Rustic simplicity is in. Country decorating ideas add timelessness and dignity to your country home. Take this dignified quiz on country decorating ideas.
In olden days, they would go for practicality and availability -- no fuss, no frills.
For generations, American homes have been furnished with rugs from the Orient and silver from Mexico.
New traditional style means no over-formality. Instead, symmetry, grace and elegance is what makes the look.
Like Sheraton and Hepplewhite, they are prohibitively expensive.
Chintz originated from British India, although arguably it was inspired by lavish English gardens.
Pastel-colored quilts were the hallmark of the austere 1930s.
Early American pioneer homes were humble, simple log cabins.
Mission furniture is a reflection of the 1900s mood of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
As far as upholstery is concerned, leather is the classic mode of choice.
Between the 1920s and 1950s, popular interior colors included mint green, yellow and lilac.
Fresh country style boasts a mix of old and new simplicities in the sense that form follows function. This means simplicity with no compromise on warmth.
Early American Shaker style is a true classic with an influence on American furniture up till modern times.
For a chic look, always go for sophisticated modern fabrics and timeless stripes.
During the period of the American Revolution, Georgian and Federal styles were in vogue.
If you watched The Waltons in the 1970s, you know what they were like: large, welcoming porches where grandma could knit and grandpa could smoke.
Conjure up images of Italian stoneworkers and you get porcelain tiles, limestone flooring and granite counters.
Grandma's home would have had charming, old furniture and sage-violet tones. If you want the "old homestead" look, go for the same.
Dress up your brick or wood-paneled room with Art-and-Crafts-style furnishings and you'll capture timelessness.
Quiet, natural tones will do the trick in your living areas.