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Turn Your Humble Abode into a Farmhouse Haven! Budget-Friendly DIY Decor

Farmhouse decor is one of the hottest interior design trends these days! It mixes a neutral color palette with old-fashioned, colorful patterns for the perfect blend of modern and vintage charm. Thanks to TV hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines, known for their HGTV hit, “Fixer Upper”, this interior design style is popping up just about everywhere! 

The typical farmhouse home has wooden floors, white or cream walls and furniture made from wood or painted a neutral color. Then, it’s the vintage decorations and fresh, bright colors that bring the rustic farmhouse trend to life! Want to bring this country style into your home? Listen to our handy guide to farmhouse decor on a budget in this new episode of the Gwinnett Podcast!

Where to find affordable farmhouse decor

There are plenty of budget-friendly, accessible ways to get started on transforming your space into a cozy farmhouse haven! Head over to your local thrift shop or flea market for reasonable prices and vintage finds. Ask your family members if they have any old-fashioned treasures in storage that they don’t mind giving to you.

If you would rather find some newly made but affordable farmhouse decor, check out craft stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby. Also, keep an eye out for great deals at local garage sales or online marketplaces like Facebook Marketplace. And don’t forget that you can bring farmhouse flair to pieces that you already own! Try adding a “distressed” look to your furniture or repainting it plain white.

Budget-friendly items to start your farmhouse journey

  • White ceramic or enamelware pitchers, bowls, and plates
  • Vintage metal or wooden signs to hang on your walls
  • Antique tin cans to store dry goods, office supplies, etc.
  • Greenery! Eucalyptus, ruscus, bay leaves or magnolia leaves! 
  • Wire, wicker, or burlap baskets for shelves or to store blankets
  • Brightly colored bowls or pitchers to bring a splash of fun to a room
  • Pillows, throws, or cloths with gingham, striped, or buffalo check fabric
  • Floral arrangements and vases
  • Old books and albums to stack on open shelves or wooden coffee tables

DIY farmhouse projects to try

  • Repaint an existing piece of furniture white and add some “distressed” details.
  • Paint your own vintage wooden sign with letter stencils and some creativity!
  • Create a mason jar floral arrangement: paint a mason jar or leave it clear, then fill it with beautiful flowers and tie some burlap twine around the jar for decoration!

The possibilities are endless!

Check out some of these Gwinnett businesses that carry farmhouse decor & design services! 

Status Home Design 

Rusted Fence

Piper Lillies

AR Workshop

Hobby Lobby