When it comes to farmhouse kitchen decor I love Joanna Gaines style. I can’t spend bundles of money, but I found some close look-alikes…
I can spend house on Joanna Gaines blog, especially her Magnolia Market. The farmhouse style she’s so good at is the style I’m trying to achieve here At Muse Ranch (notice I said “trying”). But… a big one… I don’t have lots of dollars to spend, so I’m always looking for ways to get a similar look but without paying any more than I have to.
Take the kitchen sign above. Joanna has a kitchen sign in her Magnolia Market that I love. I’ve been debating with myself whether I wanted to spend the money. Then I came across the sign above at Amazon in the Homemade marketplace. It’s not the same as the one at MM, but it’s similar enough and captures that farmhouse style… at about 50% of the cost. That works for me. So I’m on a mission with this post to find Farmhouse looks that unleash my inner Joanna Gaines. Wanna join me?
1 – Another Rustic Wood Sign for the Kitchen if You’re a Coffee Lover
Another sign that perfect for a Farmhouse style… and it is leading someplace… I promise!
2 – How About a Distressed Enamelware-Styled Mug?
One of Joanna Gaines kitchen signatures is her black and white stoneware dishes. I love her big 16-ounce mug, but I can get the same look and feel with this 12-ounce cup for about half the cost. Also, you can get it in other colors. I have a bit of a crush on a yellow one.
3 – This Industrial-Looking Bottle Dryer Makes a Farmhouse-Perfect Coffee Mug Holder
One the products I’m in love with from the Magnolia Marketplace is the “Cup for Day” rack. I think it’s based on a vintage French bottle holding rack. It’s part industrial, part rustic and all farmhouse design. While the rack at MM is great, I found this much less expensive idea at Amazon. It’ holds a few fewer cups, the vintage feel is all there. It’s also is available in white or brown, besides the black show here. And if you have Prime, 2-day shipping is free… yeah!
4 – Flour Sack Tea Towels with a Farmhouse Appeal
A farmhouse kitchen isn’t complete without dishtowels and some of my favorites (and it looks like Joanna’s, too) are printed flour sack towel. I love the muted tones on this set of animals straight from the farm, don’t you
5 – More Rustic Kitchen Style with More Dish Towels
Here’s another idea for dish towels that’s very, very farmhouse… French striped, oversized and 100% cotton. Bet they’ll be your favorite towels and not just because of their looks. They come in a variety of colors, as well as additional accessories, like this potholder and oven mitt set.
6 – A Multi-Tiered Plate Stand Makes Multi-Functional Farmhouse Style
Tiered Plate Stands have suddenly become a hot decorating accessory, especially for farmhouse style. Of course, Joanna’s Magnolia Marketplace has a tall whitewashed wood beauty. The one above from Amazon gives you a similar look for a lot less money. You can fill it with all kinds of things in the kitchen (or any other room).
7 – Salt and Pepper Holder is Little Piece of Farmhouse Decor on the Kitchen Table
Even salt and pepper can get in on rustic style decorating with this galvanized salt and pepper shaker caddy. It also comes with the three Mason jar-like shakers, including a third one just of toothpicks. Or you can try a look like this…
8 – A Vintage-Style Wire Basket Hold More than Just Eggs
Wire egg baskets, like this one above, are both useful and decorative when it comes to farmhouse design. I like this one because it already comes pre-rusted. How more farmy can you get.
9 – Farmhouse Style Say Oui to this French-Styled Cannister
Magnolia Marketplace is showing some cut French canisters, but they are a bit small. I like this larger one found on Amazon for its larger volume. Not only will it hold cooking utensils, like above, it’s would make a pefect planter. Couldn’t you just see a sunflower plant inside this crock?
10 – Display Your Favorite Recipe with a Lovely Book Holder
I just love this metal ivory cookbook stand that’s even more adorned (cute little birdy) than the one at Magnolia Marketplace. Just like so many of these farmhouse kitchen decor ideas are one part functionality and one part pure decorating style.
11 – Standout Rustic Style with a Multi-Granined Cutting Board
This cheese board (or bread board, if you please) is so unique with its spalted Maple, Walnut, Mahogany, and Walnut woods. There are so many ways that it can be used. A serving platter for cheeses or for cutting freshly baked bread. And it will look just wonderful all by itself sitting on your farmhouse kitchen counter.
12 – A Wee Wire and Glass Soap Dish Just Like Joanna’s
This wire and glass soap dish is very reminiscent of one sold on the Magnolia Marketplace and works so nicely in a Farmhouse decor sitting. It can be used in the bathroom or in the kitchen… ’cause don’t all husbands’ wash their hands in the kitchen. I know Mr. Muse does.
13 – Create Dramatic Farmhouse Flair with a Hanging Scale
Finally, I don’t think a Farmhouse is complete without a vintage-looking scale. While countertop ones work well (I have two myself), I love the look of a hanging scale. Even if you don’t actually weight food on it, it still makes a great decor statement… like this one above with a candle and foliage.
14 – Farmhouse Kitchen Decor that Fits the Budget
15 – Farmhouse Style is Easier to Come By
There are lots of ways to bring home your own farmhouse style and you don’t have to be a designer like Joanna Gaines (but thankfully she shows us the way). I hope these ideas above inspire you to start (or add to) your own farmhouse kitchen decor. In the meantime…
P.S. Speaking of awesome, have you checked out Amazon’s Handmade marketplace? There are artisans from around the world offering their ware. And there’s a great group of farmhouse/country ideas you don’t want to miss. Check out some more of right here.