Country homes are comfortable and warm, but knowing how to create the look can be very difficult. Renovating your dining room in a country style isn’t actually as difficult as you might imagine. This guide will show you how easy it is to plan the country dining room of your dreams.
The first thing to consider is the color scheme of your country dining room. Typically, country houses are warm and inviting. Choose warm yellows and off white colors which are warming. Avoid bold colors or the use of plain white as these will create a more modern look. Pastel shades and muted colors often work well.
Country homes are more often associated with rustic furniture. Although you can still incorporate very functional pieces of furniture, these should really be finished in natural wood. Tables and chairs will fit in perfectly when you use either dark or light wood tones.
The wooden furniture should be the focal point of your dining room. It might look understated, but solid wood furniture really is making a statement. Wood can also be used in other parts of the room, perhaps even partially paneling some of the walls.
When creating a country dining room, you can choose a number of different flooring options. You can either carpet your room or use wooden flooring. The choice is completely up to you, although carpet does provide a nice warm underfoot feeling.
If you want a truly authentic country room design then try to avoid using modern designed lights. Instead opt for more traditional chandeliers and lamp shades. Choose carefully so that they match the rest of the decor in the room.
The country look really isn’t that difficult to achieve, just make sure you plan carefully before spending any money. Try to visualize the completed room so you don’t waste any money on unnecessary purchases.
French country dining room by Higgins Architects. Salvaged barn beams were used throughout the interior and exterior to support the rustic rural look of the architecture.
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A worn wooden table, mismatched chairs, and greens everywhere.
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