Some moments in life, like spending time in nature by the lake, surrounded by vegetation, fresh air and sunshine, are difficult to beat. The relaxed interiors found in rural areas are both warm and inviting, combining ease and comfort. This is achieved, in part, through an effortlessly curated mix of informal fabrics and traditional furniture styles with a healthy dose of nostalgia; think antique accessories, worn wood pieces, and patina finishes thrown in for good measure. Do you like the look? Here are some design ideas that can be found in any country home. Try them all at once, or start with just a few in your home before sitting back and relaxing in your classic country cabin.
Comfortability is Key
Make it comfortable. Comfortable textiles and materials create a warm, inviting environment that will make you and your guests feel right at home. Upholstered cushions and furnishings in a breezy cotton gingham or ticking stripe, for example, portray the no-fuss rural style. Worn finishes on everything from metal fittings and painted wood furniture to enamel and pewter tableware add character and warmth.
Consider Different Patterns and Accents
Consider blending floral patterns which complements perfectly the above-mentioned nature-inspired materials. Also, take into consideration your sofa, as that usually is the centrepiece in every living room. Adorn it with country style cushions for the ultimate country feel. The patterns and colours on the walls, the curtains, the china on the dinner table, and the upholstery on the furnishings all seem to burst into flower in most rural homes. Romantic designs and themes complement the generally muted palette best.
Create Different Room Sections
Country living also means spacious living. You can open up your living room by separating the area into two different sections with furniture and decorative elements. To distinguish the spaces, try putting your sofa behind the dining table. Keep clutter at bay while enhancing functionality with a multipurpose room that uses hooks and cubbies to keep jackets, shoes, and other accessories close at hand.
Be Old-Fashioned in Style
Use antiques to decorate. Items that appear overly shiny and new should be avoided. Find farmhouse-style antiques like metal-plate signage, old furnishings, and antique artwork at flea markets and country stores. Incorporating antiques into a modern interior design scheme will give the space character, depth, and a cultural flavour. According to experts, unique and surprising objects can be paired with contemporary findings to create an elegant, tranquil, and inviting house that prioritises longevity above the short-lived wow factor.
Swap Modern for Antique Lightning
It is entirely possible to repurpose seemingly old and outdated lighting. The antique lighting is a wonderful way to combine vintage artefacts into a room, adding not just to the look but proving to be an essential functional element. Most vintage lamps can be readily rewired, so if you discover something that fits your style, don’t be put off buying it because a little work is required to make it as good as new again.
Look for Second-Hand Furniture
More people than ever before are purchasing antique furniture from online stores because these are the greatest places to shop convenience-wise. The general rise in interest in antiques is partly due to a focus on sustainability and the desire of design-savvy homeowners to infuse character into their homes even if it’s with something seemingly small like fancy country style cushions.
Repurposing one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture or lighting can also give you a sense of accomplishment because you will be extending the life of an object that would otherwise be thrown. Flea markets and antique stalls provide some amazing finds. Be prepared to go more than once because there will be fresh goods available each week from different dealers.
Match Your Interior with Your Exterior Decor
Determine whether you intend to use your porch and after you’ve created a list to help you decide on your needs, you might want to measure the space to see what size furniture would fit. A swinging daybed, a bench, a pair of rocking chairs, Adirondack chairs, wicker, rattan, or resin furniture, a garden stool, a coffee table, and so on, are all great options.
Doormats, welcome signs, blackboard signs, watering cans, old boots, lanterns, and wreaths are other farmhouse décor essentials. You might want to consider painting your entrance door to provide some contrast! The curb appeal décor can also be modified with the seasons, from hanging wreaths and garlands to various seasonal decorations.
Redesign an Already Existing Bookshelf
Make your reading corner more aesthetically pleasing. To break up the monotony of a wall of books, you may fill it with decorative accents and accessories such as vases and sculptures. Alternatively, colour-coordinate your books. Not only will it feel more harmonious, but any bright colours in your collection will stick out even more.
Rustic Kitchen? Yes!
Handcrafted products and furnishings that are inspired by nature define the rustic rural design. Rustic country décor might begin in the kitchen with an aged and weathered huge rectangular pine table paired with ladderback chairs. Vintage wrought iron or metal chandeliers above the table, as well as hurricane and oil or kerosene lamps, are perfect for rustic décor lighting.
Vintage hardware in wrought iron or metal is a terrific country home decoration option that comes in a variety of styles and finishes. Display coloured plates and dinnerware collections in earth tones, bone white, or blues and greens, as well as glazed earthenware and glass jars, in hutches and cupboards with open shelves and plate racks.