I have always felt that you do not need to break the bank to create a farmhouse look! Farmhouse style, whether vintage, modern or traditional can absolutely be achieved on a budget. In fact, most of the decor pieces in my home do not cost more than $10-20 per decor item. Here are a few farmhouse decorating ideas on a budget! Try any of these tips when creating a farmhouse style look on a set budget.
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What is the Farmhouse Look
Classic Farmhouse style is part vintage and part warm, neutral tones throughout the home. The classic farmhouse look typically displays a kitchen with shaker wooden cabinets and a white vintage farmhouse sink. Whereas the modern farmhouse look is slightly different, by incorporating clean, white color tones. Modern Farmhouse design combines vintage style with a slightly modern flair. Typically the sleek vintage modern farmhouse pieces stand out against the backdrop of neutral colored walls.
Farmhouse design style often consists of cozy, warm accent pieces that are charming as well as practical. In many farmhouse kitchens, you will find a deep cast iron sink and cutting boards displayed on the counters. Simple dishtowels hanging in the kitchens and bathrooms and green plants on tables, counters and windowsills. When you think “farmhouse” style, envision warm wood tones, natural greenery and simple, neutral decor pieces. One of the best qualities of farmhouse decor is that most of the pieces you buy are versatile enough to fit into any room in your home.
How to Find Your Farmhouse Look on a Budget
TIP 1: Use Pinterest and Instagram for Inspiration
I always feel so inspired after looking through home decor inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram! The secret to creating a farmhouse look on a budget is to get all of your decor inspiration from searching design styles online. There are so many farmhouse decorating ideas on a budget, all you need to do is narrow down your likes and favorite looks. Then take mental notes of what you like and start shopping around to find similar decor pieces on sale. You can easily replicate design style that you were inspired by online in your own home by shopping around for similar, affordable pieces.
I hear so often that the hardest part of designing your space is knowing how to decorate. That is the beauty of designing in the 21st century! All of your inspiration for a farmhouse look is online and in magazines! Just google farmhouse style on Instagram and/or Pinterest and you can start seeing what you like. Then save pins, screen shot images and start shopping around for items that you saw in your saved pictures.
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TIP 2: Shop Around and Look for Sales
Design inspiration is EVERYWHERE! In part we can thank farmhouse design stylists like Joanna Gaines, but nowadays you can truly find farmhouse inspiration at almost every store! The Farmhouse Look is NOT going out of style! Quite the opposite. Actually since farmhouse style is in such high demand, you may find yourself looking at very overpriced farmhouse decor items. Do not settle for overpriced pieces. Look around at all of your local stores and compare prices. I promise you that you will be so surprised at all of the affordable farmhouse decor out there!
One of my favorite stores for creating a farmhouse look on a budget is the dollar store! Believe it or not, you can find great farmhouse decor pieces at the dollar store and/or the dollar general. Always check out their seasonal section. This section often has farmhouse decor items for less than $10! Check out a great blog post by Kyrie from Healthfully Rooted Home on “8 Dollar Store Organization Finds that Don’t Look Cheap.”
How do I get a Farmhouse Look
TIP 3: Shop at Yard Sales and Flea Markets
One of the best parts of farmhouse design is turning old into new! Some of my most favorite farmhouse finds have come from yard sales! Check out this beautiful antique desk below that my husband scored at a yard sale for only $100!
The key to achieving farmhouse decorating style on a budget is to stick to neutral design pieces. Find furniture and decor items at yard sales and flea markets that are wood toned, white, light colored or vintage. A bonus feature about flea markets and yard sales are that you can bargain and negotiate the price down. This makes for a great place to find budget friendly farmhouse style pieces.
Affordable Farmhouse Lighting
No farmhouse style would be complete without farmhouse lighting. This is a key element in farmhouse design style, but one that many times costs a lot of money. I am here to tell you that you can achieve your farmhouse lighting dreams without breaking the bank!
I can honestly say that I have never spent more than $200 on any of my light fixtures. My “go to” store’s for affordable lighting is typically Lowe’s and Home Depot. When I was shopping for our home’s farmhouse inspired lighting, I found all of my inspiration first on Pinterest. From there I googled similar light features and compared prices. You can find great sales this way and it is easier to compare prices and items.
Another great site to shop affordable farmhouse lighting is of course Amazon. The best part about Amazon is that you can get free shipping if you are a prime member. Check out these great modern farmhouse light fixtures from Amazon below (prices range from $40 – $150)!
Start Designing YOUR Farmhouse Look!
You are now on your way to creating a farmhouse look in your own home on a budget! Remember these 3 simple tips and you will not only save money, but you will do it without sacrificing your design style!
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BONUS: Check out this great article on how to incorporate mindful decor into your farmhouse styled home!
Part of creating a farmhouse look is choosing furniture and decor pieces that serve a purpose as well. One of the reasons farmhouse style so appealed to me, is that each room in your home creates pockets of peace and coziness throughout. This type of design style is also known as mindful home design. 19 Mindfulness experts (including me!) came together to put together a list of 19 tips to transform your space into one that makes you feel relaxed and less stressed. Click HERE for the article on 19 Expert Decor and Reno Tips to Inspire Mindful Home Design.
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