40 Farmhouse Finds From IKEA

40 Farmhouse Finds From IKEA

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You can read an updated version of this post here! 40 Farmhouse Favorites from IKEA has the latest 2020 goodness in stock now!!

In the past, IKEA may not have been the first place to pop into your mind when you needed to pick up some decor for your vintage home.  Definitely not a place to find antique replicas.

But, I want to challenge that thinking with a collection of 40 Farmhouse Finds that I have been curating for the past few weeks.

If you are fortunate enough to live near an IKEA, you will understand what I mean when I say visiting IKEA can result in an all-day adventure and a carload of very affordable home decor.

Here in Seattle, they have just built a brand new store next to their old one (which is being turned into more parking).

I had the priviledge of previewing the new store the day before Opening Day.

40 Farmhouse Decor Ideas from IKEA

 I, along with the other guests, enjoyed an authentic Swedish breakfast in the IKEA Restuarant & Cafe and a pre-opening  day ceremony.

My favorite moment during the ceremony was when IKEA invited the 35 different charities represented there to come and shop the old store.  They could take what they needed as gifts from IKEA for their benefactors.

I just loved that!

 As for the store, let’s just say, they have really outdone themselves up here in the Pacific Northwest!

Here is a sampling of some of the features. . .

  • Nearly 400,000 square feet of shopping!
  • Simplified layout
  • Two floors, upstairs are the showrooms and downstairs is more of the actual shopping, called the marketplace
  • Fun childcare area inspired by a Swedish forest
  • Gift Registry
  • 365 Day Return Policy
  • Free Wi-fi

While I love planning several hours to take the kids to IKEA, if you don’t live near an IKEA, I have good news!

All of the items in this post are currently on the IKEA website.

Update- some have been discontinued, in which case I have added similar product links.

*This post contains some affiliate links.

Now let me show a few ways to put together some of the fabulous farmhouse finds tucked away in this store.

I have divided the products into four design boards to give you an idea of have to use the different items together.

Let’s start with the kitchen. . .

IKEA finds for the Farmhouse, Affordable Decor

Step Stool

Dish Towel  No. 1 


Glass Jars

Dish Towel No. 2 

Butcher Block Countertops

Wooden Spoon No. 1

Wooden Spoon No. 2 

Wooden Rolling Pin

White Bucket

(similar one)

Kitchen Faucet

Drawer Pulls

(similar ones)

Dish Towel No. 3 

Black Clock

(similar one)

Wooden Drawer Organizers

Bar Stools

White Pitcher

We were able to customize the edges of our butcher block counter with a few simple steps.

Also, the bar stools have been essentials in our house with three kids.

Their step stool can be painted to match any home. I used Boxwood milk paint and finished ours in a dark furniture wax.

 I am so pleased with the quality of their white bucket.  I use it for all kinds of things!

Now onto a sample family room . . .

IKEA finds for the Farmhouse, Affordable Decor


Doll House Shelf

Linen Curtains

Alarm Clock

Artificial Plants

(similar ones)

Pleated Pillow Cover

Sheepskin Rug

Apple Crate Basket

I have three of the pleated pillow covers and am going back for two more!

Do you spy that little alarm clock on my night stand?

Yep, IKEA strikes again.

Our ficticious home tour continues with an IKEA office  . . .

IKEA finds for the Farmhouse, Affordable Decor

Manhattan Map

(similar one)

Storage Boxes

Desk Lamp

Artificial Fern

(similar ones)

Gold Knobs

(similar ones)

Cowhide Rug

Glass Door Cabinet

And concludes with a front porch, because every farmhouse needs a front porch!

top 40 farmhouse items from IKEA

Bird Cage

(similar one)

Bistro Set

(similar one)

Wooden Tool Box

Galvanized Plant Pot

Terra Cotta Pots

Artificial Lavender

(similar ones)

Watering Can

Wicker Chair


A heartfelt thank you to IKEA for sponsoring this post!

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  1. Bonnie
    May 5, 2017 / 1:23 PM

    Thank you for this good inventory list that you put together.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 9, 2017 / 5:32 PM

      You are so welcome, Bonnie, I’m glad you liked it!

    • Kim
      September 15, 2017 / 6:12 PM

      Thanks so much! I also found the cutest lace curtains for 4.99. I am sick though that I cannot buy the adorable pillow covers or terra cotta pots. I ordered 10 pots and 7 covers then I saw the note not available online. There is no IKEA anywhere close to me. So said those covers even have zippers ? Btw I’m obsessed in a good way with your blog, posts, sights. Thank you for the hard work it must be.

      • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
        September 19, 2017 / 6:19 PM

        Thank you so much for your kind words, they mean a lot to me. Congratulations, on your lace curtains! So sorry the other items were out of stock, I hate it when that happens.

      • Valerie Jones
        February 6, 2018 / 11:45 AM

        Sometimes you can find IKEA items on amazon.com, or ebay.com (prices may be higher or lower). I’d definitely try there, and maybe even on craigslist.com, before giving up. Good luck!

        • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
          February 18, 2018 / 6:47 PM

          Great advice, Valerie, thank you for adding this.

      • TRENA
        September 23, 2018 / 10:17 AM

        KIM, I have an Ikea fairly close by. I could ship smaller items to you?

        • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
          October 26, 2018 / 9:17 PM

          How thoughtful of you.

  2. Fonda Rush
    May 5, 2017 / 1:37 PM

    IKEA is only accepting submission for Seattle, WA right now, and I am in the opposite corner here in southeastern NC! Anyway, it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to submit, but I wanted to tell you about my IKEA makeover for the dining room that we turned into a library. I measured for bookshelves. I purchased tall ones and short ones. When we put them in place, they fit perfectly. I’m glad I didn’t have to cut out the corner rounds of the baseboards!!! At our house, we could use a makeover in the living room. We have one old settee, a table and chairs for two (meals), a floor lamp, (litter boxes), a TV on an inappropriate stand and an ottoman. We need to paint. We moved in about 1 and a half years ago, and the going is slow, but it will get done. Maybe we’ll need more help from IKEA, maybe not. Our closest one is 3 hours away in Charlotte, NC, it’s kind of inconvenient. The way we got the Billy bookcases: My daughter and her large family came to visit from Ohio. They rented a large van so everyone could be comfortable. We used it to get to IKEA and brought back the long boxes that wouldn’t fit in our car. That was our first experience with IKEA. We practically spent the day there {plus travel time} and had a great time.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 9, 2017 / 5:33 PM

      Your library sounds AMAZING! Love this idea.

  3. May 5, 2017 / 2:04 PM

    Love IKEA! We are fortunate to have one close by here at the city house. Love all your farmhouse finds. Makes me want to go shopping!! lol.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 9, 2017 / 5:34 PM

      Wish we could go together!

  4. Brenda
    May 5, 2017 / 5:59 PM

    Loved this post. Has me wishing… I had noticed and loved your green step stool from previous posts. Unfortunately, the IKEA store in Michigan is many hours away, making a trip there impractical. Thanks for sharing.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 9, 2017 / 5:34 PM

      I’m sorry, Brenda. I think you could order that step stool online, if you really had your heart set on it.

  5. Tanya Hulbert
    May 5, 2017 / 10:19 PM

    I’d love to venture to the new IKEA Seattle soon! I love all your farmhouse finds and I also need more of those sweet pillows! Ava seemed to somehow put dibs on the one I bought. Hmmmmm. 🙂

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 9, 2017 / 5:34 PM

      Ava is a girl after my own heart. 🙂

  6. May 8, 2017 / 4:59 PM

    Thank you, Sarah for this awesome lineup! I am moving into an apartment this summer, and it was built in 1928! Can’t wait to dress it with these great finds from Ikea!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 9, 2017 / 5:36 PM

      Wow! Your new place sounds fantastic, have fun!

  7. May 9, 2017 / 1:37 PM

    I love IKEA! We use to live four hours away but now only 20 minutes….that can be dangerous! What a lovely collection of items perfect for farmhouse decor, but also for the eclectic or boho decorator. How fun to have gotten in on their pre-grand opening! I’m not sure how old the AZ store is, but it seems they have added a new vignette or ten every time we go in! Thank you for sharing your fun experience.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 9, 2017 / 5:37 PM

      Thank you for your kind words, I’m so glad you stopped by!

  8. Amelia
    May 10, 2017 / 7:04 AM

    Great finds! I was just at IKEA but missed some of these, so it’s really useful to have recommendations. I bet I can totally justify some SOCKER buckets to spiff up my laundry room shelves. I also love their FINTORP series for my kitchen: utensil rails are a must for me, and these are a big step up from the utilitarian look I used to have.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 19, 2017 / 6:26 PM

      Oh, I love your ideas! Yes, to utensil rails and white buckets for the laundry room.

  9. May 10, 2017 / 8:24 AM

    What fun you had!
    Ikea is near us, like a mile and half or so….
    It is a huge place with some terrific finds….
    You did a nice job putting boards together….

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 19, 2017 / 6:26 PM

      Thank you, Nancy, what a sweet thing to say. You are a lucky girl to live so near IKEA!

  10. May 10, 2017 / 10:48 AM

    I love Ikea! Thank you for sharing such a cool list. I haven’t been there in awhile and I need to make a trip ASAP!
    I’m visiting today from Wow Us Wednesdays.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 19, 2017 / 6:27 PM

      I’m so glad you liked it, Megin! Thank you for hosting the link party!

  11. May 10, 2017 / 6:00 PM

    Love this! I’m traveling to IKEA next week and put some of these items on my list! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! 🙂

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 19, 2017 / 6:27 PM

      OH, I hope you had fun, Lori!

  12. May 10, 2017 / 11:18 PM

    Wow!! Great finds. My budget is safe though because IKEA is a 1.5 hour ferry ride from me. Love IKEA though, Thanks for sharing. Really liked that white bucket.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 19, 2017 / 6:28 PM

      Yes, I can see that the distance would curb spending. You will have to keep a list going for your big IKEA trip. 😉

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 19, 2017 / 6:29 PM

      I have sooo much fun in IKEA!;)

  13. May 15, 2017 / 3:57 PM

    Wow, what a great post. I had no idea IKEA had so many farmhouse goodies. Our store is about 30 minutes away and I never think to check there. Will have to go soon. Thanks!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 19, 2017 / 6:30 PM

      Yes!! I hope you get a chance to swing by your IKEA, how fun to live so close!

  14. Brett
    May 17, 2017 / 5:21 PM

    Oh my gosh! I loved this post because it is helpful, relevant, and inspirational. I have a few of the things you suggested already but just knowing you picked them too makes me so happy because you have the best taste ever! I have the wicker chair, a couple of the sheep skins, great on floors and chairs, clock and dishtowels, and I have the plants. Because of your post I am now totally going for the wood stool and bucket, and love the white pitchers. The NYC art map you picked I saw at Ikea on my last visit and thought it would go well with another print I have of the drafting plans for the Brooklyn Bridge that I purchased at a flea market. I refrained though as my cart and budget needed a break! But maybe next time! You’re farm house and blog are so lovely, thank you for sharing all of your beautiful finds.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 19, 2017 / 6:30 PM

      Brett, how very kind of you! You sound like you have great taste.

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  16. Carol
    August 17, 2017 / 6:04 AM

    I was at IKEA last week outfitting my daughters dorm room. I did some shopping of my own and bought 5 pails and a white tin window planter that match the pails, and a rectangular black memory box. I wanted to get the watering can but I spent way too much. I used the memory box to hold my fathers WWII medals, and other memorabilia from the Navy.

    Moving day is August 27 and is coming way too soon for me.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      August 18, 2017 / 7:01 AM

      It sounds like you did very well at IKEA, but I know what you mean about overspending!

  17. Patti
    August 22, 2017 / 5:46 PM

    I have a condo on the same street as Ikea in Cincinnati….oh well. Smile

  18. Kirsten
    August 25, 2017 / 2:52 AM

    Where did you find the coverlet? I have been searching high and low.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:30 PM

      Kirsten, that is actually just a crocheted bed skirt I laid of our comforter! I found it at Goodwill, sorry I am not more helpful.

  19. Sherian Ferguson
    August 29, 2017 / 7:39 PM

    I also love Ikea. I am finishing up my Ikea kitchen
    I love my new gray cabinets and farmhouse sink. Wish the store was closer. Have to drive to Atlanta about 1 1/2 hours away. Seeing how I buy when I do go maybe I should be glad it isn’t any closer. Going in a couple of weeks and will be on the look out for your suggestions.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:33 PM

      Your kitchen sounds lovely. I hope you find treasures on your next trek to IKEA!! I know you will.;)

  20. Carole
    September 12, 2017 / 10:24 AM

    I love our IKEA here in Oregon. It’s an hour a way, but planned trips work out well. I’m surprised that Seattle’s store didn’t start out large. The way you describe it, Seattle’s new store sounds like ours has always been.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 19, 2017 / 6:05 PM

      Oh, your store does sound amazing. I would love to visit the Oregon store sometime!

  21. Polly
    September 13, 2017 / 10:16 AM

    I didn’t know Ikea had done that complete remodel. We drive by it on the way to Habitat for Humanity. Last time I went there I spent hours and only came out with a pillow! Now, with your list, I can be armed and ready to pick up some more things for my newly renovated farmhouse bathroom and soon kitchen. I think the white buckets might make sweet waste baskets. Thank you for the great list!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 19, 2017 / 6:07 PM

      You betcha! We use our white bucket for a trash can, too. Have fun shopping!

  22. Tracie
    September 23, 2017 / 12:41 PM

    Thanks so much for putting all of this together! It’s an amazing post!

  23. October 30, 2017 / 9:44 PM

    Sweet finds! I love that you have used some of these products in your own decor. I may need to get a bird cage now for my modern farmhouse;) lol!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      November 7, 2017 / 4:59 AM


      I’m so glad you found some fun, new inspiration! Happy Decorating!

  24. Beatrice
    December 28, 2017 / 11:42 PM

    I just came across your blog by looking up farm house decor and I can say your posts are officially my fav can’t get enough ??

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      January 24, 2018 / 6:27 PM

      Oh my goodness, that’s the biggest compliment ever! So glad our paths crossed. Thank you for your wonderful compliment 😀

  25. February 2, 2018 / 6:15 AM

    Love, love, love this list! This is awesome. Ikea can be so overwhelming at times. It’s so helpful to have this before heading there. Thank you for putting this together, great content.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      February 18, 2018 / 6:28 PM

      I’m so glad it was helpful, have fun at Ikea!

  26. Patty
    March 1, 2018 / 6:22 AM

    Thank you Sarah for the great tips when shopping at Ikea. We have one 5 minutes from our house and I love going there to shop! I can’t wait to go again just to look at all the stuff you pointed out!
    I have to ask you how you painted your step stool… I have the same one and I want to paint it and I really like the way yours looks shaded, how did you do that?
    Oh, and another great product at Ikea are their picture ledges… they come in two different lengths and two different colors…black and white, and they deepened the depth on them so you can put stuff other than pictures in them… small vase, or jar with flowers etc. They are very affordable too.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 13, 2018 / 6:15 PM

      Great tip! Thank you. As for the step stool, I used Boxwood milk paint http://amzn.to/2tOqCw6 from Miss Mustard Seed and finished it with her dark furniture wax.http://amzn.to/2FNMSLr

  27. Judy Hollenbeck
    April 12, 2018 / 11:26 PM

    I am trying to find your white enamel candlesticks with red trim. Can you help? Thank you.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      April 26, 2018 / 8:26 AM

      Hmmm, I’m not sure which ones you are talking about, can you email me a link with the picture in it? Sorry, I’m not more help.

  28. Meridee
    August 23, 2019 / 8:47 AM

    My son and I live near the Renton Ikea, we were in the old store on their last day and felt sad as we had many memories. I will admit we love the new store! I is a has never been just a shopping trip. Loved your ideas. Don’t forget the apothecary cabnets. I have those in my farmhouse styled kitchen.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 31, 2019 / 10:15 PM

      Oh fun! Yes, we love the new store, as well. Such a wonderful shopping day, when we go. Now I need to check out those apothecary cabinets!!

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