Last Updated: May 11, 2018
Looking to transform your home into a rustic retreat? Add charming accents to your space to create a farmhouse-inspired rustic home. All it takes is a few unique pieces and you can create a whole new feel.
No matter your decor needs, we have rustic options that will add extra life to your home. From coffee tables to wood shelving we’ve collected options that you can copy exactly or modify to fit your tastes. Kickstart your decorating projects by looking through our 40 rustic home decor ideas.
1. DIY Plank Wall
Want to highlight a wall with a look that resembles shiplap? Try a plank wall you can build yourself. Paint your planks white or keep them natural.
2. Farmhouse Dining Table
Bring a cozy, farmhouse feel right into your dining room. Build a table out of beautiful wood slabs and white painted table legs.
3. Rustic Matting
Transform any photo into rustic home decor by using matting that resembles wood. Choose joyful family photos from walks in the park or playing in the field.
4. Milk Can Coffee Table
A unique coffee table is a great conversation starter. Repurpose a vintage milk can by making it the base for your table, then secure a rounded wood piece to the top.
5. Floral Crowned Deer Head
For decor that’s rustic, modern and bright, design your own floral crowned deer head. If you don’t have access to a deer skull, craft your piece out of antlers, branches or driftwood. Fasten assorted fabric flowers with a floral wire and loop them to your deer head.
6. Vintage Twist
An antique touch, like a patterned chair or couch, can make a stunning statement in a living room or bedroom. Consider vintage patterns for accent items, too, like pillows and rugs.
7. Wood Crate Centerpiece
Fashion a wooden box for decorations like pumpkins, flowers and candles. Give it a country decor feel by keeping the wood its natural color.
8. Clipboard Art
Hang clipboards above a desk or in your kitchen for displaying photos and magazine articles. Choose wooden clipboards for a more rustic appearance.
9. Rustic Christmas Decor
Looking for DIY rustic decor that utilizes driftwood? Tie pieces of string from your driftwood and secure festive accents in red and green for holiday decor.
10. Wooden Coffee Table
Build a charming coffee table for your living room. Keep your materials as rustic as possible with a wooden surface and white farmhouse legs. Set books and mason jars full of fresh flowers on your table for additional texture and personality.
11. Log Candle Holder
Turn logs into stylish candle holders by drilling a hole that matches the size of a battery-operated tea light. Surround your candles with decor for the season, whether it’s Christmas, Halloween or springtime.
12. Upholstered Farmhouse Bench
Place a beautiful, comfy farmhouse bench at the end of your bed or in your guest room. It’ll be a convenient place to put on your socks or fold clean laundry.
13. Wooden Flower Planter
Give your porch or patio some rustic flair by transforming a wooden log into a flower planter. Carve out space for soil, then fill it with flowers like pansies, daffodils or begonias.
14. Rustic Wood Art
Paint wooden panels with a neutral color like white or grey. Overlay the surface with letter decals or stenciling. Choose an uplifting quote, phrase or verse to bring extra joy to your home.
15. Unique Shelving
Find quirky storage furniture at a second-hand shop or estate sale. Add wooden slabs to create a rustic feel. Fill your shelves with books, picture frames and statement pieces like trophies.
16. Living Room Hutch
Store your decorative bowls and pitchers in an antique hutch. Place it in your living room for gorgeous farmhouse decor that’s also practical.
17. Farmhouse Cabinets
Wooden cabinets and armoires give a quaint, cozy feeling to a bathroom, laundry room or entryway. Build cabinets yourself or find them at vintage shops and antique stores.
18. Wood Burned Picture Frame
Enhance a wooden frame with a wood burning kit. Get creative with stripes, polka dots or hearts.
19. Tiered Cake Stand
Stack wood slices with sturdy glassware for a tiered rustic stand. Fill each level with muffins, cupcakes or freshly baked cookies.
20. DIY Rustic Coffee Table
Rummage through antique shops and thrift stores for a table with a rustic look. Adhere pieces of stained wood for a beautiful surface. You’ll have an attractive coffee table for your living room, basement or den.
21. Rustic Wood Frame
Construct rustic wood frames for your photos and artwork. Stain your wood in a color that compliments your tables, dressers and other furniture.
22. Basket Storage
Accent pieces strengthen the decor scheme throughout your home. Choose baskets with a rustic flair, like ones with wooden features or a wicker base.
23. Driftwood Succulent Planter
All you need for this DIY rustic decor project are simple materials—like a piece of driftwood and succulents. Adhere your plants to the driftwood using floral glue, then place this stunning piece on your mantel or dining room table.
24. DIY Farmhouse Sign
Refurbish an existing sign or build your own with stained wooden slabs. Paint the center portion white, then add a quote or inspiring phrase.
25. Wooden Shelves
Looking for beautiful wood craft ideas? Put your woodworking skills to practice by building rows of shelves across a wall. Store your dishes, picture frames and other keepsakes in the cubbies.
26. Earthy Accent Pillows
Fashion pillow covers out of burlap for comfy accents that carry a country feel. Paint on a monogram letter or ‘XO’ symbols.
27. Aged Labels
Wrap your bottles and jars with labels that resemble the old-timey countryside. Create your own labels with vintage font and brown paper.
28. Terracotta Pots
Make your potted herbs one-of-a-kind with a whitewash look. Add your pots of basil, sage and rosemary to a brightly-lit window shelf or back patio.
29. Pinecones and Berries
Rustic decoration ideas often involve natural materials like pinecones, driftwood and greenery. Collect pinecones and holly berries, then arrange them in a glass jar for a table accent or mantel art piece.
30. DIY Deer Head Wall Mount
Add statement DIY wall art to your home with a paper mâché deer head. Paint the head and antlers in a solid color then adhere it to a framed wooden board.
31. Wood Slice Art
Etch a quote or phrase into a wood slice with a wood burning tool. Add personality with simple shapes like hearts and stars.
32. Cedar Chest Coffee Table
Repurpose a cedar chest into a stylish coffee table. Its charming persona fits well in a living room, cottage or cabin.
33. Brick Gallery Wall
Arrange framed artwork and canvas prints on brick to create a gallery wall. Choose a variety of photo styles—from landscapes to portraits—for a vibrant, eye-catching spread.
34. Burlap Photo Board
Cover a cork board with a piece of burlap, then secure strands of twine in even rows. Clip your photos to the board using clothespins. The best part of this photo board is that you can swap out photos anytime.
35. Cedar Centerpiece
Start with a wood slice as the foundation for your centerpiece. Place pine cones, candles or a succulent jar on top for a balanced arrangement—great for a coffee table or dining room.
36. Rustic Floral Arrangements
A rich, colorful floral arrangement like this one created by Amber Reverie stimulates the ambience of an entire room. Select blooms from the pink and red palette, then add greenery like eucalyptus for filler.
37. Hanging Jars
Recycle jars of all sizes and shapes. Design a simple hanging display by filling the jars with baby’s breath, flowers or twigs, then secure it to your wooden support with twine or jute.
38. Wooden Bowl Accents
Fill your space with rustic decor that’s practical. Arrange wooden bowls, serving trays and cutting boards throughout your kitchen and dining room.
39. Rustic Frames
Take your family photos off of your computer screen and onto your wall. Choose rustic wood frames and arrange them into a gallery with your canvas prints and wall art.
40. GPS Coordinates Sign
The best DIY rustic decor is personalized to you and your family. Determine the GPS coordinates of your home, then paint them on a wooden board.
Enhance your rustic ambiance by bringing accent pieces into your kitchen and dining room. Customize a mason jar glass for each member of your family. When you aren’t drinking out of them they make for the perfect rustic vases for flowers that are in season.