People from all over the country, north and south, have long loved decorating their homes with decor that has a country or farmhouse feel to it. This type of decor is very simple and classic, yet timeless, so it lasts for many years to come. It also makes any space feel very welcoming and warm while looking playful and bright at the same time.
There are simple color palettes, plenty of barn door track, and a lot of different fabric textures. It has just the right amount of vintage so that the home feels cozy and lived in but modern at the same time. The only drawback about adding some country elements into your decor is that it can be very overwhelming deciding what to use so it looks put together but not overly vintage or crowded. Below are a few tips that will help you introduce a little bit of country into your home!
The first thing you need to do is start with a lot of natural colors on the walls and with furniture. Popular natural colors are creams, light grays, pastel blues, and whites. This will make your space look larger than it is and brings a lot of light into a space. Light natural colors also make a room feel calm and serene, much like a getaway to the countryside makes you feel.
Bright and bold accent colors
After you have our natural palette together and decorate your room with it, the next step is to add in fun bright colors that make the room pop. Some very popular bright colors to use in country decor are bright vintage reds, royal or navy blue, and bright yellow and orange. These bright colors are what will catch the eye and will give you an interesting point to focus on. The above colors are colors that you often see in the countryside in flowers, sunsets, and bright summer days and will help you keep those thoughts and memories in your mind every time you see them in your home.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match
It can be intimidating to try and mix and match different patterns and textures, but this should be one of the most fun parts of decorating. Using bold check patterns and combine it with different velvet fabrics while also adding in some burlap ( one of the most popular fabrics in country decor). Combining different patterns and fabric types will make your space look casual but creates a country charm that makes everyone feel welcome when they come into your home.
Bring the outdoors into your home
The outdoors are perhaps the best part of being out in the country. There are so many flowers, animals, and other sights to see. Bring that into your home by using bold animal prints, pillows with faux sheep fur, go with wild floral arrangements like baby breath, use cotton fabrics, etc. This is what really brings that country charm into your home and makes it feel rustic and vintage yet cozy and warm. It can be a place that reminds you of being in the countryside every time you enter your home.
Make sure people see your character
Being out in the country helps to still your emotions and reminds you of who you really are. You should bring that into your home so that when others come into your home they see a reflection of your true character. If you like really loud, out of the ordinary accessories, use them in your decor. If you have knickknacks or pieces of home decor that have been passed down in your family for generations, use them as statement pieces of your decor and display them wherever they can be seen easily. These small pieces show people who you really are and invites you to share with them what you care about.
Country decor is all about making people feel welcomed and warm when they come into your home. It is less about the actual decor that you put into your home and more about the feeling that you invoke when it goes up. When you start decorating your home with country palettes, patterns, and fabrics, go by how it makes you feel and others are sure to love it as much as you do.