What do you think when you hear “Country?” Taylor Swift? Tim McGraw? Or if you’re an interior decor buff, you might think about Rustic or French Country (which we wrote about).
Country style varies for a lot of people and even places. You’ll hear people talk about Tuscan or Farmhouse appeal. But what most people can agree on is that Country is about using wooden flooring, furniture, or accessories that are natural. Most importantly, country-style interior decor should evoke a feeling of a relaxed rural life. If you want a rural escape in the comfort of your own home, we are going to share with you some easy country decorating ideas.
What is Country Decor?
As we mentioned, we have varying definitions of “country decor.” So what really is it? According to HGTV, “Country is a wide-ranging style that depends on geographical location but is generally exemplified by primitive furniture, muted colors, milk-paint finishes, and vintage fabrics.” The country decor style is about creating a space with a snug and cozy atmosphere. It’s about using natural elements to create a place where you can unwind.
Easy Country Decorating Ideas
Now if you are ready for a good ol’ country style home, here are some easy country decorating ideas:
One of the essential elements of country decor is using natural materials, and what is more natural than wood, right? Depending on your taste – modern or traditional country, opt for wood pieces, even if they’re small focal points like a contemporary coffee table or a small native wood dining set.
Use of Fabrics
Remember, when you’re using fabrics with this interior design idea, whether it is bedding, curtain, or couch covers, use cotton or calico with a rough or open weave. This legitimizes the feeling of being in a rural area and the country style. If you are crafty, you can also sew a quilt.
For an easy country decorating idea, get some flowers. For a cottage country look, dried flowers will do the trick, but if you want the modern country look, it should be fresh or any flowers that are in season. It doesn’t have to be exotic, but flowers that can be easily purchased. Try delphiniums, wallflowers, cosmos, daisies, or cosmos.
Artificial Cherry Blossom Branches – $28.99
Natural Dried Lavender Bundles – $14
For home decor, you can get enamelware items. This will work especially great in the kitchen – bread bins, pot opposite, drinking glasses, pots, jugs, canisters, and whatever you can think of. Aside from being functional, they also serve as decor. You can also use old non-functional items like old fans or old windowsills as wall decor. Old wash bins can also be repurposed as a sink.
Another fun part of the country decor is lights. You have a vast options for the design of light you can use – a chandelier, pendant light, or an old lamp head. To create a country atmosphere, add a few warm lights. This will highlight and bring your whole interior together.
And these are some easy country decorating ideas, by incorporating these elements, you’re bound to have a nice country interior design!