Choosing your home decor can be quite confusing at times. Each style, whether country, rustic, or French country can be easily combined to create a style all your own! In years past, the theme of home decor was using one certain style, but in present times just about any combination works.
When decorating your home, your goal should be to create a coordinated and balanced design which is visually pleasing and offers a welcoming and warm atmosphere to your visitors and guests.
Country home decor usually includes an abundance of wood with a light colored stain. Cabinets and furniture are adorned with simple handles and knobs. The decor can be centered around one theme, such as sunflowers, cows, or roosters. Using a mixture of many accents is also very charming and effective. Often a large open country kitchen is found in a country style home.
Rustic home decor is another very popular choice. Worn wood, rich rustic colors and cedar are a few elements you will find in this style. Pictures framed in rough wood, wildlife figurines such as wolves, and shadowboxes containing fishing themed items are popular in this style. Exposed wooden ceiling beams and wood floors are often found in rustic decor.
French country decor has a warm and cozy feel that is also very welcoming. Some of the colors commonly used in this type of decor are red, black and white. Large, open kitchens are also very common in French country decor. You will find many homes in this style have stone floors or a stone fireplace, with gorgeous multi-paned french doors leading out to a beautiful, relaxing deck or patio.
In all of these styles you will find large spaces and huge family-oriented kitchens. Quilts, barnyard and farmhouse accents and wooden floors accented with exquisite country-style rugs are popular in all three styles. You can easily combine ideas and accents from each of these popular styles and create a look for your home that is unique and beautiful.
You don’t have to play by the rules! Choose pieces you love, mix and match themes from each style and create a look for your home that your family and friends will love. Your home decor is all about what you and your family love, not what the magazines tell you is appropriate! Be different and daring, and do what is right for you.