98 DIY Farmhouse-Style Decorating Ideas

98 DIY Farmhouse-Style Decorating Ideas

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Trunk Turned Coffee Table

Old wooden trunks are stowed away in many attics and often end up in yard sales or thrift stores at a great price. Give one an update by simply adding casters to make it a functional (and mobile) coffee table.


Add Casters to an Antique Trunk for a Mobile Coffee Table

Family Recipe Wall Art

Put a cherished family recipe on display by transforming it into an inexpensive, farmhouse-inspired work of art. No more squinting to see an old recipe card, either!


Turn Your Favorite Recipe Into Rustic-Chic Wall Art

DIY Cookbook Stand (Great Gift Idea!)

Everyone could use an extra hand in the kitchen, especially when they’re whipping up a new recipe. Beginner woodworking skills and our step-by-step instructions will help you turn lumber into a thoughtful gift for your favorite chef.


How to Make a Modern Tablet or Cookbook Stand

Distress Furniture Like a Pro

When giving an old piece of furniture a fresh coat of paint, it’s fitting to distress it a bit, so the new paint feels natural on the vintage or antique piece. Get our top tips for achieving this look below.


Distress Furniture Like a Pro

Chic Vintage Plate Decor

Adding vintage-inspired decor to your space is as easy as putting heirloom or thrifted antique plates on display with plate hangers.

Sweet Slipcovers

Instantly take your dining space from bland to farmhouse-chic by covering plain chairs with ruffled, washable slipcovers.


How to Slipcover a Dining Chair

Make a Magnolia Wreath

Bring earthy elegance to your home decor with a thrifty magnolia wreath that’s significantly cheaper than store-bought versions. Place on the front door or add to an upcycled window for instant farmhouse charm.


Swoon-Worthy Magnolia Wreath in Three Simple Steps

DIY Hand-Lettered Tray

Have you ever seen a piece of gorgeous hand-lettered decor and thought, “I wish I could do that”? Well, if you can trace, you can easily create your own farmhouse-inspired signs and decorations at home.


How to Make a Hand-Lettered Farmhouse-Style Tray

Framed Vintage Tea Towel

Put a vintage tea towel’s embroidery on full display in a distressed picture frame for instant, charming decor.


How to Frame a Vintage Tea Towel

Chic Focal Piece

With a little creativity, you can turn almost anything into stunning bedroom decor. This gorgeous, rustic ladder was made from old tobacco basket parts and dressed up with a simple greenery wreath.

Make a New Table Look Old

Grab our simple tips for making a brand new table look like it’s endured years of use (read: love).


How to Make a New Table Look Old

DIY Tablecloth Playhouse

Who says farmhouse decorating is just for adults? Give your kiddos the space of their dreams by transforming your rarely-used dining table into a no-sew playhouse that’s as easy to make as it is to redecorate.


How to Make a No-Sew Tablecloth Playhouse

Wood Storage Ladder

A rustic ladder adds instant charm to any space, offering a place to hang hand towels and storage baskets in the bathroom or cozy blankets in the bedroom or living room.


DIY Blanket Ladder

DIY Farmhouse-Style Trim

With just a few spare hours and low-cost supplies, your windows and doors will be looking oh-so-beautiful and definitely photo-worthy with this easy DIY.


5 Easy Steps to DIY Farmhouse-Style Trim

DIY Open Shelving

Break up endless cabinetry in the kitchen with a wall of open shelving. To pull off this lovely look, Hidden Potential host, Jasmine Roth, hand-charred pine boards, sealing the wood without the use of chemicals.


27 Cozy Country Kitchen Designs

Stenciled Faux Cement Tray

Get the luxe look of trendy cement tile for (way) less by stenciling, painting and assembling pieces of wood instead.


Stencil Your Way to a Stunning Cement Tile Tray

Stylish Bathroom Storage

Thrifting and antique hunting are the perfect way to find chic, vintage pieces that are full of charm but not always totally presentable. This metal cabinet is now brimming with style thanks to a few simple upgrades.


Freshen Up an Antique Cabinet for Beautiful Bathroom Storage

Upcycled Time-Keeper

A wooden serving platter gets a rustic makeover with the help of a leather belt and clock kit.


5 Easy DIY Clocks You Can Make in No Time

Locker Basket Wall Storage

Storage is always an issue in small bathrooms. This quick and easy storage solution puts wire or wicker baskets to work to solve that problem in no time flat.


Easily Boost Bathroom Storage With Wall-Mounted Baskets

DIY Faux Cotton Stems

Rustic cotton stems are a gorgeous addition to your farmhouse setup. But instead of spending major $$ on the real deal, make your own for less than two dollars with materials you already have on hand.


How to Make Faux Cotton Stems

Doily Table Runner

Perfect for holiday get-togethers or as year-round decor, this unique DIY doily table runner will give your tablescape an elegant, vintage vibe and works well with virtually any place setting.


Make a Vintage-Inspired Lace Doily Table Runner

Upcycled Window Nursery Decoration

Carry the farmhouse theme into the nursery by hanging an old window adorned with baby’s breath and antique jars above the crib.

Handmade Lavender Wreath

Add color and lovely fragrance to your front door with a dried wreath you can make for half the price of the store-bought version.


Lavender Wreaths

DIY Drop Cloth Curtains

Custom window treatments are great, but who can afford them? Give your windows a cottage-chic boost with these DIY curtains made out of fabric drop cloths.


Cheap and Chic Curtains Made From Canvas or a Drop Cloth

Countertop Herb Garden

Put together a rustic herb garden in distressed terra cotta pots on your countertop for a lively — and delicious— addition to the kitchen.


Make New Pots Look Old for a Cottage-Style Countertop Herb Garden

DIY Pet Silhouettes

Calling all dog parents! Immortalize your pup’s super cuteness with an easy-to-craft Victorian-style silhouette.


DIY Dog Silhouette Wall Art

Shutter Basket Fruit Display

Don’t waste precious counter space with fruit bowls. Instead, turn your kitchen into your own dreamy farmer’s market with the help of an upcycled shutter and simple wire baskets.


Goodbye Fruit Bowls, Hello DIY Produce Baskets

Mantel Makeover

Fixer Upper‘s Joanna Gaines turned an old washboard into a statement piece by adorning it with a basket full of fresh wildflowers and installing it above a mantel.

Monogrammed Doormat

A classy, monogrammed doormat for less than $10? Yes, please!


DIY Monogrammed Doormat

The Coziest Blanket

Sometimes, the very best days are those spent indoors, curled up with a good book and a cozy blanket. Make your own tasseled throw with the help of our quick tutorial, then display your comfy creation in a woven basket or drape it over the back of your favorite reading chair.


DIY Giant Tassel Blanket

Encyclopedia Side Table

A stack of encyclopedias gets a whole new life as a table with the addition of midcentury modern peg legs.


Just Add Legs for Easy DIY Furniture

Mix + Match Botanical Prints

Mounted Staghorn Fern

Turn a regular house plant into unique, lush wall decor by mounting it on a piece of wood.


How to Mount a Staghorn Fern

Upcycled Wine Crate Window Boxes

The easiest way to boost your curb appeal? Install window boxes filled with colorful, seasonal blooms.

Make Your Own:

DIY Wine Crate Window Boxes

No-Sew Cafe Curtains

Great for kitchen windows, breakfast nooks or other spaces where natural light reigns supreme, cafe curtains like these DIY beauties from the Simple Stylings blog add charming style and a dash of privacy without impeding the sunshine. MAKE IT

Rope Pumpkin Centerpiece

Made out of jute rope, this easy DIY pumpkin makes a gorgeous addition to your fall tabletop display.


How to Make a Rope Pumpkin Centerpiece

Faux Pumpkin Topiary

Take your fall front porch to new heights (literally) with a nature-inspired, faux pumpkin topiary you can display all season long.

Get the step-by-step instructions:

How to Make a Natural Pumpkin Topiary

DIY Plush Pallet Ottoman

Nothing quite says cozy like a plush ottoman. A small list of materials and a few simple steps make this project a weekend win.


How to Turn a Pallet Into the Ottoman of Your Dreams

Shabby Chic Door Headboard

Crafting your own headboard is easier than you may think. With the help of a rustic door, some chalk paint and a few other materials, you can give your bedroom a mega-makeover in an afternoon.


DIY This A-Door-Able Headboard

Americana-Inspired Wreath

Skip the store-bought decorations this Independence Day and craft this easy, breezy Americana-inspired wreath instead.


Easily Craft This Americana-Inspired Farmhouse Wreath

Wooden Fruit Bowl

Give a simple wooden bowl a little boost by adding a set of spherical legs. All you need for this DIY is a wooden bowl and three wooden cabinet knobs. So easy!


Just Add Legs for Easy DIY Furniture

Grocery Bag Holder

Turn plywood, paint and vintage knobs into a rustic sign that doubles as a practical and pretty kitchen accessory.


Antiqued Kitchen Sign

Herringbone Privacy Screens

Sleek wooden room dividers in a modern herringbone pattern serve as functional privacy on this rustic porch. Follow the instructions below to make your own.


How to Build a Herringbone Privacy Screen

DIY Laundry Drying Rack

Doing the laundry just got a bit more enjoyable thanks to this clever ceiling-mounted clothes drying rack. All you need is a wooden ladder and some supplies, and you can put the fifth wall in your laundry room to work.


Repurpose a Ladder Into a DIY Drying Rack

Upcycled Crate Planter

This DIY is as easy as it gets. Pick up an old crate at a thrift store or antique shop and fill with gorgeous cottage garden plants like heather, English lavender or herbs.


25 Classic Cottage Garden Flowers

Rustic Dining Room Hutch

Made from solid pine boards, this stylish hutch adds farmhouse charm to the kitchen or dining room while providing a pretty place to display your favorite china and glassware.


Instant Rustic Storage and Style With a DIY Hutch

Hardware Cloth + Greenery = Wall Decor

Turn hardware cloth into farmhouse-chic decor by mounting it inside a simple wood frame and adorning it with a sweet greenery wreath. Can’t find hardware cloth? Chicken wire works, too.


43 ‘Fixer Upper’-Inspired Ways to Fill Blank Walls

Barn Door Swap

Give any room in your home an instant farmhouse update by replacing builder-grade doors with rustic, sliding barn doors.


How to Replace a Regular Door with a Sliding Barn Door

Shipping Pallet Umbrella Stand

Add a touch of primitive charm to your entryway or mudroom by upcycling a pair of shipping pallets into a rustic, budget-friendly umbrella stand.


How to Make a Storage Bin From a Shipping Pallet

Frame More Than Just Artwork

Are your walls in need of a few statement art pieces, but your budget just won’t foot the bill? Get creative and frame items you may not have thought to display, like this steel magazine holder filled with pretty magnolia leaves.


43 ‘Fixer Upper’-Inspired Ways to Fill Blank Walls

Sweet Steps

Give plain stairs a unique upgrade by stenciling antique-style numbers onto each step.


A Farmhouse Filled With Unique Projects

Wooden Soap Dispenser

Give that plastic soap dispenser a barnwood-inspired upgrade with this quick, easy DIY.


How to Make a Wooden Soap Dispenser Cover

Salt Wash Painted Table

If you’re in love with worn-by-the-sun, coastal vibes, this DIY is for you. Just pick your paint, add a few simple ingredients and get to work.


Salt Paint Your Way to Summery Bliss

DIY Garden Hose Holder

Say goodbye to that tangled water hose with this pretty, wooden holder, complete with hanging baskets.


DIY Garden Hose Holder

White-Washed Vignette

Turn a hodgepodge of garage sale items into a cohesive, neutral-hued vignette by washing them all with varying degrees of white paint and water.


How to Make a Whitewash Wall Display With Garage Sale Items

Get the Shiplap Look

If you love the rustic, cottage-style look of shiplap walls, you’re in luck! They’re easier to install than you’d think.

Learn the Pros and Cons:

Reclaimed Barn Siding Wall Application: Do It Yourself or Don’t?

DIY Dollar Store Lanterns

Why pay upwards of $40 for decorative lanterns when you can make your own for less than $10? These gorgeous, farmhouse-inspired pieces are a cinch to make, requiring just a few basic craft supplies and some dollar store picture frames.


How to Make Decorative Lanterns From Dollar Store Picture Frames

DIY Wood Welcome Mat

Welcome guests in style with a custom, DIY wood slat doormat. Not only does this trendy rug make a gorgeous statement on any front porch, but it’s also a great tool for keeping dirt and debris at bay as the space between the slats captures the dirt and hides it from view. When ready for a front porch cleaning, just lift the mat, do a quick sweep and it’s ready for use again.


Pretty Up Your Porch With a DIY Wooden Doormat

Upcyled Quilt Christmas Tree Skirt

Some old quilts are too fragile or tattered to use as bedding, but they’re too precious to throw away. Repurpose one into a charming, cottage-style Christmas tree skirt by using the largest intact portion of the quilt.


Turn an Old Quilt Into a Christmas Tree Skirt

Farmhouse Folding Table

Need extra table space, but don’t want to sacrifice design? Entertain with ease and in style with this DIY, farmhouse-style folding table.


Dine in Style: DIY Folding Farm Table

Moss-Covered House Numbers

Bring your porch to life (and ensure the delivery guy never misses your house) with big, bold and beautiful moss house numbers.


Moss It Up: DIY Moss House Numbers

DIY Jute Rope Container

Add a touch of sweet, rustic style to any space with this DIY multi-use container made out of jute rope.


Get Organized With These DIY Cotton Rope Containers

From-the-Heart Tea Towels

You truly can’t go wrong when gifting tea towels — they’re a kitchen must-have. Create these one-of-a-kind designs with the help of a rolling pin and paint.


DIY Rolling Pin-Stamped Tea Towels

Win Fall With a Dough Bowl Centerpiece

Add a rustic touch to your fall table by turning a vintage dough bowl or wooden trencher into a centerpiece overflowing with seasonal pumpkins, gourds, pinecones and flowering branches.


Create a Rustic Fall Centerpiece in a Dough Bowl

Wood Tic-Tac-Toe Set

With family gathered for holiday festivities, it’s the perfect time to pull out board games. This year, skip the brightly-colored, mismatched gameboards and make your own rustic version of the classic favorite, tic-tac-toe. It provides endless fun and is even pretty enough to leave out all year long!


Handmade Gift Idea: Make a Classic Tic-Tac-Toe Board

DIY Tree Stump Vase

This crafty, organic vase is a lovely way to take your floral arrangements to the next level.


How to Make a Tree Stump Vase

Brighten It Up With Buckets

Transform inexpensive galvanized washtubs into beautiful, rustic pendant lights that look great indoors or out.


How to Make a Light Fixture From a Galvanized Bucket

Spigot Handle Towel Rack

Add function and charming personality to your bath by repurposing antique spigot handles into a towel rack.


Upcycle Vintage Spigot Handles Into a Trendy Towel Rack

Rustic-Chic Address Plaque

Decorate your front door with a stylish DIY house number plaque made from nails and a wood plank.


How to Make a Rustic-Chic Nail Art Address Plaque

Wine Rack Refresh

Blogger Kelly Rinzema of The Lily Pad Cottage repurposed rotting wood to give her old wine cart a chic refresh. MAKE IT

Rustic Pet Feeding Station

Make mealtime a little easier on large or older dogs by turning an old stool, box or crate into a raised feeding station where food and water are stylishly within reach.


How to Make a Pet Feeding Station

Picture Perfect

Put your favorite memories and accessories on full display with these stained wood photo ledge shelves.


How to Make Your Own Picture-Perfect Photo Ledge

Handmade Ruched Pillow Shams

High-end pillow shams can be a splurge when decorating a bedroom. But with basic sewing skills, you can make your own beautiful, designer look-alike shams at a fraction of the cost.


How to Sew Ruched Fabric Pillow Shams

Display Kids’ Art, Stylishly

Put those heartfelt works of art on display without compromising your design style (or your refrigerator door). These wood slats with clips look beautiful on your wall while providing an effortless way to switch out art pieces as often as you like.


6 Design-Friendly Ways to Display Kids’ Artwork

Ottoman Slipcover

Is your ottoman looking a little worse for wear? Give it a country-chic makeover with a handmade slipcover.


How to Slipcover an Ottoman

Grapevine Ball String Lights

Give your outdoor space a refresh with these semi-DIY bistro lights. Simply take decorative wicker spheres (normally used as table decor), and fit one sphere over each bulb on a strand of white string lights.


Bright Ideas for DIY Lighting Projects

DIY Rustic Bread Board

Antique breadboards are a popular collectible but they’re often expensive. With basic woodworking skills, you can turn a piece of old or reclaimed wood into a great handmade gift for your favorite foodie or hostess.


How to Make a Rustic Bread Board

Pallet Focal Piece

Turn your television into a farmhouse-inspired focal point by upcycling old wood pallets into a chic, rustic entertainment center.


3 DIY Ways to Decorate Around a Television

Beautiful Buffet With Basket Storage

Repurposing old furniture is a lot cheaper than buying new — especially if you’re going for the farmhouse look. DIY shelves, wicker baskets and a fresh coat of paint turn this console table into a functional, beautiful kitchen storage piece.


Create a Buffet With Basket Storage

DIY Farmhouse Benches and Table

Do you love farmhouse tables and benches but hate the price tag? Making your own at home is easier than you think — and you’ll have something to brag about.


DIY Farmhouse Benches

Wooden Stool Side Table

A distressed wooden stool serves as a side table in this dreamy, farmhouse-inspired living room.


A Farmhouse Filled With Unique Projects

Frame an Old Family Recipe

A framed, vintage recipe card written in a special family member’s handwriting doubles as sweet, meaningful kitchen decor.


Kids’ Craft: Frame an Old Family Recipe

DIY Laundry Basket Planter

Has your plastic laundry basket seen better days? Give it new life as a nautical-inspired planter.


3 Oversized Planters You Can Make From Upcycled Items

Whimsical Work Boots

Pull out your boots and get to work creating some super-cute, farmhouse-style curb appeal. Glossy, red galoshes make festive, front stoop planters while adding a feeling of whimsy and fun to this holiday porch.

Radiator Makeover

Sew Your Own Decor

Sewing a cozy pillow is easy! Create your own to pretty-up your space or give as a special, from-the-heart gift.


How to Sew a Simple Outdoor Pillow

Cinderblock Flower Bench

Cinderblocks and pine boards combine to create a rustic flower bench complete with terra cotta pots and pretty plants.


Planters Made from Cinderblocks

Hanging Photo Boards

Dress up an empty wall by displaying your favorite pictures on these stylish DIY photo hanging boards.


How to Make a Rustic Hanging Frame

Eucalyptus Christmas

Skip traditional greenery and deck the halls with boughs of eucalyptus this holiday season.


How to Make a Eucalyptus Garland + Easy Greenery Wreath

Personalized Burlap Stockings

These stockings were hung by the chimney with (country-chic) care. Embroidered names add a touch of personalization and color to the burlap gift holders.

Reindeer Coat Rack

Oh deer! We can’t get enough of this mountain-chic piece made from copper and birch pieces.


Copper Reindeer Coat Rack

DIY Rustic Star

This inexpensive holiday star is made from paint sticks and jute — seriously!


Make a Rustic Holiday Star From Paint Sticks and Jute

DIY Tobacco Basket

Tobacco baskets are the epitome of rustic decor. Make your own for just three dollars with our easy-to-follow tutorial.


DIY Tobacco Baskets

Blue Ladder Shelf

A ladder becomes a pretty-as-a-picture shelf with boards laid across the steps and the whole thing painted a pale blue.


Step-by-Step Shelving: DIY Ladder Shelf

DIY Magnetic Spice Rack

Keep your spices right where you need them all while adding a healthy dose of rustic charm to your kitchen decor.


Handcraft a Magnetic Countertop Spice Rack

DIY Milk Crate Ottoman

A rusty old milk crate is easily transformed into this functional, stylish piece with just a few basic materials.


DIY Milk Crate Ottoman

DIY Aged Galvanized Bucket

Gorgeous, weathered pieces are selling for pretty pennies at antique stores and resale shops these days. But the good news is, it’s surprisingly easy to give new pieces a time-worn, authentic look you’ll be proud to display. Get our step-by-step instructions below for transforming a brand-new galvanized bucket into a vintage-looking centerpiece.


How to Make a New Galvanized Steel Tub Look Old

Wood Slice Serving Tray

The combination of wood and resin is taking the design world by storm. DIY your own “slice” of the action and have all your guests in awe of your crafting skills.


Wood + Resin: A Showstopping Serving Tray

Don’t Forget the Kiddos

Simply add furniture legs to a wooden crate and paint a bright shade of pink for a playful (and pretty!) nightstand.


Just Add Legs for Easy DIY Furniture

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