No matter what type of architectural design you have, it’s usually possible to incorporate at least some amount of Country charm into it, even if it’s just for the holidays. If you love the cozy casualness of Country style, consider decorating your home for the holidays using a few of these tricks.
One of the things that make Country decorating so popular and comfortable is the way that different materials, prints, and colors can all come together into one cohesive look. The same remains true with Country decorating for the holidays; you don’t have to purchase everything from one store or coordinate your colors, prints, and decorations together. Consider mixing some poinsettia prints with some plaids, incorporating throw pillows in traditional holiday colors in a variety of different textures, and working toward an overall theme of comfort and welcome, rather than a single polished look for a room.
Remember that comfort is the goal; you want your guests to feel welcome and comfortable in your home during the holidays, so consider how each accent makes you feel, rather than how it looks in the space.
One of the ways that Country style can be reflected for the holidays is with a little homemade charm. Even if you aren’t particularly crafty, there are often kits that can help you pull something together on your own. While these pieces aren’t perfect, they have that slightly off beat style that fits in well with Country homes. Things to make and display in your home include:
- Gingerbread houses
- Wall hangings
Bring the Outdoors In
Remember to incorporate as many accents from the surrounding “countryside” as you can. This includes pine swags and branches, pinecones, bittersweet vines and berries, birch logs, holly, and mistletoe. Arrange them throughout your home, mixing them in with other items like candles, topiaries, wall hangings, and purchased items to set the scene and make the whole house seem welcoming and ready for the first frost.