Rustic Wood — Decorating Ideas for your Country Home

I am going to start a series on decorating ideas for your country home.  Anyone can add a touch of country to their home with the ideas I am going to give you.  I feel like a touch of farmhouse flair can add warmth to any style of home decor.  But where do you start?  How to you mix in rustic country decor with your home decor?  There are so many options for adding rustic farmhouse accents.  I will talk about each one in a separate post giving ideas for each that anyone can incorporate.  First up is rustic wood accents.  Barn wood, drift wood, logs, pallets — you name it and we will talk about it. 

All of the following ideas plus many, many more can be found on my Pinterest board.  Here are some highlights.

This rustic wood headboard is what I think of when I think of using barn wood in my home.  It is elegant yet rustic.  Proving that rustic wood can add a rustic, country touch to any home’s decor.

Not willing to go with a headboard?  What about wood floors?  These reclaimed barn wood floors are gorgeous!  Of course this is a large project, but the results are so worth it…

On a smaller scale, you can refinish your table top into a rustic, gorgeous table like Gina’s.  Yes she even shows you how to get this look…

There are other forms of aged wood.  Maybe driftwood is more your style?  Check out this fabulous driftwood piece turned into a rustic coat rack.  Wonderful….

No old wood laying around?  Take a new log and make it into a living room side table.  Think that will look odd?  Take a look at the picture below and see just how elegant it can be…

Maybe you don’t want to make something or alter your home?  Well then there are plenty of options you can buy and add a rustic wood accent.  One of my personal favorites is wood dough bowls

Another option is adding in rustic wood crates for storage.  You can find these at thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales, etc.  You can even fake the rustic with this technique.

Think of a variety of ways to use your crate beyond storage.  They can make an appearance in any room to add a worn, rustic feel.  Think beyond storage to display

Looking for an even smaller rustic wood touch?  A sign can be the perfect way to dip your toe into decorating with rustic wood.  Make your own with a worn board and a few minutes.

But wait?  Where do you get a worn board?  No barns around you?  Think PALLETS!  The perfect rustic worn board that is often being discarded at a store or dumpster near you.  You can make tons of things from this worn rustic wood.  Even try your hand at a larger sign

Find the pallet jackpot?  Use them in even more interesting ways such as this pallet wood back splash

You can find even more ideas on my Rustic Wood Pinterest Board.  Be sure to follow along as I add even more finds for your inspiration.  Until then, be sure to add a rustic wood touch to your country home.  Stay tuned for even more posts in this series where we will explore more ways to bring the farmhouse into any home.
Check out my ideas for using rustic metal in your home’s decor too!
Also see my ideas for using vintage items in your country home!
~Thanks for stopping by!~


  1. Karyn Hamby says

    I am so in love with all of this!!! I have pallets I have been collecting, just waiting for great ideas!! Thank you!

  2. says

    Love these ideas. They’re simple but creative. The drift wood coat rack especially caught my eye. I don’t have driftwood but it sparks some great ideas for the wood I do have on hand,

    Thanks for the great pics and ideas.


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