If you love rustic farmhouse decor but your budget is limited, you can still have that Fixer Upper look! Check out these 25 trendy, budget-friendly DIY rustic farmhouse home decor projects!
Updated: September 29, 2022
Rustic Farmhouse Decor for a Cozy Home
I’m typically late to the game to catch on to things that are trending. If you can believe it, it was only recently that I was introduced to Joanna Gaines (not literally) and the rustic, farmhouse cult following. And it was sort of by accident.
We had an oil burner issue that required us to pack up our whole house and empty it so it could be cleaned, repainted and the floors replaced. The upside of that saga is that we basically had a brand new interior to our house that needed decorating!
As I was scoping out decor and styles, I landed on rustic and farmhouse decor and loved it.
I didn’t know it was a ‘thing.’ I didn’t even realize it when, months earlier, my sister (The Girl Creative) said she was decorating her house for Christmas in a farmhouse theme. It never hit me that it was a popular trending style. (I’ve pretty much been buried in all things baby and toddler for a few years now).
I just knew that I loved the entire look.
And to be honest, when I look back at pictures of my 1st apartment back in 2005 or so, I already had a lot of rustic look going on, so, in my opinion, there’s definitely a timeless factor to the whole farmhouse rustic look.
It just gets a little updated as time goes one. So, it’s a look that’s definitely worth the investment!
DIY Rustic Farmhouse is the Way to Go
Since then, I have upped my game, drank the Kool-Aid and joined the cult.
Since that initial oil burner issue, we’ve sold our house in NY and moved to Tennessee. So now, I’m doing the whole home decor project all over again. I’ve since learned that while I adore farmhouse, it can be a little pricey sometimes.
It can be overwhelming trying to pull this off when you are on a budget.
That’s why I’ve really explored some budget-friendly ways to decorate a house, and DIY, for me, has been the way to go.
When I see something I really like, I just head to Pinterest or Google and see who has a DIY project. And just about 100% of the time, I can find a DIY knock-off of what I love. Y
ou can find DIY projects for decorating every season, too – fall farmhouse DIY projects, fall DIY wreaths, spring farmhouse DIY projects, spring DIY wreaths… and holiday DIY projects for Christmas and for Valentine’s Day, too – all in farmhouse style!
Encouragement for DIY Beginners
I’m by no means a pro-DIYer, but it honestly gets easier the more you do it.
I had a fear of messing things up when I first started, but the cool thing about doing farmhouse, rustic type DIY projects is that because there’s usually such a worn, distressed look, you really can’t mess it up.
Imperfection is sort of built into the style.
I recommend starting with some smaller, easier farmhouse DIY projects – ones that don’t require a lot of building or power tools if you aren’t used to using those. Anything with chalk paint is great for newbies because chalk paint is so forgiving, and usually, a distressed effect is part of the look.
Start simple, and work your way up. As your confidence grows, you’ll be tackling building furniture and raising your own she-shed pretty soon!
There are lots of creative types out there who can help with the budget-DIY-side of things. There are so many gorgeous options (repurposing old windows is one of my favorite DIY projects – can’t get enough!), but here are some of my favorites! And they’re especially perfect if you’re on a tight budget but really want the rustic, farmhouse look!
25+ Frugal Farmhouse Crafts for the Home
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Fantastic & Inexpensive Rustic Farmhouse Home Decor DIY Projects
I seriously would love every single one of these pieces in my house. Truth be told, I’m not crafty enough to pull off all these farmhouse projects, but a handful of these budget-friendly DIY rustic home decor pieces definitely are a good place to start. For sure, they serve as great inspiration.
For the rest, there’s always Hobby Lobby. 🙂
Thoughts? I’d love to hear them – leave a comment!
And if you create any of these projects, I’d love to see them! Please tag me on Instagram at @100affections so I can check it out!
And if you think others might enjoy this post, I’d be so grateful if you shared!
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