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An Introduction to Country Chic Decor

The country style has long been a popular choice due to the cozy vibe it brings to a space. Today, the prevailing style has a modern twist that keeps the softness but has a somewhat updated feel. 

Country chic is a decor style that embraces the mix-and-match approach, implementing vintage pieces that radiate charm. The use of neutral colors creates a cozy ambiance, enhanced with a curated mix of organic textures to strengthen the theme. 

If you want to bring the cozy country vibe in a modern way, we have you covered. In this post, you will discover everything you need to know about country chic decor.

Soft colors

If you want to spruce up your home in the country chic spirit, stick with soft colors to bring a homey vibe. The country style relies on neutral colors to create a relaxing ambiance. You can play with pastel tones or feature a curated mix of cream tones for a cozy feel. Avoid bold colors, as they might appear visually jarring. 

Opt for quality

Country chic is all about choosing quality furnishings that will last for years to come. In addition to withstanding any wear and tear, your vintage pieces will bring charm to the space and complement the country style. However, this doesn’t have to mean that you should splurge on new furniture. Feel free to repurpose your old pieces or hunt for thrift store finds to find unique pieces. 

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Sophisticated yet cozy living room (from Houzz)
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Modern feel and country vibes (from Houzz)

Embrace vintage wallpaper

Wallpaper is commonly used to add a touch of visual interest in traditional styles. Subtle vintage patterns will make a lovely statement in a country chic space. Make sure not to go overboard with bold and intriguing patterns as they might overwhelm the space.

Use of natural materials

Natural materials will bring an organic feel to the space, highlighting the beauty of anything unfinished. If you have exposed wooden beams in your home, let them stand out and become a statement. 

Exposed brick walls will add uniqueness, so embracing this architectural element in your design will complete the country style. Or you can recreate the natural look with stone tiles for a relaxed feel.

Don’t forget that the use of organic materials should prevail throughout the space. Wooden crates, wicker baskets, and barn doors are excellent decorative elements that strengthen the theme. Baskets and crates double as intelligent storage options to conceal the clutter while adding a decorative touch. 

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Vintage finds add personality to the space (from Houzz)

Curated mix of textures

Just because country chic uses neutral colors, it doesn’t mean that you will end up with a flat and dull look. Layer different textures to add a touch of visual interest and make the space feel cozier. A Moroccan rug will add personality to the room while anchoring your comfortable conversational area. Furniture with a distressed finish is another effortless way to introduce varying textures. 

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Combination of modern and country elements (from Houzz)
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Repurposed furniture is a signature feature of country chic (from Houzz)
Vintage vibe with a modern feel (from Chairish)
Vintage vibe with a modern feel (from Chairish)
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Exposed wooden beams as a charming detail (from Lichten Architects)
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Curated mix of natural textures (from Country Living)
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Country chic kitchen with rustic details (from HGTV)
Kristina Shestakova
I write for decoist.

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