When I was first married, I decorated our little rental home with Asian influences. I loved ginger jars, oriental paintings, and black lacquered furniture. My sister on the other hand, was decorating in country style and the more she talked about it, the more I was drawn to it, too. Country style decorating has evolved over the years (just look at past covers of old Country Living magazines) and encompasses a wide range of influences … from primitive to shabby chic to modern. I tend to lean toward the farmhouse appeal of country decor; not too primitive and not too modern, farmhouse style fits somewhere in-between.
Painted furniture in the form of a classic Windsor chair and and white dresser have country style written all over them. And then of course, there’s the “farm” pillow and the stone crocks to finish it all off.
I love the clean, fresh look of white ironstone and also love hunting for pieces to collect!
My favorite kitchen piece is my farmhouse sideboard. I purchased this from a friend at work. Freestanding furniture in the kitchen is a staple of country style decorating.
I created a fun mix of bird prints with white ironstone two years ago during the spring season. Sometimes just rearranging what you already have is an easy way to create country style in your home.
An easy and inexpensive way to add country charm to your home is to create hanging posters from vintage botanical prints.
I love this country style home that I featured a couple of years ago. Blue is such a classic color when decorating with a country touch.
Is there anything more charming than a country bathroom? I featured several of them in my farmhouse style bathrooms post.
And then there’s one of my bathrooms with a painted claw foot tub.
If you like a little color mixed in with your country furnishings, you’ll love this colorful home in Ohio.
Earlier this week I featured country style kitchens if you’d like more country inspiration! What are some of your favorite country style decorating pieces?