Still life art, particularly pieces that depict flowers and fruit, are a perfect match for farmhouse and cottage interiors.

Whether you live in a rural setting, or are just trying to bring a pastoral sense to your urban surroundings, such pieces can really enhance your space — adding a touch of timeless elegance. 

Today we're going to explore the appeal of such still life pieces, how still life art compliments these decor styles, and which art prints you may want to consider incorporating into your space.

Farmhouse and Cottage Style Decor

The appeal of still life

Still life paintings often feature what can appear as ordinary, everyday objects — and might strike some as simple or even mundane. Yet, this celebrated art form holds a captivating power.

The allure and overall appeal of still life pieces lies in an artist's ability to really elevate the everyday. This is achieved through masterful use of light, shadow, and composition — a simple bowl of fruit can become a joyous symphony of colour, texture, and form.

With still life art the viewer is invited to appreciate the beauty and complexity inherent in the seemingly ordinary.

Furthermore, still life can offer something of a window into the world of the artist. The selection and arrangement of objects can suggest personal stories, cultural contexts, and even symbolic meanings — as such, still life becomes a conversation starter, prompting contemplation and inviting the viewer to connect with the artist's unique perspective.

A complimentary addition to your space

The down-to-earth charm often found in cottage or farmhouse decor finds a natural companion in the world of still life art.

The simplicity and focus on everyday objects found within still life pieces resonates beautifully with the rustic elegance of farmhouse style. Be that via paintings featuring weathered baskets overflowing with plump fruits, or antique vases holding wildflowers — such pieces have a way of capturing a certain way of life, and evoke a sense of warmth and nostalgia.

Beyond the obvious complimentary aesthetic, still life art also brings opportunities for a touch of personalisation within the farmhouse theme.

Choosing pieces that depict objects like vintage kitchenware, mason jars, or well-worn books adds a layer of authenticity and reflects the homeowner's individual taste. Whether displayed solo as a focal point or arranged in a curated gallery wall, still life art seamlessly integrates into the farmhouse and cottage aesthetic, infusing the space with added character.

Embrace Still Life With Our Curated Picks 

If you're keen to explore this trend, we here at Hartsholme Prints offer a curated collection of suitable vintage and antique-style reproduction art prints. 

Our still life collection features an array of beautifully selected paintings — all of which have rustic charm that's perfect for such a modern farmhouse look. Browse our collection and you'll find a selection of prints featuring natural textures, muted colours, and weathered objects — all of which complement the natural materials often found in cottage decor. 

All of our high-quality prints offer an easy way to incorporate the beauty of still life into your farmhouse setting. You're bound to find several pieces that you love and that reflect your personal style, all the while complementing your farmhouse or cottage decor, adding a touch of artistic charm to your home.

We invite you to explore our collection and discover the perfect prints to enhance your space.



Olivia R