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					Country Home Decorating

When choosing a theme or style for decorating your home, there are many
to choose from. One of the most popular decorating themes today is
country home decorating. Perhaps it is the most popular because it
provides an inviting atmosphere and overall friendly feeling. Country
home decorating, because of its warm environment, is enjoyed by the
people who live there as well as all those who visit.

As with any home decorating project, a homeowner must first decide where
they want to use country home decorating. Some people choose to use this
theme throughout their entire home while other decide to use country home
decorating focusing on just one or two rooms, for example the kitchen and
the living room. Because this style is meant for people who enjoy
simplicity and the nature, some homeowners may decide to carry the
country decorating theme through the entire living space.

Country home decorating combines colors which are clean and bright with
country furniture and accessories. When choosing colors for country home
decorating, light to medium shades of white, yellow, pink, green or brown
are good choices. Colors should reflect a rustic feeling. To add to the
painted walls, a homeowner or decorator may decide to use stencils with
country character such as flowers or plants, fruits or vegetables.
Wallpaper boarders are also often used in country home decorating. It is
fine to use these additions but the rule of thumb is – to make sure the
patterns do not clash.

In keeping with a rustic and simple theme, country home decorating uses
wood – natural wood. When deciding on a material for a country floor,
natural wood is a nice choice. Of course using natural wood throughout a
large area can be costly. If looking for a less-expensive way to give
floors a country look, a light shade of carpet might be considered or
laminate flooring. These options would also work well with the country
home decorating theme. Other suggestions for country floors are flagstone
or tile. Some homeowners, if they’re really creative, decorate their
floors with stencils and create patterns. Another great way to jazz up a
space is to use area rugs. In keeping with the country home decorating
theme, those with an authentic look create a warm and cozy feeling.
Hooked, quilted and braided rugs make beautiful additions to a country
floor.

When choosing furniture to compliment country home decorating, light wood
or wicker is suggested. Again, these materials reflect the beauty of
nature. If a homeowner or decorator decides fabric would accent their
furniture, such as cushions or slip covers, floral patterns or checkered
fabrics add to the authentic look.

Accessorizing a space always adds to its beauty. When buying accessories
to fit in with a country home decorating theme, it is good to keep in
mind the type of atmosphere you are trying to create, a warm and inviting
space. Simplicity goes a long way in country home decorating. It is
recommended to never use too many decorations and choose accessories that
family and friends will enjoy. Photos in simple wooden frames, plain
mirrors, plants and scented candles dress up country home decorating.
Window treatments should also be simple. Lace or shutters give a cozy
country feel. Country home decorating can be interesting and fun. Perhaps
the main detail to keep in mind is simplicity. Try not to over-decorate,
remember too many patterns will clash. Too many decorations will
eliminate the amount of space in a room. Country home decorating creates
a relaxing and friendly environment, meant to be warm and cozy.

				
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