Decorating Tips

Find answers to your decorating questions in our “How to Library” of decorating tips and installation guides including lighting tips and country decorating tips to simplify your interior decorating project. Add warmth and style to your home by decorating with a primitive country theme your guests are sure to enjoy. First impressions are often lasting impressions so here are a couple of home décor tips for you; begin with the area around the entrance to your home. Porches are a great place to start, an antique rocker or Primitive Chair gives it a nice touch that invites your guest to sit and relax. Next for some rustic decorating tips add an old wood crate or keg as an accent piece that doubles as a plant stand. Finish it off with a hand painted welcome slate and be sure to include some Primitive seasonal decor as well.

As you step inside the door, try one of these primitive decorating tips; add a braided rug will help to warm that cold tile foyer floor. Next add a primitive piece of furniture such as a hall console, adorned with a candle or a Primitive Lamp for added warmth. Primitive country décor goes a long way in making your guest’s feel welcome or putting them at ease.

Be creative as you implement your home decorating ideas, if you lack creativity check out a book at your local library on interior decorating tips or something more style specific like country home decorating tips. Not everybody enjoys pure country décor so find some materials on shabby chic decorating tips or cottage decorating tips, whatever suits your style. Then frequent yard sales, local flea markets and public auctions in search of hidden treasures to accent your particular decorating style.

Great decorative tips can be found in magazines like country sampler or country living. These resources are great starting points as you search for vintage decorating tips or décor tips in general. Each photo give you opportunity to recreate the idea pictured or makes an excellent springboard for something entirely different.

Country Decorating Tips with Kitchen & Living Room Lighting Tips

PDecorating Tips, Country Decorating Tips, Lighting Tips

The kitchen is one of the easiest rooms in the house to give a warm country atmosphere; here are a few kitchen decorating tips to get you started. Place grandmas antique Hoosier cabinet along an open wall, dress it up with some berry garlands and a few pieces of agateware. Be sure to include a couple of old baking tins and some primitive kitchen utensils for good measure. Since we are thinking about decorating tips allow us to share a few kitchen lighting tips with you that drab ceiling light can easily be replaced with a small wood chandelier or an antique tin light from our primitive lighting collection. You can find sizing information in our how to library. One of the most overlooked lighting tips is to be sure to purchase enough of light, you can always back it off with a dimmer switch.

As your friends sit in your gathering room and observe the warm Country atmosphere you have created by placing a hand sewn quilt over the back of an old chair or the antique sewing machine sitting in the corner with a piece of old homespun draped across it they will feel at home. Removing that cold uninviting TV stand and replacing it with a primitive handcrafted Entertainment Center finished in a 2 tone antique finish will add a touch of class without destroying your country atmosphere. Accent you family heirlooms by adding a garland or two along with a beautiful piece of pottery or decorative plate.

Last but not least we share these living room lighting tips with you, chandelier tips in general really.

  • For rooms 10’ x 10’ and smaller use a 17”-20” diameter chandelier.
  • For rooms 12’ x 12’ use a 26”–27” diameter chandelier.
  • For rooms 14’ x 14’ use a 24”-36” diameter chandelier.

When hanging a chandelier over a table it is best if it is 12” narrower than the width of the table. Hang it a minimum of 30” from the surface of the table to the bottom of the chandelier. This will provide for the best illumination and keep it out of the way.

For more information on decorating tips, country decorating tips or lighting tips access the articles in our online How to Library!

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