Have Yourself an Rustic Little Christmas

The white washed wood beams and vaulted ceiling create the perfect earthy setting for Target's Nordic inspired Winter collection.

The white washed wood beams and vaulted ceiling create the perfect earthy setting for Target's Nordic inspired Winter collection.

My favorite look this season is an earthy Christmas.  It's rustic, slightly minimalist, and yet every bit luxurious.  It borrows from Scandinavian and French decor, but infuses its own Midwest character.  Be sure to pair neutral base tones with jewel-tone accents that pop.  

When it comes to this design trend (and really any design trend), Target is always a go-to for me.  From fun plaid pillows to rustic dining tables, each piece creates a stylish look that can easily be mixed and matched.  Best of all, it's budget friendly. So I can pick up as many items and decorate to my heart's desire.

Take a look at some of the best looks for this season to decorate your home for the holidays.

Deck the halls with mistletoe, holly, and holiday cards you receive from friends and family.  

Deck the halls with mistletoe, holly, and holiday cards you receive from friends and family.  

Give loved ones a wrapped gift with a personalized polaroid, post card, holiday card, or printed photo and note that they won't want to tear up.

Give loved ones a wrapped gift with a personalized polaroid, post card, holiday card, or printed photo and note that they won't want to tear up.

Pick up stockings in earthy, neutral colors like this French country pair.

Pick up stockings in earthy, neutral colors like this French country pair.

Make centerpieces from ripe jewel-toned fruit.  Pomegranates, cranberries, pears, figs and more are sure to create a delectable table presentation.

Make centerpieces from ripe jewel-toned fruit.  Pomegranates, cranberries, pears, figs and more are sure to create a delectable table presentation.

It wouldn't be the holidays, without a scrumptious drink.  Create a festive twist by adding fresh thyme as garnish. 

It wouldn't be the holidays, without a scrumptious drink.  Create a festive twist by adding fresh thyme as garnish. 

Target's red bistro plates are the perfect holiday plate since they can be used year round.  After all, who doesn't love a nice Parisian home and steak frites!?

Target's red bistro plates are the perfect holiday plate since they can be used year round.  After all, who doesn't love a nice Parisian home and steak frites!?

Add a lantern a custom lantern to you table for instant mood lighting.  I love this hurricane filled with Christmas lights, faux snow, pine cones and tree clippings to set the scene.  For additional rustic flair, wrap it in chickenwire.

Add a lantern a custom lantern to you table for instant mood lighting.  I love this hurricane filled with Christmas lights, faux snow, pine cones and tree clippings to set the scene.  For additional rustic flair, wrap it in chickenwire.

Simplicity is beauty.  A little mood lighting and a festive centerpiece goes a long way.

Simplicity is beauty.  A little mood lighting and a festive centerpiece goes a long way.

For dessert, wash it all down with hot cocoa and chocolate macarons.  They're always a big hit and look incredible on any table. 

For dessert, wash it all down with hot cocoa and chocolate macarons.  They're always a big hit and look incredible on any table. 

For a post-holiday brunch, mix and match a blue plaid table runner with a cable knit throw to give the room a winter feel without an overdose on holiday cheer, like these from Target.

For a post-holiday brunch, mix and match a blue plaid table runner with a cable knit throw to give the room a winter feel without an overdose on holiday cheer, like these from Target.

What's your favorite holiday trend?  Let us know in the comments below.