Decorating with folk art can be a charming way to add or incorporate vintage finds and family heirlooms into your décor. Antique shows, flea markets and maybe even your own attic are great sources for folk art furniture, art and objects. Folk art has a simple charm that works well with farmhouse style decors as well as shabby chic and traditional style rooms.
Painted folk furniture, like this multi-drawer chest, adds not only charm but color to a room. This blue chest of drawers and the nautical themed painting would look pretty in a foyer or a bedroom. They could also liven up a corner of the living room. Pretty carved wood decorations and architectural salvage make for folk art style wall ornaments as well as objects for a table top.
The simple, handcrafted style of folk art furniture and art goes well with farmhouse style wide plank floors and handmade rag rugs or needlepoint rugs. The warmth of warm pine floors suits the simple style of colorful folk art furniture and decorations.
Grouping various folk art objects and art by theme or color is a nice way to create a display on a table top or shelf. Shaker boxes make for charming storage and come in beautiful colors. Amish made crafts are another source for contemporary folk art. Craft shows and fairs that showcase the word of local artists are wonderful way to buy folk art and support local craftspeople. Whether you buy new crafts and folk art or display a family heirloom, folk art adds charm to any room.