Are you looking for country home decorating ideas that you can use today? Here are five ideas that are easy and will give your home that rich, country touch.
*Depression Glass - What would country decorating be without Depression glass? It was popular during the 1930s because it was very inexpensive when purchased at a five and dime store. It was regularly given away at grocery stores with the purchase of a bag flour or sugar, at movie theaters, or as promotional gifts inside boxes of oatmeal. You will find Depression glass at antique stores and collectible shows.
*Collectible Tablecloths – The late 1940s into the 1950s were years where vivid colors and lively patterns were the standard for kitchen tablecloths. Later these colorful” old-fashioned” linens were stored away, tossed out or given away because of the more modern earth tones in linens and also because of the ironing they required. This old-fashioned character is what collectors are looking for today. Antique stores and collectible shows are the place to shop for these tablecloths that will add just the right touch to your country home décor.
*Quilts – What a wonderful way to bring the past into the present. Whether quilts are old or new, they give a sense of days long ago. Quilting itself has become a very popular pastime and business even today. You will find collectible quilts in second-hand stores, antique stores and even among your own family keepsakes. Quilts are truly outstanding and useful as country home décor.
*Ironstone Pitchers – Ironstone pitchers were at the height of their popularity in this country from the 1840s into the 1900s. They were imported from England and were popular with farm families because of their sturdiness and practicality. The distinctive, all-white pitchers are still admired today and can be found in antique stores, second-hand stores and at collectible shows.
*Antique Hand Mirrors – Antique hand mirrors are a charming way to add elegance and style to your country home décor. They may be displayed on a dresser or occasional table as well as mounted on an antique-looking piece of wood and hung on the wall. (Attach the mirror to the wood by drilling a hole in the neck of the mirror handle. ) This is sure to be a conversation piece.
You can’t go wrong with any of the country decorating ideas listed above. By using your creativity and imagination, country home décor can be used as an accent in countless decorating styles
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Lynn Cressy is the owner of Lynn's Home Decor , which was created out of a love for decorating and shopping for home decor. There you will find country home decor , shabby chic furniture, shabby chic home decor and wrought iron furniture and decor as well as interior decorating ideas.