There’s such a sentimental charm to the farmhouse style of home decorating. So, even if your home space is tight, why not add farmhouse decor touches to your living room and enjoy some of that charm every day? Better yet, how about DIYing your own accent pieces—with inspiration from these quaint and creative projects we found. Great for fall, but lovely all year round, too!
DIY Decor Projects for that Farmhouse Look in Your Home
For that rustic, handcrafted appeal, these pieces often make use of recycled items or refurbished home furnishings. So you save on buying materials, and invest your time and talent instead. Come see what we mean!
Each of these farmhouse-style projects comes with a tutorial or easy how-to tips. So, just click on the links and see which ones will grace your living room this fall.
1 – Rustic Fall Mantel with DIY Wood Pumpkins and Barn Wood Shutters – Decorate a mantel, ledge, or windowsill with quaint ideas like these from The Frugal Homemaker: wood slats assembled into pumpkin cutout shapes and “barn shutters” made from scrap wood. Add cozy accents like a fall leaf wreath, boxes of flowers, a knitted throw, pillows, lanterns and candles.
2 – Sunburst Driftwood Mirror – Turn this striking coastal decor piece from Sustain My Craft Habit into a farm-inspired accent by replacing the driftwood with twigs, wood chips, or dried wheat.
3 – Grain Sack Pillows with Stencils – Any burlap, linen or sack-like fabric remnant can be given a farmhouse look with stenciled lettering, as shown in this tutorial from Lilacs and Longhorns.
4 – Antique Cutting Board – This was a section from a worn wooden crate until Knick of Time transformed it into a handmade “antique” piece. Got an old wood plank lying around?
5 – Paint Sticks Bushel Basket – Hardware store paint sticks and embroidery hoops glued together to form a basket, then painted with a weathered look. So cute and clever from The Casual Craftlete, via Deco Art.
6 – Farmhouse Side Table Makeover – For the thrifters out there, this is the perfect makeover project. See how Interior Frugalista worked farmhouse-style magic on an old table, then do the same!
7 – Upcycled Thrift Store Candlesticks – Follow the how-to by Anderson and Grant, via The Cottage Market to create a lovely distressed-look candlestick grouping like this for your fall mantel or tabletop.
8 – DIY Rustic Entryway Coat Rack – A more permanent element for your home entryway that you’ll love using every day! Check out how Liz Marie Blog assembled this from an old barn door, wooden brackets, a plank of wood, and recycled coat rack hooks.
9 – DIY Farmhouse Wooden Box Centerpiece – A lovely floral touch for your coffee table, window sill, or book shelf—made rustic with a handcrafted box planter as seen on The Turquoise Home.
10 – DIY Farmhouse Blanket Ladder – So cool how Thrifty and Chic made this from scratch for less than $5! Such a versatile piece for displaying seasonal elements in an eye-catching way.
Things you can upcycle into farmhouse style
Look out for discarded, thrifted, or discounted items like these:
- Old barn doors and window shutters
- Old wooden crates, palettes, planks of wood
- Thrift store candlesticks, balusters, lanterns
- Vintage crockery, pitchers, basins
- Antique tables, chairs, frames
- Bushel baskets, picnic baskets
- Fabric remnants (burlap, linen, cheesecloth, ticking, gingham)
We can’t get over the farmhouse charm of the DIY projects above! Which ones are you planning to make for your living room?