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Decorate with Farmhouse Primitives

Show Your Country Style with Farmhouse Primitives

Looking for Farmhouse Primitives to complement your country home decor? You’ll find many ideas on this page for decorating different rooms in your home.

My dream is to someday own an old American farmhouse and fill it with reminders of its past. I love to dig through old barns, visit estate sales and rummage around yard sales and flea markets to find antiques for my decorating. Old wooden cabinets with shabby paint, rusty iron headboards and pitchers, old tapestries and anything Americana…these are the things I’m looking for.

Most of the items on this page are reproductions you can purchase through Amazon. I have found wonderful new items to complement my authentic primitives. Your home can be a mix of old and new…without compromising the overall feel. I hope you find something that interests or inspires you!

(Image courtesy of Amazon and available for purchase further down the page)

Rustic Spoon and Plate Holder

Primitive Country Rustic Wood Spoon and Bowl HolderClick for Details – AMAZON

This painted piece looks like it is straight out of Colonial Williamsburg. The hand-rubbed finish to the painted surface gives it an authentic aged look. (the bowl and spoons are not included)


Recommended Books to Inspire Your Decorating

The vintage look of country never goes out of style. Immerse yourself in the beauty of old wood and carefully combined furniture and accessories that make up American farmhouse primitive. These books contains inspiring examples to savor.

American Farmhouses: Country Style and DesignClick for Details – AMAZONJessie Walker’s Country DecoratingClick for Details – AMAZONPassion for Primitives: Folk Decor for Interior DesigClick for Details – AMAZON

The Appeal of Farmhouse Primitives in Design

In home decor, Farmhouse Primitives evoke visions of an earlier time. The simple lines and muted colors are appealing alone or mixed with other styles. An entire home can be fashioned around these country rustic pieces, but they also look amazing mixed into a shabby chic or cottage-style design. Certain clean, mono-chromatic pieces can even compliment a modern contemporary design.

Country Rustic Primitive Wood Prairie CabinetClick for Details – AMAZON

Farmhouse Primitives Home Decor

Stars are classic for the Americana look that you want in a farmhouse primitive decor. Use them in a throw, in a rug or for a bed cover.

A gorgeous patchwork quilt makes a stunning accent for any country decor! They’ve done a great job reproducing the color tones that you would see in an old quilt and the simple design of stars and squares delight the eye.

The Country House Collection Burgundy Farmhouse Star Throw, 50×60Click for Details – AMAZONRug – Braided Jute Farmhouse Star Half Circle Shaped RugClick for Details – AMAZONStar Patch ThrowClick for Details – AMAZON

Why People Like Primitive Decor

My decorating style is vintage country and some rooms in my home are primitive. There is something about vintage decor that comforts me.

Punched Tin Lampshades and Combined with Wood Cabinets

Punched tin designs on lampshades and in panels for rustic wood cabinets are classic early American styles.

Take a look at this Willow Tree Spice Cabinet. The willow design is an old one and punched tin is an old craft. Although this is a new cabinet, the details give it that truly vintage feel. What a great cupboard for your spices. This hangs on a wall or just place it on your counter top.

Red Willow Tree Punched Tin 12Click for Details – AMAZONCountry Rustic Primitive Bread Box Willow Tree Tin WoodClick for Details – AMAZONRed Star Punched Tin 12Click for Details – AMAZONCabinet – Country Rustic Primitive Wood Cabinet Star Tin PanelClick for Details – AMAZONPierced Tin Hanging Light w/ Willow DesignClick for Details – AMAZONPunched Tin CabinetClick for Details – AMAZON

Turn a Crate into a Vintage Country Decorative Piece

From Canisters to Curtains

More Furnishings for the Farmhouse Style

 Park Designs Star Vine Canister SetClick for Details – AMAZON

The star and vine design on the canister set is a great motif for a primitive kitchen. Fortunately there are a variety of products available in this design (salt and pepper, spoon rest, bowls, canisters and even a doormat).


 Primitive Recipe Box with StarClick for Details – AMAZON Prairie Curtains – Farmhouse Solid Nutmeg – Primitive Country RusticClick for Details – AMAZON Sturbridge Country Wine Panel Curtains 72×63Click for Details – AMAZON

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  1. I love the style of farmhouse primitives, it reminds me of my mother and grandmother.

  2. MareeT

    Very cozy, comfy and stylish!

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