Why Choose Farmhouse Decor Rustic Picture Frames

Why choose a farmhouse decor rustic picture frame? We get asked that question a lot. You’d think after so many seasons of Fixer Upper with Chip & Joanna Gaines that everyone would know the answer to this question by now.

So we decided we should put together a list of the very best reasons why we see more and more people adding rustic picture frames to their modern farmhouse decor homes. There are a number of reasons why rustic or barnwood picture frames are so popular today and we’re excited to share them here with you today.

We’re sure to cover a few things you probably already thought about, but you better hang around until the end because I’m sure we’re going to sprinkle a few surprises in on you here. So if you’re ready, then let’s get started.

What Qualifies Us on Rustic Picture Frame Decor?

So how am I qualified to write about farmhouse decor, or rustic picture frames for that matter? Well, I’ve been a Midwestern home designer for the last 40 years. Specializing in Craftsman style homes, I’ve seen more than my share of the new Modern Farmhouse look going into my new designs. When you add that to the fact that my wife and I own a rustic barnwood picture frame company at OnlyBarnwoodFrames.com, it’s pretty easy to see where my experience comes from.

How Do Farmhouse Decor and Rustic Picture Frames Fit Together?

Many people were introduced to Modern Farmhouse Decor a few years ago when Joanna & Chip Gaines brought their Waco, TX renovation company into everyone’s home. For years now we’ve all seen Chip either remove or install shiplap for Joanna and then watch her magically transform an otherwise typical space into the extraordinary with the use of simple rustic products. Often she would display the owner families photos or keepsakes in rustic picture frames and the trend began.

Since then others have followed with different shows depicting the use of reclaimed barnwood for everything from accent walls to table tops to our favorite, handmade picture frames.

Why Barnwood?

Let’s face it, there’s nothing more rustic or country than the look and feel of real authentic reclaimed barnwood. If you’ve watched shows like The Barnwood Builders, then you’ve heard Mark Bowe explain that you just can’t copy the real patina of weather aged barnwood.

One of the most exciting things we’ve learned over the years is that every piece of barnwood is a little unique. So it takes a keen eye to bring together enough pieces of well matched wood to create some one of a kind frames. But even the most basic flat board frames can be very unique… more on that later!

How Do You Decorate With Barnwood?

This is a great question because so many people think of barnwood as being a simple grey brown finish. If that were true, it would be so boring. But the fact is you can have your unique rustic picture frames made in a variety of finish colors and distressed looks. You can even have barnwood frames finished in glazes like modern cabinets or even wellworn finishes that look like they’ve aged for years.

What Picture Frame Size Options Do I Have?

This is where using rustic picture frames can add so much to creating your farmhouse home decor. That’s because you can work with simple 1-1/2″ wide frames or have multi-piece frames created that are up to 6-1/2″ wide. Imagine framing a 20×30 family portrait in a frame that measured over 3′ wide and almost 3′ tall. That would surely become a cherished family heirloom.

You can have frames made for prints from as small as 4″x4″ to massive canvas art in frames up to 24″x36″ that will hold a canvas up to 1″ thick. There are actually 29 standard picture frame sizes in our company collection. If that’s not enough, we’re always open to look at custom picture frame sizes. We like to talk about frame size as a way to cover every available option.


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