Decorating your walls with farmhouse-inspired wall decor is one of the easiest ways to incorporate this popular style into your home. Rooted in a collective nostalgia for simpler times and a romanticized vision of an agricultural past, farmhouse wall decor embraces timeless aesthetics, weathered finishes, and a celebration of simple, familiar, quotidian objects.
Farmhouse wall decor can work in a range of interiors from rustic to modern, and mixes well with popular styles such as Scandinavian, coastal, or industrial to create a hybrid look. While reclaimed, secondhand, vintage, and antique decor and art with a time-worn patina will lend your space an authentic feel, you can find modern reproductions of everything from vintage-style art to objects and fixtures at accessible price points.
Let these farmhouse wall decor ideas inspire you to warm your walls with some of this cozy and crowd-pleasing style.
Oversized Metal Bucket
Leanne Ford Interiors hung a rustic vintage metal bucket on the wall of this farmhouse living room and filled it with leafy green garden cuttings that can be swapped out seasonally with anything from eucalyptus stems to pine branches. The oversized white-washed bucket complements the textured white walls, weathered dining chairs, and pale hardwood flooring, and would look just as fetching empty, too.
A mix of framed vintage-style landscape paintings and empty gilded frames of varying shapes and sizes with an aged patina add some farmhouse style to this living room from Ashley Montgomery Design. Look for affordable secondhand frames at thrift stores, flea markets, or online. And don’t shy away from those with visible chips and imperfections that give them a sense that they’ve been around the block and will add character to modern spaces.
A painted pegboard can add extra easy storage and display space in any room in the house while lending a timeless farmhouse feel. This staircase landing pegboard in a farmhouse cottage from Leanne Ford Interiors is styled with hanging baskets, dried flowers, art, and objects that can be rotated in and out and add warmth to an empty wall without breaking the budget.
Vintage and antique wall clocks are a hallmark of farmhouse style decor. In this light and bright farmhouse-style dining room from Michelle Berwick Design, a modern interpretation of a vintage-style farmhouse wall clock made from wood and metal adds a nod to nostalgia in the black-and-white space that makes it feel familiar and welcoming while feeling current.
Displaying decorative plates on a plate ledge or dining room wall is a farmhouse style tradition that is familiar and homey and recalls simpler times. To keep it from feeling too much like a mythical grandma’s house, Becca Interiors hung a row of neutral-toned plates above the windows in the living room to add a modern farmhouse twist that is comforting and warm but doesn’t look dated.
Decorating with mirrors is a neat trick that can bounce light around and make any space feel brighter. But mirrors are decorative objects in their own right. And while gilded mirrors might not have originated in farmhouses, today a nicely worn vintage or antique mirror is a regular feature of modern farmhouse style. Thistlewood Farms hung a vintage mirror with a gilded frame and mercury glass with a well worn and perfectly imperfect patina above a small table in this modern farmhouse hallway that adds charm to the otherwise pass-through space.
Reclaimed Wood Shelf
Using reclaimed materials will add a rustic farmhouse feel to any space while being kinder to the planet. Lobster and Swan hung a reclaimed wood shelf in a rich walnut stain on the wall of this English country kitchen that is decorated with everyday objects, botanical art, and cuttings from the garden to give it an effortless and homey feel. A simple brass towel rack suspended from the base provides storage and display for a collection of colorful tea towels.
Ashley Montgomery Design hung a vintage gilded bunch of wheat sconce with simple white taper candles on the wall of this warm farmhouse room. The look has a dressed up and elegant feel that borrows more from a country manor than a rustic farmhouse, but can create the same nostalgic and timeless feel that adds texture to a farmhouse style room.
Whether decorative or used for everyday cooking, hanging a row of shiny copper pots from a rack on the wall in the kitchen will lend it an easily recognizable dose of farmhouse style, like this Pittsburgh kitchen from Leanne Ford Interiors.
A vintage hat and coat rack and pair of sconces hung on a wallpapered wall above a rustic wood daybed-style bench complements the warm farmhouse feel of this entry space from Becca Interiors.
Architectural salvage yards and online retailers are an excellent source for farmhouse style wall decor that will add a sense of history to your space. Whether you’re looking for something particular and recognizable like an old wheel or wall clock, or simply an interesting piece of an old room or building that isn’t recognizable at first glance, salvaged pieces will invite curiosity and energize a modern space. My 100 Year Old Home hung a pair of vintage porch railing architectural salvage pieces above the beds in this Waco, TX vacation home that add texture to the modern farmhouse room.
Thrift stores and flea markets are great sources for affordable art that will help you personalize your home. A still life painting of fruit mounted on the white shiplap walls above the headboard adds warmth to this cozy modern farmhouse-style bedroom from Ashley Montgomery Design.
Fresh Flowers Tied With Twine
On the wall above the corner cafe table in this farmhouse kitchen from Leanne Ford Interiors, a small bunch of fresh flowers is tied with twine and hung upside down on the wall to dry. Swap out eucalyptus branches or hard herbs like rosemary or thyme if you like.
A Portrait of an Old Bearded Man
The flea markets, thrift shops, and attics of the world are full of painted portraits of random humans whose histories we can only imagine. Hanging a painted portrait on the wall like this bearded gentleman in an open plan eat-in kitchen from Ashley Montgomery Design will add an air of history and mystery to your space, and provide a conversation starter for your guests.
Wooden Cutting Boards
Wooden cutting boards of any shape or size add a farmhouse feel to the walls of any kitchen, like this open modern farmhouse style kitchen from Leanne Ford Interiors. If you’ve got a collection of cutting boards in various shapes and sizes, or a vintage collection that you like to look at but don’t use, consider hanging a wood cutting board gallery wall.
Vintage Medicine Cabinet
A vintage medicine cabinet with original paint and the battle scars of decades of service gives this English country bathroom from Lobster and Swan a comforting and familiar farmhouse feel. The moody black walls of the space allows the wall decor to stand out and make a statement while creating a relaxing and timeless ambiance.
An easy way to create a cohesive modern farmhouse look is to limit your palette to shades of white. This approach will allow you to mix styles, finishes, and new and old furniture and decor without having to overthink it. In this renovated farmhouse from Leanne Ford Interiors, an upcycled vintage door repurposed as a coat rack with some hooks and anchored by a simple bench doubles as decor and adds depth to the minimal space.
Metal Drying Rack
Farmhouse style celebrates everyday objects by keeping them on display. A black metal vintage-style dish rack mounted to the shiplap wall lends this open plan kitchen from Ashley Montgomery Design some modern farmhouse style while doubling as a place to display dishware and hang bundles of herbs.
Dried Flowers and Branches
Decorating with natural elements is eco-friendly, inexpensive, and guaranteed to make your home feel inviting. Hanging bunches of eucalyptus or preserved flowers from twin pegboard rails in this bathroom from Leanne Ford Interiors adds a natural decorative element that smells good and lends a farmhouse feel to the space.
Vintage Silhouette Pictures
A collection of vintage silhouette pictures mixed with old school signage and objects like mirrors and brushes adds a focal point to this farmhouse bathroom from blogger Liz Marie, while a vintage wood mantel piece with lightly chipped paint anchors the wall.
Wooden Coat Hooks
These round Scandinavian-style wood coat hooks add a graphic modern farmhouse feel to this mudroom from Michelle Berwick Design. Deep black painted shiplap and a chunky wood floating bench complete the modern-with-a-touch-of-farmhouse look.
Lighting and Storage
The vintage-inspired drop light sconces, brass towel ring, and simple built-in medicine cabinets double as decor in this modern farmhouse bathroom from Becca Interiors.
Framed Landscape Painting
A simple landscape painting in an ornate gold frame hung nonchalantly on the wall above a pegboard hung with old-fashioned cleaning utensils will add a timeless farmhouse style feel to a modern farmhouse space like this home from Ashley Montgomery Design. Hanging art in unexpected places will add warmth and charm to your space.
Wall of Mirrors
Thistlewood Farms added a collection of mirrors on the staircase wall of this modern farmhouse home that reflect light and add character to a formerly blank space.
Hanging a series of smaller mirrors is an affordable way to cover a large swath of wall, and means that you can mix secondhand and vintage styles sourced inexpensively at yard sales, thrift stores, or online to create a look that feels collected over time.
Rows of reclaimed wood open shelving in this kitchen from Lobster and Swan add rustic charm to this English country kitchen. Everyday items like cutting boards and cleaning brushes hang from hooks on the wall, keeping them conveniently at hand while serving as display.
Books make any space feel cozier. In this cozy Connecticut farmhouse sitting room from interior designer Kara Mann, a wall of classics stacked on floor-to-ceiling shelving and mixed with decorative plates and other objects lend a homey feel and creates a natural spot for a lazy afternoon with your nose stuck in an old novel.
Flea Market Finds
Adding vintage or secondhand flea market finds can add authenticity to your farmhouse decor, like this repuposed wooden shelving unit from blogger Liz Marie that is decorated with neutral-toned accessories like a portrait of a horse and preserved flowers.
An unframed painting of a pair of vases holding flowers leaned against the backsplash of this kitchen from Ashley Montgomery Design complements the copper pots and collection of mortar and pestles to create a country house vibe that feels placeless and timeless.
Chairs on a Rail
Hanging spare folding wooden chairs on a rail on the wall keeps them from cluttering up this kitchen from Leanne Ford Interiors while doubling as the kind of authentic farmhouse decor that used to be commonplace but now looks like a clever styling trick.
Antlers and Trophy Heads
Antlers and trophy heads have long been standard wall decor in farmhouses, hunting cabins, and country estates, and will lend an authentic feel to the walls of a room like this historic Rhinebeck, NY farmhouse from AHG Interiors. If you are looking for a more animal-friendly alternative, there are plenty of options made from wood, fabric, molded plastic, and other materials if you like the look but don’t feel comfortable hanging the real thing on your walls.
My 100 Year Old Home created a nostalgic vignette in this farmhouse kitchen by hanging a DIY distressed vintage-style tin tile backsplash layered with a modern flower market sign.
Oval Chain Mirror
For an authentic farmhouse feel, strive for an effortless look that doesn’t feel overly planned or polished. A vintage oval mirror hung from a simple chain by a nail on the wall of this bathroom from Leanne Ford Interiors lends the space an easygoing farmhouse feel that doesn’t skimp on style.
French Flower Rack
Wall decor doesn’t have to be hung up on the wall to be effective. My 100 Year Old Home pushed a vintage French flower rack right up against the wall and filled it with a supply of faux flowers. The charming rack keeps the flowers organized while filling a blank section of the wall of this modern farmhouse flower arranging space.
Blogger Liz Marie hung a vintage-style antiques sign on the wall above the mantel in her farmhouse living room that gives it a timeless feel. You can source vintage or reproduction signs at flea markets or online.
Those who live in renovated farmhouses can let the architecture do a lot of the talking when it comes to decorating the interiors. Tyler Karu Design + Interiors covered the dining room walls of this renovated 1700s Maine farmhouse with a jumble of framed art that feels collected over time, and makes a room that is off-duty for most of the day feel lively and inviting.
A curvy vintage-style beveled mirror might not broadcast farmhouse style, but hung above a classic wood dresser with a marble top in a mudroom with sage green paint, neutral accessories, a vintage-style rattan table lamp and a brick floor, and it all adds up to a modern interpretation of farmhouse style from Ashley Montgomery Design.
Vintage tools, woven baskets, ladles, fly swatters, or anything else that evokes the feel of times past will add texture to a farmhouse style room like this modern cottage breakfast nook from Mindy Gayer Design Co..
Farmhouse walls are often covered in random pieces of unassuming art that add warmth without feeling too planned or twee. A pair of mismatched paintings in a quiet corner of this farmhouse kitchen from Jessica Nelson Design illustrates the point.
Vintage Crib Mattress Spring
Repurposing and upcycling materials and objects will lend your farmhouse decor a sense of authenticity and make it feel more unique. My 100 Year Old Home turned a vintage crib mattress spring into a wall-mounted mug holder for this farmhouse kitchen coffee station.
Rustic Open Shelving
Rustic style open shelving made from dark stained wood and black metal brackets and styled generously with both decorative and practical objects such as dishware, a vintage mirror, and bunches of dried flowers lends a modern farmhouse feel to this bright kitchen from Leanne Ford Interiors.
A Teeny Tiny Picture
Jessica Nelson Design hung a teeny tiny framed picture on a random spot on the wall of this farmhouse laundry room that gives it an effortless feel and complements the shiplap walls, industrial light fixtures, and apron front sink of the bright and airy space.
Gilded Bathroom Mirror
A gilded antique French mirror on the wall of this moody English country bathroom from Lobster and Swan lends it an elegant farmhouse feel.
When sourcing secondhand, vintage, or antique pieces, prioritize those with original paint and finishes rather than those that have been refinished or painted over to achieve a weathered, lived in farmhouse feel.
A wrap-around plate shelf adds space for all manner of wall decor in this mudroom from blogger Liz Marie, including a vintage coat room sign that brings on the nostalgic vibes. A dried wreath and vintage bags hanging from a peg rail underneath adds another layer of wall decor that can be swapped out as the mood changes and keeps the countertop clear and ready to use as a temporary landing pad for groceries, mail, keys, and other items as you move in and out of the house.
Hanging Round Basket
Vintage-Style Welcome Sign
My 100 Year Old Home commissioned a custom vintage-style welcome sign for the porch wall of a Waco, TX vacation home that gives it a sense of place and history that echoes the modern farmhouse decor.
Dark Wood Peg Rail
Mindy Gayer Design Co. added a dark stained wood peg rail to this entry wall that lends a casual farmhouse vibe to the modern Southern California cottage style home.
For a minimalist farmhouse look, focus on functional wall decor pieces that serve a purpose while reinforcing a classic and timeless feel, like the black metal drop sconces and simple brass kitchen towel rod and hooks in this kitchen from Jessica Nelson Design.
A vintage-style laundry sign layered over a framed chalkboard add farmhouse vibes to this modern farmhouse laundry room from Thistlewood Farms.
Blogger Liz Marie filled the wall beneath the stairs with old black-and-white and sepia-toned photographs and vintage-style signs that fits the neutral-toned farmhouse style of the entry.
Farmers Market Sign
Maximalist Farmhouse Decor
In this farmhouse mudroom from blogger Liz Marie, a maximalist take on wall decor includes decorative signage and a multitude of hanging options to keep supplies and objects on display.
What is the most popular farmhouse decor style?
There are many popular interpretations of farmhouse style, from rustic to modern. Depending on your taste and preferences, popular farmhouse decor styles may be mixed with other styles such as Scandinavian, coastal, or industrial, and inspired by everything from Shaker to English or French country farmhouse aesthetics.
Is farmhouse decor going out of style?
Farmhouse style is based on a romanticized vision of the agricultural past that is more popular than ever and not going out of style anytime soon. With its embrace of timeless decor accents, weathered finishes, and a celebration of simple, quotidian objects, farmhouse interiors are cozy and crowd-pleasing, with a family-friendly style that appeals to those with a nostalgic bent who take comfort in the familiar.
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