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With summer knocking, we all wish to be somewhere in the country house, enjoying the sun and the good weather. This post will introduce you to the country interior design ideas.


Country Style Décor

When creating a country style décor you might encounter some problems with the great variety of country decor styles. There are the cottage country, Italian country (also known as Tuscan Interior Design), and the luxurious French country style. What united these subdivisions is the warmth and the welcoming atmosphere of the house. The general characteristics by which you can recognize the country style décor is in the materials used, and the laid back attitude of the house.

In country interior design, the history of each items makes us care about the house, so it is not an uncommon sight to see a faded family portraits, distressed wood furniture, faded quilts and garden flowers. Usually the décor and furnishing items are really worn out, repurposed, and upcycled, but of course that look can be achieved artificially.
The colors and textures of course vary from type to type, however using patterns is mostly encouraged, and appreciated. The floral patterns, the stripes, plaids with bright color accents can be used, however use subtler colors as the background, so your patterns would stand out. The French country style use more intense colors, preferring the drama of the interior to its calming effect. The Italian style prefers the earthly colors, such as red, terra cotta, olive green, and others. Each style constitutes the colors and texture individually, but all of them mention that the materials should be natural, like wood and making a statement, like any interior should.

As for the accessories, these can range just from about anything vintage and rustic. The tin kitchenware, the wooden bowls or even old forgotten children toys! The variations of the style allow such diversity of the accessories, if of course they are giving the same message as the whole interior design. Now, taking into consideration the above, you can recreate your own country style.

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