10 Farmhouse Wall Decorating Ideas That Create a Cozy Feel

Add a farmhouse accent wall or try one of these simple farmhouse-style decorating ideas to bring a cozy, welcoming feel to any room of your home.

Do the walls in your house seem a bit bland? Our farmhouse wall-decor ideas will help you transform them. Update the look of your walls using secondhand finds, vintage artwork, chalkboards, and more. Here are our favorite ideas for farmhouse wall decor so you can get started on an easy makeover today!

Shelf holding horse illustration basket
James Nathan Schroder

Shiplap Stunner

Shiplap is a timeless farmhouse accent, but this version achieves the look using lattice. The converging lines add dimension to the whitewashed wall without overwhelming it. A horse drawing, wicker basket, and rustic galvanized bucket provide classic country charm. Learn how to install your own shiplap wall to accent your farmhouse decor.

Rustic wood white cabinet Ws on wall
James Nathan Schroder

Charming Character

General store or farmhouse kitchen? Decorated with antique wall art, such as marquee letters, a chalkboard, and a salvaged door from a general store, it's no wonder this room blurs the line. Fill the shelves of a pantry with monochromatic accents, such as vintage pitchers and containers. You can even use one of our pretty printables to help label them.

Blue checkered wall shelf plants jars
Laura Moss

Farmhouse Accent Wall

This buffalo check pattern might look like wallpaper, but it's hand-painted. Re-create it using white paint and an analogous color scheme. Continue the country theme with rustic bathroom wall decor, such as the studded tray and potted plants. Repurpose old floorboards by restaining and hanging them as a floating shelf.

Home Sweet Home chalkboard sign
Edmund Barr

Historical Schoolhouse Style

Take a note from historical schoolhouses and use a chalkboard framed in salvaged barn wood as farmhouse wall art. This one takes center stage above an entryway console table and is lit by industrial-style sconces.

Living room fire place deer head hangings
Kritsada Panichgul

Animal Appeal

We can't decide which steals the show on this modern farmhouse mantel more—the funky cardboard elephant or the glamorous golden ram. Either way, we love the playful nods to animals in this modern farmhouse wall decor. Fill any blank spaces with a cascading plant or other natural elements.

White kitchen wood floor trays on wall
Brie Williams

Classic Farmhouse Designs

Polish those antique trays. They're about to serve some serious style. This farmhouse kitchen display features secondhand serving trays in various shapes and metals. Stacked vertically on a shiplap wall (the farmhouse signature you can install in a weekend), they draw the eyes back to visually expand the kitchen. Don't have any trays on hand? Hunt for them at your local thrift store or garage sale.

White brick shelf desk books
James Nathan Schroder

Modern Farmhouse Twist

Contemporary meets rustic when a glitzy chandelier is paired with industrial accents in this nook-turned-office. Mint-color details and a subway tile backsplash offer modern touches; a DIY shelf built with pipe makes interesting wall decor.

Wooden table sink white step stool mirror
Emily Followill

Coastal Inspiration

Coastal farmhouse style often features soothing ocean shades, crisp whites, and golden accents. Beyond the soft blue pocket door to this powder room, calm hues continue in a scenic gold-framed oil painting. Reclaimed elements, like the wall sconce and faucet, add major farmhouse ambience. Hanging a metal mirror using rope rounds out the rustic wall decor.

Wooden table multiple picture frames lamps
Brie Williams

Mixed Materials

Metal and wood are a favorite farmhouse pairing. Mix the two to bring contrast to a living room or foyer. This farmhouse gallery wall blends sleek golden and wood frames with a few white frames for balance.

White shelves vintage ads white items
Kim Cornelison

Food for Thought

It's not classic country style without a chicken. This darling farmhouse display of vintage kitchenware and throwback signage comes together on scalloped shelves. A collection like this evolves over time. Keep an eye out for additions when shopping flea markets, home goods stores, and estate sales.

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