No matter which style of rustic decor you choose for your home, you’ll be completely on-trend. Right now, the rustic decorating style is all the rage and isn’t going out of style any time soon.
In case you missed it in this comprehensive guide to rustic home decor, there are three different styles of this popular type of decorating: primitive, country, and farmhouse. All find their roots in the vintage look with a mix of textures, but each has its own twist.
- Primitive features more dark colors and Americana style.
- The Country style encompasses the shabby chic look with romantic floral prints, rougher edges, and soft colors.
- Farmhouse, the most popular of this style, is comprised of repurposed furniture, industrial touches, and that oh-so-hot-right-now shiplap.
Your living room, undoubtedly one of the more used spaces in your house, is the perfect place to add rustic wall decor. You’ll find that those touches help to carry the rustic style throughout the space. Here are 20 great ideas for rustic wall decor for your living room. Make sure to go through the post, as we offer some very useful additional links in the summary section.
Using Unique Frames
If you want to display precious pictures, try one of these rustic frames.
Paris Loft Barn Door Picture Frame
This frame has openings for two 5″x7″ pictures. With its distressed wood look and barn door opening, it’s hard to find a more country rustic frame.
Because of the way the barn door opens, this frame can only be hung horizontally.
Cade Rustic Barnwood Frame
Looking for a creative way to showcase your kids’ art but still keep your rustic style? Go with this barn wood frame. It looks like a window frame that has been removed right from the barn and would even look great on your wall by itself with no art inside.
It comes as a set, and the frames are two different sizes.
Love-KANKEI Wood Photo Frame
While not traditional, this clothes-line-style display will perfectly fit your rustic decor and gorgeously display 30 of your favorite pictures. With its different elements, it can fit into any of the three rustic styles.
Hang it horizontally or vertically. It would look great holding holiday cards too!
Excello Global Vintage Farmhouse Window Frame
Similar to the window frames we featured above, this frame is a farmhouse-style stand out due to the industrial touch of the hinges and handle. The rope used to hang it on the wall is an excellent use of different textures, and the whitewashed color screams rustic.
It holds four of your favorite 4″x6″ or 5″x7″ pictures.
Add A Rustic Artwork Piece
A beautiful piece of art on your wall can pull color and promote texture in ways that highlight the rustic style of your living room.
Felt Letter Board with Rustic Wooden Frame
If there is wall decor that is instantly recognizable as part of the rustic style, it’s these hugely popular felt letter boards.
Usually, the background is black, but we love this one in gray. It makes the piece seem softer and more in line with the rustic farmhouse look.
Lacoffio Rustic Wooden Wall Decor
The combination of the pinewood background and the worn white letters give this piece of art a very country-rustic feel.
This piece is handcrafted by Amish craftsmen and measures 9″x12″.
Tthwallart Dandelion Woodgrain Watercolor
The look of this is all farmhouse rustic. The rich tones of the wood-grain-colored background make the stark black picture of the dandelion stand out. It will be stunning when paired with industrial style shelves, which would also have the wood and metal.
An important note is that this art is high-resolution graphics printed on canvases, so it’s not a real wood background, but the effect is still gorgeous. You get three canvases with your purchase.
Madison Park Forest Reflections
The soft colors of this three-piece set will be a great complement to the colors of your country rustic living room. The soft blues, tans, grays, and creams will pair perfectly with shabby chic furniture.
The total width of these three pieces is 45″, making it a real focal point of your room.
Consider Rustic Wall Sculptures
These pieces will literally stand out from your wall and make a great impression.
Miles Kimball Metal Wall Flowers
The colors in these flowers fit right in with rustic country style. They’re soft, but between the pretty shade of pink, the pop of turquoise, and the subtle cream, these will immediately draw your eye.
Sets of three are pleasing to the eye, and because each of these is almost 10″ wide, they will really make an impact.
Creative Co-Op Decorative Round Compass
This sculptural piece fits under all three types of rustic decor, so grab it up no matter which way you’re leaning.
This distressed metal compass measures 30″x30″ and would look beautiful against a white shiplap wall.
Calatour Mason Jars with Lights
They aren’t traditionally sculptural, but the hung jars protrude from the wall, so we’re comfortable counting them. The soft ambiance that these Mason jars, a staple in rustic decor, provide with their soft light is unique – and uniquely farmhouse.
The jars are filled with artificial flowers, hung with rope on wrought iron hooks, and mounted to a piece of wood. The remote control for the lights isn’t primitive, but turn it on before your guests arrive and they’ll never know your secret!
Haitian Birds with Recycled Steel Drum Wings
“Haitian” and “rustic” may not seem to go together, but the different tones of the metal mean they fit very comfortably in this decor.
The birds are flat when you get them, but the wings bend, making each bird and each set unique. Keep them together or spread them out in different places around your living room. Five birds come with your purchase.
Those Rustic Finishes: Shelves and Hooks
Some wall decor is more functional than pretty, but hey – you need a place to hang your hat too!
Acacia Grove Rustic Wall-Mounted Hooks
What better place for your hat than these iron hooks? Mounted to a piece of medium-toned wood, they look ready-made for your cowboy hat.
And if you’re not into cowboy hats, you can hang stems of dried flowers from the hooks for a country rustic look.
Industrial Rustic Modern Pipe Shelf
This is one of the more unique shelves you’ll see. It’s made of wood and pipes, giving it a great farmhouse appeal.
Because it comes unassembled, you can put it together any way that you want to fit in any space you have.
Imperative Decor Floating Shelves
The medium walnut tone of these floating shelves looks made to hang on a creamy, shabby chic wall. They’re stained, but not sanded smooth so they still have the rustic feel.
These shelves will look great on your living room wall holding other pieces of rustic decor.
MyGift Wall-Mounted Interlocking Shadow Box
The overall shape isn’t seen often in rustic decor, but the clean lines of the interlocking frames and the distressed wood that they’re made from definitely say farmhouse.
The total width is 31″, giving you a lot of space to place your items.
Don’t Forget Rustic Clocks & Mirrors
Although they’re obviously different, we put them together because they’re often similarly shaped and sized.
Old Oak Decorative Wall Clock
The distressed metal look, the faded tan background, and the roman numerals all combine to give this clock a very farmhouse rustic look.
Despite the name, this clock is not real wood, but you’ll never be able to tell the difference, and the look matches rustic style.
Sandberg Farmhouse Wall Mirror
The distressed wood frame is the highlight of this piece. Despite the name marking it as “farmhouse,” it will fit beautifully in your primitive, country or farmhouse rustic decor.
At 36″x30″, this mirror is generously sized, and you can hang it vertically or horizontally.
Stonebriar Red Rust Metal Oval Clock
The best part of this clock is that it’s mounted to a pan made of red metal with rusty edges. If you have an open floor plan, this piece would easily tie together your living room with your kitchen.
Other highlights include the unique oval shape and the rusty white face of the clock.
Stonebriar Decorative Gray Ceramic Mirror
The deep gray color, the cream highlights, and the artfully worn edges combine to make a beautiful rustic mirror that will almost be art-like on your wall.
The whole piece is only seven inches wide, so consider buying several and hanging them together as a set in your living room.
Even More Rustic Home Decor Ideas
Whether you use these pieces on your own or in combination with one another, they will add that perfect rustic finishing touch to your living room. Looking to go beyond the walls? We suggest reading this super detailed concise guide about rustic home decor first.
Next, take a look at our additional and more specific guides here –
17 Farmhouse-Style Accent Chairs That Will Add a Rustic Touch To Your Living Room