Country home or cottage style housing are very popular. Not only for now, but it’s been one of the most loved housing style of all. Country homes have a lot of magic in it; there’s always charm in all interior designs that don’t go along with one another but can eventually works with sprinkle of nostalgia. Since vintage art is back in season, country homes are following behind this fashion. Try on this styling technique in your house to bring fashionable comfort in your home!
The key of country style homes are mixing and matching everything that shouldn’t goes along together. There’s only one simple technique in creating country style homes: having fun with all creativity in you. You can use any material you want, too! It doesn’t need to be expensive. In fact, you can even reuse your old stuffs, if it’s not your actual first choice already! Since country style homes are about creating nostalgia and comfort with familiar ambiance that none of us can resist.
Use pastel colors. Flower patterned wallpapers are the essential key of country style homes. Try small flowery patterns on milk pink, gentle yellow, soft ivory, pastel blue, pale green, or salmon red. Go with bigger blue roses for more Victorian vintage style, but daisies are more common for country home stylings. Add hardwood flooring and wooden stairs and window sills; earthly elements are the foundation of country style homes. Put on pots of flowers and herbs like lavender and mint. It’s gonna be better if you complete your interior by matching your exterior as well: build a flower bed filled with fragrant herbs and flowering shrubs.
Don’t go over pricey when you’re creating country style homes. This kind of home is not the one that requires perfection and fanciness; in reverse, it wants the good and broken. Drag your old furniture to be reused: use small old bedroom cabinet as coffee table at your front porch, setting it aside with your Granny’s rocking chair. Frame your old kindergarten hand crafts like hand embroidery on your Mom’s jeans jacket and hang it on the wall. Use old fences to as laundry basket or umbrella rack. Use some reparation on furniture that needs some maintenance, but you may leave it as is to secure its rustic design and value as long as it is still functional.
Another essential thing about country home styling is that everything needs to be light and weightless. Use light drapery like chiffon shades in cute patterns and plastic chair instead of heavy drapery and leather sofas. It is meant to be associated with airy and free country people that will give you the same lightness and brightness in home. And, yes, you need to consider the light! Lights are the heart of home. In country styled homes, try simple organic low watt lamps instead of chandelier to keep it simple. Simplicity is the purpose and the means of country housing so you’d better keep everything as simple and light as possible if you can, although it doesn’t mean you may leave the aesthetic though!