Commission a canvas piece inspired by your canine, or another animal from the farm.
Take a page from this cheery room and pin up copies of sheets from a favorite book as art.
Of course, if you lean towards the simple things in life, there’s nothing wrong with hanging a few empty weathered window panes on your wall. They can give a feeling of simple rustic bliss that nothing else can. (via The Magic Brush)
A gallery of wildlife paintings (we spot a cow and bird) and other artwork warms up the white shiplap walls of this farmhouse staircase.
Floral plates are fun to collect and fun to look at. Find a few in coordinating colors that will give some plant life to your wall display. Plus, you’ll then have pretty plates for extra special occasions. (via Loombrand)
Don’t forget your family tree! Check with a grandparent for some old black and white photos and place them among your kids and your parents. It’s even better if you know their names and their stories too. (via Loombrand)
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If you thought that antlers were too cabin rustic for your home, think again. Rustic gallery walls are the perfect place to display a pair of horns or even a full deer’s head. (via Start at Home)
Looking for knick knacks to fill the small spaces in between your frames? Look no further than the first letter of your last name. Collect several sizes and colors and styles of your initial and include them among your family’s smiling faces. (via Bless’er House)
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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When passed down generation to generation and hung on the wall, decorative plates make meaningful art.
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.
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.
Old keys can easily be found lying around at your local thrift store. Start collecting them and hang them among your frames. In fact, looking for interesting keys might just become a hobby. (via The Crafted Sparrow)
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Country homes are known for art that includes long quotes or lyrics about home and love and family. So don’t be shy in yours! Make your favorite piece the focal point of your gallery wall and decorate around it. (via Liz Marie)
Do you have a box someplace with an old collection of butterflies or rocks or shells? Put them in a frame and display them in your rustic gallery wall. They might even inspire you to begin collecting again. (via One Kings Lane)
A little Mod Podge goes a long way in turning glass trays into farmhouse-worthy works.
An abstract painting by artist—and CL General Store vendor—Deann Hebert adds texture above the chippy mantel in this Georgia farmhouse.
Silhouettes like these are a collector’s dream, but more modern or DIY renditions would look just as fitting in a farmhouse.
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.
If there’s one rule for rustic gallery walls it’s this: if you can find rough wood from a barn or otherwise, put it up however you can. Make it into a frame. Hang it as a backdrop. Place a piece along the top of your gallery wall to give your space some definition. However you can, include the wood tones. (via Fawn Over Baby)
Vintage signs reading “supermarket,” “grocery,” or “meat market” make gorgeous artwork for a farmhouse. No luck at the antique store? Simply stencil your own!
Transfer a photo from the farm onto a wood slice for adorable art that is oh-so-country.
Or, frame a photograph (like this gorgeous cow image from millhousemercantile.etsy.com) for a rustic focal point.
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.
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Taxidermy, vintage prints and mirrors, and even a horse bit, acts as cozy, rustic art.
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.
While everybody else may be hailing the picture ledges, I always revert back to a good old gallery wall. Gallery walls allow many more creative options for wall decor because all the pieces hang flat against the wall. Especially in decorating styles like rustic and shabby chic. There are tons of great options for rustic gallery wall pieces that encourage you to think outside the frame. So while you’re compiling your family photos in rough wood frames, consider these 12 ideas that will give you the best rustic gallery wall ever.
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.)
When we see chipping paint, it can be easy to think you need to repaint it. Let me tell you to stop right there! If you have something with chipping paint, consider how you might be able to include it in your rustic gallery wall. It will only add to the country look. (via Liz Marie)
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.
Speaking of thrift stores, they also carry items that used to be household commodities but aren’t of use anymore. Give those things a new life by hanging them among your gallery wall. (via @colletteosuna)
Chalkboards are always welcome in rustic styled homes so including them in your gallery wall is no different. It provides an easy way to change things up with holidays and seasons and family occasions. (via Lillian Hope Designs)
Press and frame flowers from the farm for a country house-ready wall.