15 Festive Ideas for Cabin Christmas Decor

It’s time to deck the halls, and whether you’ve got a cozy cabin to decorate or simply want to make your home feel like one, we’ve got plenty of cabin Christmas decor ideas for you.

Try Traditional Colors & Patterns

Take a quick look on Pinterest or in the pages of magazines and you’ll see that cabin Christmas decor relies heavily on traditional Christmas colors (think reds and greens) and patterns (plaid and more plaid). Even if your typical color scheme doesn’t include red, green, or plaid, it’s easy to decorate with them in some quick—and temporary—ways.


This red-and-white plaid tablecloth has some metallic threads throughout its pattern that give it a subtle holiday touch. It’s available in several sizes and shapes so you’re sure to find one that fits your holiday table.


Instead of buying new throw pillows for the sofa or guest rooms, cover the ones you already have with these festive pillow covers. This set includes four 18×18 square pillow covers in a seasonal red, white, and green color palette. Made from high-quality linen fabric, these pillow covers can be used indoors or outdoors.

Fancy Christmas Cabin Decor

Bring the Outside In

To give your home a Christmas-in-the-northwoods vibe, it helps to bring some of the outdoors in. If possible, decorate with real pine garland, pine cones, or some sprigs of winter greenery. But if you live in a place where natural materials are in short supply, don’t worry. There are of plenty realistic artificial options out there. Consider wreaths, garland, trees, pine cones, even faux birch bark.


This pretty garland has artificial red berries and sprigs of faux pine needles strung along its six-foot length. Since it’s faux greenery, you won’t have to worry about kids or pets eating it (at least, hopefully not) and it won’t shed needles like the real thing either. Drape it across a mantle, a tabletop, or wrap it around a banister.


Pine cones have long been a staple in cabin decor. This holiday season, rather than foraging and prepping your own, decorate with these pine cone ornaments. This set of 24 includes real pine cones that have been dried (and de-bugged!) and are already tied with handy hangers. Use them to add a northwoods touch to your tree, use them as a vase filler, or string them on ribbon to make your own rustic garland.


Why limit yourself to one Christmas tree? Spread Christmas cheer throughout your house with several smaller trees. These artificial flocked trees are known as “pencil trees” because of their slim profile. Tuck a tree into an unexpected place like a stair landing or group a few together for a mini forest. In addition to having a dusting of faux snow, these trees are also pre-lit.


This trio of faux tabletop trees comes in a rustic wooden planter box so it’s a ready-to-go centerpiece. Leave the planter box empty or fill it with pine cones or colorful ornaments. Then wrap the mini trees with short strings of battery-powered fairy lights.

Let There Be Light

Light is one important way to up the coziness factor in your home. A crackling fire is one fast way to create a cabin-like feel in a home, but there are other less-dramatic ways too. Consider hanging twinkle lights, using lighted branches, or bringing in more candles.


This candle from WoodWick combines three woodsy scents: evergreen, wood smoke, and Frasier fir. Even better, its signature candlewick crackles and pops so it’ll provide the sounds of a fireplace without the hassle.


If real fire isn’t an option in your home, there are plenty of flameless candle options. This trio of pillar candles offers warm LED light that’s conveniently battery-powered. And though the holders look like glass, they’re actually (less-breakable) acrylic and are available in four colors.


One advantage that these branches have over the real thing is that they light up! The LED fairy lights on these 32-inch-tall white branches give a warm glow. They’re also battery-powered so you don’t need to worry about finding an outlet and they’re available in other color options. Perfect for decorating a mantle or displaying in a vase.

Go for Cozy

Texture is something that’s easy to overlook in cabin Christmas decor but it’s an easy way to make your home feel warm and inviting during the colder season. Introduce soft and fleecy textures wherever you can, including rugs, blankets, pillows, and cushions.


This blanket has soft flannel on one side and extra plush fleece on the other. Since it’s twin-sized, it’s large enough for a bed but still small enough to be used as a throw on the sofa. Its classic plaid pattern is available in four colors.


Turn an ordinary living room chair into a cozy spot with this faux sheepskin throw. It’s a quick way to create a softer place to sit and brings some interesting texture to a room. This fleece is available in five colors so you can find one that suits your decor: white, black, gray, pink, and black/white.


If you prefer soft textures underfoot, consider this faux sheepskin rug. Its small size means it’ll fit in most spaces and it’s available in 10 colors: white, black, black & white, brown, brown & white, gray, pink, burgundy, khaki, and navy.

Welcome Whimsy

When it comes to cabin Christmas decor, don’t overlook the details. Small things like Christmas tree ornaments, seasonal signs, and wall art can be used to carry the cabin-like feel throughout the house.


This cheerful set includes three wooden signs that are painted with holiday-themed messages: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Let It Snow. Use them to decorate your home inside or out.


Bright red cardinals are a familiar sight in north country winters. You can decorate your tree with these cheerful birds by using this 12-piece set of bird ornaments. Each faux cardinal has a metal clip on the bottom so you can attach it to branches.


Old World blown glass ornaments are an easy way to add a retro cabin touch to your holiday decorating. This beautiful glass ornament features a classic snow-covered cabin with glitter accents.