Farmhouse Decor Ideas on a Budget – Inexpensive Ways to Give Your Home a Rustic Farmhouse Look and Feel!
Give your home a rustic farmhouse look and feel on a budget with these inexpensive farmhouse decor ideas.
Originally farmhouse style was a matter of necessity. Traditionally farmers work long and hard for very little money so their home décor was functional rather than fancy and had a homey country feel that city homes simply lacked.
Today farmhouse style homes are extremely popular and can be found in large cities as well as rural areas.
Best of all it is easy to create farmhouse décor on a budget by adding small pieces here and there to current décor or by making a few simple changes.
Read on to find out how you can give your home a rustic farmhouse look and feel by using inexpensive farmhouse décor pieces.
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Elements Usually Found in Farmhouse Decor
Before we begin talking about creating your farmhouse décor on a budget, we thought you might like to know some features and materials that make farmhouse decors unique, which include:
- Light colored walls
- Wood flooring (often painted)
- Open Shelves
- Hanging wooden breadboards
- Slipcovers on furniture
- Wicker and Rattan furniture and baskets
- Wire baskets
- Galvanized buckets, milk cans, and other items
- Wooden spoons
- Cast iron Cookware
- Mason Jars
The good news is that you don’t have to completely renovate any room of your home to create a wonderful farmhouse style décor.
Just a few simple inexpensive touches can give your home that comfortable simple farmhouse feel.
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Here are some suggestions on how to get that farmhouse décor room by room.
Farmhouse Décor Ideas on a Budget – Room by Room
Farmhouse Decor Ideas for the Kitchen
The kitchen is perhaps one of the easiest rooms to create a farmhouse décor look and feel without going to a great expense.
Here are some tips on how to accomplish that goal.
You can begin by painting your kitchen a light color, either going with white walls or a bright sunshine yellow.
White painted cabinets will also give your kitchen a more farmhouse look. If you have a stained table (and most of us do) and can’t stand the thought of painting it, don’t worry you can still create a country feel by placing burlap chair cushions on your chairs and a burlap and lace table runner to your table and your kitchen will have a real farmhouse feel.
To add to your kitchen décor, try visiting a thrift shop, picking up a small dresser, paint it white and place a wicker basket on top for extra storage and use the drawers for storing dishtowels and dishrags and for storing those extra paper towel rolls etc.
Add a couple of open shelves (made from barn wood slats and hang a breadboard on your wall.
Dining Room Farmhouse Decor on a Budget
Transforming a modern dining room to farmhouse décor inexpensively may not be easy, but it definitely can be done.
You can start by painting your walls white and adding the feel of a farmhouse with some farmhouse wall window décor.
Check rummage sales, thrift stores and other places for an old painted dish cabinet, or purchase a small wooden dresser, paint it white or gray and place matching shelves above it to provide that old fashioned look.
Add some mason jar wall décor lights, a simple table runner, an old galvanized pitcher or small bucket filled with flowers (artificial) set inside a round wicker basket will add the final touch to your overall décor.
Should you want to make other changes to the dining room décor, you can do slowly as you can afford it.
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Farmhouse Living Room Decorating Ideas
Adding farmhouse touches to your living room without breaking your budget is actually pretty simple.
You can create a coffee table from recycled barn wood slats. You can also add some barn wood shelves using the same type of recycled barn wood.
Add a homemade crocheted Afgan throw to the back of your sofa and some country style accent pillows to your sofa and a galvanized milk jug vase filled with real or artificial flowers and you have created a farmhouse looking and feeling living room for very little expense.
Add a framed embroidered saying to the wall and other county art and your farmhouse living room will be both comfortable and homey.
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Farmhouse Decor Ideas for the Bathroom
In most cases adding a few simple touches to your current bathroom can give this room a farmhouse feel.
Start by taking an old wooden ladder and cutting it down and hang it on the wall for a towel rack.
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Throw an old fashioned rag rug on the floor and add an old fashioned looking light and little else needs to be done to turn that modern bathroom into a one that has that farmhouse look and feel.
Inexpensive Bedroom Farmhouse Decor Ideas
You can easily add some real farmhouse elements to your bedroom décor.
For starters, you can turn any Hollywood bed frame (of any size) into a farmhouse looking bed. Simply take one, two or three pallets sand them down and stain or paint them and then attach them over the bed to use as a headboard.
You can mount some old fashioned looking lights on the pallets on either side of the bed. Add some cute country curtains to the windows and add a nice woven or set of woven storage baskets to the foot of the bed for an added touch. (If you purchase a set of storage baskets you may want to place one at the foot of different size beds in different rooms.)
You may also add a simple bed skirt, quilted comforter and some cute throw pillows.
Place a small wooden tray on the top of your dresser to organize small things and place a rag rug on wood floor and your bedroom will be transformed.
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Farmhouse Décor Ideas on a Budget – Final Thoughts!
Keep in mind that you don’t have to completely transform every room to get that farmhouse feel to your décor. Even a few simple pieces placed here and there can make a huge difference and give any home a bit of farmhouse style.