There’s something about country living that can be so appealing. Life is a little simpler, time goes by a little slower and problems even feel a little smaller. We may not all have the pleasure of residing in the calm countryside, but your home can still have a country side. We invite you to take a seat, pour yourself a glass of sweet tea, and discover how to be a little bit country in your space with these country decor tips.
1. Use Natural Elements Like Leather & Reclaimed Wood
Many people choose to live in the country so they can be closer to nature and celebrate its splendor. One way you can bring that appreciation home is by bringing in natural elements. From 100% top grain leather, to FSC-certified reclaimed woods, to rattan and jute, these materials add incomparable textural beauty that invites the outside in.
3. Add Animal Accessories to Show Your Love of Nature
Country house decor is all about being a loud and proud lover of nature, and animals are a big part of that love. Growing up in the country often means taking care of horses, cows, chickens, pigs, goats and the rest of Old MacDonald’s farm. Maybe you don’t have the room for these guys, but you can have art and country decor that gives them a special place in your space.
4. Find Industrial Designs + Material Combinations
If country style and farmhouse style are like siblings, then country style and industrial style are like cousins. The classic combination of metal and wood looks just as fitting in a country-inspired interior as it does in an industrial space. The trick is to stick to timeless pieces that have a hard-working, homespun spirit.
5. Embrace Earth Tones for a Welcoming Atmosphere
6. Use Warmer Tones for a Hearty Feel
Just as a fire glowing in a mountain ranch fireplace casts warmth on the hearth, so too should your furniture and decor cast warm vibes through colors like brown, taupe and pumpkin.
7. Think Like a Cowboy, Opt for Natural Hide
Living country isn’t just about living in a house, it’s also about living the lifestyle. Think like a real cowboy and opt for real leather rugs, sofas and bar stools. Shown here, a hide rug adds authentic charm.
8. Bring Home the Ranch (& the Animals Within It)
Bring home the animals without bringing home the smell, dirt, manure and shed fur or hair. How? Through decorative sculptures and figurines of horses, bison, sheep, cows, chicken and dogs!
9. Add Pops of Fresh Color (But Make It Country)
While country tends to revolve a lot around warmth, especially in warm colors like browns, reds, oranges and shades of black and grey, it’s not impossible to incorporate lighter, brighter tones. Try a splash of white, as in the white horse figurine shown here!
10. Let Your Walls Roam With (Artful) Life
Art has the mindblowing ability of creating movement – without actually moving. Just look at a picture of a rustling tree or rushing stream, and your mind will fill in the rest with imagined motion. In a county home, try a picture of roaming buffalo, to start!