White wood chairs create a circle of lightness that balances out the heaviness of this dark pedestal table. Because the pieces have rustic finishes in common, light and dark blend seamlessly and feel perfectly country.
Tip: A fresh coat of white paint will bring summery freshness to any space.
An assortment of pillows in red, white, and blue motifs infuses Americana spirit. Continue the theme with a Navajo rug in the same color story. In a mostly white space, rather than overwhelm, the pattern on pattern adds color, while the materials add comfort.
Tip: Layering creates a lived-in look that beckons you to cozy up with a good book.
Against the Grain
Think country is not for you? Consider industrial. The clean lines and metal accents update rugged, reclaimed wood. Trendy pieces, like driftwood lamps and homespun pottery, are equal parts rustic and refined yet feel modern in a minimalist setting.
Tip: Keep it contemporary by juxtaposing an industrial piece with a blonde wood chair.
One or two striking accents are all you need to obtain the right touch of country charm. Trunks, flannel throws, and stoneware or ceramic jug lamps are classic cabin elements that will turn a bedroom into a restful and rustic haven.
Tip: Accents in darker tones bring a woodsy vibe to a bright space.