Sometimes country-style decor can get a bad wrap. Many typically imagine old, ceramic roosters from years ago or bold, red barn doors. But here at SRC Land, we’re all for country decor, and we know you can still achieve that rustic aesthetic with a modern twist you’re looking for.
1. Bring Nature Indoors
If you’re looking for a rustic theme, using natural wood for paneling, floors, doors, or furniture is your best bet. Those warm colors will brighten up the space without overdoing it, and it’ll look similar to a lodge or a modern barn. Make sure to treat the wood with a stain or sealant close to the raw color to maintain its natural beauty.
Another option is to bring in plants to areas that get plenty of sun. The best indoor plants for bright light are cacti, succulents, agave, and figs. You can also grow your indoor plants in rustic tins or planters to make the look cohesive.
2. Make it Comfortable
People feel drawn to country decor for various reasons, the most common being comfort. Country colors, including rustic red, warm yellow, and shades of brown, are soothing colors that welcome guests to kick back and stay for a while. Pick the comfiest chair or couch possible that you can sink right into it, with full-fledged comfort. Kick up your feet on a leather, plaid, or neutral-colored sofa or chair.
Be sure to allow a generous amount of space for your family and a couple of guests, so you can all be in the same room together (all the while upholding social distancing). A coffee table would be great as well. We love the idea of building a table out of a recycled pallet or unstained and sealed wood.
3. Accessorize to Tie the Room Together
If you’re a hunter, showing off antlers can serve as a wonderful conversation starter for your living room. There’s a lot that you can do with antlers, from hanging lights, lanterns, and LED candles to incorporate them into a bookshelf, coffee table, or magazine rack.
Window treatments give off a great finishing touch, but these are generally pretty simple when it comes to country-style decor. Try going for a plaid or striped fabric, or installing straw or bamboo blinds in order to add in a neutral color while preserving privacy.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with small accessories, from ammo coasters to model cars, horseshoes, and repurposed whiskey bottles. For a rug, pick out a size that suits your sitting space, and bring in a dash of rustic color or a pattern that makes you feel at peace.
You can keep your flat-screen TV without stressing about it fitting in with your country-style decor. Just choose an entertainment center with doors that shut to hide your electronics and wiring. Get one that includes shelves for Blu-Rays, gaming consoles, remotes, and sound systems.
If you’re a book fanatic, incorporate bookshelves into your living room to create a reading area. You can also set up a chessboard or keep a collection of board games in there for whenever you plan to host a game night with family and/or friends. Dividing a living room into sections maintains the cohesive, open flow while using that space for multiple purposes to take advantage of square footage.
So, if you’ve been dreaming of that rustic man cave or neutral family room, now you have some fresh ideas to help you get started on turning that dream into reality!
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