No other style of home décor offers a cozy, warm and comfortable atmosphere in addition to the appealing beauty associated with country decorating.
Even in the modern times we live, country décor holds a special place in the hearts of people who grew up in a rural setting. Irrespective of whether you live in a bustling city or in the country, you can recreate the look of a decade ago, adding a little charm and character to your living room.
Here are a few inspiring ideas that ought to get your creative juices flowing.
First things First – Choose a Color Scheme
Before you begin deciding on the curtains, throw pillows for the couch, accents and other elements of your living room, make a decision on what colors you would like to use. It is best to stick to two to three colors so that the look of your room is balanced with one color being dominating color for the room.
Country colors range from cream and pale red or rusty shades to pale browns, blues and reds, shades of forest green, warm yellow and orange. When it comes to patterns, avoid using an abundance of colors unless your interior space is spacious. In smaller spaces, an occasional splash of color and pattern in luxury decorative pillows is enough to brighten up your room.
Warm up the Walls with a Rustic Touch
In rustic style home décor, wainscoting technique is commonly used for the walls. This simply means that a different element is used for the bottom half of the wall whereas the top half of the wall uses a different element.
You can also use rough boards to create a rustic look and add texture to your room. Run the boards vertically up the wall to a point that is about 3 to 3.5 feet from the floor. Instead of using glue, you can use nails to fix the boards on the wall so that if you ever decide to remove or replace the boards, you are able to do so easily.
You can top the boards off with a pine board that is 2×4 inches, that runs horizontally across the top of the vertical boards. You can stain the boards in oak stain or light pine to create a country look. You can then choose to pick the remainder of the wall, up to the ceiling with the color of your choice. You can paint the remainder of the walls up to the ceiling with the stain of your choice.
Opt for Wooden or Tile Flooring
Carpeting doesn’t lend to a genuine country look. For an authentic country style appeal, you can choose hardwood flooring or tile in a rustic finish.
While you want the tiles or wood floors to be prominent, luxury decorative pillows and throw rugs are a must for adding a splash of color and pattern in country style decorating. Braided rugs are perfect for this uses, and come in a wide range of sizes and colors. To create a relaxed and comfortable look, scatter these around randomly in your living room.
Add a Country Flair to your Living room Furniture with Decorative Accents
While country style furniture completes the look of a country style home décor, there are things you can do to make your current furniture take on a more rustic feel and look.
If you can afford to buy new furniture, opt for wood or leather furniture when possible. To give your current furniture that country look, you can use a number of tricks. For example; you can use toss a few country themed decorative throw pillows in the mix or place crocheted dollies on the arms of a chair to transform your furniture to country.
Decorating your home in old country style is simple! Put these ideas and tips to use in your home and you may find that this is the most comfortable and relaxing environment you have ever come home to after a long tiring day.
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