Decorating Tips

When deciding on a theme or style for decorating your home, there are several to choose from. One of the top popular decorating themes today is country home decorating. Essentially it is a most popular decorating style because it provides a warm atmosphere and overall friendly feeling. Country home decorating, because of its warm environment, is enjoyed by those living there as well as all those who visit.

As with any home decorating project, a homeowner must first decide where they want to use country home decorating. Some people opt to use this theme in their whole home while others decide to use country home decorating with just one or two rooms, for example, the living room and kitchen. Because this style is meant for people who like simplicity and nature, some homeowners may decide to carry the country decorating theme through the whole home.

Country home decorating employs colors which are cheerful and bright with country furniture and accessories. When choosing colors for country home decorating, light to medium shades of yellow, white, pink, green and brown are excellent choices. Colors should give out a rustic or country atmosphere. To add to the painted walls, a homeowner or decorator may determine to use stencils with country characters such as flowers or plants, fruits or vegetables. Wallpaper borders are also often used in country home decorating. It is all right to use these additions but the rule of thumb is – make sure the patterns do not conflict.

Appropriate with a rural and simplifed theme, country home decorating uses wood – natural wood. When coming to a decision on a material for a country floor, natural wood is a nice choice. Certainly using natural wood throughout a large area can be expensive. If looking for a less-costly way to give floors a country look, a light shade of wall to wall carpet might be considered or laminate flooring. These options should also work well with the country home decorating theme. Other alternatives for country floors are flagstone or tile. Many homeowners, if they are really creative, decorate their floors with creative patterns and stencils. Alternatively a very good way to jazz up a space is to utilize scatter rugs. In line with the country home decorating theme, area rugs with an authentic look create a warm and cozy feeling. Hooked, quilted and braided rugs make wonderful additions to a country floor.

When choosing furniture to compliment country home decorating, light wood or wicker is suggested. Again, these materials reflect the beauty of nature. If a homeowner or decorator decides fabric would accent their furniture, such as cushions or slip covers, floral patterns or checkered fabrics add to the authentic look.

Accessorizing a space always adds to its beauty. When buying accessories to fit in with a country home decorating theme, it is good to keep in mind the type of atmosphere you are trying to create, a warm and inviting space. Simplicity goes a long way in country home decorating. It is recommended to never use too many decorations and choose accessories that family and friends will enjoy. Photos in simple wooden frames, plain mirrors, plants and scented candles dress up country home decorating. Window treatments should also be simple. Lace or shutters give a cozy country feel. Country home decorating can be interesting and fun. Perhaps the main detail to keep in mind is simplicity. Try not to over-decorate, remember too many patterns will clash. Too many decorations will eliminate the amount of space in a room. Country home decorating creates a relaxing and friendly environment, meant to be warm and cozy.

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– Dan Farrell

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