14 French Country Christmas Decorating Ideas For Your Home

Monica Rose
by Monica Rose

I’m decorating our family room to make it a French country Christmas! If you want French country Christmas decorating ideas, read on.

The look I’m going for is French country decor so I’ll keep the colors very neutral but using tiny pops of gold. The room is not that large so I want to keep the decor and colors from becoming overwhelming.

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Mantel decorated for fall

Here’s my mantel decorated for the fall, right before I transformed it to French country.

Cleaning the rug

1. Cleaning the rug

To freshen up for Christmas, I gave my area rug a good cleaning.

Opening up space in the living room

2. Moving furniture

I moved my couch to the wall to open up the space in my living room.

Flocked Christmas tree with lights
Closeup of Christmas tree lights

3. Putting up my new Christmas tree

I purchased a new faux Christmas tree that looks lifelike. I set it up next to the mantel. The needles look so real with the dusting of white. It has such soft, lovely lights.

Top of the gold mirror
Bottom of the gold mirror

4. Hanging the mirror

This beautiful gold mirror from Hobby Lobby is perfect for French country decor.

Adding lights to a small, thin Christmas tree

5. Adding a small tree

I am also adding another very small and slim pre-lit pencil tree on the other side of the mantel to balance out the look.

Flocked garland
Using flocked trees and garlands

6. Flocking makes it neutral

The flocking on the trees and garland on the mantel in this room gives the space a very neutral tone. I added a garland on the mantel and one on top of the mirror. I bought these garlands at Michaels's craft store years ago.

Adding candles to the mantel

7. Adding candles

I added candles to warm up the mantel. These beautiful wooden candle sticks come from HomeGoods. I topped them with battery-operated candles. They come with a remote and flicker so they are gorgeous.

Hanging ice skates over the mirror

8. A nod to my sons

My sons are in hockey this year so I thought I’d add these cute hanging ice skates over the mirror.

Installing the woven tree skirt

9. Installing the woven tree skirt

I added a woven tree skirt to my large Christmas tree to finish it off which I found at Walmart.

Organizing Christmas decorations

10. Organizing the decorations

I don’t know if anyone else feels like this but when I am decorating for a new season, it is very messy in my house. It gives me such anxiety! If you feel like that, you are not alone.

To lessen the anxiety and organize myself more, I am just putting the ornaments I am going to use on each tree right by the tree’s side. Then I’ll get everything else out of the way.

Box of gold and white ball ornaments by the tree
Gold and white Christmas ornaments
Decorating a thin Christmas tree
Gold and white ball ornaments
Decorating Christmas trees

11. Decorating the trees

I started with wooden beads that I found at Walmart for the pencil tree. Then I added gold and white ball ornaments to both trees. There’s just enough on each tree. Everything looks elegant and not too overwhelming.

Decorating a hutch
Bottle brush trees and little white houses

12. Sprucing up the hutch

I’m going to add some subtle touches in my hutch, like bottle brush trees and little white houses that light up. Everything is still neutral and pretty with the milk glass and china I already have in the hutch.

Adding a green toile to the ottoman
Styling the ottoman with Christmas decor
Small urn with pine pieces inside

13. Styling the ottoman

I made this cover using green toile which matches my sofa. It dresses up my room. I put a mirrored tray on top.

Then I added a small urn and put a small Christmas tree inside of it. I added a small Christmas wreath, distressed ornaments, and a candle to complete the vignette.

French country Christmas decorations
French country Christmas
French country Christmas decor

14. The total French country decor look

The room looks cohesive and pulled together for Christmas.

French country Christmas

To achieve French country Christmas decor, I kept everything neutral in color and very simple. I hope this inspires you if you’re looking for Christmas decorating ideas.

Let me know in the comments what themes you have used to decorate your home for the holidays. Also, let me know if you’ve ever done a French country Christmas tree and how it turned out!

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