Interior Design / October 15, 2018 / Khloe Stclair.
How often has this sighing refrain been heard while gazing at the perfect country show-homes proudly on display in websites and magazines through the land? Do not be disheartened, however. The country decorating style may still be possible on the most meager of shoestring budgets. Consider the following.
Buy second hand. Old furnishings, in particular, can find at bargain prices in flea markets, charity auctions and yard sales. Do not worry if you see your prospective purchase is less than perfect; it is all part of the charm of country decorating. There are rumors that the manufacturers of sure leather jackets drive trucks over their wares before putting them on display, to get that “beaten in” look. If you don’t find any bargains in your searches, you could always set about a new piece of furniture with a hammer and chisel, but that may defeat the point a little. Reuse and repair is the theme of country decorating.
Consider buying gingham and plaids. Your home will feel all the warmer for the care you’ve shown it. Flowers are a must for bringing that country decorating feel into your home. Simple wicker baskets with herbs dangling indolently from them will make your home life and breathe. If you have an uncontrollable aversion to nature in your living space, replicate the effect with dried or fake flowers. Once again, improvise.
Plants are for the daytime, but there is nothing that makes your home feel more cozy or intimate by night than the flicker of candles. Homogeneity is once again the devil; your candles should be irregular, spaced almost chaotically. Place them in ashtrays, or pencil cases. Finally, your windows are the eyes of your house and eyes are the windows of the soul, don't forget about them in your country decorating scheme.