The history of interior designing can be a bit complicated because of the many facet and traces of ancient designers who have richly influenced the taste of today’s generation. Among the most popular designs, using a country décor to spruce up an abode is almost always present in any part of the country. Country décor is so unique that even manufacturers strive to make their products look old, home-made, and one of a kind just to present an authentic country décor.
Most decorations appear to be unfinished, left unpainted or already developing rust. The inspiration is to create a homey, traditional, and comfortable atmosphere as if everything in the home is created skillfully by the home owner or the family themselves.
Country décor has become popular not just in the rural settings where log homes can be usually found. People in the cities have embraced this style and even paint their homes with earthly colors just to achieve the look and rustic feel. Old home equipment like dial telephones and grand father clocks are often the main attraction of big houses.
There are several country décor perfect for every part of the home like baskets, wrought iron creations, homespun, wreaths, tin and metal décor, scented candles and potpourri, old photographs, linens, crockery, barn wood, quilts, and old signs.
Here are some of the favorite country décor that you can personally create and display in your home:
Wreath – wreaths are beautiful and provide fresh air scent. Hang perfectly on entrance doors or wide windows. Wreaths can be a combination of flowers, leaves, twigs or ribbons.
Quilts – adorable quilts can come from old and recycled fabrics. Before starting your project, make sure you have already washed the clothes and checked them for any stains and deterioration of fabric.
Country basket – baskets are very versatile. They can be used to carry fruits, wines, towels, cutleries, breads, cups, and even packaging for handmade gifts.
Potpourri – to make the potpourri, you will need fresh flowers and leaves and other ingredients to preserve the scent. The finished product is a great way to naturally deodorize rooms.
Old photographs – dig from the oldest photo albums and get a classic portrait of your ancestor. Most probably, the picture is in black-and-white or sepia-toned hue. Match it with an old-looking rustic frame and display them pertinently in your study room or library.
Wooden objects – wood hangers, pots, jewelry boxes, etc. can be recycled and transformed into useful things. Use earth-toned colors of paint and varnish to make it more effective.
Country décor does not necessarily mean that you would collect garbage and just throw them in into your home spots. The idea is still to make every old, antique-looking item useful and not just let it serve as a dust collector. To balance the ambiance, make sure you top tables with fresh, wild flowers.
Don’t be too serious in the arrangement. A bunch of small flowers effortlessly placed in a small glass vase with water is just perfect. Make about three or four of these arrangements and display them in a row of a long table or in a wide window.