rustic rough luxe lodge style

faux fur tree skirts

faux fur is big this season

NEED one for my tree....

Pottery Barn 

and this...

Rustic loves a smattering of plaid

and burlap and linen

and owls - don't forget the owls...

Pottery Barn

Its amazing how elegant a twig can be...

or a simple cascade of greens

check out my pinterest board (Christmas : Rustic) to find out how to make these simple wood burned ornaments

don't forget the shiny and the glitter

to make it magical

too serious?  cover it in paper mache' ...

its up to you how rustic or rough luxe you take it...

 add a lot - or a little rustic to your Christmas

You're the boss!

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