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Country Decorating

Use our country decorating ideas to generate the warm and cozy feeling of a beautiful country farm. All of our country style decorating posts are sorted by Color Boards, Rooms to Love, Inspiration Boards, Get the Look and Design Tips to help you with ideas for your specific design project. If you have a target color in mind or are decorating a specific country room all of these country decorating articles can be sorted by the tags listed below each article.  We are interested in your feedback.  Please let us know which posts you like the most and subjects you would like us to cover in the future.

Get the Look: Lake House Porch

Get the Look: Lake House Porch #lakehouse #lakehousedecor #lakehousefurniture #countryporch #countrydecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Lake House Porch #lakehouse #lakehousedecor #lakehousefurniture #countryporch #countrydecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Image: The Cottage Market

 |  1. Reflection Sconce17″H x 19″D x 14″W, $650  |  2. Cottage Wicker Oval Drink Table20″W x 14″D x 23″H, As Shown: Pecan, $225  |  3. Bentwood Rocker23″W x 41″H. Seat: 17″H, 19″D, As Shown: Walnut Stain, $505  |  4. Blue Mountain Coffee Table18″H x 19″W x 44″L, As Shown: Custom Color, $665

This lake house porch is a beautiful blend of rustic, country and farmhouse decor, all bundled up to create a cozy home away from home. The vibrant emerald green makes this porch pop, and is the perfect shade of green to balance the natural look of the rustic twig furniture. Click on any description to learn more about these furniture pieces that make this porch such a charming little retreat.

Would you add any other accessories to this space?

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Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Kitchen

Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Kitchen #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrykitchen #cottagekitchen #farmhousedecor #farmhouse style thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Kitchen #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrykitchen #cottagekitchen #farmhousedecor #farmhouse style thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Brushed Nickel Pendant, 12-108″H (Adjustable) x 12″W, $580 each  |  2. Cottage Style Wall Decor, Redding Clock, Please call for details  |  3. Orleans Side Chair, 21″W x 19″D x 38″H. Seat: 16″D, As Shown: Maple Wood, Rush Seat, Painted Blackberry, Light Rub/Distressed Finish  |  4. Sebago Lake Hutch, 47″W x 22.25″D x 85″H, As Shown: Standard Dimensions, Flat Panel Back, Screen Mesh Doors, Standard Metal Hinges, Metal Pulls, Wood Knobs, Painted Four Leaf, Medium Rub/Glaze/Distressed Finish  |  5. Moosehead Lake Trestle Table, Customizable, As Shown: 60″L x 36″W x 30″H, Standard 1″ Top, Painted Linen, Light Rub/Glaze/Distressed Finish  |  6. Black Iola Vinyl Floor Cloth, Available in Several Sizes, As Shown: 70″ x 110″, $655

Have you seen our vinyl floor cloths yet? They come in so many colors & patterns and are the perfect accessory for your cottage style decor. For today’s Inspiration Board, we chose the classic white and ivory checker pattern to set the tone for this farmhouse kitchen. The trestle table is the perfect design for a banquette seating area, because the slender base makes it easy to get in and around the feet. For additional seating we recommend the Orleans chair with rush seats, and painted black for contrast against the ivory table. To add storage space, and a splash of color in the black and white motif, we chose the Seabago Lake Hutch, painted in a rustic finish for that farmhouse style charm.

What is your favorite farmhouse piece in today’s Inspiration Board?

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Get the Look: Farmhouse Charm

Get the Look: Farmhouse Dining Room #farmhousedining #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Farmhouse Charm #farmhousedining #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.comInspiration Image: Beneath My Heart

1. Hart Cove Buffet and Hutch, 82″W x 18″D x 85″H, As Shown: Painted, Beachwood, $4,555  |  2. Natural Jute Woven Rug, As Shown: 5 x 8, $379  |  3.  Cottage Style Fabrics: Sonnet Moonstone, Grade G, $95 per yard  |  4. Square Leg Farm Table, Customizable, As Shown: Large Square Leg, 60″L x 38″W x 30-32″H, Thick Pine Planked Top, 2″Breadboard, All Stained Espresso, $1,235  |  5. Shoreline Slipcovered Parson’s Chairs #5026″W x 27″D x 40″H, As Shown: Grade A, Starts at $465

Shades of white and tall ceilings give this farmhouse style dining room a light and airy ambiance. The space holds an eclectic blend of old farmhouse charm, like the open cupboard and rustic table, and elegant features, like the delicate paisley slipcovers and blown glass chandelier. Everything comes together beautifully, and you could have this look with just a few unique pieces.

What special pieces would you display in the open cupboard?

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Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Style Bedroom

Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Bedroom #farmhousebedroom #farmhousestyle #farmhousefurniture #cottagedecor #cottagefurniture thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Style Bedroom #farmhousebedroom #farmhousestyle #farmhousefurniture #cottagedecor #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Beaufort Upholstered Accent Chair, 33″W x 33″D x 40″H, As Shown: Standard Cushion, Fruitwood Leg Finish, Discontinued Fabric, Starts at $1,420  |  2. Crimson Poppies Canvas Giclee Prints, Set of 2, Available in other sizes, As Shown: 24 x 24, $360  |  3.  Country Farm Lingerie Chest, Available in custom sizes, As Shown: 27″W x 19″D x 62″H. 6 Drawers, Poplar Wood, Scroll Base, Painted Two Color Rub, Medium Rub and Distressing, Aquamarine over Tomato, $1,480  |  4. Carolina Beach Slat Bed, As Shown: Twin, Painted Classic Red, $1,810  |  5. Saranac Woven Cotton Rug, 100% Cotton, As Shown: 6 x 9, $223

Today’s Inspiration Board is a blend of red and teal pieces we put together to create this farmhouse style bedroom. People often ask us how much rubbing and distressing they should do on their custom painted furniture? The level of paint that is worn away really depends on what kind of look you want. If you want to achieve a country farmhouse look, than go with a medium rub finish, like we have shown on the lingerie chest. We wore away a fair amount of the aqua paint to expose the beautiful red underneath. On the other hand, if you want a clean look, go with a solid painted finish, like we have shown on the adorable slat bed. By using a combination of both weathered pieces and crisply painted pieces, we have achieved a blended farmhouse style with personality and grace.

Do you like using red and teal together in your home decor?

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Get the Look: Stylish Front Porch

Get the Look: Outdoor Dining #gardenfurniture #wickerdining #cottagedecor #patiodecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Stylish Front Porch #gardenfurniture #wickerdining #cottagedecor #patiodecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Image: Pinterest

1. Nantucket Wicker Conservatory Chair, 25″W x 25″D x 41″H. Seat: 16.5″H. Arm: 26.5″H, Shown As: Pecan Finish, Standard Muslin Cushion, $807  |  2. Cottage Style Throw Pillow, Please call for pricing and availability  |  3. Cottage Wicker Garden Table, 48″Round x 30.5″H, Shown As: Pecan Finish, $1,175  |  4. Samode Sprout/Ivory Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Shown As: 4 x 6, $171

Today’s Get the Look is a modest yet stylish front porch that has everything you need to carve out a small outdoor eating area.  Starting with comfort, you want a place to sit and relax, where you can have coffee in the morning or a dinner and drink in the evening.  To replicate the look we chose our favorite wicker garden set, which offers a high back chair for comfort and a table that can accommodate up to six people, if you have the space to entertain.  To really capture the beauty of outdoor ambiance, we suggest adding potted plants, hanging flowers, and lanterns.  These small but essential items will make all the difference in creating a beautiful outdoor dining area.

Do you have any tips or tricks to keep the bugs away while you dine outdoors?

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Inspiration Board: Quaint Cottage

Inspiration Board: Quaint Cottage #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #cottagecolors #countrydecor #countrystyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Living Room Inspiration Board: Quaint Cottage #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #cottagecolors #countrydecor #countrystyle thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Spring Mix Canvas Giclee, Available in several sizes, As Shown: 24″ x 24″,$180  |  2. Dockside Table Lamp, 34″H, $490  |  3. Carolina 3 Door Buffet, Customizable, Shown As: 60″W x 18″D x 34″H, Barrel Feet, two raised panel doors and one Bermuda shutter door, Painted Sand over Classic Brown, $2,602.50  |  4. French Country Market Basket, 17″L x 14.5″W x 35″H + 10″ handle, $240  |  5. Medium Blue Kill Devil Hill Braided Rug, As Shown: 7’6″ Round, $596   |  6. Seaport Petite Slipcovered Accent Chair, 30″W x 35″D x 34″H, Shown As: T-Cushion, Grade A Fabric Pebble White with Weave Truffle Bias Cut Contrast Welt, $965.00, Swivel Glider Optional for +$60

The beauty of cottage style decorating is that anything goes!  Putting together a cottage look is really about choosing pieces that are comfortable, casual and colorful.  For today’s cottage living room Inspiration Board, we choose a braided rug as the main source of color, as it is filled with oranges, blues, reds, purples, and greens for a lively focal point.  To create a comfortable seating area we chose our most popular accent chair, the Seaport Petite Slipcovered Accent Chair, which is shown in a crisp white, washable fabric for a casual feel.  For a TV console, we chose a 3 door unit, and designed it with one Bermuda shutter door, so that you can use remote controls for components even when the doors are closed. The variation in door styles and the two color rubbed finish on the console gives the piece a unique cottage style look.

Click here to see more Slipcovered furniture options, and here to see how easy slipcovers are to clean!

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Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home

Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrystyle #cottagestyle #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrystyle #cottagestyle #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Decoholic

This cozy country home has so much style in such a small space. Primitive country accents, including the needlepoint pillow, checkered drapes, and roughly painted end tables, are carefully arranged throughout the open concept family room for a homey, lived in feel.  The architecture in this home is a beautiful blend of old and new. Rustic elements, like the stone hearth, old pine flooring, and reclaimed wood loft blend seamlessly with polished elements, like the crisp kitchen cabinetry, and beadboard walls. A perfect concoction of new and old in this tiny country cabin.

What is your favorite primitive country accent?

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Get The Look: Country Bedroom Charm

Get The Look: Country Bedroom Charm #countryfurniture #ironbeds #countrydecorating http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Country Bedroom Charm #countryfurniture #ironbeds #countrydecorating http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Hooked on Houses

1. Avignon End Table customizations: 24″W x 28″D x 25″H, brass ring diamond pull, all painted, antique white, standard distressing $1,065  |  2. Beckham Stripe Platinum Rug 6′ x 9′ $319  |  3. Newbury Blanket Chest customizations: 48.5″W x 20.5″D x 27.25″H, newbury pulls, all painted, antique white, standard distressing $1,320  |  4. Helena Iron Bed queen, white matte $1,595

This charming country bedroom is a study in neutrals that results in a soft and sophisticated look.  The gentle curves of the black iron bed combine well with the white and tan bedding, while the darker tan blanket chest provides contrast while still maintaining the neutral color palette.  A simple antique white end table keeps the look light, while the striped rug brings all the tones together.

Do you prefer a neutral color palette in the bedroom?

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Rooms to Love: Modern Farmhouse Bedroom

Rooms to Love: Modern Farmhouse Bedroom #navydecor #navyaccents #cottagedecor #coastaldecor #cottagebedrooms thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms To Love: Modern Farmhouse BedroomImage: Etsy

This adorable modern farmhouse bedroom is a great example of using a simple pattern in a BIG way.  The repetitive navy chevron pattern brings whimsy, character and fun to this small space.  Also, what an unexpected twist to use the traditional caned bed with the more modern style wallpaper, but it all comes together with the layers of navy and white bedding.  And who doesn’t love a funny little print of a rhino?

Check out Etsy for this awesome self-adhesive removable wallpaper! It comes in a variety of colors and styles, all of which are perfect for any style home or apartment.

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Color Board: Burnt Sienna

Color Board: Burnt Sienna #earthtones #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #orange thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Style Farmhouse | Color Board: Burnt Sienna #earthtones #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #orange thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Bayou Seaglass, Grade A, $35 per yard  |  2. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Sailcloth Sahara, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Denman Clay, Grade C, $55 per yard  |  4. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Spectrum Grenadine, Grade C, $55 per yard  |  5. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Kai Apricot, Grade D, $65 per yard  |  6. Tapestry Spice Hooked Rug, 100% Wool, 2 x 3 starts at $105

Today’s color board is a rich combination of burnt sienna, pumpkin and a splash of blue to create a vibrant cottage style color palette. These colors and fabrics are perfect for a cottage style farmhouse or cabin, because they offer a beautiful assortment of lush, earthy tones. The rug we choose is a plush, wool tufted rug, that is ideal for a family room or living room where you want comfort and durability. Not to mention, the pattern is a fabulous focal point that you can easily branch off of when choosing upholstery fabrics. 

Which fabric would you choose for the sofa if this was the rug in your family room?

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