Cheap farmhouse decor can be hard to find. The Farmhouse decor style is very common these days. This quaint, rustic style reminds people of days gone by where everything was much simpler. For a rustic, simple style you would expect decor items to be cheap. This is not the case! Rustic farmhouse decor items are quite expensive. In this post, I’ll be giving you some dirt cheap farmhouse decor items that you can use to style your house.
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What is the farmhouse decor style?
The farm decor style is warm and inviting with accents of simpler times. Decorating in a farmhouse style, you will see lots of layers and texture in the environment. Baskets, wood, plants and metal accents are all common. Grey and white are common colors in the farmhouse home decor style, as are green and blue. Less refined furniture and accessories are present. Furniture isn’t highly finished and glossed. There are “flaws” and “imperfections” in the decor pieces which add to the charm and feeling of simplicity.
The farmhouse home decor style pays homage to the old days where everything was simpler; you would sit on the front porch socializing while the kids chased lightning bugs at dusk.
What do I need for farmhouse style?
The farmhouse home decor style has some key elements that help define it. Adding these to your home will definitely give it a more “farmhouse” feel. If you’re looking for farmhouse decorating ideas on a budget, focusing on these key elements will help give you the look you want. They are:
- Rustic wood elements with metal trim
- Rustic wall decor
- Witty signs and sayings
- Mason Jars
- House Plants
- Plaid Fabrics
Where to buy cheap farmhouse decor
Are you looking for good places where to buy inexpensive farmhouse decor? There are quite a few places to find cheap farmhouse decor online and offline. You can buy it from yard sales from actual farmhouses, or buy it from the store. It is a trade of time for money, just like anything else. How fast do you want your home decorated in the farmhouse style? How much are you willing to pay? Cheap and worth the wait are different for different people. That said, some of my favorite places to look for home decor items are:
Amazon! Ok, this one is kind of a no-brainer. Amazon is HUGE these days, and I just love the free Prime shipping. It seems like the delivery guy is coming to my house almost ever day with something from them. And honestly – for good reason! There are some seriously amazing cheap farmhouse decor pieces on Amazon.
Target! Target has really stepped up their decorating game recently. It used to be that Target would only have cheaper pieces or home decor for apartments and decor for college dorms. Not anymore! Target has some seriously amazing looking potted plants. They also have plenty of cute and well made accessory items and nice pictures. Baskets and storage cubbies at target are also some really great buys.
Your local swap meet or thrift store! Your local swap meet or thrift store is a great place to find second-hand home decor pieces that can be used as is. Even if a piece is in rough condition or not exactly what you want, a home decor DIY project can take it from “meh” to “wow!”. Be sure to keep an eye on these places for hidden gems. If you like something, be sure to snatch it up – it probably won’t be there when you go back.
So if you are looking for affordable farmhouse decor, be sure to check these places out! These stores have some amazing discount farmhouse decor pieces, so it’s well worth your time to check them out, even if you are planning on diy. You can get some great farmhouse ideas on a budget – free! by window shopping stores for ideas.
Here’s where to buy farmhouse decor items:
- Hobby Lobby (especially when they have their sales!)
- Local swap meet or thrift store
Cheap Farmhouse Decor Ideas
So, you’ve decided you want to just buy your farm decor and now you’re looking for farmhouse ideas on a budget. This can be a great decision. Here are some of the best farmhouse decor steals that are available on Amazon. These items are all super highly rated and reviewed – so you know that you are getting a quality item. Yes, you can get cheap farmhouse decor on Amazon, with Prime shipping too!
Rustic Wood Floating Shelves
Nothing says farm decor like rustic wood pieces with metal accents. It’s one of the defining features of the style. These shelves have both the unfinished wood and the metal accent pieces. Also, who doesn’t need more room to store things in their life? These shelves are great for displaying cute plants, pictures, or storing DVD’s.
Rustic Wall Decor
Another key thing you need to get the antique farmhouse feel in your house is rustic wall decor. Cheap farmhouse wall decor is a must have for your house. Think mason jars, wood signs, burlap, and flowers. These mason jar sconces fill all of those qualities! The mason jars have pixie lights in them that automatically turn off after 6 hours. They come with fake hydrangeas in them, but you can swap them out for any flowers that you like easily.
Witty signs and sayings
Another key feature to country farmhouse decor is witting signs and sayings. This is where you will find large wooden signs proclaiming “Welcome!”, or in this case, lamenting a lack of toilet paper. I love the witty signs in the bathroom, they take a traditionally boring space and add some fun to it. This small wooden sign would be great on a shelf in the bathroom, or on top of the toilet.
Mason jars are everywhere in farmhouse decor. You can find them in the kitchen or bathroom as soap dispensers (with the help of neat addons like these pumps). They also work great on a dining room table holding flowers. You can even use mason jars for their original purpose – canning food. 😉
A huge part of the farmhouse home decor trend is indoor plants. You will see succulents, herbs, and all sorts of plants all throughout the house. Often, there will be more than one plant per room. Now, if you have a black thumb like me, or just don’t have the time to care for all of those plants you can go with fake plants. Fake plants have gotten remarkably realistic looking. Take this cute plant in a grey paper pot for example. It is absolutely adorable looking, and you don’t have to worry about killing it! Win!
Remember how I said that the farmhouse decor style was remembering older, long gone days? Well, part of that is plaid. Plaid is quite common in farmhouse decor. You can find it in throw pillows, accent rugs, and hand towels. Basically anywhere that you are using fabric, plaid is a good choice if you are looking for a farmhouse style. Just remember – a little bit of this fabric goes a long way. I would stick to only one or two plaid pieces per room. Otherwise you risk looking like you were invaded by lumberjacks. 🙂
Shiplap is another common decorating trend seen in modern farmhouse decor. Shiplap is a type of wooden board with tongue and groove. It was originally used as exterior siding for buildings like homes, sheds, barns, and outhouses. Today the antique farmhouse style usually incorporates elements of shiplap. This can be a whole wall covered in replica shiplap, a part of the wall covered in thin stick on vinyl panels to give the same effect, or a wooden sign or other element (like this clock) that was made with shiplap.
DIY Farmhouse Decor projects
DIY Farmhouse decor projects are a great way to save money. These are good choices if you have the time to spend on a DIY project. Remember from earlier, you have to consider if the time it takes to do something is worth the savings in money. Sometimes, choosing a DIY home decor project isn’t about saving money, but is about getting something “just right”. Make sure that when you are picking your Farmhouse Decor DIY project that you understand *why* you are choosing to DIY.
Here’s some super great Farmhouse Decor DIY projects – some of the best that I’ve seen!