June, 2015

5 Independence Day Country Décor Ideas

June 25th, 2015 Americana, Uncategorized

When Christmas comes, you put up some lights and decorate the tree.

When it’s Halloween, you hang fake cobwebs and turn your home into a haunted house.

When it’s the Fourth of July, you…put up a flag?

America’s birthday is almost here, and although it’s one of the more celebratory holidays on the calendar, your décor may not reflect that.

No one’s saying you need to go as big and bold as your town’s firework display, but there are a few touches you can add to get your home ready for July 4.

Here are a few simple tips collected from around the internet to have a simple, stylish Fourth of July.

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Not Your Mother’s Country Decorating

June 17th, 2015 Modern Country

There’s a comfort in old things. Your worn-in sneakers fit better than your fancy dress shoes. Your neighborhood pizza place can be more relaxing than a hip, high-end restaurant. Sometimes you want an old Law & Order rerun instead of the latest water cooler addiction.

That desire for comfort and authenticity is at the heart of country decor.

A few branches down on country decor’s family tree you’ll find farmhouse decor, or farmhouse primitive, a simpler, less cluttered version of country. It is characterized by interiors with fewer nick-knacks, lighter, brighter colors, and more clean open space, combined with the rustic accents of traditional country.

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A Country Pillow For Every Season

June 11th, 2015 country pillows

The seasons change quickly, and chances are you want your country décor to change with them. But you also may not have the time – or the money — to do a major decorating overhaul every three months.

That’s where Piper Classic’s line of country pillows comes in. With the right mix of colors, fabrics and themes, pillows are an easy and low cost way to do seasonal country décor on a budget. In that respect, throw pillows can be the most important accessory you own.

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Embracing Eclectic: Mix and Match Country Decorating

You like more than one kind of music. You eat at all different types of restaurants. You don’t see just one kind of movie.

Why should your home decor be any different?

You may have chosen a vintage country look as the dominant style of your home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw in some other styles with a bit of mix and match decorating.

Reading design websites leads us back to the same truth again and again: The notion that your rooms can only have one color, one type of furniture, or one style is a rule that’s made to be broken.

It’s fine to show your love for a lot of different looks, as long as you end up with a space that reflects you. Here are a few tips we’ve collected to help you master the art of eclectic decorating. Continue Reading