Inexpensive Modern Country Rustic Decorating: Frugal Finds Now!

Inexpensive Modern Country Rustic Frugal Finds is for anyone who admires country modern or Country French style yet just isn’t feelin’ like taking on a second mortgage! Here’s what we know: (1) quality and authenticity are pretty much everything, and (2) antiques powerfully provide the soul of a home. We’re also aware a mix of high and low heightens interest and helps every budget. Affordable options to explore in this post are not meant to fool anyone into believing they are high end. They also are meant to fill your home with mediocrity. Rather, they just may work for “low” items to balance the high in your space.

Living room with modern country vibe by Studio Mcgee for Target. #moderncountry #studiomcgee #livingroomfurniture
Threshold designed with Studio McGee – shop the modern country rustic look HERE

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

How to Frugally Decorate With Modern Country Rustic Finds

Vivian Park Upholstered Sofa - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee - image 2 of 7
Studio McGee at Target – tap image for buying info

This neutral sofa (Studio McGee at Target) provides a great foundation for any number of decorating styles including modern country.

Decorative Round Rattan Basket Gray - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee - image 5 of 5
Threshold with Studio McGee…in case you love modern country rustic style.

Wondering why I even bother to take on the challenge of exploring how to inexpensively collect pieces to get this laid back Euro-country inspired look?

First, the frugal part: seems I have always had an AMAZING knack for stretching a dollar.

1. Rustic Country Rattan Baskets

Decorative Round Rattan Basket Gray - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee
Round Rattan Baskets – How to Frugally Decorate With 50 Modern Country rustic Finds as well as sweet quotes.
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2. Whimsical Console Table

Farmhouse style rustic distressed zinc metal table with scalloped edge.
Scalloped Edge Metal Table…certainly rustic indeed. How to Frugally Decorate With 50 Modern Country rustic Finds as Well as Tips for a European Inspired Look.
Rustic distressed zinc farmhouse style table with wood top.
Galvanized Whimsical Table…certainly rustic indeed.

3. Modern Country Rustic Galvanized Planters

Here’s a story about how a $10 steel cart became a staple in our tranquil European inspired kitchen.

Galvanized Metal Planter…in case you love farmhouse style for indoors and out.

4. Coir Doormat

Being thrifty naturally flows from living poor while loving the refined and rustic aspects of designing a room.

1'6"x2'6" Block Print Coir Doormat Natural - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee.
Doormat – TAP IMAGE for buying info
Funny quote with humor on Hello Lovely Studio.
Entry with modern country vibe by Studio McGee. #entry #shopthelook
Threshold designed with Studio McGee – shop the look HERE

5. Functional Country Decor in the Kitchen

There is often a fair amount of patience involved when the budget is tight while you hunt for a particular object or design look.

French country metal bottle drying rack for French farmhouse kitchens and European country decorating.
French Bottle Drying Rack…certainly lovely indeed. How to Frugally Decorate With 50 Rustic French Farmhouse Decor Finds as Well as Tips to Get a European Inspired Look at Home.

Yet there is also a need to make quick decisions when something of value catches your attention.

Only Looks Expensive Accessory

Sacred milagro heart box with vintage style and a low price - perfect for French farmhouse and country French decor. #milagro #heart #goldheart #homedecor #frenchcountry
6. Milagro Heart Box…in case you love religious themed decor.

Inexpensive Woven Pillow

Funny quote with humor on Hello Lovely Studio.

Scrubbed or Distressed Rustic Decor

Rustic scrubbed wood rounded Paulownia pots for French farmhouse decorating and European country style rooms. #moderncountry #rusticdecor
9. Rounded Scrubbed Wood Rustic Pots…certainly lovely indeed.
Distressed round grey terracotta planter for rustic country French farmhouse decorating and interior design. #moderncountry #rusticdecor
10. Distressed Round Grey Terracotta Planter…certainly an interesting aged texture indeed.
Rustic French farmhouse style wood potting bench for European country style decorating and interior design. #moderncountry #rusticdecor
Potting Bench…certainly country French lovely indeed. Ideas for Budget Friendly Country French Decor as well as Tips for Getting the Look.
Funny quote with humor on Hello Lovely Studio.

Sunny & Gold

Sunburst mirror with gold finish for your classic, French country, or Parisian style space. #gildedmirror #mirrors #sunburstmirror #frenchcountry
12. Sunburst Mirror With Gold Finish..in case you need a pop of gilded glory.

Tabletop Pretty Things

Burlap wrapped faux lavender bundle for French farmhouse decor and European country style interiors. #moderncountry #rusticdecor
14. Burlap Wrapped Faux Lavender…certainly South of France inspired indeed.
Distressed turned wood rustic French candle holder.
15. Distressed Wood Candle Holder…in case you love an aged look.

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How to Decorate Frugally With 50 Rustsic French Farmhouse Finds. #moderncountry #rusticdecor #frenchfarmhouse #homedecor #furniture #interiordesign
Funny quote and humor on Hello Lovely Studio.

Weathered, Chippy& Rustic Home Decor

Boxwood topiary in clay pot for French farmhouse and European country style spaces.
16. Boxwood Topiary in Clay Pot…certainly a lovely display of texture.
Antiqued metal Paris pocket watch wall clock for French country, French farmhouse and European country style interiors.
17. Antiqued Metal Paris Pocket Watch Wall Clock…decorative as well as useful.
Distressed wood candle holders add a modern country rustic look to any space.
18. Rustic and distressed wood candle holders…in case you love Old World style.
French farmhouse galvanized bucket vase set makes a modern country rustic statement.
Farmhouse French Galvanized Vase Set

In Case You Love White

Cream White cotton woven pillow with tassels for French farmhouse and European country decorating and interiors.
20. Cream Cotton Pillow With Tassels…in case you love white and a Country French look.
French farmhouse style white ceramic vase set of 3 vases.
21. White Ceramic Vase Set of 3…certainly a bargain indeed.
Distressed wood decorative ladder for French farmhouse decorated rooms.
22. Decorative Wood Distressed Ladder…in case you need a vertical accent.
Modern country rustic white French farmhouse style vase set for European country style interiors and decorating. #moderncountry #rusticdecor
23. Distressed White Vase Set…in case you’re a fan of aged and white.
Funny quote with humor on Hello Lovely Studio.

Country Decorators Love Their Dogs!

Reserved for the Dog - a pillow to add whimsy to your sofa, bed, porch, or chair at home.
28. Reserved for the Dog Pillow, Amazon…certainly whimsical indeed.

Vintage Style Plus Rustic Charm

Here’s one of the most important things I have learned.

Distressed metal chandelier with lemons for French farmhouse and European country style spaces.
29. Metal Chandelier With Lemons…certainly lemon-y lovely.
Funny quote with humor on Hello Lovely Studio.

It’s only decor…it’s okay to make mistakes and learn from them.

Stripes & Linen

Black and cream ticking stripe apron with pocket and ruffle - a French farmhouse kitchen must have!
30. Black/Cream Ticking Stripe Apron…certainly frugal indeed.

Sometimes we’ll overspend on the wrong thing or pass up a deal that will haunt you forever…let both of those missteps go as soon as possible.

Begin again as a more experienced curator!

French Country Blues & Greens

Crackle finish blue and green vase set for French farmhouse or modern country rustic decorated spaces.
32. Crackle Finish Blue & Green Vase Set…in case you admire these cool tones

You have to admit that a limited budget frequently leads to unexpected creative adventures and a more innovative design result.

For example, I would love to cover the walls of my bedroom with a pretty grasscloth covering. But I also have to think about budget and future owners of this home because I don’t know if we’ll be staying a long time.

The big picture helps us avoid decorating over-expenditures and decisions we’ll regret.

A Favorite Thrifty & Slender Side Table

Even though grasscloth would be beautiful, I’m thinking of other options such as a budget friendly statement wall in that bedroom.

Round bronze accent table with accordion style base and little claw feet - a chic side table for living rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms and beyond.
34. Round Accent Table…certainly one of my all time fas!

I have done my share of budget friendly statement walls! Did you see the uber-frugal French script statement wall I stenciled in a guest bedroom (the stencil and chalk paint probably came to 40 bucks)?

Funny quote with humor on Hello Lovely Studio.

(Someone saw a photo of that wall on FB and alerted me that French script is soooooo five minutes ago. Um. WRONG. Timeless is timeless, and I guess haters gotta hate.)

Rustic Outdoorsy Finds To Bring Inside

Speaking of outdoorsy, I loved this idea of a thrifty DIY outdoor movie theater:

Woven Loveliness for Country Rustic Modern Style

Woven rustic basket tray with handles for coastal, French country, boho, and rustic farmhouse style spaces and decorating.
38. Braided Woven Tray With Handles, Amazon…certainly rustic French farmhouse lovely indeed.

Once you understand more about the spirit, philosophies, and essential underpinnings of French style or European inspired interiors, you develop a sense of what to lean into and what to avoid.

Rustic Galvanized Pedestals

You begin to think more in terms of artful pieces that speak to you and function rather than trappings to simply fill in a blank space.

Topiaries & Boxwood

Boxwood topiaries in clay pots for European country and French farmhouse style spaces.
40. Topiaries in clay pots, Amazon…certainly lovely indeed.

Many years ago, shortly after moving into our first home I was chatting with a neighbor and mentioned I loved to decorate. She said, “Me too! Every few months, I’ll buy another Longaberger basket…”

Funny quote with humor on Hello Lovely Studio.

That was the full extent of decorating to her–buying one basket after the other to fill spaces. I would venture to say that it is collecting objects, but not making a house a home.

In Search of a Pretty Pouf…

Round jute and white cotton pouf.
Jute and Cotton Pouf

For me, the beauty of the decor is often tied to adjectives such as: understated, quiet, faded, organic, raw, natural and honest.

Is every piece here imbued with those qualities? Nope (especially when the first word in the description is ‘faux.’)

But occasionally it is okay to begin with inferior pieces to inject a bit of the flavor or color before upgrading later, down the line.

Another option few folks seem to consider is customizing an “almost perfect” find to enhance or correct its color.

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If a piece has the simple lines you’re after and is the right proportion but comes with a funky finish, consider making it one of a kind with a tweak or two.

Hand-finished pieces are often far more attractive than factory finishes, and the hands finishing a piece can be yours!

Encouraging quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #encouragementquotes

Noticed how I still haven’t typed a sentence like ‘three things you MUST place in a French farmhouse room…?’

Just can’t bring myself to go there.

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There are exceptionally talented designers who insist every room must have something black in it.

Another expert will say if there’s nothing whimsical in a space, you’ve failed.

French Bee Loveliness

You’ll find a range of opinions from decorating pros, and the truth is, I have been in gorgeous homes where black is too austere for the owner so it is absent and it all works.

Let’s Get Whimsical

I have also spent time in spaces where there is deep charcoal grey tone-on-tone decor where I felt completely at rest.

Distressed brown wood two tier tray - rustic decor perfect for a farmhouse style kitchen.
47. Distressed Brown Wood 2-Tier Tray…certainly an easy start to a styled tabletop.

I encourage you to take risks and allow yourself time to interpret the decor style you admire in your own imperfect way.

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Imperfect interiors are a European inspired thing!

The process will likely involve:

enlisting a pro or a friend,

trial and error,

lots of shopping and returns of items that don’t work,

clearing out a room before layering,

and of course,

spending as much time in Hello Lovely’s archives as humanly possible (it’s still completely free content with zero calories).

White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Trees White Wallpaper Mural
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
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50 Modern Country Frugal Finds for Home on Hello Lovely! #shopthelook #moderncountry
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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Trees White Wallpaper Mural
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
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7 Comments

  1. Anya
    June 28, 2019 / 9:01 am

    So many lovely finds to view and quite honestly for my budget, ideas to replicate for a fraction of even the “on sale” prices. 😉

    Most of my home’s accessories and even furniture is from thrift stores, hand-me-downs, curbside finds, garage sales. If the shape and size are right for my French-inspired home, but the color/texture/look isn’t, it’s paint and trial & error to the rescue for me 🙂 That’s where wonderful blogs like yours come in so handy: They’re a veritable sea of fabulous ideas to for DIY versions of beautiful store-bought items.

    One of my DIY successes was painting little tiny egg-shaped rocks to look like robin’s eggs. Put them in a real fallen nest in my yard and friends thought the eggs were real! Of course I’ve had my share of DIY blunders too! 😉

    I love that you give shopping links to all you show because some day, my budget’s going to say “You can buy this!” ….and I’ll know just where to go: To Hello Lovely Studio blog. 🙂 Keep the wonderfully inspiring posts coming. Love it all!

    • Michele
      Author
      June 28, 2019 / 9:50 pm

      Way to be innovative and frugal! I love thrifting too – it’s so thrilling to find bargains and never know what you’ll discover. Thanks so much for the feedback and encouragement. I do love hunting online for goods I think my readers will enjoy and for items I’d gladly bring into my home. Keep following and keep feathering your nest creatively!

  2. Sandra Hinds
    May 26, 2020 / 9:27 am

    Great post! Loved all your finds- cant wait to order!

    • Michele
      Author
      May 26, 2020 / 12:54 pm

      Thanks so much for taking this for a spin – happy decorating, friend.

  3. Lisa B.
    June 2, 2022 / 10:17 am

    I feel in love with the “potting bench” you featured and was very disappointed when I clicked on the link and nothing in the amazon shop matched it. Honestly, it looks more like a plant stand to me than a potting bench. But, it is beautiful.

    • Michele
      Author
      June 2, 2022 / 11:13 am

      Let me do a search to find the source – I don’t want to disappoint! Thanks for letting me know.

    • Michele
      Author
      June 2, 2022 / 11:24 am

      Looks like I have it linked right in the main photo of it styled – if you tap that photo or link, it is from 3R Studios and out of stock at Home Depot. That brand is also found at Target and maybe even Lowe’s. It also may go under the brand umbrella of “Creative Coop” on Amazon. Hope this helps!

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Trees White Wallpaper Mural
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing