20 Rustic Ideas for Farmhouse Wall Art

Because a country home calls for farm-worthy artwork.

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Alec Hemer

Prints and maps and paintings, oh my! There are so many ways to decorate a farmhouse—and not all of them fit within a frame. Here, some clever artwork ideas that look right at home in the country.

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Alec Hemer
Suspended Prints

Skip formal frames and casually suspend prints with wall-friendly adhesive strips to achieve a wispy, floating effect. This trio of feather prints is from violasmarket.com.

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Paul Costello/OTTO
Pet-Inpired Art

Commission a canvas piece inspired by your canine, or another animal from the farm.

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Annie Schlechter
Framed Farm Print

Or, frame a photograph (like this gorgeous cow image from millhousemercantile.etsy.com) for a rustic focal point.

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Max Kim-Bee
Abstract Art

An abstract painting by artist—and CL General Store vendor—Deann Hebert adds texture above the chippy mantel in this Georgia farmhouse.

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Buff Strickland
Rustic Signs

Vintage signs reading "supermarket," "grocery," or "meat market" make gorgeous artwork for a farmhouse. No luck at the antique store? Simply stencil your own!

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Brian Woodcock
Repurposed Tools

Here's a thrifty idea: Get your farmhouse style straight from the source! Here, ironstone plates, garden tools, and even a horseshoe become instant entryway art.

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Matthew Williams
Wildlife Wall Art

A gallery of wildlife paintings (we spot a cow and bird) and other artwork warms up the white shiplap walls of this farmhouse staircase.

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Michael J. Lee for Sabbe Interior Design
Vintage Landscape Paintings

For this boy's bedroom, designer Stephanie Sabbe was inspired by the vintage landscape paintings you see hanging on the wall. Arranging tip: She started with one large piece centered above the trunk and worked her way out from there.

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Laura Moss
Vintage Maps

When framed, old maps add vintage appeal.

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Randy Mayor/Background by Sebastian Schollmeyer/EyeEm/Getty
Embroidery Art

Embroidery hoop art, like this pretty pattern stitched by our Assistant Managing Editor Katie Bowlby, recalls decor that Grandma would have had in her own farmhouse.

Get this and other free cross-stitch patterns.

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Stephen Kent Johnson
Thrifted Finds

Not all art comes in frames. Thrifted finds like this antique botanical chart, a schoolhouse staple, make a seriously stunning statement. Struggling to score one just like it? We found a modern rendition.

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Tara Donne
Art Collection

Start collecting similar pieces to group together for greater effect. Here, the homeowner displayed her father's collection of antique maps in assorted frames, all of which were spray-painted gold (Gloss Gold by Krylon) to feel more cohesive. (To give them a weathered look, she struck each one with house keys after the paint dried.) 

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Alison Gootee
Embroidered Bags

We bet you never thought of using old feed and flour bags for art! Contributing editor Cathe Holden flattened them onto canvases and 3-D stitched them to make the graphics pop. 

Get the tutorial ( other DIY decorating ideas).

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Découpage Trays

A little Mod Podge goes a long way in turning glass trays into farmhouse-worthy works.

Get the tutorial.

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David Hillegas
Antique Silhouettes

Silhouettes like these are a collector's dream, but more modern or DIY renditions would look just as fitting in a farmhouse.

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Lincoln Barbour
Pressed Flowers

Press and frame flowers from the farm for a country house-ready wall.

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Max Kim-Bee
Rustic Art Wall

Taxidermy, vintage prints and mirrors, and even a horse bit, acts as cozy, rustic art.

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Buff Strickland
Decorative Plate Art

When passed down generation to generation and hung on the wall, decorative plates make meaningful art.

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Becky Luigart-Stayner
Pinned-Up Pages

Take a page from this cheery room and pin up copies of sheets from a favorite book as art.

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Rustic Wood Transfer

Transfer a photo from the farm onto a wood slice for adorable art that is oh-so-country.

Get the tutorial.

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