Primitive Decor Ideas

Fresh Primitive Decor Ideas For Your Home

by Dannica
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If you’re going for a home-y and patriotic interior design for your home, then primitive decor might be just the right design aesthetic for you. Though not the most popular, this decor style has its distinctive beauty and charm because it tells a story while being environmentally conscious as it makes use of handcrafted/aged pieces. If you want a natural, cozy space, we’ve got some fresh primitive decor ideas for your abode.

What is Primitive Decor?

A little bit rustic, a little bit cottage-y, primitive decor is a style that originated in the USA and featured heavy use of stars and the American flag. The palette is usually darker than a Cottage decor or French Country decor but uses many of the same elements: aged furniture, lots of wood, and DIY. (You can read more about Primitive Decor here.)

Fresh Primitive Decor Ideas For Your Home

Ready to try this decor style? Make your primitive home decor dreams come true, here are some great ideas for your home:


Salvage Furniture

Since this decor is all about using antiques, aged or old furniture, one of the best things you can do to is to salvage old furniture. You can check out your garage, flea market or grandparents’ home for old furniture. Use it as or refurbish it.

39-Piece Tool Set – $17.99


Refurbish Old Furniture

Having a primitive interior doesn’t mean your house has to look like a museum. To keep old furniture looking like new or modern, refurbish them. You can repaint them or upcycle them into a new piece.

Wood Stain Applicator Kit – $13.50


Looking for a pattern you can add to your place? Plaid suits primitive decor. Replace the fabrics of your couch or get a throw as a decorative piece for your living room. Alternatively, you can also get a carpet with plaid patterns.


Cotton Buffalo Check Plaid Square Tablecloth – $18.51

Barnstars Decor

Barnstars decor is considered as a significant element of Primitive. The meaning of metal barn stars in Amish country can be traced back to the 1700’s and to at least the 1820’s in Pennsylvania. On many older barns, one could see a large decoration in the shape of a star mounted on the face of the barn that represented the trademark of a specific barn builder.

Horseshoe with Barn Texas Star Primitive Design Ceiling Fan Pull – $9.99


Galvanized Barn Star – $58.95



If you love an easy diy project, pallets will be your new best friend. You can do a lot of things with them or even just stack them up. It adds texture and enhance the rustic side of this interior design.


Wood Shim – $10.47

Wood Signs

Another nice touch to show ‘prim’ is by hanging vintage wood signs. For authentic wood signs, you can visit flea markets, buy a fake vintage wood sign or create your own with a stencil! It’s fairly inexpensive and also fun to do.


American Flag Design – $22.50

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Life is Beautiful Wall Sign – $14.42

Mason Jars

These glass jars are very useful and can be easily purchased in most stores. Use it to store kitchen utensils, decor or as a soap pump. If you have time and want a cool diy project, you can create a cool mason jar lighting fixture.

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Ball Mason Jar with Lid – $17.97

Primitive decor idea is a great compromise if you want a cozy and vintage decor. What’s your favorite part about this style? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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