Decorating a Farmhouse Fence

You see your fence from the kitchen window, when you tend to the garden, when you pull into the driveway, and when you stop to greet neighbors. And yet its often one of the most neglected parts of the property. In fact, most people completely forget about their fence as a space that can be beautified.

Adding some beauty to your fence can make a world of difference. Check out these farmhouse fence decor ideas to add a touch of magic to an often neglected part of the house.

Nothing fits together quite as well as a distressed wooden sign that declares fresh flowers and a couple of flower boxes hanging together in harmony. They are perfect for displaying those wildflowers from the pasture.

Shop the look: Teardrop Birdhouse, Fresh Flowers Hanging Sign, Ivory Flower Box, Mini Round Chicken Wire Vase


Most people associate birdhouses with trees, but what if you have a farmhouse in the fields? A fence is a perfect place for birdhouses if you live in farm country where there might not be many trees to choose from.

Shop the look: Teardrop Birdhouse

We love these galvanized moons that add a sense of mysticism and harken to old western outhouses and saloons. And since dragonflies are a symbol of summer, this wooden dragonfly adds whimsical flair.

Shop the Look: 24″ Rusty Galvanized Moon, 12″ Rusty Galvanized Moon, Whimsical Dragonfly

Nothing says down-home farmhouse festive like a red wagon wheel. Place some wildflowers between the spokes for a casual, cheery look.

Shop the look: Red Wagon Wheel

Nothing goes so well with farmhouse style than a sprig of Honeysuckle in a galvanized flower box.  Pro Tip: Honeysuckle might be an invasive species in your area, so there’s no harm in trimming it up and using the beautiful flowers as decor!

Shop the look: Galvanized Flower Box

Some other farmhouse fence ideas:

  • Decorating a fence with plates can make your garden feel like a fun and fanciful place for an outdoor tea party. Get plates that have playful designs on them, like this Mason Jar & Bee Plate from The Hearthside Collection.
  • Get out your paints! If you have an artistic eye, you can turn your fence into a blank canvas for your next masterpiece.
  • Rain boots often come in fun colors and patterns, and can be hung from a fence and used to plant flowers.
  • Mount a galvanized windmill on the fence for a refreshing farmhouse look that will give the garden some character, like this one from KP Creek Gifts.

What are your farmhouse fence decorating ideas?

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Author: Rebecca McCusker

Rebecca is the Creative Coordinator for Craft House Designs. Her interests include writing, playing piano, guitar, songwriting, and playing in her all-female rock band Linden Hollow. She enjoys gardening, hiking, teaching piano, reading, and painting animal portraits. She lives in the Ohio countryside with her husband, cats, and Australian Shepherds.

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  4. I like your idea to use a red wagon wheel decorated with flowers to have down-home farmhouse festive look to your fence. Finding items that will give your yard the feeling you’re going for could help you end up with embellishments that you like and fit with the style. I’d imagine that when you are choosing your embellishments, you’d want to look at shops that specialize in outdoor and garden decorations, and then look to see if they have things that fit into the style you want so that you can find similar items that work well with each other.

    1. Great suggestions, Tiffany… I think it’s beneficial if you choose items that will last some weathering, especially if you’re going to keep them outside! Thanks for reading! 🙂

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