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Cheap & Easy Ways to Add Rustic Charm to Any Room

Cheap & Easy Ways to Add Rustic Charm to Any Room

Rustic bench with throw pillowsDaydreaming of barn doors? Fantasizing about shiplap everything? You don’t need a barn-sized house to sprinkle some farmhouse charm into your space! Check out these cheap and easy tips to add rustic charm to any (or every!) room in your home.

Decorate blank wall space with a custom wooden sign.

A distressed wall sign is a farmhouse trademark, and it’s one of the simplest ways to add a pop of country to your living space. Custom-order a sign with your last name, sentimental geographic coordinates, or a special saying, or shop the seemingly endless options at local décor stores. Hang it above your couch or in your entryway, and you’ve made an instant statement.

Mix and match textures.

A common thread you’ll find throughout farmhouses is a lot of mixing and matching different textures. Rustic wood, galvanized metal, tile, burlap, upholstery, wicker, and rattan… all of it has a place in your space! Unlike other interior design styles, rustic charm is very forgiving — allowing you to mix textures, materials, and colors with a lot of flexibility. (So, go ahead and hang grandma’s antique vanity mirror over your farmhouse-inspired bedroom set!)Naydell Queen Bed Mattress

Swap out your current bed for something with a country flair.

If you’re focusing your rustic redecorating efforts on your bedroom, start with the statement piece of the room: your bed! With Rent-A-Center, you can easily upgrade your furniture, appliances, and electronics by renting to own with an affordable payment plan. Avoid the upfront costs of purchasing a brand new bedroom set outright, and check out one of our rustic bedroom bundles like the Naydell Storage Bed and Deluxe Euro Top Mattress. This reclaimed wood bed is beautiful, budget-friendly, and the perfect place to get quality sleep in your farmhouse bedroom. Plus, it’s available in Queen and King sizes, meaning you can get that rustic look regardless of the size of your room!

Hunt for distressed gems from places like flea markets, yard sales, and secondhand websites.

You don’t have to spend a fortune on those perfectly-new-yet-old-looking pieces you’ll find at designer home stores. You can find distressed pieces by rolling up your sleeves and hunting through local antique shops, yard sales, or online classified sites. A vintage bookshelf or previously-loved coffee table can add some history – and rustic loveliness! – to your home.

Embrace a mixture of both old and new pieces.

One important thing to remember when decorating a farmhouse-inspired space is that a little rustic furniture goes a long way. If you’ve found the barn table of your farmstead dreams, pair it with more modern, sleek chairs. If you’ve upgraded to a gorgeous reclaimed wood bed, opt for a newer-looking bedside table. This mix of new and old will keep your space from looking kitsch and overly matchy.

Create an accent wall with shiplap.

If you love the look and aesthetic of a rustic room, you’re probably also smitten for shiplap. And, depending on your DIY prowess, there are a few different ways to create this effect! If you’re pretty confident in your craftsmanship (and have the tools for the job), you can purchase wood paneling to nail, staple, or glue onto your wall of choice. If you want to go the easiest (and cheapest) route, check out peel and stick paneling options.

Light up your space with pendant barn lights.

Don’t underestimate the transformative power of changing your light fixtures. Hang pendant barn lights in your kitchen, dining room, bedroom, living room, or home office for the perfect pastoral pop.

With these rustic style ideas, you can turn the page on your home’s outdated style and open up a new chapter – straight out of an interior design magazine! Get farmhouse-style furniture and more with affordable, no-credit payment plans from your local Rent-A-Center.

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