French Farmhouse Christmas Decor in the Family Room

Today’s post features gorgeous neutral French farmhouse Christmas decor in the family room. Whites and silvers, along with natural elements like pinecones and dried oranges, create a simple but elegant holiday with a nod to European Christmases of years past.

Yesterday I shared my French-inspired neutral Christmas living room, and now I’m continuing my holiday decorating in the family room! I’ve kept many of the same elements, like the neutrals of white and silver. But I’ve also added some European touches like dried oranges and I’m loving the simplicity the touches of nature create.


gorgeous simple French Christmas decor tree with silver and white ornaments

The tree is decorated similar to the living room tree in order to keep some continuity between the two spaces. I used lots of silver mercury glass ornaments and pinecones, with some touches of white. And again, I skipped garland in order to keep it simple.

The wicker tree collar is a new addition and I love that it’s more casual than a skirt, as well as the texture it adds!


French farmhouse family room decorated for Christmas neutral palette of silver and white


cute tabletop tree with dried orange garland Scandinavian European Christmas inspired decor

On my tiny tabletop Noble I added a simple dried orange garland to the twinkle lights. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for years and I just love the Scandinavian feel it brings!

I dried the oranges myself and strung them with fishing line. But they are fairly inexpensive to buy if you want the look but not the trouble!


tabletop tree with dried orange garland in french farmhouse family room

gorgeous doughbowl with candles and moss French farmhouse European inspired Christmas decorating ideas

antique dough bowl with candles and moss European French Christmas decorating ideas

The dough bowl is something I saw on Pinterest a number of years ago and had been wanting to try to recreate ever since. I love my dough bowl and hadn’t used it in quite awhile and I’m so glad I finally decided to do it!

To create the centerpiece,  I added a plate inside the dough bowl so the candles would sit a little higher and to give them stability and a flat surface. Then I simply added moss and voilà! A beautiful centerpiece that would look equally good on a dining table or as a centerpiece in a tablescape!

I’m so smitten I’m thinking this could be something that becomes a tradition. 😉


vintage santa bottle brush tree neutral French Christmas vignette

The vintage Santas are something I bring out every year – I love their old-fashioned charm!

I have quite a few, and each year I use them in different ways. This year I sprinkled just one or two in each room, but in the past I’ve massed them in groupings for a bigger statement. 


gorgeous Christmas vignette French urn with greenery silver bowl with pinecones decorating ideas

Some greenery and pinecones in a silver bowl, along with more greens in a French urn accessorize a side table. 


Christmas tree and dough bowl neutral holiday decorating ideas

This year’s neutral and natural French farmhouse inspired Christmas decor feels festive and calm at the same time, which is exactly what I was going for. 

I’ve sourced most of what I used below, and where I couldn’t find the exact same item, I’ve linked very similar options!


Shop French Farmhouse Christmas Decor 

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European French inspired christmas decor ideas graphic


 Our ‘farmhouse’ Christmas tour is inspired by simple, beautiful holiday decorating. The friends joining me all have slightly different styles, but all have a bit of that farmhouse influence, and all are beautiful!


I hope you’ll visit some of their pretty Christmas inspiration below!


Maison de Cinq: French Farmhouse Christmas Decor Ideas 


Making it in the Mountains: Farmhouse Christmas Bedroom 


Maison de Pax: Simple Holiday Living Room 



Rooms for Rent: Christmas Porch Decor


If you enjoyed this post, you might want to check out some of my other Christmas posts from year’s past:

French Inspired Christmas Tour with Touches of Blue

Simple French Christmas Entry Way

Casual Chic French Christmas Tour

Holiday Table Setting with Cedar, Eucalyptus and Brass Bells

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  1. I love the simplicity of using the warm whites and all of the texture mixed in with the natural elements! It makes me feel all warm and cozy and “Ah……” (deep breath and relax!). Btw, is that a Thymes Frasier Fir candle next to the vase and ?trophy on the coffee table? My absolutely favorite winter scent! And local for me (from Minnesota!).

    1. Thank you for the lovely words Mary – I so appreciate it! And yes – Frasier Fir! One of my faves too. 🙂

      Happy Holidays!


    1. Thanks so much Rachel! And thanks for joining us!

      Wishing you a wonderful holiday season 🙂


  2. Lovely! This will be our first Christmas where we’ll stay in California instead of traveling, and your fresh and bright ideas seem just right– especially the orange garland. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Aww that is such a lovely compliment! Thank you so much Vicki!

      Wishing you a wonderful holiday – and hoping next year we are all gathering with loved ones again.


  3. What a beautiful tour, Sheila! I love the bowl with the candles, such a great idea. Thank you so much for hosting!

    1. Thanks so much Nina! and thanks for joining us! 😉


  4. Oh, it’s all just SO beautiful Sheila! I love that you worked in so many layers of neutral colours and textures to make everything feel cozy + warm and the extra little European Christmas touches fit so perfectly! My favourite part is that lovely little dried orange garland – I’m definitely going to give that a try in my own home too!

    1. Aww thanks so much Kristi! I love the oranges too – glad I finally got around to doing them, haha!

      Merry Christmas to you!