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Ten Simple Ways to Decorate in the Farmhouse Charm Style

Stroll along the weathered wooden fence, letting your fingers graze the jubilant wildflowers, until your quaint farmhouse comes into view. Then sit a spell on the front porch in your favorite rocking chair or while away a relaxing afternoon indoors among the charm of country decor. Sound like a dream? If you’ve long-admired the rustic farmhouse style, here are ten simple ways to imbue your home with the same laid-back, down-home ambience.

Click here to view a variety of home decor in the farmhouse charm style, including the items below.

1. Antique-inspired serveware and crockery
Your off-white plates and platters will be at home in the farmhouse style. Mix and match dinnerware from different sets, and gather a few pieces just for display. For your table or island, place utensils or artificial flowers in a vintage-looking crock.

2. Open shelving
To give your kitchen an airy, casual feel, select furnishings with open storage or glass-front doors. For a touch of yesteryear, display glass milk bottles, Mason jars, wooden crates, or metal canisters.

Antique Rooster Kitchen Utensil Crock West Albany Wine Cabinet

3. Cutout wall decor
Wall items spelling out “kitchen” or “eat” will look darling in your farmhouse kitchen. A wall hook rack like this one is both decorative and functional, keeping your oven mitt, potholder, and towel at hand.

4. Table linens with simple patterns
Simple patterns and primary colors keep your table from looking too fussy and formal. Buffalo checks, gingham squares, and stripes work well.

Kitchen Wall Hook Rack Red Buffalo Check Table Linens

5. Burlap-look fabrics
To capture the bucolic appeal of prairie life, choose window treatments and throw pillows with the look of burlap. The neutral color and texture will call to mind burlap feed sacks.

6. Woven items
Woven storage baskets have a rustic quality that suits the farmhouse style. Look for woven floor baskets and wall pockets to store throws, magazines, beauty essentials, towels, or toilet paper rolls.

Burlap Tier Window Treatment Woven Storage Baskets

7. Rustic accent lighting
Lantern-style candleholders with LED candles are a safe alternative to lanterns with wax candles. Accent your rustic farmhouse decor with copper-finished metal and distressed wood holders.

8. Galvanized metal decor
Home accents with the look of galvanized metal will remind you of old wash buckets and pails. This topiary-style wall art has rustic and galvanized finishes as well as plenty of floral charm.

Copper Metal LED Candleholder Floral Topiary Metal Wall Art

9. Cozy patchwork quilts
A pretty patchwork quilt will set the foundation for a rustic farmhouse bedroom. Warm earth tones and subdued floral palettes keep bedrooms from looking too stark or modern.

10. Slatted and wood-pallet wall art
Wooden wall art with a vintage appearance will adorn your home with a sweet message and antique charm. These decorative plaques also make great gifts for those who love the farmhouse style.

Irish Chain Quilt Happily Ever After Wall Art

Vintage Inspiration: Old-Fashioned Home Decor

Are you a vintage soul at heart? If your decorating aesthetic leans fondly back toward yesteryear, you’ll love this treasure trove of vintage-inspired home decor. Click here to view a wide selection of old-fashioned lamps, window treatments, bedding, and more.

Satisfy your craving for vintage-inspired bedding with the Kingston Chenille Bedspread. This pure cotton bedspread has beautiful tufted chenille designs and fringe on three sides. Place a hurricane lamp on your bedside table, curl up with a classic book, and let your thoughts drift to the past!

Do you have fond memories of Priscilla curtains hanging in your bedroom? You can still enjoy the same dreamy, frilly appearance with the Jessica Ninon Ruffled Priscilla Curtains. These sheer window treatments are light and airy, with ruffled trim and tiebacks.

Kingston Chenille Bedspread Jessica Ninon Wide Priscilla Curtain Pair White 250 x 84

The Paige Hobnail Table Lamp has a characteristic hobnail texture on the shade and font, coupled with intricate metal trim and a glass hurricane. Pair this sweet lamp with a lace table runner or a lady figurine for the utmost in old-fashioned elegance.

As a vintage decor enthusiast, you probably spend your time in the kitchen poring over dog-eared cookbooks and whipping up tried-and-true recipes from decades ago. If so, the Circa Collection will be to your taste! This canister set appears to be whisked out of the past with a milk-glazed ceramic surface, embossed designs, and knob-style glass handles.

Paige Hobnail Table Lamp Circa Kitchen Canisters White Set of Three

Unique Wedding Gift Ideas Under $50

Have you been invited to a summer wedding already this year? Is the invitation still sitting on your table, like an ever-present reminder that you still haven’t found a great gift for that special couple?

Let these unique wedding gift ideas nudge you (sweetly, of course) in the right direction. Each affordable wedding gift is under $50, making it friendly to your budget and a memorable way to wish the couple many years of wedded bliss. Find them a beautiful wedding gift, whether they gravitate toward traditional, sentimental, or modern decor.

Click here to view over 20 fabulous wedding gift ideas (prices are shown after you click on the link).

The Love That Lasts Figurine features a 1920s-style couple in intricate dress, while the Just Married Sculpture has an abstract, modern aesthetic.

Love That Lasts Figurine Off White Just Married Table Sculpture

The We Decided on Forever Plaque has a rustic, minimalist quality. Lovers of vintage-inspired cottage decor will adore the Enjoy the Little Things Wall Plaque.

We Decided on Forever Wall Plaque Multi Earth Enjoy the Little Things Wall Plaque Charcoal

Provide them with words to live by with the soft and cozy Live, Laugh, Love Throw Blanket. The Mavita Wall Photo Frame is a darling way for the couple to remember their special day.

Live Laugh Love Throw Blanket Chocolate 60 x 80 Mavita Bow Double Photo Frame Gold

The You & Me Word Wall Art has a bold, graphic design that celebrates the bond between two people in love. The Our Hearts As One Sculpture depicts two interconnected hearts and will be a beautiful representation of the happy couple’s relationship.

You and Me Word Wall Art Black Our Hearts As One Sculpture Bronze

Beautiful and Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is flying ever-closer, on cherubic wings, of course. Are you searching for something sweet for your significant other? Whether you like to plan ahead or you just want to find a unique present this year, these Valentine’s Day gift ideas will put hearts in your eyes.

Give that special someone a reminder of your relationship that will last long past February 14th.
Click here to view over 50 unique gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, including the romantic sculptures, photo frames, and wall art described below.

Your beloved will be amazed at your thoughtfulness when he or she sees one of these meaningful table sculptures. The Everlasting Love Sculpture, 20”H, is an abstract representation of the bond you share; while the I Love You Sculpture, 16”H, shows that you need no words to express your deepest feelings. If you and your sweetie know sign language, this will be an especially touching gift. The Our Hearts as One Table Sculpture, 13”H, symbolizes the loved shared between the two of you, with textured, interconnected hearts.

Everlasting Love Sculpture I Love You Table Sculpture Our Hearts As One Sculpture Bronze

Are you constantly taking pictures of the two of you together? Place your favorite shot in one of these puzzle piece photo frames for a stylish yet personal gift. The I Love Us Photo Frame is cream with decorative designs and will hold one 6”x4” photograph. The Love Is Photo Frame is red with the quote “Love is what binds us together” and will also hold a 6”x4” photograph.

I Love Us Quote Photo Frame Cream Love Is Quote Photo Frame Red

Spell out just how much you care with word wall art or bookends. These fun accents have plenty of modern appeal, yet are versatile enough for almost any decor. Reflect feelings of togetherness with the Love Letters Word Wall Art Set, finished in silver and gold leaf; or the You and Me Wall Art, finished in black. If your lovebird likes to read, the Love Bookend Pair will be an oh-so-apt Valentine’s gift.

LOVE Letters Wall Word Art Set Silver Gold Set of Four You and Me Word Wall Art Black Love Bookend Pair Multi Earth

If quaint and charming is more the recipient’s style, set that vintage-loving heart aflutter with a floral figurine. The Mary Ellen Petite Nosegay will look lovely on her vanity; this dimensional, porcelain accent is sculpted and painted by hand. No need to preserve the pretty petals of the Angelica Long-Stemmed Rose; this porcelain creation is a lasting alternative with the classic appeal of the red rose.

Mary Ellen Petite Nosegay Mauve Angelica Long Stemmed Rose Red

No Wilting Worries! Decorate with Porcelain Flowers

The trouble with flowers is they never last. Hang them upside down, press them between the pages of a book—the result is always a dehydrated husk that only vaguely resembles that once-vibrant blossom. Porcelain flowers, however, are another story entirely. Whittled meticulously from clay, right down to the veins in the leaves, porcelain florals are lifelike up to a point—after all, they never wilt!

Porcelain wall art pieces, especially florals, effuse a dainty, old-fashioned charm that just can’t be replicated with a real bouquet. The Ariella Wall Plaque Set, with its sepia-toned backgrounds and ivory lace and cream cording trim, is a vintage parade of porcelain roses. Aqueous pastels like mauve and apricot tinge the petals and offset the beige grounds, as though the bouquet is materializing from some old-time photograph. The three-dimensional petals project into the room, but gold leaf-finished frames keep the composition tidy and contained.

Though smaller, the Mary Anne Petite Nosegay is no less enchanting. Blue wildflowers sprawl languidly on a bed of sage green leaves and ivory ribbon in this porcelain arrangement. Smaller pink florals offset the dreamy blue and add a touch of serendipity, as though their taking root there was simply a happy accident.

In no danger of decay, porcelain florals can also become permanent additions to more practical home accents. A gold leaf-finished frame gives the Leanna Wall Mirror an antiquated touch, but the little stowaways blooming near the bottom are what really make this piece stand out. Pink, golden apricot, and lavender blossoms here are interspersed with greenery and smaller yellow flowers. Still allowing ample space for your reflection, the arrangement follows the delicate curve of the frame.

The Olivia Porcelain Floral Nightlight will make it appear as though a luminous flower is blooming straight from your wall, with its speckled periwinkle petals and yellow pistils. A bloom toward the top sleeps on, not roused at all by the light emanating from below.

Evoke Another Time with Vintage Style Home Decor

The vintage style is a difficult home decor theme to define. On the one hand, the word “vintage” can be a disparaging remark, as in outdated. True vintage decor style, in all actuality, is the polar opposite. With just a glance, vintage pieces should electrify the viewer with a nostalgic montage of crackling phonographs and twirling rotary dials, trilling trumpets of Jazz Age bands, and the slow doo-wop of the ’50s. The vintage style, for all its elaborate beauty, is also surprisingly thrifty, allowing you to make use of forgotten family heirlooms or scour flea markets for that perfect bargain. Above all, the vintage style is very hands-on, an adventurous undertaking in interior design. You can even mix and match pieces from different time periods to present an eclectic mosaic of human history.

How do you know when you’ve happened upon the perfect item for your vintage decor? The piece should be exemplary of the time period it emerged from. The Fashionable Repose Figurine, for example, embodies the decadence of the Roaring Twenties. The archetypal flapper girl lolls in an antique chair with studded upholstery, her elegant, floral gown kissing the floor below. Contemplating a string of pearls with an indulgent smirk, she lifts her chin loftily, secure in her eternal beauty and infinite riches.

The Paige Hobnail Table Lamp might be found on the bureau of a 1920s Hollywood starlet, but it’s by no means black-and-white. Jeweled hues like amber, cranberry, or pink imbue this dainty glass lamp. Standing on antique brass acanthus leaves, this lamp exhibits globular studs that will catch the light and dazzle onlookers.

Baubles and trinkets arranged just so on table tops and other surfaces connote an antiquated collection, as though the items were gradually collected over a great passage of time. But you’ll still want to pay attention to other areas, like windows. The Jessica Ninon Ruffled Priscilla Curtains are versatile, complementing anything from a stately ballroom setting to an old farmhouse. The sheer fabric channels ample sunlight through ivory or white fabric, spotlighting your various heirlooms and finds. Ruffled edges bring a feminine touch to your timeworn living space.

Finally, you can sprinkle your old bedspread with the West Palm Crochet Decorative Pillows if you really want to up the ante on the old-fashioned atmosphere. The crochet texture is antiquated and homey, and the myriad of pigments will coordinate seamlessly with the color scheme of any room. Items such as these will transport guests and family alike to a different period, even if they were not present for it. That’s the beauty of the vintage decorating style.