Country Chic Decor Signals A New Modern Farmhouse Era

Country Chic Decor

Country chic decor will enhance your living spaces. Whether it’s “shabby chic” or “country chic,” there’s a relaxed decor style that’s trending.

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Combining standard pieces with vintage pieces will create a casual, comfortable, and stylish home.

Country Chic Decor For 2022

Shopping for country farmhouse decor is overwhelming. However, the experience is rewarding. When you find eye-catching decor that fits perfectly in your living room space, the feeling of satisfaction is undeniable. 

Distressed Finishes

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Distressed finishes are common with farmhouse furnishings. Whether shades of white or pastel colors, roughed up paint finish sets the tone for a vintage country room. This sideboard with shutter-style doors from Bramble is customizable in finish and color.

Farmhouse Bedroom Decor

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With this similar sideboard, it’s distressed, offering a natural  wood look. When you use paint, it creates a refined feel. It’s more versatile as it creates a casual element without the heavy, repurposed feel.

Farmhouse Console

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Choosing glass-fronted doors on a distressed sideboard in a pale wood gives it a vintage, old-world look without feeling stuffy. A modern accent like this example creates a contemporary vibe. If you substitute vintage display items, it will give the cabinet a different look.

Vintage Foyer Table

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A distressed finish with ornate woodworking details offers a fancy feel to this blue console table from Classic Home. 

Country Chic Home Decor

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Reminiscent of an old farm drum, this coffee table made of repurposed materials would be great for adding an unexpected contemporary element to a country chic room. 

Antique Push Cart

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Furnishings that include repurposed elements fit right into the country chic style. This side table has a rustic wood top that sits on a base made from old wheels. 

Country Cottage Chic Decor

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An open baker’s rack with wood shelves is natural in a country chic kitchen. A display space or utility storage, it doesn’t matter.

When paired with the right style of storage bins and accessories. From Creative Coop, this would be useful for heavy duty casters.

DIY Bathroom Decor

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Country chic bathroom accessories like this ladder basket combo would be great for large families. This 72″ high wood ladder from Creative Coop has five decorative trays made from arurog, a type of rattan cane. The open storage is decorative and accessible.

Country Chic Serving Cart

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With country fried chic, it’s anything goes. Some folks might think this cart comes too close to a trailer trash aesthetic, but you should just ignore them. Most bar or tea carts may be too refined for a country chic decorating style.

Galvanized Metal

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Country chic decorating is fun as it allows you to introduce a metallic finish without the high shine and glitz of most metals.

The matte finish is low maintenance and ages well. This stack of rustic metal storage bins from the Park Hill Collection would be useful not just in the kitchen.

Country Chic Decor Living Room

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Even just a touch of galvanized metal adds the right flair to a piece of country style furniture. This pie safe from VIP Home and Garden combines a top and two drawers of galvanized metal with wire-fronted cabinet doors. 

Country Ceiling Baskets

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This hanging rack can display rustic pieces like these baskets, or could feature a few of your copper or enameled kitchenware items. Either way, it adds an artful element that’s a little quirky and a lot of fun. It is also from the Park Hill Collection.

Country Kitchen Island

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A country chic kitchen still needs an island, but a modern granite-topped counter is not going to work.

Instead, a free-standing island that has a repurposed, old-fashioned feel with vintage-style drawers and pulls is the right choice to feature in your kitchen.

Whether you mix it with distressed wood pieces or other natural-finish items, the point is to not be too matchy-matchy.

Wooden Medicine Cabinet

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Still casual, yet a little more refined is this freestanding island from Park Hill, which could also be used as a very substantial sideboard in a spacious kitchen. The solid wood and fully closed storage are stately.

Rustic Textile Choices

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Because you can mix and match at will, your dining set doesn’t have to include all matching chairs. Country chic is a great style for showcasing an unusual or special pieces, like this pew-style bench.

Teamed with upholstered chairs, or even other benches, it’s a wonderful way to express your love of eclectic pieces.

Country Loveseat

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Upholstered seating is also a common element for country chic, and most often it has textiles that are neutral in color and casual in texture.

Pieces like this tall-backed loveseat from Park Hill could easily be mixed with more colorful furnishings.

Wicker Farmhouse Chair

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Every style has room for whimsy. Here, Park Hill’s standard wicker chair has a neutral cushion and a fun pillow that sports a portrait of a cow. 

Country Chic Accessories

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Adding enough of these extras to a room that has only one or two pieces of furniture in the style can transform the whole look. While there is room for color in this type of decorating, you’ll notice that neutral finishes, rustic materials and a preponderance of wood dominate the decor.  

Hanging Metal Planters

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Adding greenery is appropriate for country chic, especially when it’s paired with galvanized metal.

Floral Patterns

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When it comes to prints and patterns, floral designs are ubiquitous in country décor, especially small-scale prints.

Whether you use a little or a lot, incorporating floral prints in any room can amp up the country feeling.

This kitchen tends to feel a little contemporary or transitional, but the pleated fabric drape adds a touch of cozy country chic.

Floral Cake Stands

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Decoupage artist John Derian is known for his accessories and décor featuring prints of all kinds, but his floral items are especially great, even more so for country décor. With an amazing array of prints available.

Stripes

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Another style of print found in country décor is a striped pattern. The color and width of the stripes can vary, but the thin, casual textile covering this chair from Hudson Home is a typical example.

Neutral backgrounds and natural fabrics make these striped pieces very versatile and blendable with other furnishings and décor accents.

Country Couch

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Similarly, this sofa from Park Hill is upholstered in a natural fabric that has the feel of ticking but sports a single stripe at the center of each cushion.

The pattern, as well as the neutral, textural material fits the slouchy feel of this sofa. A look like this one is ideal to mix with a number of the other elements that are essential for a well-coordinated country chic décor scheme.

Natural Wood

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It’s not surprising that natural wood is an important element in country décor. It adds warmth and a touch of the natural world, which is part and parcel of country style.

It can take the form of a distressed piece of furniture or a more refined, artisanal construction like the small cabinet from Fern, in Hudson, New York.

Even newly created pieces like this one should highlight the natural grain of the wood used.

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In the kitchen or the dining room, making natural wood a focal point is a great idea. Choosing a beautiful wood dining table is the best way to do this, especially when it’s a handcrafted design like this one from New York Heartwoods.

The long trestle table is impeccably constructed and finished, putting warmth and beautiful wood grain on show. This is the kind of table that will enjoy generations of use.

Mismatched Elements

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A large part of the charm in country chic décor comes from the combination of mismatched elements.

In fact, too much matching décor diminishes the overall feeling of country chic, which is built on a vibe of pieces that are collected, passed down and repurposed.

Bella Rustica’s nesting side tables are a great example because while the design is the same for each, the finish varies.

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VIP Garden and Home’s tall cabinet is a great way to introduce the mismatched theme all in one piece. It’s a tall, very functional storage cabinet but the façade of various drawers is a mix-up of styles and colors.

This would be a great piece to add to a country-style room that is feeling a little too coordinated or contrived.

Imperfection

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One of the greatest things about country chic décor is that it celebrates imperfection, which means that anyone can make it work.

It’s also a prime opportunity to add hand-crafted pieces that feature live-edge timbers because they are naturally imperfect – and beautiful.

Sticks created this great cabinet that highlights the irregular edges of the natural wood slice. 

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Accessories can also highlight the beauty of imperfections as does this wood bowl by Wyatt Speight Rhue.

Carved from a solid piece of wood and finished with a smooth but irregular edge, the hefty bowl is a natural piece that highlights the beautiful but blemished grain of the wood on the inside as well as the outside.

Coziness Everywhere

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However you approach decorating your country chic space, it’s important to remember that you’re striving for a cozy feeling in every space.

This is why mixing and matching is so important, because too coordinated a room feels more like a magazine setting than a casual, country oasis. 

Country Dining Room

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With this example, a minimalist approach is applied to the country aesthetic. The all-neutral palette is highlighted with distressed wood and slipcovered sofas. Country farmhouse living is about recreating spaces from a bygone era. 

If your dining room, like the one in this example, captures a 19th Century vibe, then you’ve achieved the ultimate goal. When decorating a farmhouse room, conceal all modern technology accouterments. You wouldn’t want a light socket to be in full view, as that would spoil the full effect. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

Is Country Chic Decor Flammable?

Natural decor items like hay and straw are flammable. When you buy country chic decor, check the labels to make sure the pieces are covered with flame retardant. 

Which 19th Century Weapons Would Be Good For Country Chic Decor?

Antique guns make for wonderful country chic decor. A Brown Bess flintlock musket or a ’53 Enfield musket would create plenty of visual interest. 

Is It Offensive To Use Native American Indian Relics For Country Chic Decor?

Unless you’re Native American, you should avoid using American Indian relics for your interior decor. The mindset represents a white colonialist attitude. Many people would find the decor offensive rather than unique. 

Is Country Chic Decor Divided By North And South Regions?

There are regional country chic decor items, but you can combine decor for any region as long there’s a balance. Farmhouse decor represents farm living, so it doesn’t matter which side of the Mason Dixon line your interior decor is from.

What Is The Difference Between Orangery And Ornery?

An orangery is a home extension that is made with 75 percent glass, and 25 percent brick. Most of the ceiling is glass. Ornery, on the hand, is an adjective that means “stubborn.” The word was popular in the south and today is used to describe obnoxious interior decor items. 

Country Chic Decor Conclusion

The country chic look is versatile and easy to create. Start with a neutral color palette and work from there. Country chic isn’t art deco. Make sure you understand the differences between your decor aesthetics. 

You wouldn’t want to use a geometric rug as country chic decor. There’s nothing geometric about farmhouse living. For a smart look, choose decor that will feature plenty of historical references. If you have children, you can educate them about your living room decor.