Country Home Decorating
by Kathy Burns-Millyard
Description: Easy do-it-yourself ideas for country home decorating.
Country homes are famous for their simplicity and practical living
ideas. More and more people these days are searching for ways to
enjoy a simple and practical living. Many have resorted to returning
back to the rural country instead of living in the city. But if
relocating is not an option for you, there is the option of
redecorating your home to mimic the simplicity of country life.
Decorating your home to fit the old country (rustic) style doesn't
take much imagination. When you think of rustic, simple wood planked
floors and cozy family rooms may come to mind. The best thing about a
country style home is that it allows vast room for personal touches.
Decorating in a country style is personal and the rate and degree to
which you achieve this country look depends on your personal interests
and your free expression.
The country style home showcases everyday items such as water cans,
pots, skillets, bread pans and more. The overall color scheme tends
to be geared towards earthy colors. Hence bringing out the naturalness
of the style of decorating. Country homes express a way of life.
Unlike Victorian, Colonial, and Traditional, the country style
expresses the owner's way of life or desired way of life.
Most decorations and furniture are handcrafted and painted. These
types of furniture give the rooms an extra personal feel. If the
furniture is painted, most country homes use milk painting for that
uniformed adhered look. Achieving the perfect country theme depends
mostly on how much personality you put into the project.
Many people already have ideas of what they want their rooms to look
like. So advanced planning is necessary when planning a country
redecorating project. Do plenty of research ahead of time and search
out country décor suppliers. There are several hundred suppliers
online where you could turn for your country décor needs.
Purchase supplies that suit your style and your interests. Make the
home reveal who you are as an inner person. The idea of a country
home is getting back to the simple life. A time when stress was less
and good times were prevalent. The key to a country style is keeping
everything simple. But there is a risk of overdoing it when it comes
to decorating with simple items. When tempted to add too many
decorative items, always remember: Keep it simple.
Kathy is a professional published
writer who covers a variety of popular topics such as health, fitness,
decorating, and gardening. Find more home decorating ideas at
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