Farmhouse outdoor decor never goes out of style. There’s just something so charming about the slow days of farm life that helps us relax, enjoy every minute and recall simpler days of the past. Bring that same aesthetic to your front and back porch with a style that uses vintage pieces and aged wood for a creative, peaceful look. They’re a timeless, simple decor choice that helps your front porch look sophisticated but never pretentious.
9 Farmhouse Decor Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Spaces
Staples for farmhouse outdoor decor ideas include aluminum pots and wooden boxes. These create beautiful planting spaces for your herbs or vases for cut and dried flowers. Other staples include distressed wood (even better if it’s natural) and burlap. Iron lantern style lights also fit the bill. If you have a fireplace, you can even use wood storage to create accent walls. Everything ties together because it’s natural materials mixed with simple metals. No loud colors or eclectic patterns.
Once you get your decor ideas in place, all you need is the perfect glass of sweet tea (or hot tea if that’s more your style) and a reason to invite friends and family over (watching the sunset works nicely) to talk and reminisce all evening.
We’ve compiled a list of our nine favorite farmhouse outdoor decor ideas so you can find inspiration for your perfect front or back porch. Let’s take a look!
1. Woodpile Wall Accent With Natural Wicker
Our first idea is a farmhouse staple: the woodpile. If you have a fireplace (and we’re jealous), use the empty space near your front door or along a taller wall on the porch to stack wood between minimal iron railing. Use natural wicker furniture and iron lantern style lights for a sophisticated take on farmhouse decor.
2. Iron And Distressed Wood, Found Object Planters
You can plant in just about anything. Use these vintage items for a place to grow herbs and flowers on your front porch space. A washing pail and a wooden vegetable box with French accents make great homes for herbs. Plant tall flowers in a tall bucket, so they peak out the top for a cut flower look that doesn’t fade.
3. Vintage Aluminum Double Decker Planter
Vintage aluminum pieces like funnels and pails are great for creating these unique planters. Use one round planter on the bottom for a large flower pot. Find a stake made for hanging pots or bird feeders at your local garden center and use it to hang a separate aluminum piece with a handle. Plant flowers in both. Enjoy all summer.
4. White Glass And Ceramic With Distressed Wood
Old milk pails, pitchers, and crocks look fantastic sitting outside as accent pieces for your side tables and shelves. Put dried flowers in a pitcher on the table with a candle for a sweet look. If you have siding or shiplap, it’s even better. Keep everything a clean, but aged white for the most classic Farmhouse feel of all.
5. Shutter Style Aged Wood Lantern And Planter
Shutters take a lot of wear. At the end of their lives, use their weather-beaten style to create a backdrop for an iron lantern style outdoor light and a hanging planter underneath. Use the planter for your flowers or herbs and make sure to match the iron accent of the planter to your outdoor light to keep everything coordinating.
6. Vintage Screen Frame With Burlap Pillows
Like shutters, outdoor screens age beautifully. This one became a picture frame with string in the middle so you can clip art to it as you like. Below, a luxe couch gets a Farmhouse treatment with simple gray burlap pillows and skirt. Ribbons on top of the pillow closures complete the look.
7. Small Hanging Flower Pot With Iron Basket Accent
Small iron baskets make great backdrops for wall decor. This one uses a simple wire frame and a glass jar to create a hanging planter. Use twine as a decorative accent for the jar. These pieces are easy to hang because the wire frame makes it easy to see the screw or nail in the wall, so you could make and hang a bunch in no time.
8. Sophisticated Farmhouse Style Outdoor Seating Area
This entire seating area just begs for sweet tea and long evening conversations. It uses a wraparound couch as an anchor and plenty of plant life for a lush, green style. Painted gray steps add a touch of sophistication and a full wall of hanging pots completes the design. Finish it off with a potted tree and an iron light above.
9. Front Porch Swing With Wood And Aluminum Accents
This small porch swing gets a Farmhouse makeover with rope and sweet white cushions. Use vintage aluminum accent pieces and pieces of cut wood to hold your other decor. Rolling aluminum pots look great with perky tulips, and smaller pots can hold herbs and other bits of greenery. It will smell lovely while the slow rocking relaxes you.