Signs are a significant aspect of farmhouse decor, and you've got bare spots on your walls, but you're not sure what to fill them with. The local stores have some, but they don't really speak to you, and you want something personal rather than just a space-filler. We've compiled some of our favorite Farmhouse Decor Sign Ideas to help you in your quest for beautiful and inspiring signs.
1) Stacked Animals
This sign is just cute and fun. It has three farm animals stack on top of one another, and the image of a rooster on a pig on a cow is funny and cute. Each animal even has the sound they make written on them so that it feels like you're interacting with the animals on the sign. If you love animals and they're what drew you the farmhouse theme, this sign could be a great way to include them.
2) DIY For People with Bad Handwriting
If you want to be able to make your own sign with a completely customized message, you might've given up on it because you have bad handwriting or can't seem to paint letters neatly enough. Amy from The Savvy Sparrow created this tutorial for people with just this issue so that you can create a professional or high-quality farmhouse-style sign with any saying, prayer, or personal quote you want. If the one she makes is too big, you can use the same method for a smaller sign.
3) DIY Pallet Wood
Pallet wood is an excellent resource for farmhouse signs because it's rough and creates a realistic rustic or vintage farmhouse look. If you like that style, you can get pallets for free or cheap and then use this video to break down the pallet into individual pieces of wood. Then, you can turn any piece into a sign with some white paint or a whitewash, or simply by painting what you want on it. Then, add some eye hooks and twine to hang it from.
4) Be Our Guest, May You Be Blessed
Farmhouses are places where people feel happy and comfortable. They have homemade apple pie recipes and country hospitality, and you want your farmhouse signs to reflect that. If you take pride in making people feel welcome in your home, then this sign might be the right one. It invites guests to feel comfortable by telling them, "may you be blessed," making it ideal if you're religious and want your guests to feel at peace, too.
5) Country Roads, Take Me Home
If you're a John Denver fan, you know the song "Country Roads." This song brings to mind home and the peaceful feeling of living in the country or on a farm, and its opening line, "Country roads, take me home," is familiar to most people. If you love that song and you're either decorating your home or trying to make a new house into a home, then this sign from Amazon that says "Country Roads, Take Me Home," with a picture of a barn might be meaningful to you.
6) DIY Welcome Sign
Farmhouses are welcoming places, and you might want your guests to know that your home is welcoming, too. One way to do that is to build a large welcome sign for your entryway or living room using these directions by Leanna from A Pretty DIY Home. You can use her instructions to make a pretty and professional-looking modern farmhouse sign that welcomes people into your house or even use the same instructions to make a similar sign with different words.
Horses are integral to farm life, and they're an excellent addition to a farmhouse-style home. If you're a horse lover, you might want to find some horse signs, but they're not easy to find. For farmhouse decor, we liked this tin sign from Amazon with a picture of a horse. It's designed to look like it's painted on distressed white wood, and it has some vintage floral designs in the corners to give it an overall vintage farmhouse look.
8) Farm Fresh
You've probably seen some eggs or other dairy products advertised as "farm fresh," and that tells you it's higher quality than most products. If you like the idea of farm-fresh and natural foods, then this "farm fresh" sign would be an appropriate addition to your home. This sign from Amazon is designed to look like it's made of white painted wood that's become worn over time, so you can give your kitchen a vintage farmhouse look with it.
9) DIY Transfer Photo to Wood
For a vintage farmhouse-style room, you'll want things that look faded and well-loved. Since wood signs are a durable and attractive part of farmhouse style, you can combine them with a vintage look by taking family photographs and transferring them to wood using this tutorial by Jack Visser Pyro. This gives a faded vintage look, and you can add writing of your choice. Try a homey statement like "Home is Not the Place... It's the People."
10) A Bushel, a Peck, and a Hug Around the Neck
To stay focused on the farm theme and create a comfortable and loving environment for your family, try getting a sign with a happy and comforting statement, like this sign from Amazon that says, "A bushel, a peck, and a hug around the neck." The message has some farm terms like a bushel and a peck, and the wood frame helps it blend in with farmhouse decorations. This would look great in a modern farmhouse-style room.
11) DIY Easy Step-By-Step Prayer or Saying Sign
If you want a prayer or saying of your choice but can't find the sign that says exactly what you want, you'll probably have to make one. Don't worry; it's not as difficult a task as it seems. You can use these instructions by Karin Peters from Renovated Faith to learn how to design a farmhouse sign with a prayer or saying on it. You won't even need vinyl or any special equipment for it, making it great if you don't want to invest a lot.
Sunflowers are happy and sunny decorations that are bound to put you in a good mood, and they're common in farmhouse wall art and decorations. If you like sunflowers, you can get a farmhouse sign set like this from Amazon that looks like an old-fashioned advertisement for sunflowers. They're marked at five cents each, and you can pick your own, making the signs seem even more old-fashioned. If you grew up in the country with pick your own strawberries, pumpkins, and more, these signs will probably bring back fond memories.
13) DIY 3D Letters
Don't forget that signs can be three-dimensional, too. If you want something unique with a bit of extra flavor, texture, and dimension, try making three-dimensional letters for your sign using this tutorial from Sarah Joy. While hers says "fall," you can make one with any word you like and choose any stain you want. We suggest a gray or distressed white instead of brown, but the brown she uses also works for a farmhouse theme. Try something creative with some letters, like the wheat stalks bundle Sarah uses in place of the letter "a."
14) Live Like Someone Left the Gate Open
We're not telling you to live like somebody left the gate open; we're just telling you what this sign from Amazon says. That said, it's not bad advice. If you want a statement that conveys freedom and living life to its fullest but in a way that reflects your farmhouse theme and love of farms and animals, this sign would be perfect. It's even designed to look like it's made from wood with worn white paint on it to give it a vintage farmhouse appearance.
15) Little Things and Wildflowers
Farm life is all about appreciating the little things like sunflowers and wildflowers, and a sign that reflects that is a beautiful addition to a farmhouse-themed room. This sign from Amazon has a picture of wildflowers and tells you to appreciate the little things. The wildflowers are even in a mason jar in true farmhouse style. If you're somebody who strives to live by that code and loves the simplicity of it, then this sign might be the one you've been looking for.
16) DIY Home Sign
If you live in a farmhouse or want a farmhouse style, you probably appreciate the value of "home." "Home" is a place, but also an emotion, and it's something that's reflected a lot in the farmhouse style. You want your farmhouse-style room to be welcoming and feel like home, so a "home" is a valuable thing to put on a sign. You can use this video from Christy Cain - The Appalachian Home to learn one method of making a modern farmhouse sign that says "home" on it.
Most signs are horizontal- or landscape-oriented, with the words written across them from right to left the way we read, but they don't have to be. You can add a little variety to your room by making or buying a vertical sign instead. To add even more variety, get a farmhouse sign like this from Amazon that says "home" on it and has flowers in place of the "o." This'll add texture and make the sign more unique.
If you're decorating the kitchen, one of the more interesting and thematic things you can do is to get a simple country sign like this one from Amazon that just says "eat." This type of thing is reminiscent of country restaurants, and the white wood look and spoon and fork cutouts underneath fit the farmhouse style well. This is probably the simplest sign we've seen, but sounds nice and gets the point across, and it has a vintage farmhouse look.
19) DIY Reversible
If you have a couple ideas for signs and can't pick one, you could try making a reversible sign using the directions in this article from First Day of Home. This way, you can choose two statements for each piece and turn the signs around if you get tired of having the same message all the time. You'll have twice as many signs without taking up extra room, and each one will reflect the farmhouse style if you follow this tutorial.
20) Be Kind, Stay Humble Farmer Poem
In some ways, farmhouse decor can reflect the simplicity that comes with country life. There's no need to use two words when one will do, and this poem sign from Amazon is a great example of that. The poem is fairly short but reflects common farmer and country values, so if you agree with the values, like staying humble and being kind, then this poem might be a wonderful way to show that to guests and personalize your space to reflect your beliefs.
21) Hangin' With my Heifers
This is a neat sign that's great for a farmhouse-themed den or bedroom because it's a lot more informal and relaxed. It says "Hangin' With my Heifers," meaning that you're spending time with your friends or that you're spending time with actual heifers (those are young, female cows). It's a neat and countrified way of speaking, and it has a picture of cows looking out at you with crowns of flowers, making it a cute and fun decoration.
Did you figure out what you want to hang out there for your guests to see? We'd love to know which signs you bookmarked and whether your DIY projects came out well, so feel free to tell us about them in the comments below!