25 Ways to Add Farmhouse Style to Any Home

Even if you live in the suburbs, you can create the country house of your dreams with these rustic decorating ideas.

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Yes, it's possible to have the country house of your dreams. From easy rustic touches to larger architectural projects, here are some of our favorite ways to give any kind of home a farmhouse feel.

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David Land
Shiplap Walls

The farmhouse staple saw a surge in popularity thanks to HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines. Check out our guide to installing shiplap in your home.

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Photographer: Thomas Kuoh, Designer: Grant K. Gibson
Farmhouse Sink

The stuff country kitchen dreams are made of. (You just might want toread this first before installing one, though)

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Annie Schlechter
Barn Door

Installing barn doors is a clear country choice. See some of our favorite ways to incorporate barn doors into your home.

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Lisa Hubbard
Antique Trunks

Store extra quilts—and whatever else—in one of these for functional farmhouse style.

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Annie Schlechter
Farm-Friendly Artwork

Why not decorate your farmhouse with farm-inspired photography or paintings? 

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Brian Woodcock
Repurposed Farm Tools

There's no easier way to incorporate farmhouse style than by literally decorating with old farm tools. Hang shovels. hoes, washboards, or antique cheese graters, or convert an old toolbox into a trunk for storage.

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Becki Griffin's Curious Details
Decorative Plate Display

Display your prized plates, just like Grandma did in her farmhouse.

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David Hillegas
Rustic Cupboards

Store collectibles in distressed china cabinets.

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Photographer: Emily Gilbert, Designer: Jenny Wolf Interiors
Antique Stove

… or at least, install a vintage-inspired one, like this gorgeous oven, the new LG "Black Stainless Steel" series, a collaboration with designer Nate Berkus.

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Buff Strickland
Farm Table

If there's one thing every farmhouse needs, it's a farm table. After all, it's where your family will share meals, conversations, celebrations, and more.

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Bjorn Wallander
Hanging Pots and Pans

We love a kitchen that looks lived-in, with old cast iron skillets in full view.

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Max Kim-Bee
Reading Nook

Best achieved in a sunny corner with a window seat.

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Max Kim-Bee
Butcher's Block

Bonus counter space with rustic appeal. Score!

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Courtesy of Brandi Sawyer
Mason Jars

Maybe you just use them for canning jams or storing spices, or maybe you feature them in your DIY decor, but every farmhouse needs some Mason jars.

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Annie Schlechter
Exposed Wooden Beam Ceiling

Open ceilings like this add character and recall similarly structured barns or industrial buildings.

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Annie Schlechter
Chalkboard

A framed chalkboard in the kitchen or mudroom is not only country-chic, it's also super handy.

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Victoria Pearson
Something Galvanized

Like the bucket and the jar-drying rack chandeliers seen in this laundry room/mudroom.

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Laura Moss
Rustic Signs

Antique signs reading "supermarket," "grocery," or "meat market" are a fun addition to any farmhouse-style kitchen.

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Brian Woodcock
Ladder Displays

… whether you turn a vintage ladder into a nightstand with boards on every step for shelves, or drape quilts over the rungs.

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Courtesy of the Sweet Survival
Window Decor

Prop up some old window frames or shutters for an easy farmhouse touch.

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Holly Wreford
Wildflowers

Milk bottles filled with wildflowers, a compote of bright lemons, or a bowl of farm-fresh eggs instantly imparts a farmhouse feel.

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Brian Woodcock
Layered Rugs

Cowhide and sisal rugs add softness and texture to any living room, while natural wood elements reinforce a farmhouse feel.

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Tara Donne
Quilted Bedspreads

Any farmhouse fanatic knows quilts are the secret to a truly cozy country bed. Need more inspiration? See our favorite creative ways to decorate with quilts.

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Annie Schlechter
Clawfoot Bathtub

A classic slipper tub is the focal point of any true country cottage bathroom.

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Victoria Pearson
Canopy Bed

Tuck yourself into a stately canopy bed for a country-quiet night's sleep.

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