Holiday Decorating Inspiration: How to Decorate a Hutch For Christmas

Welcome to my home as I decorate a farmhouse-style hutch my husband made for me several years ago. Now, how many of you go to Pinterest for holiday decorating inspiration? Well, I certainly do. You may recognize some of these ideas for decorating a hutch for Christmas. Let’s see how these Christmas hutch ideas turn out in my home.

Here are the steps I took to incorporate Farmhouse-style Christmas decorations into my hutch this year.

Hutch with a plaid backdrop

Plaid backdrop

I love the idea of a plaid backdrop, but I didn't want it to be something permanent that I couldn't change out every season. So my husband measured and cut a thin plywood board and notched out several areas so the board would fit snugly in my hutch.

We then taped some plaid wrapping paper I had on hand from last year, and he added the wood to the backdrop of the hutch. The removable and adjustable shelves were put back to secure the plaid board in place so that it wouldn't fall forward.

Sandra Lee place settings

Sandra Lee place settings

I'm adding some of my Sandra Lee place settings that I thrifted over the summer. The remaining other dishes will go on my dining room table for the holidays.

Ironstone platters

Ironstone platters

I also have a couple of ironstone platters that were thrifted several years ago, and I'm going to go ahead and add the small one at the top and the larger one on the second shelf of the hutch.

Sandra Lee cups

Sandra Lee cups

I have only four cups of the Sandra Lee set. I will add two of them to the hutch.

Placing small trees inside the hutch


Next, I added small trees inside the cups.

Adding snowflake decor to the hutch


I also added a small snowflake and a large snowflake.

Ironstone creamers

Ironstone creamers

Next, I will be adding some of my ironstone creamers.

Placing a cutting board on the hutch

Cutting board

I also think this cutting board makes a nice touch.

Small cloche with a giant jingle bell

Small cloche

My small cloche completes the look.

Adding brass bells to the hutch

Brass bells

The only brand new thing that I have added to my hutch this year is the brass bells, which I found at Hobby Lobby. Everything else is what I already had on hand from Christmases past.

Adding a galvanized ornament

Galvanized ornament

Then, I’m adding my galvanized ornament from Michaels.

Antique vessel vases with stems

Antique vessel vases

I love these antique vessel vases from Hobby Lobby.

Frosted berry stems in a vase

Frosted berry stems

To bring in some elements of nature, I added a couple of frosted berry stems to the vessel vases.

Placing candlesticks inside a hutch


Lastly, I place some candlesticks inside the hutch to complete the look.

Decorating a hutch for Christmas

Decorating a hutch for Christmas

Decorating a hutch for Christmas can be a lot of fun. The holiday decorating inspiration I found online this year really helped me use the items I have on hand to create a beautiful, festive vibe.

What tips do you have for styling a hutch for the holidays? Share your favorite pieces of advice in the comments section.

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  • Peggy Thacker Stratton Peggy Thacker Stratton on Dec 20, 2023
    I thought it was very Christmasy and beautiful.
  • Diane Diane on Dec 21, 2023
    Yes, yes, yes, I will for sure do this to a lovely, farmhouse hutch in my own home! This antique, shabby-white piece inspires me to use the iconic red and green wrapping paper the gifts are wrapped with this year. Thank you for sharing this great idea, and Merry Christmas, Rebecca!!! <3