10 Barn Wedding Decor Ideas

barn wedding decor

Love the idea of a barn wedding? Looking for barn wedding decor ideas? We’ve got ‘em!

The barn wedding trend looks like it’s got staying power and will definitely be hotter than ever in 2012. In fact, barn wedding venues are cropping up all over the US and Canada, which is great news for couples pining for a rustic wedding.

There are many different styles of barn weddings, from all-out elegance to simple, country chic.

Here are some barn wedding decor ideas that will go a long way in creating an inviting space:

1. Light Strands – Lots of them! This will help to create instant ambiance and make the barn radiant and enchanting. Barns generally don’t have the greatest lighting – but strands of lights hung about your dining area will make a huge impact. Buy them right after Christmas at a good price.

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2. Candles – Everywhere! Again, this will help to light up your space and add a romantic glow. Just be mindful that your barn wedding venue is made of wood! Use open flames with caution.

candles barn wedding


3. Burlap – Burlap table runners look great at a barn wedding – and burlap is an excellent choice for brides on a budget. (Check out these gorgeous DIY wedding programs made from burlap.)

burlap table

4. Buntings – Buntings are a great way to add colours and patterns to an earthy backdrop. (If you are looking for handmade buntings, come and visit our handmade buntings shop!)

grey bunting

5. Chalkboards – Chalkboards are a great fit for barn weddings as menu boards or even seating charts. You can make your own chalkboard signs with this DIY chalkboard tutorial.

diy chalkboard frame

6. Glass – Bottles in various colors and shapes make for superb barn wedding centerpieces. You can also fill them with flowers and suspend them with string from the ceiling. And even though they are EVERYWHERE, I still love mason jars.

hanging bottles

mason jar wedding

7. Tins Vintage tin cans and watering cans add a rustic vibe to your table decor.

vintage tins


8. Ribbon- Ribbon will add pops of color to the earthy, rustic tones inside a barn. The soft, flowing quality of ribbon fits in nicely in a barn setting.

ribbon wedding

9. Drapery – Drapery can be hung from the ceiling or at the entranceway. How inviting!

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10. Chandelier - A chandelier adds instant elegance to a space and is one of the most transformative barn wedding elements.

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  1. Posted by Lissa on March 18th, 2012 at 5:37am

    So fabulous how rustic can go glam! Wonderful roundup of ideas here!
  2. Posted by keith Infokus on March 21st, 2012 at 6:53am

    Im not sure if Ireland where im from would leave someone have barn wedding but if they ever do we will have to take inspiration from these
  3. Posted by Steve on May 17th, 2012 at 4:02pm

    Great pictures with barn wedding decor. We are currently renovating a barn at our farm and we've been able to show many brides ideas for a rustic barn wedding. Our venue will be finished in about 30 days and we're already booking up! Thanks for the great ideas, rustic chic is really catching on.
  4. Posted by Sarah Hill on May 25th, 2012 at 2:27pm

    Another idea could be to use flameless candles, so as to not risk any fires. I like these ones best, price wise: http://www.eventswholesale.com/Battery-Operated-Candles.htm
  5. Posted by kat p on August 3rd, 2012 at 10:23pm

    Love the barn wedding ideas and the looks are fabulous. I have been fortunate enough to do some barn weddings and tried to incorporate some of these fabulous ideas. Not really for the budget conscious brides but certainly some of the ideas can be modified. There are some fabulous barns in Texas...looking forward to doing more of them.
  6. Posted by Kerry on August 29th, 2013 at 5:19pm

    There's just something I love about barn weddings, just love the rustic feel of it!
  7. Posted by Jenn on November 22nd, 2013 at 11:39am

    I absolutely LOVE these ideas! Do you happen to know the names of the barns in the last 3 photos?! Thanks so much!
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