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Country home decorating and Tips


The art of country and primitive home decorating is simple and can be quickly changed to add a new look.

Country decorating creates a warm and cozy atmosphere. Want an easy way to change the look of a piece or a ho-hum space -paint it!! Paint is an inexpensive way to make a change. Country decor is inviting so it’s best to stick with warm rich country colors. Reds, blues and greens are just a couple of suggestions. Wallpaper in country patterns or a wall border to coordinate with your wall color can add interest and texture to any room.

There are several variations of country home decor. Folk art decor is a simple crafty look. Primitive style sheep, cows, angels and folk art dolls are just a few of the items that can be used in your folk art decor.

Americana decor, also known as patriotic decor can be used throughout the home, throughout the entire year! Americana sheep, primitive flags and buntings, stars, stripes and red, white and blue accessories make up some of the ideas for country americana decorating. The use of deep reds, antique whites and dark blues give your americana decor that rich country feeling.

Primitive country decorating is on the rise! Primitives can be old rough antiques or new old looking reproductions. Flea market finds, roughed up antiques or modern items that have been aged are just a few ideas the can be used to give your home that primitive feel. Primitive decor can be inexpensive, spontaneous and eclectic. Primitive decorating can be a lot of fun. Searching for flea market finds that can add to your primitive decor can be both challenging and fun. You can transform that flea market find into a treasure that you’ll admire for a long time!

Antique pieces in mint condition can be quite pricey. So for an affordable way to get these treasures into your home, purchase a slightly damaged piece and repair it. A little sandpaper and period-appropriate paint hues can make your find look like a mint treasure.

Primitive lighting can add instant warmth to your country home decor. These primitive lamps have a soft glow and are small enough to fit in a dark corner or area where you need a little soft lighting.

Primitive dolls can add a warm cozy touch to any home. Handmade dolls can be made to your specifications to match your color schemes throughout your home. A primitive angel doll can be a cute accent to a master or spare bedroom. Farm girl dolls, kitchen dolls and farm animals can spice up your country kitchen decor. Raggedy Ann dolls can be adorable in a bedroom or a perfect door greeter. Seasonal prim dolls can change with the holidays. Handmade black dolls can add a very primitive aged look to your decor.

Country wall hangings and country shelves are a great way to dress up your walls to give your home that warm cozy feel. Country walls usually contain a lot of neatly arranged items. The more that you fill you home with country items the more homey it will feel. Country shelves are a great way to display your collectibles. They includes, shaker box shelves, ladder shelves, display shelves, kitchen shelves and peg shelves. Several items can be arranged to display on your country shelves.

You can surround your country shelf with a variety of country and primitive wall hangings, plaques, country signs or wreaths.

Country Decorating Tips:

When displaying items of a shelf or table, try to stick with an odd number of items. This will add interest to your country display.

Create a great focal point to a room. Place a garden trellis, wooden or metal, in a corner or against a wall and hang pictures, family photos or collectibles on it to bring in that country feel.

To add a side table to a small space, try using an old wooden stool. Decorate with a doily and a few collectibles or a small primitive lamp.

Add some summer color to your country room by placing potted flowers on your coffee or end table in a dough bowl or wooden tray.

To greet your outdoor guests. Add a few throw pillows and a decorative throw to your outdoor porch furniture to add a welcoming feel.

To create a headboard for your bed. Stencil or attach a piece of picket fence or trellis to your wall behind your bed and attached birdhouses, ivy, pip berry garland, a wreath or anything that you would like to display.

Antique suitcases can be used for unique displays and double as storage for your off-season garments.

Take your room’s color scheme from floor to ceiling by choosing window treatments that match the colors in your flooring.

Turn a cozy corner of a room into a work area. A tall decorative cabinet with lots of drawers can store your materials. A set of stacking nesting boxes can store supplies at your fingertips. Top that off with a decorative lamp with plenty of light and a nice quilted throw to cover up if you get a chill!

Bring a little contrast into your rooms by painting your trim a few shades darker than your walls.

Check back often for more country decor tips and ideas that will be added frequently!


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