The Best Antiques For A Farmhouse Look

The Best Antiques For A Farmhouse Look

Have you ever been wandering the aisles of your favorite home decor store, or scrolling for hours online, and then you find it? That one-of-a-kind accent piece that screams your style and you know will light up your home. What a happy moment!

If you're looking to infuse your living space with that perfect country farmhouse touch, you'll need the perfect pieces to do it. You've seen the gallery walls and vintage work benches; here are five different exquisite antique pieces that can help you achieve a uniquely elevated country atmosphere. From charming rustic shelving to weathered lanterns, wingback chairs, garden urns, and weathervanes, these carefully selected antiques will bring grace and sophistication out of the flea market and into your home.

Every Cottage And Farmhouse Needs Antique Decor

Rustic Shelving And Cabinets

To bring both functionality and beauty to your farmhouse home, use rustic materials like old wood and metal to make some wall shelving. Antique wooden shelves with a weathered patina and delicate carvings add a touch of elegance to any room. Use them as a stylish platform to showcase your cherished collection of vintage crockery, family heirlooms, or decorative mason jars filled with fresh flowers. Weathered shelves bring that antique farmhouse look: a sense of history and simple beauty. Here's one of our favorite antique cabinets and here's a set of aged metal shelf brackets made for holding an old wooden shelf piece.

A Weathered Lantern

Create a warm and welcoming ambiance in your home with the soft glow of antique weathered lanterns. Opt for lanterns crafted from iron or brass, adorned with intricate designs and rich patinas. Hang them from ceiling beams or place them on your mantelpiece for an enchanting effect. Fill them with fragrant candles or choose electric alternatives for added safety. The timeless charm of these lanterns will infuse your farmhouse haven with a sense of nostalgia and elegance.

Wing Back Chairs

Indulge in comfort and sophistication by incorporating wingback chairs into your farmhouse decor. These classic pieces exude elegance and vintage appeal. Look for antique wingback chairs upholstered in natural fabrics like linen or cotton, or consider reupholstering a thrifted find to personalize it. The sturdy wooden frames, graceful curves, and iconic winged sides create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your living room, reading nook, or around your farmhouse dining table. Embrace the grandeur and elegance these chairs bring to your home. Here’s one with lovely patterned upholstery and dark wood.

Garden Urns

Bring the beauty of nature indoors by integrating antique garden urns into your farmhouse decor. These weathered and time-worn planters add a touch of rustic sophistication to any room. Fill them with lush greenery, blooming flowers, or even dried branches for a nature-inspired accent. The aged and intricate designs of these urns effortlessly infuse your farmhouse home with character and elegance. Place them in your living room, entryway, or patio for a truly captivating and stylish display that looks different with whichever urn you use. We love adding these urns to our spaces, including this garland one.


Add a whimsical and nostalgic touch to the exterior or interior of your farmhouse with antique weathervanes. These charming weather instruments, often crafted from copper or wrought iron, come in beautifully detailed shapes and designs, such as farm animals or arrows. Mount a weathervane on top of your barn or include it as a conversation piece on a side table indoors. It’s easy to find a distinctive weathervane that brings some vibrancy to your home! Check out one of our favorite styles here.

Cotton & Crete Knows Country Farmhouse Antiques

Incorporating carefully selected antique pieces will elevate your decor and we’d love to help! Our decor collection embraces these elegant farmhouse elements and can help you create a beautiful living space full of distinctive pieces. Check out our antique pieces in cabinetry, lanterns, and gardening, or learn about a whole new side of antique decoration with our Found Items collection!