If you know that you want your living room to feel cozy and homey, country style may just be the design family for you to lean into. Country style in itself branches out in a few different ways: English Country, French Country, and American Farmhouse are just a few of the popular design styles that fit under that umbrella. The key components of country design as a whole involve creating a cozy space, paying respect to nature & natural elements, and also gives an opportunity to have sentimental and precious ornaments on display. Not only is country style nice in and of itself, but it also plays nicely with other design styles, including modern design theory and bohemian. Not sure how to create country style? Or want to see how to combine it with other popular designs out there? Check out these inspiration pieces and our tips for creative effective country living rooms.
Southwestern takes it own take on country this living room by bringing out its brick fireplace and adobe cactus planter. Using the focal point of a room and adorning it with country elements is a great way to showcase your love of the simple life even if the rest of your furniture isn't specifically country.
This is yet another space that incorporates an animal hide, but it goes even beyond that rug. The artwork atop the fireplace also references farm animals with its horns and framed artwork. The architecture of the room itself is also perfect for country living with its brick walls and exposed wood beams, ceiling, and wall in the other room. Finally, there's the fact that this living room lets the fireplace shine as its own piece of art. Instead of cluttering the space with larger furniture or more chairs, this design simply places one chair and a small table by the fireplace, so that the guest can enjoy some quiet peace in an artfully designed vignette. If you have any stand out architecture in your home, don't try to hide it; let it shine!
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There's no better way to add country charm to your home that to go big and include an unfinished, dual opening door. Balancing out the tone of your entrance with lighting, mirrors, curtains and your coffee tables brings it all together. This room does well in staying distinctively country by working with the same color palette throughout.
As you can see, country style living rooms are not only classy, but they can be modernized and brought into today by adapting color pallets, accessorizing with more modern artwork, and using furniture with clear lines. But the classics of country design prove timeless as well, and even with older revisions of English and French country, there's a lot of class and beauty to be appreciated. This is one style that has stood the test of time, and any of these design elements can easily find their place in your home.
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