How to Get Farmhouse Decor Ideas on the Cheap
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Farmhouse is one of the most popular home trends right now. What’s not to love, right? The cozy yet stylish vibe of farmhouse decor ideas showcase rustic aesthetics and simplistic design options. If you’re looking for a practical decor style that focuses on rustic wood, shiplap, neutral colors, and natural elements such as a jute rug, keep on reading!
Here are farmhouse decor ideas to recreate the look in your home:
- Neutral colors,
- Combine old and new
- Rustic wood
- Slipcovered furniture
- Shiplap, beadboard and wainscoting
- Jute rugs
- Barn doors
- White curtains
- Quote wall art
There are a few different routes that you can take with farmhouse interior design. Are you going for modern, rustic, traditional, country, coastal…? The options are endless. Whatever flavor you decide, there are some tips and tricks that I will share with you that will help bring your vision to life, like the perfect farmhouse rug.
Farmhouse Decor Ideas
There are a few ground rules when it comes to farmhouse decor and achieving the look. These pointers can help you decide what is right for your space throughout your designing process to give you the classic farmhouse style.
Neutral Color Palettes
A neutral color pallete is a MUST. Beige, tan, and white are safe color options that will allow you to add touches of color with accent pieces like pillows and wall art. A farmhouse theme typically does not welcome any bright colors. When deciding on patterns and textures to compliment your neutral color pallete, stick to solid and neutral patterns and textures. Lighter more neutral tones are inviting and comforting and allow you to add several layers without looking too busy.
Incorporate Old and New
You can’t go wrong with tasteful refurbished furniture. Finding furniture that compliments your farmhouse theme and painting it to match your chosen accent color is a fun way to make it your own. Antique pieces can be a brilliant addition if you’re going for a rustic farmhouse vibe. There is no such thing as perfect. An old wood dining table with paint chipping screams modern farmhouse. Or a vintage wall clock from a few decades ago is the perfect charm for a quaint farmhouse kitchen. Garage sales, Facebook marketplace, and antiquing are all great ways to search for those hidden gems for amazing prices!
If there is one thing you learn from this article…farmhouse screams wood! Be creative when choosing how to incorporate wood in your interior or even your exterior if you decide to remodel an outdoor space. Barn doors, side tables, benches, shelves, and headboards are just a few ways to bring wood into your design scheme. Bonus points if you make it yourself! How cool is this DIY wood headboard.
Pallet wood projects are all the rage because you can find pallets laying around everywhere and you usually get them for free or super cheap!
Natural lighting along with the neutral color palette that was suggested earlier will make your area look bigger and more open. Use sunlight to energize your space and bring warmth to the coziness that defines farmhouse. If you have windows in your room, don’t cover them with heavy or dark drapes. Keep window coverings lights and airy to let the light in.
Utilizing an open floor plan can make your area seem larger and more spacious. Pulling off a farmhouse interior may not work as well in smaller, boxier spaces. If your home allows, highlight the open concept flow and create cozy conversation areas with comfortable seating.
Make Choices Freely
Farmhouse isn’t for you if you are going for a formal style. Begin your design process with a vision and allow yourself to make fun and creative choices along the way. If you’re telling yourself that you can’t decorate farmhouse style because you don’t live in the country you’re wrong. You can use your interior and even exterior to create an environment that may not necessarily meet the norms of your location. As long as you are comfortable and happy in your home that is all that matters!
No need to buy all new furniture! You can save some money by making a smart move to use slipcovers and continue using your favorite furniture.
Slipcovers are cut and sewn to perfectly fit the frame of your furniture. You can choose from a variety of fabrics that compliment your farmhouse interior. They are easily replaceable making it simple for you to switch up your design options at any time while avoiding the extra expense of buying new furniture. How cool is that!
Our IKEA chaise is slipcovered and I absolutely love it for the very reason that I can remove the cover and throw it in the wash anytime there’s a stain. It’s so easy to clean which is a must with pets and kids! Slipcovers make a white sofa a little less scary or intimidating.
Shiplap and Beadboard
Shiplap, beadboard and wainscoting can add dimension to any high traffic room. Get creative with your choices with shiplap and beadboard. It also works great in bathrooms or dining rooms to add an extra level of detail.
Historically, shiplap was used in the exterior siding for barns. Hence why it works so well with a farmhouse themed interior. Modern design showcases shiplap for a rustic look on walls, cabinets, and ceilings.
Beadboard is often used as a full or partial wall covering. Beadboard is made up of pieces of wood that fit together tightly whereas shiplap can be identified by the beveling/slight grooves between each plank of wood.
Wood used for shiplap and beadboard can be natural, stained, or painted to your preference.
We used beadboard painted white in our bathroom in our first home and it gave a farmhouse coastal vibe. There are lots of varieties of shiplap and beadboard from the ready-made sheets to cutting your own boards. It’s a budget-friendly upgrade to any room for just a couple hundred dollars!
Jute rugs are a great option for farmhouse style! They are neutral, add some texture, and are a simple touch that can tie everything together. This type of rug can be paired with other natural fiber rugs and they complement wood accents nicely.
I like the layered look of a soft, pretty rug on top of a larger jute rug. This is a great trick to incorporate a jute rug yet still have a soft, comfortable rug that feels nice on your feet. Jute rugs are lower priced than other rugs so you can can go bigger in size with a jute rug, and lay the softer more expensive rug in a smaller size on top.
There are tons of beautiful farmhouse decor rugs out there, this one and this one are a couple of my favorites.
This one is obvious, right?! There are a few different ways to decorate with barn doors. You have the freedom of deciding what kind of colors finishes you want to use depending on the style of your farmhouse decor. Barn doors can be used to add separation between bedrooms, bathrooms, closets, pantries, and more.
Interior design incorporating barn doors screams farmhouse charm, but barn doors are versatile enough to fit in with a trendy modern century vibe as well. You can’t go wrong!
Bring a layer of softness into your space by using white curtains. Wood and rustic elements will stand out next to white accents and the natural lighting will complement these elements as well. White curtains work well with white or neutral colored walls to draw all the attention to your farmhouse decor choices. You’ll be sure to create a comfortable and inviting vibe with this window treatment.
I used these white linen curtains in our baby boy nursery and could not be more happy with them! They’re super affordable and come in a variety of colors.
For more tips on curtains, check out this post where I share our white curtains for our living room sliding door.
Add some vintage charm to your farmhouse style with repurposed/weathered accessories. Use your favorite thrifted find, DIY to your heart’s desire, do some online searching, or even make a sentimental addition to your space with an old family heirloom accessory.
Old tea cups, weighing scales, vases, tables, and knick knack shelf accessories are just a few great ideas for weathered farmhouse decor. If you like to get a feel for your decor before purchasing it, places like Hobby Lobby and Michael’s have a wide variety of options to choose from.
One way to add texture to farmhouse decor is by using tufted accents like blankets and pillows and furniture. Tufting fits right in with farmhouse decor and adds the little pop of texture. The key to a styled farmhouse design are many layers and varying textures to create a cozy, inviting vibe. Layers can be referred to as all the extra pieces in a room beyond furniture. Rugs, curtains, pillows, blankets, wall decor are all accessories that add depths and layers to the overall design.
Quote Wall Art
I personally love the use of large wall art that includes some sort of quote to bring an interior harmoniously together. Wall art allows you to add a voice to your home by giving guests the opportunity to get to know you and your personal style. Popular farmhouse wall art often involves quotes about family, enjoying life, and maybe even a favorite bible verse.
Is farmhouse style out for 2022-23?
Farmhouse style is extremely popular and GOOD NEWS, it’s not predicted to be a style that just fades away. Since 2015 farmhouse decor has remained one of the top 5 most popular home trends. This decor option has evolved since 2015 from Joanna Gaines inspired classic farmhouse to modern day chic farmhouse. Over the next couple of years farmhouse interior and exterior will transform as new design trends take over.
What trend is replacing farmhouse?
Farmhouse will continue to remain a popular home trend while allowing room for new design details to be incorporated. The updated farmhouse style will be referred to as cottagecore according to realtor.com. Cottagecore embodies more of a nature driven, romantic farmhouse style. Think countryside, handcrafted, sensual vibes. This style tells a story on its own!
What is considered farmhouse decor?
Open floor plans, natural lighting, a neutral color palette, wood elements, and rustic accents symbolize farmhouse decor. Refer to all of the tips and pictures throughout this blog post to get a better idea of what farmhouse stands for. Just like any home trend, farmhouse gives you the freedom to add your own style along the way. Have fun with it and be creative when choosing what elements to combine.
What are farmhouse colors for 2022-23?
Farmhouse colors are all about neutrals: whites, creams, beiges, and grays. Layers of these varying neutrals with lots of textures keeps it interesting, not bland.
You’ll also see lots of white washed wood, rustic wood in its natural state, and gray tones stains. These are my favorite 6 gray stains for wood.
Here are popular farmhouse color options for 2022:
- Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams
- Alabaster White by Sherwin Williams
- Silverplate by Sherwin Williams
- Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams
- Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams