Cottage – country decoration – deciphering the aesthetics and 46 inspirational ideas
The country decor goes perfectly with those little stone country houses and thatched roofs that everyone is excited about. Yes, there is no doubt that if you have such a treasure in your possession, you should take advantage of it to furnish it in a decorative style that resembles it. However, if you have a small house in the suburbs or even an apartment in the city, you can also afford to arrange your little country corner after at least knowing the basic rules of arrangement. Today, we’ll give you a little helping hand by showcasing the evolution of the country’s aesthetic piece by piece.
Like any other style, the country decor also stands out with certain characteristics of its own that we will get to know today. Because in order to adopt the country style through your home, it is good to start from the decorative bases.
Raw materials – the decor in question tends is to overdo it… stone, cement tiles, zinc, floor tiles, and especially wood which is ubiquitous, the latter represents a recurring choice in terms of furniture, but also floor and wall coverings; the beams and frames are left exposed to further emphasize the wild side of the decor.
Natural materials – the choice of these continues the raw trend introduced by the use of natural materials. Linen and cotton predominate, bringing a note of softness and femininity. Among the recurring patterns, we see flowers, stripes, and all other country-style prints.
Antique furniture – the furniture is all imbued with a certain nostalgia that dates back to the times of our great-grandmothers. If you don’t have an inheritance, you run to garage sales and flea markets to get them. It is not uncommon to employ aging techniques such as patina for an extra touch of age.
Soft colors – the most popular choice is the range of greys, beiges, and whites or so to speak, neutral hues which often take on a super soft creamy look. The use of pastel tones is also a fairly common solution, resulting in a powdery atmosphere. Bright colors are, for their part, introduced by small touches and their use is quite often linked to the creation of attractive contrasts.
Bucolic accessories – old zinc objects, retro candlesticks, flowery porcelain, vintage clocks, rattan baskets… in general, any object that is linked to the life of yesteryear or the country world is welcome in the country style house. Flowers are another must.