Homeowners can live in a city, suburb, or rural country setting and still incorporate a little bit of the country into the home. How much country you add is entirely up to you. There are a lot of trends that bring sophistication, style, and functionality into the design that have some country aspects. Seven trendy country décor ideas top the list. They are simple and easy to achieve.
Seven country design trends
- Neutral shades
- Pops of color
- Barn doors
- Open and airy
- Decorated hearth and/or front porch
1. Neutral Shades
Neutral shades are very popular in farmhouse décor. A lot of homes and styles incorporate soft gray tones and soft neutrals. These shades are easy to decorate around and allow for ever-changing accessories. Farmhouse style is not necessarily vibrant wall shades and wallpaper but more bright accessories that can be changed with the changing seasons. It does not matter what type of home you have. Once you neutralize your space, you can begin accessorizing to incorporate farmhouse décor.
2. Pops of Color
Adding pops of color throughout the home will make the area feel more unique. In a neutralized kitchen, one can add a red rooster cookie jar or decorative metal piece of art to a kitchen island or counter. Bright and bold mixers also double as statement pieces. A centerpiece of fresh or fake lemons will bring some bright yellow to a table or counter. Fun signs that declare “farmers market” or “farm fresh eggs” can also be added to kitchens. These often have bright colors and stand out against neutral wall colors.
3. Barn Doors
Barn doors are both trendy and functional. These are adorned with metal hardware that looks artistic and creates a statement piece. Pocket doors have been outdated for years but barn doors create the same space-saving concept with a modern yet country feel. These allow for easy access to rooms, closets, and smaller spaces without the inconvenience a regular hinged door may create.
Lanterns are both contemporary and country. These fun pieces can be proudly used as actual lighting outdoors or as mobile centerpieces throughout the house. Lantern style lights are very popular at big box stores and are common for porch lights, garage lights, and interior lights. Some have even been crafted to become large chandeliers that can hang in kitchens or dining rooms. Tabletop lanterns hold either real or battery-operated candles and come in fun bright blue, green, yellow, red and white shades or in metallic and black hues. Some are constructed of high-quality plastic and fiberglass so they can be utilized outdoors on patio tables and porches to give a bit of lighted ambiance.
Farmhouse décor utilizes textiles in nearly every single room. Table runners and buffalo plaid or paisley printed placemats are popular on tables. Throw blankets are found draped over comfortable chairs or couches and sometimes even on outdoor rocking chairs. Throw pillows are vibrant and typically in fun hues of blues, yellows, or reds to bring a bit of color to a neutral space.
6. Open and Airy
When looking to achieve a country feel in the house, the best thing to do is to keep it open and airy. Farmhouses are known for open widows, bright light, and fresh breezes. Avoid clutter and allow the natural light to shine through your home.
7. Decorated Hearth or Front Porch
Browsing through country living magazines or taking a ride to the countryside will result in observing decorated yet comfortable front porches. Many homes also have warm and cozy hearths. Hearths are adorned with wreaths, mirrors, knick-knacks, and candles throughout the year. During the cold-weather months, wood is often placed near the fireplace. Porches are inviting and have comfortable seating, wind chimes, and welcome mats. Even a city balcony can easily be transformed with some thought and attention to detail.
Following these tips will help any homeowner bring a little bit of the country right into their home. This style is simplistic and easy to accessorize. Neutralize your space, open it up, and allow natural light and air to flow through. Adorn your home with textiles and some statement pieces to make it feel inviting.